India pulls the plug on another 47 Chinese apps over data privacy and security

India has banned another 47 Chinese apps just weeks after the country blocked popular video-sharing platforms TikTok and WeChat as well as 57 others over national security and privacy concerns.

“We have banned 47 mobile apps from China in this ongoing exercise which highlights the government’s seriousness about data privacy and security,” an official told news agency AFP.

A notice sent by WeChat on Saturday to an undetermined number of Indian users read, “Pursuant to Indian law we are unable to offer you WeChat at this time.”



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Say Rioters Destroy My Business, Am I Covered?

A riot breaks out. Your business or home is vandalized and torched. Will your homeowners/commercial insurance policy offer coverage?  That was Alan’s question: 

“Mr. Beaver, my family owns and operates a small general store, carrying a wide variety of merchandise. Frankly, we are terrified of the civil unrest that has engulfed parts of America, with small businesses like ours destroyed by rioters.

“I asked our insurance broker if we would have coverage should such a terrible thing happen to us, and he answered, ‘Don’t even dream of making a claim. If it happens, the insurance company will tell you it

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Grant PUD says fiber internet network subscriber growth accelerating at rate ‘never seen before’ | Columbia Basin

EPHRATA – A fast-internet connection during the COVID-19 pandemic has become a highly-coveted commodity. Grant PUD officials say more people are working and learning from home resulting in a record number of subscribers connecting to Grant PUD’s high-speed fiber-optic network.

“We are connecting people at a rate we have never seen before,” said Senior Manager of Wholesale Fiber, Russ Brethower as he shared the Wholesale Fiber Group’s quarterly update with the commission.

Through June, the year-to-date growth of new subscribers using the network was 2,173 customers. With more than 400 new customers receiving a fiber connection during each month of

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Amazon Debuts Revamped Alexa App That’s Rolling Out to iOS Users Soon

Amazon today unveiled a new version of its Alexa mobile app for iOS and Android users, which as TechCrunch explains, is designed to offer a more personalized experience that provides better instruction on when and how consumers can use Alexa.

There’s a new home screen with a large Alexa button at the top that encourages users to tap the button or say Alexa to get started. Amazon recommends tasks that can help users get more out of Alexa, such as linking a Spotify account or using video call features.

Suggestions are personalized based on how customers have used the app

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Jeff Bezos is about to defend his Amazon empire before Congress. Here’s how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $178 billion fortune.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive — and the first in modern history to accumulate a fortune over $100 billion.
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, is the richest person alive — and the first in modern history to accumulate a fortune over $100 billion.

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The richest person in history is set to defend his online retail empire in front of Congress Wednesday.

The historic anti-trust hearing comes as Bezos’ net worth hits new highs — $178 billion, according to Bloomberg’s latest estimates. The billionaire’s net worth surge comes alongside a boost in Amazon’s share price, which has soared despite the coronavirus pandemic that’s upending the American economy. And Bezos’ agreement to surrender 25% of his

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How a Gorilla Glass Victus screen will change your next smartphone


Corning’s new Gorilla Glass Victus is twice as scratch resistant as its predecessor. 


You don’t need a crystal ball to get a glimpse of what the future holds for phones. You just need to take a closer look at the glass. Corning’s new Gorilla Glass Victus promises better protection against drops and scratches and gives us a few more clues about what the next generation of iPhones and Galaxy phones could feature. 

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Gorilla Glass Victus is twice as tough: First look


Better durability over time

Since its launch of Gorilla Glass 6 in 2018,

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