India Demands User Data from VPN Companies

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The Indian government demands virtual private companies to collect and store user data for at least five years under a new national directive in India. VPNs in India will have to save customer names, validated physical and IP addresses, usage …

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Apple Accused of Violating EU Antitrust Rules

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The European Commission has accused Apple of violating antitrust rules, alleging the company of restricting competition in the mobile wallets market on iOS. The commission said that Apple has not made available to third-party application developers of mobile wallets the …

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Meta Reports Weakest Revenue Growth in a Decade

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Facebook owner Meta has reported its weakest revenue growth in a decade but partially rose after a few hours. Meta recorded revenue of $27.9 billion between January and March, slightly below Wall Street’s prediction of $28.2 billion. Meta explained that …

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Meta Cancels Dutch Data Center Project

Facebook owner Meta said on Tuesday that it is suspending plans to build a giant data center in the Netherlands, following political opposition. Meta’s decision came a week after the Dutch Senate passed a motion asking Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s …

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Apple to Launch Hardware Subscription Service for iPhones

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Apple Inc. will launch a hardware subscription service for the iPhone and other hardware products, a move that will make device ownership similar to paying a monthly app fee. Bloomberg reported that it would be different than the iPhone Upgrade …

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Mercedes-Benz USA Accidentally Exposes Personal Information of Nearly 1,000 Customers

Mercedes-Benz USA announced on Thursday that the sensitive personal information of at least 1,000 customers and potential buyers was unintentionally made accessible on a cloud storage platform. In a statement, the Georgia-based passenger car distributor announced the issue as part …

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