June 22, 2021 9:27 am

Tech Observer Desk

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New Digital Markets Act may derail Apple’s expansion plans in Europe

According to Tim Cook, the proposed European rules aimed at curbing the power of US tech giants, and pose security and privacy risks to iPhones
Cyberattacks will cost $5.2 trillion in next 5 years, says Accenture report

US-Russia agree for consultations on cyberattacks in Geneva

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed that their two nations will start consultations on cybersecurity
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Twitter’s intermediary status goes down, officials face FIR in non-bailable sections

Under sections, 295A invoked by the UP police Twitter officials if found guilty face a maximum jail term of 3 years

InsurTech startup Vital raises $3 million in pre-series A round led by BLinC Invest

Vital has raised $3 million in a pre-series A round led by venture capital company BLinC Invest and several other angel investors also participated in this round
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Facing monopoly fears, US senator to discuss growing big tech dominance

This comes at a time when voices for better antitrust enforcement in the new emerging smart home devices have grown with the smaller companies becoming insignificant
Girish Koppad

Top techie Girish Koppad joins Snapdeal as VP, Head of Technology

Koppad, a former Samsung executive is a known name in technology and has worked in large and entrepreneurial setups across the US, India, Russia, and Africa
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Twitter falls in line, announces interim chief compliance officer for India

Earlier the Union government issued a notice to Twitter giving it one last chance to ‘immediately’ comply with the new IT rules

More troubles for Apple, Google as UK competition authority plans to examine duopoly

The UK watchdog alongside its existing examination of Apple over the App Store, has started investigating whether the dominant iOS and Android platforms represent unfair competition

Germany prepares ground to slap $6.7 million fine on messaging platform Telegram

The cloud-based instant messaging app’s operator can be fined for failing to abide by laws requiring social media sites to police their users’ actions

Google sets in motion Workspace services for over 3 billion users across the globe

Google has about 3 billion-plus users across consumer, enterprise, and education with access to the full Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Meet
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