Wednesday, January 19, 2022


WhatsApp launches ‘View Once’ that deletes photos, videos once seen

"Media will not be saved to the recipient's Photos or Gallery. Once you send a view once photo or video, you won't be able to view it again," WhatApp said in a statement on Tuesday.

Pegasus: Time to focus on advanced cyber forensics

It is time to develop advanced forensics to detect such attacks and compromises, Nikhil S Mahadeshwar, co-founder, Skynet Softtech tells Y V Phani Raj in an interview.

YouTube experimenting with hiding dislikes to protect creators

YouTube said in a tweet late on Wednesday that in response to creator feedback around well-being and targeted dislike campaigns, it is testing a few new designs that don't show the public dislike count.

Google-owned YouTube to warn creators before posting videos

The new tool called "Checks" in the upload process on Studio desktop will help creators minimise the number of videos uploaded with copyright claims and/or yellow icons and avoid surprises or worries, YouTube said in a statement on Wednesday.

YouTube testing new feature to make short clips, live streams

Clips on YouTube allows you to select a 5-60 second segment of a creator's content (video uploads and streams) that can be shared with others across platforms. If you're viewing content from one of the channels in this experiment

Instagram refreshes ‘Stories’ layout for desktop

According to The Verge, the company is updating its "Stories" feature so that it opens up to show a carousel of videos, which previews what's cued up next and the content that just played.

Gujarat: FIR against 4 journalists for ‘sting operation’ on police

The journalists, three reporters and a photographer, entered the Rajkot taluka police station on the night of December 1 for the alleged 'sting operation' in connection with a fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Rajkot.

YouTube bars One America News Network from posting new videos

OANN has also been suspended from the YouTube Partner Programme, the company's spokesperson Ivy Choi told Axios on Tuesday.

New WhatsApp feature to allow users to mute videos before sending

As spotted by WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned company is now developing a mute video feature and it has appeared on a beta update. 

Google-owned YouTube faces massive outage in India, back now

DownDetector website showed severe user reported problems with YouTube, indicating the problem was widespread and numerous users on Twitter reported that YouTube wasn't working for them.

Twitter shares history of custom Indian emojis on International Internet Day

On International Internet Day 2020 Twitter celebrates by mapping the history of all of the custom emojis it has introduced over five years in India.

Instagram to let users live stream for up to 4 hours

As per Instagram, it is also adding the option to archive live broadcasts for as long as 30 days.

Facebook introduces new ways to find videos in Watch platform

In the US and select markets, the users will also find 'What's Happening' and 'Featured' sections in Watch.

Google removes 3,000 China-linked fake YouTube channels

"A small fraction of these spam channels will then post videos about current events. Such videos frequently feature clumsy translations and computer-generated voices."

Canon launches new EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless camera in India

The EOS M50 Mark II features an enhanced Eye Detection AF, which is able to detect and focus on a subject's eye even when the person is far away.

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