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Facebook moderators were reportedly pressured by their employer Genpact to return to office despite safety concerns over the ongoing coronavirus-induced pandemic. Genpact, a third-party contracting firm that handles Facebook’s moderation operations, has reportedly been asking its employees to return to its offices in Hyderabad as early as July. Genpact claimed that most parts of Facebook’s
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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
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More than 3,000 Amazon employees have signed a petition asking the technology and retail giant to provide a holiday for voting in the November 3 US election, organisers said. The petition was organised by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a group active on several social issues involving the company. “Removing barriers to voting is critical
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What is doomscrolling? You wake up and you reach for your phone. It’s instinctive. On unlocking it, you start to check your social media apps almost subconsciously, scrolling, scrolling, bad news, pandemics, global catastrophes. The world feels like its ending and you haven’t even had your first cup of tea. Before you know it, you’re
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The best Hindi-language movies on Amazon Prime Video are a mix of contemporary and nostalgic fare, and hence much less dependent on Bollywood’s biggest studios of today than Netflix. Sure, the likes of Yash Raj, Dharma, Excel, Eros STX, Viacom18, and Reliance Entertainment are involved, but a chunk of the collection is thanks to legacy
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Japan has no plans now to issue central bank digital currencies but must deepen research on the possibility, the government’s top spokesman said on Friday. Major central banks across the world are studying the idea of issuing digital currencies amid the popularity of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. “At present, we don’t have any specific plans
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In The Boys comics, first published in 2006, the Seven — the corporatised group of superpowered individuals — were created as an analogue to DC’s Justice League. Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) is Wonder Woman, Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) is Batman, A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) is The Flash, the excommunicated Deep (Chace Crawford) is Aquaman, the
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The best Hindi-language movies on Netflix usually come from Bollywood’s biggest studios, including the likes of UTV, Dharma, Viacom18, Red Chillies, Zee Studios, Reliance Entertainment, or Aamir Khan Productions. Netflix only has two titles below that bear its name, despite the crores that it’s pouring into original productions, made by some of those very studios.
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Greece and Microsoft on Monday announced an investment deal worth up to EUR 1 billion (roughly Rs. 8,608 crores) to build cloud storage infrastructure in the country. The announcement comes as Greece’s pro-business government plans to gradually shift the country’s notoriously bureaucratic civil service online. “We are bringing data centres to Greece. We’re going to
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A lot is happening in October. We’ve the return of gun-toting Mirzapur, Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian, zombie horror The Walking Dead, and futuristic sci-fi Star Trek: Discovery to look forward to. Elsewhere, we’ve movies and miniseries involving the likes of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nicole Kidman, Adam Sandler, Bill Murray, and Ethan Hawke. That’s not all.
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Alphabet’s Google will block election ads on its platform after the US election on November 3, a company spokeswoman said on Friday. Axios, which first reported the news, said Google mailed advertisers saying they will not be able to run ads “referencing candidates, the election, or its outcome, given that an unprecedented amount of votes
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