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Deepfake is not in our interest; company complies with all local laws: YouTube

Deepfake videos are not in the interest of YouTube as none of the stakeholders want to associate themselves with platforms that allow fake news or misinformation, said a senior YouTube official [...]

Meta must clarify measures against child sexual abuse by December 22: EU

Meta Platforms was told by EU tech regulators on Friday to provide more details on measures taken to tackle child sexual abuse material on its photo and video sharing app Instagram [...]

PIB fact-check unit flags nine YouTube channels for allegedly spreading fake news

They are alleged to have misattributed derogatory statements to persons occupying constitutional positions, including the Chief Justice of India, the Prime Minister, and the Chief Election Commissioner [...]

How to use WhatsApp’s latest Chat Lock feature

WhatsApp introduced Chat Lock to help users protect sensitive conversations. The feature will allow users to hide their secret chats and set unique passwords, or use the devices’ biometric [...]

How to easily transfer photos from an iPhone to a Windows device

Managing and transferring photos can be a tedious job especially if you own an iPhone and use a Windows PC. Here are three ways to make it easy [...]

Facebook parent Meta sues the FTC claiming 'unconstitutional authority' in child privacy case

Meta has sued the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to stop the agency from reopening a 2020 privacy settlement with the company that would prohibit it from profiting from data it collects on users under 18 [...]

InterGlobe plans to cut down Delhi to Gurgaon commute time to just 7 minutes with electric air taxis

InterGlobe Enterprises, the parent company of IndiGo, has partnered with California-based Archer Aviation to introduce electric air taxis in India. [...]

UK antitrust regulator wins appeal over Apple probe

Britain’s antitrust regulator can investigate Apple’s mobile browser and cloud gaming services, London’s Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday, overturning a lower court decision the watchdog said could undermine its power to launch probes. [...]

Meta shut down thousands of fake Facebook accounts primed to divide voters ahead of 2024

Meta says it has found and disabled thousands of fake Facebook accounts linked to China that were used to spread politically partisan content in the United States before next year’s election [...]

The story began on November 21, 1963, when the 715-kg Nike Apache rocket rose into the sky at Thumba, a fishing village on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. [...]

Solar wind particle experiment payload onboard Aditya-L1 starts operations: ISRO

Aditya-L1 is the first Indian space-based observatory to study the Sun from a halo orbit around first Sun-earth Lagrangian point (L1), which is located roughly 1.5 million km from Earth. [...]

‘Man the hunter’? Evidence questions gendered labour divide in prehistory

There is a growing body of physiological, anatomical, ethnographic and archaeological evidence to suggest that not only did women hunt in our evolutionary past [...]

In November, we tipped over 2°C for the first time. What’s going on?

The sudden spike in warming in 2023 comes from a combination of factors – climate change, a strong El Niño, sea ice failing to reform after winter, reduced aerosol pollution and increased solar activity [...]

Could COP28 help UAE become a post-oil economy? | Explained

Given fossil fuels account for nearly 90% of the carbon dioxide emissions driving climate change, many have argued that there is a clear conflict of interest in having oil and gas producers at the helm of climate talks [...]

AIDS can be stopped with science-backed tools

Persons with HIV who are on uninterrupted antiretroviral therapy lead a normal life and modelling studies have shown, their life expectancy is almost similar to persons who don’t have HIV. [...]

Sci-Five | The Hindu Science Quiz: On ISRO

This week’s science quiz is on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). [...]

In 2022, India accounted for 66% of malaria cases in WHO South-East Asia Region: World Malaria Report

It adds that almost 46% of all cases in the region were due to Plasmodium vivax, which is a protozoal parasite and a human pathogen, which is the most frequent and widely distributed cause of recurring malaria.  [...]

In view of the rising number of heart attacks, nearly two lakh school teachers and college professors will be provided training in performing CPR [...]

Hyderabad leads the charge in fighting AIDS stigma through collaborative initiatives

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, activists say a crucial change still needs to occur – revisiting laws in India that restrict trans people, gay and bisexual men, and female sex workers from donating blood. [...]

Experts stress on preventing complications due to diabetes

Diabetologist elaborates on a “formula” for diabetes complications free India; says detecting diabetes early and trying to reverse it in the pre-diabetes stage, achieving good control of ABCD and ensuring regularity of follow-up is the way forward [...]

ASHAs take out protest march in Karnataka’s Haveri

The Union Government’s initiatives for various ASHA services had been linked to the RCH portal, they were not getting the wages directly and suffering financial loss from the last five years, ASHA workers said [...]

HIV cases on a gradual decline in Dakshina Kannada

The number of HIV infected persons decline from 1,169 in 2007-08 to 209 in 2023 [...]

Nearly 600 employees launched an indefinite protest demanding immediate payment of salaries that have been held up for the last three months, clearance of dues that have been pending for over two years by the agencies running the service and job security [...]

“The target of zero transmission was initially stipulated for 2020. However, this has not yet happened. Achieving this goal is the responsibility of both the Health Department and the society,” said CM Siddaramaiah on the occasion of World AIDS Day [...]

Ayurveda serves global need for equitable healthcare system: Vice President

Inaugurating the Global Ayurveda Festival, Jagdeep Dhankar says India’s emphasis on yoga and AYUSH medical systems is proving a game changer in promoting health and well-being [...]

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