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IANS 02 November 2022
Twitter boss Elon Musk has announced that users can get their accounts verified with the new Blue plan at a price of $8.   "Twitter's current lords and peasants system for who has or doesn't have a blue checkmark is b******t," he said in a tweet.   "Power to the people! Blue...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 October 2022
In a pathbreaking order, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has held that if public amenities such as roads, water and electricity connections to a housing projects are not provided as advertised by builders in their promotion materials, then it could be a valid...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 October 2022
The additional Mumbai suburban district consumer disputes redressal commission has directed Bank of Baroda to refund Rs1.15 lakh fraudulently debited from the account of a 91-year-old advocate from Ghatkopar. The commission also ordered the Bank to pay the compensation of Rs34,000. While the...

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Twitter has planned to charge users $19.99 per month for verification.   According to The Verge, employees got their first deadline from Elon Musk -- meet his deadline for starting paid verification on the platform or leave immediately.   Twitter Blue, the company's $4.99...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 28 October 2022
This morning, while checking tweets, I came across a post by the police commissioner of the government railway police (GRP) in Mumbai. He informed that the official (and verified) Twitter account of GRP Mumbai had been hacked and that people should not pay heed to any fresh tweets till the...

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Google Play has removed apps with more than 20 million downloads because they were using excessive mobile data and draining batteries, says a report.   According to a report by McAfee, it identified new Clicker malware that sneaked into Google Play. In total, 16 applications that were...

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Meta-owned WhatsApp, which suffered a global outage including in India that lasted for over two hours, on Tuesday said it has fixed the issue and the services were back for its users.   Millions of Indians were unable to share videos and photos after celebrating a cracker of a Diwali...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 25 October 2022
Americans spend a whopping amount on candy – nearly $37 billion in 2021. But the candy industry is not immune to allegations of deceptive marketing. Here are five examples from the TINA.org archives:   Advertising v. real life: In 2016, Reese’s broke the internet when it announced...

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Global FMCG giant Unilever Plc has recalled some popular brands, including Dove, of its aerosol dry shampoo, after it was discovered that they had benzene-related contamination, according to media reports.   Benzene can cause cancer.   As per reports, some other brands which...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 22 October 2022
Whenever there is an event or celebration, we go all out to enjoy it. The 'we', in this case, includes fraudsters who cash-in on the buying spree by setting traps through bulk messages with dubious links, offering discounts and offers masquerading as top brands. Many people open the link,...

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Nearly 1,00,949 cases filed across the country under Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) have been disposed of by state authorities as of October 8 this year. Of these, approximately 72 per cent cases (72,979 complaints) were resolved in the last three years.   Taking the lead...

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The Adani group has bagged a bid to install 10.80 lakh (1.80 million) 'Smart Meters' for electricity consumers of the Bombay Electric Supply & Transport (BEST), which will 'empower' the distributor to cut-off the power supply of bill defaulters automatically, officials said here on...

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Amid the festive season in the country, the government cyber agency warned that free gift offers can be a trick by Chinese websites to steal users' confidential information.   In an advisory, CERT-In, under the IT Ministry, cautioned users against adwares targeting prominent brands...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 19 October 2022
When we shop online, say on Amazon or Flipkart, we make payments using our debit / credit card. We normally enter the card details, including card number, name, expiry date and the three-digit CVV. To make it more convenient for repeat purchases, sellers/merchants ask us for our one-time...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 October 2022
The Bombay High Court (HC) has asked Maharashtra's secretary for information technology (IT), who is also adjudicating officer (AO) under the IT Act, to decide within three months on the complaint filed nearly four years ago by Nagpur-based Shikshak Sahakari Bank Ltd.   In an order,...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 14 October 2022
Every time we speak or write about fraud, we tell people not to be greedy or act out of fear created by fraudsters. Unfortunately, people ignore these warnings and fall for threats (to freeze bank accounts and cut off electricity) or invest money in products they do not understand. These...

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International golfer Chiranjeev Milkha, popularly known as Jeev Milkha Singh, has moved a local court seeking registration of a case against a car dealer and purchaser after he received notices for not paying 63 challans for a Mercedes Benz car that he sold in 2014.   The court is...

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Tanmay Doneria  and   Priyansh Dixit (The Leaflet) 04 October 2022
The guidelines are disproportionate since they lack procedural safeguards which allow usage of data to be limited to what is necessary for achieving their objective. —– What happened on 25th September which is a source of concern to VPN companies?   Earlier this year, the...

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The average retail prices of essential food items, including rice, wheat and atta, have significantly increase in the last one year.   The prices of wheat and atta have gone up considerably in the last few months and as per traders in wholesale markets in the national capital, wheat...

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As India rolls out 5G with showcasing some early use cases with telcos setting some aggressive deadlines, millions of smartphone users will only enjoy the super-fast Internet in 2024 amid infrastructure limitations, limited use cases and low 5G handset penetration, industry experts said on...

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