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TruthInAdvertising.org 29 September 2022
This article highlights a trend in class-action litigation as identified by our Class-Action Tracker.    I scream, you scream, we all scream for … protein?   As the protein craze enters its ninth year, a wave of class-action lawsuits is challenging quantitative protein content...

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IANS 27 September 2022
After some iPhone 13 buyers went to Twitter to express their frustration of not receiving their devices after placing online orders on Flipkart, the e-commerce platform on Monday said a few orders were cancelled by sellers "due to anomalies".   Some customers also complained that...

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Sri Harsha Kandukuri (The Leaflet) 26 September 2022
Surrogate advertisements are potentially dangerous, as they can highly influence technologically savvy youth. The State and society should be concerned about these developments and ban these advertisements before it gets too late. —- There is a rise in the surrogate advertisement in...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 24 September 2022
A very sophisticated Trojan, SOVA, which has re-emerged, is now targeting payment and banking apps on Android devices in India. Sova is the Russian word for owl. Last year, in September, it appeared on the dark web or underground markets with capabilities to harvest user names and passwords...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 September 2022
A combination of tailwinds such as reduction in prices, rising incomes, increasing internet penetration, higher bandwidth availability, and rising consumption of over-the-top (OTT) streaming have tripled the share of large-sized panel televisions (40-inch and above) to over 40% in the past...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 16 September 2022
While speaking about cyberspace and cybercrimes, the end-users can be easily divided in two categories—digital natives and digital migrants. Digital natives are those who grew up with the internet, while digital migrants are mostly the older generation, who have to learn and adopt digital...

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IANS 12 September 2022
After a YouTuber claimed on social media that her aunt allegedly died after her Redmi 6A smartphone exploded near her on the bed while sleeping, Xiaomi said it was probing the unfortunate incident.   The YouTuber, who goes by the name MD Talk YT, shared screenshots of the exploded...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 09 September 2022
Regulators and security experts repeatedly issue warnings to make people aware of online fraud. Unfortunately, these warnings are usually ignored, and cybercriminals continue to dupe people with impunity, especially with tricks aimed at addressing the greed for quick money. The promise of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 September 2022
New car shoppers are often swayed by flashy technology but a new survey of car owners finds some of the latest in-dash technology may not be ready for prime time. About 46% of vehicle owners reported at least one problem with the technology in their vehicles and fingerprint reader produced...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 02 September 2022
With cyber criminals learning new and innovative methods to dupe, everyone, irrespective of age and education, needs to be on alert mode 24x7, and always refrain from sharing any personal and financial information with an unknown person or entity. As pointed out by experts and enforcement...

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IANS 01 September 2022
Meta-owned WhatsApp banned over 2.3mn (million) bad accounts in India in July in compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021, the company said on Thursday.   WhatsApp additionally received 574 complaint reports in the month of July in India, and the records 'actioned' were...

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IANS 01 September 2022
There will be no cap on air ticket prices from 31st August and airlines will have flexibility in fixing the airfares.   However, experts said that high competition among the airlines may lead to benefits for fliers and many airlines may offer discounts as per the...

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Craig Silverman  and   Bianca Fortis (ProPublica) 01 September 2022
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   A jeweller. A plastic surgeon. An OnlyFans Model. They and others received a blue check in likely the biggest Instagram verification scheme revealed to date. After ProPublica started asking questions, Meta removed badges from over...

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Have you been one of the unfortunate air travellers, who has reached the destination only to find your checked-in luggage damaged or missing after a hectic search?   A survey on air-passengers said that one in for fliers either lost their baggage or found it delayed during the last...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 30 August 2022
Roblox describes itself as “a global platform that brings people together through play.” But consumer complaints to the FTC, obtained by TINA.org as part of an investigation into covert and deceptive marketing on the online gaming and creation platform, show that it’s not all fun and games...

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Cyberabad police have busted a gang of inter-state cyber fraudsters and seized about Rs 10 crore, said to be the largest recovery in a cybercrime case in the country.   The police arrested four accused for targeting innocent persons in the name of online trading by using Market Box...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 August 2022
The Centre on Thursday advised the Edible Oil Manufacturers and importers to declare net quantity on edible oil in volume without temperature in addition to declaring the same in weight.   The manufacturers or importers are declaring net quantity of edible oil in volume mentioning the...

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Google on Thursday said it has purged more than 2,000 controversial personal loan apps from its Play Store in India in the January-June period after consulting with the law enforcement agencies.   The information came as the Indian government plans to ban 300 such predatory personal...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 August 2022
A person availing any service from a bank will fall under the purview of the definition of a 'consumer' within the meaning of the Consumer Protection Act, the Supreme Court says.   While setting aside two orders passed by the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC),...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 August 2022
The Chandigarh state consumer disputes redressal commission (SCDRC) has asked Zomato Pvt Ltd to provide one free meal and pay a compensation of Rs10,000 to its customer for deficiency in service and unfair trade practice.   In an order passed earlier this month, the bench of justice...

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