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Facebook’s cryptocurrency based payments system gets big backers: WSJ

Each company will invest around $10 million in a consortium that will govern the cryptocurrency, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The money will fund the creation of the coin, which will be pegged to a basket of government-issued currencies, the report said.

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning because the artificial intelligence has been trained on mostly white and male pictures.

Apple Music subscriptions price cut: Plans now start at Rs 99 per month

Apple Music's new, cheaper, subscriptions come just weeks after both Spotify and YouTube Music started becoming available in India.

Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

The EU antitrust chief, however, gave a cautious welcome to Google's measures to boost competition and give Android users a choice of browsers and search apps, suggesting the company's regulatory woes may be coming to an end.

Spotify India launch: Subscription starts Rs 13 per day, but you can listen for free too

Spotify, the music streaming app is now available for download in India for both iOS and Android users. The India subscription for Spotify starts at Rs 13 per day.

US charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud, stealing trade secrets

The Justice Department said Huawei misled a global bank and US authorities about its relationship with the subsidiaries, Skycom Tech and Huawei Device USA Inc, in order to conduct business in Iran.

Apple to pull some iPhones from German stores after court ruling

Qualcomm needs to post a bond of 668.4 million euros or $765 million before it can begin proceedings to enforce the order. Apple said it would pull some phones from its stores while it pursued an appeal.

Panel on data protection: 150 citizens express concerns over lack of transparency

The citizens requested the disclosure of the committee meeting dates, agenda, minutes, correspondences, presentations, and invited experts, as well as the responses to the released White Paper.

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Citizens with mobiles as mosquito monitors

From audio of buzzing wings recorded by citizens, new technique seeks to identify mosquitoes for worldwide surveillance

Facebook ads: Social media giant announces new transparency

Facebook's announcement comes a day after Twitter said it will ban ads from RT and Sputnik, two state-sponsored Russian news outlets. Twitter also has said it will require election-related ads for candidates to disclose who is paying for them and how they are targeted.

Google’s Project Loon: DGCA to study balloon-powered internet project from next month

Under the 'Project Loon', the internet giant would use balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of internet services.