Facebook Wins Court Battle Over Law Enforcement Access to Encrypted Phone Calls

A federal judge in California ruled this month that the government cannot force Facebook to break the encryption on its popular Messenger voice app in a criminal case in which agents wanted to intercept a suspect’s conversations, according to several individuals familiar with the case. The decision, which remains under seal, dealt a setback to the Justice Department, whichRead More

WhatsApp Co-Founder Acton Clashed With Zuckerberg, Sandberg Over Monetisation

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had disagreements with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerbergand Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg over monetisation of the messaging service before he left the company, according to an interview with Acton published by Forbes on Wednesday. Facebook-owned Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were the latest senior executives to leave the social media company on Monday, with many mediaRead More

Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle Announced With Exclusive Items, Free In-Game Currency

Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One S 1TB bundle that comes with a full-game download of Fortnite Battle Royale, some free in-game currency, a few timed-exclusive Fortnite items, and one-month trial for subscription services Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. The bundle will be available worldwide starting this week; it costs $300 (about Rs. 21,800) in the US. Gadgets 360Read More

Facebook Gives Advertisers Access to Your ‘Shadow’ Contact Information

Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal game to light, Facebook has been in the spotlight for its invasive data mining practices. The Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed how Facebook allowed a company to harvest profile information from millions of accounts via a fake “personality quiz” app and then use it for political purposes. This can be referred to as weaponising of dataRead More