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Rightwing social networking app Parler Sues Amazon

Logo of social networking app Parler

In the aftermath of the unprecedented violence at Capitol building last week, conservative social networking app Parler has been facing public outrage. Google and Apple have already pulled off the app from their app stores and now even Amazon has turned the screws. According to media reports, Amazon has stopped the web hosting services of Parler app, prompting the latter to reportedly sue Amazon.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticizes Twitter for banning Trump’s account

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Twitter’s decision to ban Trump’s account permanently as ‘problematic.’ She said that inciting violence was as much wrong but said that the controversial content must be dealt with a proper legal framework not by the policies of social networking companies. Merkel’s latest statement is widely seen as an extension of Europe’s ongoing battle against big tech companies.

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U.K. Telecom Regulatory gives green signal to Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband

According to media reports, U.K. Telecom Regulatory has given licensing approval to Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband terminals . Starlink is Elon Musk’s yet another futuristic project that aims to offer high-speed internet services directly from the satellite. U.K though is not the only country to give licensing approval to this futuristic project. Many other countries have also given green signal including Germany, Greece and Australia.

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WhatsApp’s download numbers sees massive drop in India Amid privacy concerns

As per the latest data shared by Sensor Tower, WhatsApp has seen a huge drop in its download numbers in India in the aftermath of the controversy surrounding its updated privacy policy. Sensor Tower’s data claims that while WhatsApp’s download numbers are going down Signal App’s download numbers are increasing by leaps and bounce.  From January 6 – 10, the Signal app has witnessed 2.3 Mn downloads in India.                         

 

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