Reddit, Amazon, Twitch, Twitter, and several other websites and apps are part of a mass outage with user complaints from India and other countries spiking for each on DownDetector. The issue seems to have been caused by an outage at Fastly, a US-based cloud computing service provider that hosts Amazon and other websites affected by the outage. Fastly has also confirmed that its services are down and has said that it is investigating the issue. Ov..
Bitcoin investors won't face any capital gains tax, immediate permanent residency for cryptocurrency entrepreneurs — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele's incentives for the crypto community has attracted attention from investors and entrepreneurs alike, following his recent announcement to make Bitcoin a legal tender in the country. Retweeting cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun's tweet, “Crypto investors and entrepreneurs will ..
Income Tax Department of India has revamped the official tax filing portal in India with a new design and interface. Called ITR e-filing portal 2.0, the goal of the redesigned website is to enhance user experience with its fresh dashboard that hosts all the important action items in one place. The new website interface claims to be dynamic and intuitive and will be made available in multiple Indian languages. The new ITR filing portal is also mob..
Google Photos is making it easier for Android users to doodle on their photos. Users can experiment with their photos using the Markup tool that now has a dedicated tab in the editing menu. The Markup tool allows users to draw or add text to an image while editing, and its new placement should encourage users to use it more often. Recently, Google changed its policy to end support for unlimited cloud storage for images and videos via its Google P..
Google agreed to make changes to some of its widely used online advertising services under a settlement with France's antitrust watchdog released on Monday.
The authority also fined the Mountain View, California-based company EUR 220 million (roughly 1,950 crores) after a probe found it abused its market power in the intricate advertising business online, where some its tools have become almost essential for large publishers.
"The decision t..
The United States, Britain, and other leading nations reached a landmark deal on Saturday to pursue higher global taxation on multinational businesses such as Google, Apple, and Amazon. In a move that could raise hundreds of billions of dollars to help them cope with the aftermath of COVID-19, the Group of Seven large advanced economies agreed to back a minimum global corporate rate of at least 15 percent and for companies to pay more tax in the ..
Microsoft President Brad Smith says that the dystopian world depicted by George Orwell in his novel "1984" — where totalitarian surveillance was a part of life — could soon become a reality, What's more, it may be as early as 2024, if artificial intelligence (AI) is not regulated better, he suggests. Published in 1949, in the novel, Orwell had explored themes such as government surveillance, totalitarianism and how a dictator can manipulate ..
Drugs police in central England spotted the tell-tale signs of a cannabis farm: visitors at all hours, extensive wiring, ventilation ducts and unusual amounts of heat being generated.
But on closer inspection, they exposed another operation reliant on massive power usage: a cryptocurrency mine that was stealing electricity from the national grid.
A raid by West Midlands Police uncovered the illicit operation at an industrial estate Northwest of B..
Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok has been given a month to respond to multiple complaints from EU consumer groups that it allegedly violated the bloc's consumer laws and also allegedly fail to protect children from hidden advertising and inappropriate content.
Owned by China's ByteDance, TikTok has seen rapid growth worldwide, particularly among teenagers. However a number of incidents have prompted concerns about its privac..
A Google-backed company is working on an autonomous airplane — though this doesn't mean that the plane will fly itself fully automatically. Merlin Labs is working on technology where flight gear and the control panel on an airplane can function on its own. The company said it is building the definitive autonomy system for all things that fly. The company with the breakthrough technology had been in stealth mode until May 26 when it announced..
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