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South Korea fines Google $177M for blocking Android customisation

South Korean antitrust regulator has fined Google $176.64M for blocking customised versions of the Android OS in the country. While Google intends to appeal against the ruling, the Korean Fair Trade Commission has said that Google’s terms with device makers abused its dominant position in the market, restricting local competitors. The fine comes on the day a new amendment in Korea’s Telecommunications Business Act came into effect.

Source: Yahoo

RCB Twitter account “compromised”, restored hours later

IPL Franchise team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has confirmed that the team’s official Twitter account was “compromised” for a few hours. However, they have managed to get access to the account restored. The team also tweeted condemning the hackers who had accessed their account, stating that they did not endorse any tweets posted when the account was compromised and said that those tweets have now been deleted.

Source: Live Mint

BlackMatter ransomware attack hits technology giant Olympus

Olympus said that it was in the process of investigating a potential breach due to a Cybersecurity incident affecting its European, Middle East, and Africa computer networks. Data transfers in the affected systems have been suspended, and relevant partners have been notified, the company said. BlackMatter is a ransomware-as-a-service group, which rents its infrastructure to other ransomware groups, taking a cut of the ransom as payment.

Source: Bleeping Computers

Gmail update to include slew of new work, connect features

A new Google update was recently announced, which will include new features like the ability to call users on their phone, chat with them, and join multiple groups, etc, without leaving the Gmail interface. The new Workspace update for Gmail will integrate Google Chat, Meet, and Spaces in the Gmail inbox, with users able to call from laptop to phone, as well as having multi-device synchronisation for chats and other applications.

Source: Hindustan Times

China restricts big companies, pressurises them to take on social responsibility

While Chinese authorities have been increasing the restrictions on many companies, they have also pressurized the companies to take up social responsibility, such as respecting workers’ rights. The Supreme People’s Court of China declared “996” system of working from 9 am to 9 pm, 6 days a week, illegal last week. With companies like Alibaba and Didi setting up workers’ unions, the focus is being put on people’s well-being in China.

Source: Techcrunch

Record 5cr customers sign up for Amazon Pay UPI in India

Amazon Pay has announced that it now has over five crore customers using its payment platform in India. To celebrate this, Amazon Pay is offering rewards to its users across Sept. Over 75% of its customers were using Amazon Pay UPI in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, the company claimed, highlighting the ever-growing reach of UPI and digital money. Amazon Pay can now be used in recharging DTH, phone, etc. besides in regular payments.

Source:  FPJ

LinkedIn has announced that its stories feature will be suspended from September 30 and that it will

LinkedIn has announced that its stories feature will be suspended from September 30 and that it will work to introduce a new short-form video format. Introduced in September 2020, the LinkedIn stories were not a popular feature, since most users preferred a more permanent post on their professional page. If successful, LinkedIn will follow Instagram and Snapchat in creating a TikTok-like video feed for itself.

Source: Techcrunch

Microsoft plans to discontinue support for Chromebook Office Suite

Microsoft, according to TechCrunch, is planning to discontinue support for Chromebook Office Suite. The suite includes apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. The apps (MS Office), which could earlier be downloaded from PlayStore on Chromebook, will be discontinued, and users will now have to rely on Websites for using them (Office.com). The web approach is said to be scalable, better, optimised for larger screens, having all the features, and more apps.

Source: Techcrunch

India can unlock $700B by adoption of digital platforms: Nasscom

Economic value up to $700B can be unlocked by India by 2030 if the country adopts open digital platforms in areas like health, agriculture, education, and governance, Nasscom said. With $500B in revenue and $200B in savings, it will help in increasing life expectancy, education, and hasten pending court cases. BHIM and UPI being adopted globally present a big opportunity for the country, further said the report.

Source: The Economic Times