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New WhatsApp policy, Mi 10i, Lava Z series phone launches, Donald Trump’s social media ban and other top tech news of the week


This has been an exciting week in the world of technology news with almost every major social media platform banning or restricting US president Donald Trump. WhatsApp has rolled out a new privacy policy that clearly states that your data will be shared with Facebook. Also, Xiaomi has introduced the Mi 10i smartphone in India. These and more in this edition of the top tech news of the week.

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​Xiaomi Mi 10i with 108MP camera arrives in India at Rs 20,999

Xiaomi has launched Mi 10i in India. The smartphone boasts of features like 108MP primary rear camera, dual stereo speakers and 33watt fast charging. Xiaomi Mi 10i has a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen. The smartphone’s display comes with a Dynamic refresh rate of up to 120Hz and offers a 240Hz sampling rate. Read more.

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​WhatsApp to share data with Facebook as part of new privacy policy

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform– WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy. WhatsApp’s new privacy policy clearly states that your phone number, IP address, mobile device information will be shared with Facebook. The new policy could have a significant impact on users — if they are concerned about how the messaging app uses their data. Read more.

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​Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) records best ever Q3 results in 9 years despite pandemic

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reported 4.1% sequential growth in constant currency in the third quarter. This, it said, was its best performance in nine years in a seasonally weak quarter, as demand from clients remained strong during the pandemic. Compared to the same quarter in the previous year, the growth was 0.4%. Read more.

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​Co-WIN COVID-19 vaccine smartphone app: What you must know

In order to effectively help people register and deliver the vaccine, the government has announced a new app called ‘CO-WIN’. To get COVID-19 vaccine in India, people will have to register on the app, upload necessary documents and get necessary details. While the app has been already announced by the government, it is not yet available. So, do not search for the Co-WIN app online or on Google Play just yet as you may be directed to download a fake app. Read more.

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​Lava launches four smartphones in India with option to customise

brand Lava has launched four smartphones in India — Lava Z1, Lava Z2, Lava Z4 and Lava Z6. Besides these handsets, Lava has also announced that it will allow users to customise the specs of the phone as per their requirements. Read more.

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​Google employees in the US create workers’ union

More than 200 Google employees in the United States have formed a workers’ union, the elected leaders of the union wrote in a New York Times opinion piece. Read more.

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​​Donald Trump’s social media ‘ban’: Twitter, Facebook and more

In a rather unprecedented move, almost every major social media platform has banned or restricted US president Donald Trump. The strong reaction comes in the aftermath of the storming of Capitol building in Washington DC by the supporters of Trump on January 6. The social media platforms have indirectly said that Trump’s posts incited violence and spread hate. Read more.



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