Facebook Intentionally Drains Users’ Phone Batteries, Former Employee Claims in Lawsuit: Report

Over the last year, Big Tech firms have laid off over 70,000 people worldwide. Workers at major technology companies such as Alphabet, Amazon, Meta, Twitter, Microsoft, and Salesforce have been laid off in large numbers. Tesla, Netflix, Snap, and Spotify have also cut several jobs, but their layoffs are markedly…

Big Tech Is Firing Employees by the Thousands. Why? and How Worried Should We Be?

Tech companies are always in the news, usually touting the next big thing. However, the tech news cycle recently hasn’t been dominated by the latest gadget or innovation. Instead, layoffs are in the headlines. In the last year, more than 70,000 people globally have been laid off by Big Tech…

DCPCR to Launch WhatsApp Chatbot for Public Interaction, Complaints Registration

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights will launch a WhatsApp chatbot to interact with people and help them register their complaints. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will launch the chatbot on February 1. An official said, “The chatbot will help citizens and the commission to interact in…

Instagram ‘Quiet Mode’ Announced, App Updated With Parental Supervision Tools, More

Instagram has announced a new feature called Quiet Mode “to help people focus and to encourage people to set boundaries with their friends and followers.” According to the company, the feature aims to ease users’ anxiety about spending time away from the app by silencing incoming alerts, auto-replying to direct…

WhatsApp Working on Notification Shortcut to Block Senders With a Single Tap on Android: Report

WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform instant messaging service is reportedly working on a feature to better tackle spam messages received by users. The Meta-owned messaging service was recently spotted testing the ability to block contacts from the chat list. Now, the app is reportedly working on a new feature in the…

WhatsApp Working on Chat Transfer Feature Without Using Cloud Backups on Android: Report

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will make chat transfer on Android phones easier. The instant messaging app is said to be working on a new option in the WhatsApp settings tab that will let users move chats from an older android phone to a newer one…

Amazon’s Massive Job Cuts Hint at More Pain for Tech Sector in 2023 Amid Recession Fears

The massive job cuts by Amazon, one of the biggest private employers in the US, show the wave of layoff sweeping through the tech sector could stretch into 2023 as companies rush to cut costs, analysts said on Thursday. As a demand boom during the pandemic rapidly turns into bust,…

WhatsApp to Stop Working on Older iPhone, Android Phones from December 31: Report

Meta-owned WhatsApp will reportedly stop working on older iPhone models as well as android phones. The changes will be applicable to as many as 49 smartphones starting from December 31, as per the report. Users with older iPhone models will have to upgrade their handsets to iOS 12 or newer…