Network18’s Manish Maheshwari takes over as Twitter India MD on April 29

Eight months after its last full-time India head quit Twitter, the microblogging platform said it has appointed Manish Maheshwari as Managing Director for the country. Maheshwari joins Twitter from Network18 Digital where he was the CEO since 2016. He will report to Maya Hari, Twitter’s Vice-President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific. Twitter’s ex-country director […]

Google to block sign-ins from embedded browsers to avert phishing

Google has announced that it will start blocking sign-ins from embedded browsers within apps starting June to thwart phishing. In its official blog, Google notes that one form of phishing, called ‘man in the middle’ (MITM) is hard to detect when an embedded browser framework or another automation platform is used for authentication. Such a […]

Amazon plans to shut its Chinese e-com marketplace to focus on India

In a rare retreat for Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to offering mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers. Amazon will keep running its other businesses in China, including Amazon Web Services, Kindle e-books, and cross-border operations […]

FB police came at my door with proper identity: Delhi user

A Delhi-based user, who got a shock of his life when a Facebook representative knocked at his door to verify if he is the one who wrote a post with political content, said on Tuesday that the man arrived with a proper company identity. “He came in civil clothes with a proper Facebook identity. He […]

US criticises India’s data localisation norms, draft e-commerce policy

The US has criticised India’s data localisation norms and draft e-commerce policy terming certain proposals as “most discriminatory and trade-distortive”. “India has recently promulgated a number of data localisation requirements that would serve as significant barriers to digital trade between the US and India,” the US Trade Representative’s 2019 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign […]

Facebook makes strides against online abuses ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Facebook has said it has made strides in its efforts to prevent online abuses in the Indian national election that starts this week but acknowledged that gaps remain in its “election integrity” efforts. During a media tour of the company’s election operations centre at its Menlo Park headquarters in California on Friday, company officials touted […]