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WhatsApp Encryption

Facebook sues Indian government to protect WhatsApp encryption

May 26th, 2021

Facebook has been at the center of a few privacy scandals this year, with the controversial WhatsApp privacy policy update being one of the most notorious. Facebook wants to collect more WhatsApp user data related to in-app commerce features and has had to defend the new terms of service for most of the year after …

WhatsApp Encryption

India wants Facebook to track every single WhatsApp message

March 25th, 2021

Ever since devices and apps offering full encryption became popular with consumers, governments around the world have attempted to pass laws forcing companies to break encryption or build backdoors into their products. That way, law enforcement agencies would be able to collect data, including the contents of encrypted phones and chat apps that might be …

Bitcoin Regulation

Owning bitcoin in India might soon be illegal

March 15th, 2021

Bitcoin topped $61,700 on Saturday, in what was to become the new all-time high for the most popular cryptocurrency in the world. The digital coin has surged so far in 2021, fueled by an influx of cash from institutions and retail investors. Tesla is one of the companies that bet big on bitcoin, announcing a …

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Two schoolgirls spotted an asteroid headed straight for Earth

August 3rd, 2020

A newly-detected asteroid has been spotted by a pair of schoolgirls in India. The two teenagers found the asteroid in images collected by a telescope in Hawaii. The asteroid is currently orbiting near Mars, but that orbit will change and bring it within a close distance to Earth in roughly a million years’ time. When …

Coronavirus Transmission

Indian government claims this popular face mask can’t block the coronavirus

July 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus transmission can be reduced with the help of face masks, social distancing, and frequent handwashing. Not all face masks and homemade coverings can provide enough protection, as some of them have better filtration systems than others. A strange recommendation from the Indian government advises the population to avoid some masks that were believed to …

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Massive crater lake in India suddenly turns pink

June 23rd, 2020

Lonar Lake in India has changed color from a deep bluish-green to bright pink. The change happened rapidly, and scientists haven’t nailed down the cause. It’s possibly related to an algae bloom or a shift in the chemical makeup of the water itself. Large bodies of water don’t typically change much over short periods of …

Coronavirus Tips

Indian healer who kissed hands to cure coronavirus dies of COVID-19

June 13th, 2020

The coronavirus tips you need for reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission as states reopen are unchanged. Good hygiene, social distancing, and face masks can reduce the spread of the virus. A healer from India who claimed he could cure the infection by kissing people’s hands has now died of COVID-19 complications, proving that ignoring …