Category: Internet

  • WhatsApp now comes with support for short video messages directly in chats

    Whenever you needed to send messages to your friends on WhatsApp, all you were able to do was to either type and send it, or send a voice message. So far, WhatsApp has come with support for audio and text-based communications in its chats, and now, it is adding support for videos as well. That’s…

  • International alliance of 40 nations, led by the U.S., to pledge against ransom payments to cybercriminals

    A coalition of 40 nations, spearheaded by the United States, is set to make a firm commitment against paying ransoms to cybercriminals as part of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative. The initiative, aimed at cutting off the funding mechanisms for hackers, is a response to the escalating global wave of ransomware attacks. According to Anne…

  • X rolls out audio and video calls

    X, formerly known as Twitter and now owned by Elon Musk, is now venturing into the world of audio and video calls, bringing new communication capabilities to its users. While Twitter’s transformation into X has been in the works for a while and has been a work in itself, the introduction of audio and video…

  • Elon Musk announces new premium subscriptions for X

    Elon Musk, the owner of the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, now branded as “X,” has unveiled plans to introduce two new tiers of premium subscriptions. These new subscription options are set to reshape the user experience on the platform, with one being more affordable than the existing $8/month X Premium subscription, and…

  • U.S. FCC votes 3-2 to advance reinstatement of net neutrality rules rolled back during Trump tenure

    In a significant and hotly debated decision, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 to advance a proposal that aims to reinstate net neutrality rules and expand its regulatory authority over broadband internet services. This landmark move marks a shift in policy, as the FCC seeks to reestablish open internet rules that were…

  • Tata Group eyes $1 billion infusion into super app ‘Tata Neu’: Report

    India’s Tata Group is contemplating a substantial $1 billion capital infusion into its super app venture, Tata Neu, as it strives to navigate the increasingly competitive digital commerce landscape in India. Reported by Bloomberg, this planned financial boost is in addition to the $2 billion that Tata Group had already invested in its digital venture…

  • WhatsApp will now let you log into two accounts at the same time

    WhatsApp has officially brought in the functionality to switch accounts, a long demanded feature by a varied group of users. Limited to two accounts at the moment, you can now simultaneously log into two different accounts, and switch between them, similar to how one can do it on Instagram. The announcement was made by Mark…

  • Netflix raises prices, adds 8.76Mn subscribers globally in Q3 2023

    ‘Netflix and Chill’ just became a tad bit more expensive for users in some of streaming giant’s biggest markets. Netflix has increased subscription prices for several of its streaming plans in the US, France, and Britain. The increased subscription rates came in effect starting Wednesday, October 17, 2023. Netflix’s ad tier in the US is…

  • Netflix tests cloud gaming on Google TV, other devices in the US

    Netflix, the streaming giant known for its extensive library of movies and TV shows, is venturing further into the world of gaming. After initial forays into mobile gaming, Netflix is now conducting tests to support game streaming on TV platforms and web browsers in the US. This development aims to extend the accessibility of games…

  • Record DDoS attack hits 398Mn requests per second, mitigated by AWS, Google, Microsoft, and others

    In a staggering turn of events, the cybersecurity world has been shaken by the news of the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on record. Cloudflare, a prominent web security company, recently revealed that malevolent actors exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the HTTP/2 protocol to launch an unprecedented DDoS attack, reaching a mind-boggling 398 million requests…