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US Judicial Panel Members Consider Legal Brief in Apple Case: Reports

Members of the US House Judiciary Committee are considering filing a “friend of the court” brief in Apple Inc’s encryption dispute with the US government to argue that the case should be decided by Congress and not the courts, five sources familiar with the matter said. The sources cautioned that no final agreement had been reached on what would be ... Read More »

Judge Sides With Apple in NY Drug Probe iPhone Case

A US magistrate judge in New York ruled Monday that police overstepped the law when they called on Apple to unlock the iPhone of a suspected drug dealer. The ruling could signal Apple is on sound footing in a separate but similar battle with the US government over being forced to help crack into an iPhone used by one of ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Jailed in Brazil as Court Seeks WhatsApp Data

Brazilian police arrested a senior Facebook Inc executive on Tuesday as a dispute escalated over a court’s demand that the company provide data from its WhatsApp messaging service to help in a secretive drug-trafficking investigation. Court officials in Sergipe state confirmed that a judge had ordered the jailing of Facebook Vice President for Latin America Diego Dzodan. Federal police in ... Read More »

Waze Leads Israeli Soldiers Astray, Results in Bloody Clashes

Heavy clashes broke out overnight after two Israeli soldiers using a traffic app mistakenly entered a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, leaving one Palestinian killed and 15 people wounded, officials said Tuesday. The two soldiers travelling in a jeep mistakenly entered the Qalandiya refugee camp while using the popular Israeli navigation app Waze and were targeted with rocks ... Read More »

Ola Store to Shut Down in Less Than a Month: Source

Ola’s hyperlocal grocery delivery service, Ola Store, which operates in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon is likely to shut down its operations in less than a month, citing lack of synergy, a person familiar with the internal developments at the company told Gadgets360. Ola Store’s Android app notes that it has over 250 grocery stores providing over 16,000 products in 13 ... Read More »

Google Maps, Street View Get Minor Tweaks in Latest Update

Google has rolled out some updates to its Maps and Street View applications for Android. For Maps, the update v9.21 brings notification customisation for user edits, ‘Explore Around You’ feature to other countries and more. The Street View app now not only lets us roam around in streets but also take a look inside the stadiums and sports arenas. Google ... Read More »

Uber Faces Potential Big Fine and Ban for Bosses in France

Uber risks millions of euros in damages and fines and having two top executives banned from running the ride-hailing company in France as a trial wrapped up Thursday in a Paris court. The San Francisco-based company is in trouble in France over its now-suspended low-cost UberPop service, which connected clients to non-professional drivers, infuriated French taxi drivers and prompted the ... Read More »

Uber Starts Bike Taxi Service in Bangkok

Uber offered its first motorbike taxi service on Wednesday, launching a pilot scheme in Bangkok which could spread across Asia as it takes on chief regional rival Grab Taxi. Motorbikes have long been a popular commuting option in the Thai capital, which has horrendous traffic jams due to increased car ownership and poor city planning. Ubiquitous motorbike taxi drivers, found ... Read More »

Google Maps Now Lets You Add Pit Stops on Your Trips in India

Google India has added nifty little feature to its Maps application that will now let you take fewer long detours. The search giant will now let users search for and add an extra stop on your route without having to exit the navigation mode. It had begun rolling out the pit stop feature starting with the US back in October ... Read More »

Now, Free Video Streaming in Some Trains With PressPlay TV

Video streaming application PressPlay TV has started offering free video service in some trains, and is in talks to expand service to about 30 trains soon. PressPlay TV has tied up with Northwestern Railways to offer free VoD service on Delhi-Bikaner bound Bikaner Intercity, and Delhi-Udaipur bound Chetak Express respectively. “The company is in talks with Northwestern Railways to offer ... Read More »