Year: 2020

LG G8X ThinQ Saw Over 1.75 Lakh Units Sold in Just 12 Hours of Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale

LG G8X ThinQ has seen a great response during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, the company claims. The South Korean electronics giant has announced that it recorded Rs. 350 crores revenue over the sale of the LG G8X ThinQ, in less than 12 hours of opening Flipkart sale. LG had introduced a massive price cut on the dual-display phone for the festive sale, alongside bank cashback and no-cost EMI options. The phone is also listed with additional exchange discount, making it extremely affordable during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale.

The LG G8X ThinQ is currently listed at Rs. 21,990 on Flipkart, though at the beginning of the sale, the smartphone was priced as low as Rs. 19,990. Since the figure was achieved in the first 12 hours of the sale, we will take the lower price into account, and calculating from total revenue, the company sold over

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Google Trusted Contacts Officially Pulled From App Stores, Support to Stop After December 1

Google has officially pulled the plug on its Trusted Contacts app. First introduced in 2016, the app offered users a way to share their device activity status and location with selected contacts. It has now disappeared from both Google Play store and the Apple’s App Store. The tech giant will also stop support for the app starting December 1 this year. The move follows a series of measures that Google has taken recently to optimise its products and services. Trusted Contacts follows in the footsteps of Google’s two other location sharing apps — Google Latitude and Google+ Location Sharing — that were scrapped earlier.

Trusted Contacts was first inducted exclusively to Play Store for Android users. A year and some upgrades later, it was made available for iOS users via the App Store. By then, it was integrated with Google Maps and offered useful features like allowing a trusted contact

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Personal Website Data Allegedly Leaked on the Dark Web: Report

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website data has allegedly been leaked on the dark Web. The leaked data is said to include a “substantial amount” of personally identifiable information of lakhs of people. This includes name, email addresses, and mobile numbers, according to a report. The latest development comes just over a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website’s Twitter account was hacked. Several tweets were posted at that time, asking for people to donate cryptocurrency to the PM’s National Relief Fund.

Cybersecurity firm Cyble claimed that it was tipped off on October 10 about the databases of the Prime Minister’s personal website,, being available on the dark Web. Upon analysing the data leak, the firm allegedly found personally identifiable information of over 5,74,000 users, with over 2,92,000 of them appearing to have made donations through the website.

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) did not

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Top 5G Smartphones of 2020

2020 is the year of the 5G smartphone, with all the major players releasing devices that are able to take advantage of the latest cellular technology. Here are 5G smartphones worth checking out.

5G smartphones have been around since 2019, but 2020 is the year that all the biggest smartphone manufacturers got in on the game and made 5G devices the gold standard in mobile technology. These 5G smartphones stand out as some of the best available.

iPhone 12

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Apple’s first 5G smartphone comes as part of a major upgrade to its iPhone design, with new flat aluminum edges in place of the iPhone 11’s curved ones. The iPhone 12 also has a new Ceramic Shield screen that Apple claims can handle drops four times better than previous iPhones. Also available is the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, the larger, even more specced out versions, which start

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Instagram Agrees Curbs on Paid Influencers, UK Watchdog Says

Facebook’s Instagram has agreed measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday.

Influencers with thousands of followers can earn large fees from companies to promotes a product on Instagram.

In what the CMA described as an important behaviour shift by a major social media platform, Facebook Ireland, which operates Instagram in Britain, has committed to a package of changes.

“This will make it much harder for people to post an advert on Instagram without labelling it as such,” the CMA said in a statement.

Facebook said the company was pleased to be working with the CMA on its continued efforts to increase transparency on when people are paid to post content on Instagram.

“We are also proud to be launching a programme with MediaSmart to help educate young people about branded

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