June 4

WhatsApp takes more heat in India

first_img Related Previous ArticleXiaomi Q4 boosted by Huawei woesNext ArticleGSMA hails mobile money resilience during Covid-19 Author Tags Yanitsa Boyadzhieva India to shun China vendors in 5G trials India adds detail on network equipment restrictions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 24 MAR 2021 center_img Asia The competition watchdog of India initiated a probe into a controversial privacy policy update planned by WhatsApp, arguing the Facebook subsidiary violated local legislation.In an order issued today (24 March), the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said its investigation will look to “ascertain the full extent, scope and impact of data sharing through involuntary consent” of users resulting from the update.The authority claimed WhatsApp contravened domestic laws through “exploitative and exclusionary conduct” contained in a policy update.Additionally, the CCI claimed WhatsApp’s update would generate competition risks through potential quality reduction and ability for Facebook to “reinforce” its position, even in unrelated markets such as display advertising.The move is India’s second against the planned update, following a move by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology pressing WhatsApp to drop the plan and reconsider its data privacy policies.WhatsApp initially planned to implement its updated policy in early February but delayed the move following a backlash. The company blamed this on “misinformation” around the planned changes, which it explained involve interaction with businesses on the platform rather than a wholesale change in data collection. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more FacebookIndiauser privacyWhatsApp HomeAsiaNews WhatsApp takes more heat in India Australia funds regulator to oversee new media lawlast_img read more

January 26

Deputy: Woman steals car keys, turns around and illegally sells vehicle

first_img Newton has since bonded out of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case. The clerk did not immediately recognize the woman seen on the store cameras, the document stated, but several other people were able to identify her including members of law enforcement.A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy made a traffic stop on the Ford Explorer on Sept. 12 and a man was driving the vehicle. When asked about the vehicle, he immediately said he bought the car from Newton and didn’t know her before buying the car.The document did not state how much he reportedly paid for the vehicle. A Sour Lake woman accused of stealing a vehicle then selling it to another person has been indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle by a Jefferson County grand jury.The crime reportedly occurred Sept. 6 at Pricewise store in China, Texas. According to the affidavit for arrest warrant, an employee at the store placed her lunch kit and keys on the end of the store counter at 2:18 p.m. that day. She noticed it was missing at 3:42 p.m.This was reportedly after a female, later identified as Kari Michelle Newton, 27, was seen going into the game room and leaving with the keys.last_img read more

September 21

HEA Continues To Offer Deferred Payment Option

first_imgAccording to SB 241, to receive this benefit and temporary payment relief, the residential member must provide the utility a sworn signed statement, that they are experiencing a financial hardship related to the impact of COVID-19 and agree to enter into a deferred payment agreement. SB 241 also states that a customer is not relieved of the obligation to pay for utility service nor is a public utility restricted from the ability to recover an amount due. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association (HEA) announced on Monday that they will continue to assist members having difficulty making payments due to financial hardships caused by COVID-19. This benefit expires on November 15 or the declared end of the health disaster, whichever comes first. Bruce Shelley, Member Relations with HEA: “HEA offers a deferred payment option to allow payment over a period of time. Recently signed Senate Bill 241 permits residential members experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19 to avoid residential service disconnection due to nonpayment for the duration of the declared public health disaster emergency.”center_img For more details and forms, visit http://www.homerelectric.com/covid-19-updates/ or call HEA’s Member Services department for assistance at (800) 478-8551, (907) 283-5831, or (907) 235-8551.last_img read more

August 28

Watch now: Jamie Foxx makes beautiful music in the teaser for Disney/Pixar movie ‘Soul’

first_imgDisney/Pixar(LOS ANGELES) — The first peek at Soul, the upcoming Pixar film featuring the voices of Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs and The Roots drummer Questlove, is now online. Foxx voices a jazz musician who meets an unexpected end, only to discover a fantastical place that teaches him “what it truly means to have a soul.”The movie features a score from Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who previously won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for their soundtrack for The Social Network, and a Grammy for the soundtrack for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The pair’s musical collaborations can also be heard on HBO’s ongoing Watchmen series. Reznor and Ross’ score, which is said to “drift between the real and soul worlds,” will be accompanied by original jazz music written by The Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste.Pixar is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more