WhatsApp has received a legal notice from a New Delhi lawyer asking the company to remove the middle finger emoji from its platform. The lawyer, Gurmeet Singh, says in the legal statement that the emoji involved shows a lewd and obscene gesture, which is a crime in India. The message states that WhatsApp has 15 days to remove the emoji, after which a civil or criminal case can be brought against the Facebook app.

Facebook asks new users for ‘name according to Aadhaar’ Facebook has started asking a small number of people who join the platform to use their ‘name according to Aadhaar’ on the site. This is just a prompt and not a mandatory requirement, so if the users want to, they can enter any name while signing up. In addition, Facebook has not yet asked for Aadhaar-related information, such as the UIDAI number. Only a small number of new users who sign up for Facebook will see this prompt, and that too only on the mobile site, the company said in a statement to Gadgets 360.

Idea Updates Rs. 309 plans to offer 50 percent more data. Less than a month after launch, the Rs. 309 Idea plan has been updated to provide 1.5 GB of data per day, an increase from the original 1 GB daily data allocation. This means that the plan now comes with 42 GB of data in the 28-day validity period instead of 28 GB. Other details of the Rs. 309 Idea plan, such as the bundled calls (250 free minutes per day, 1,000 minutes per week) and the free-roaming calls and 100 text messages, remain the same as before.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Mass Production to Begin in January Samsung’s next flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, will go into mass production in January, a new report says. According to the report, the Galaxy S9’s rear camera has a single sensor, while the front camera integrates the iris scanner. On the other hand, the Galaxy S9+ will have dual rear cameras and a separate iris scanner and front camera. Component sourcing is said to have started, with the company opting for the Substance Like PCB (SLP) printed circuit boards (seen earlier in iPhone X) to accommodate larger batteries and other parts.

Hackers can guess smartphone PINs with sensor data. A researcher has said smartphone sensor data could reveal the PINs and passwords on handsets, which hackers could potentially use. The researchers used information gathered by gyroscope and proximity sensors to unlock Android smartphones with an accuracy of 99.5% within three attempts (on handsets locked with one of the 50 most common PINs). The second-best success rate was 74 percent for the 50 most common PINs. Since the sensor data does not require user consent and can be used by all apps, hackers may be able to use machine learning to determine the unlock codes for Android handsets.

Ola Pass subscription service is being tested. Ola is testing a new subscription service called Ola Pass, which offers Micro, Mini, and Prime rides at flat rates. The service is currently being tested in Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Mumbai and will allow users to avoid high prices during peak hours. This differs from the already available Ola Select service, which offers priority booking; it will also be independent of Ola Share Pass, which is only for share rides. Uber already has an option similar to Ola Pass in India called Ride Pass.

Honor View 10 registrations begin on Thursday Registrations for the first Honor View 10 sale in India will start on Thursday, December 28; the smartphone is slated to go on sale on January 8 through Amazon India. It will have a 5.99-inch full HD+ bezel-less display with an 18:9 display. Aspect ratio, Android 8.0 Oreo software, HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor, 6 GB RAM, 16 megapixel plus 20 megapixel dual rear cameras, 13-megapixel front camera, 128 GB internal storage, microSD card expansion up to 256 GB, and 3750 mAh battery. The Honor View 10 price in India has not been revealed so far, although it is expected to compete with the OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2.

BSNL and Detel joined hands to offer telephone, prepaid connection for Rs. 499BSNL and feature phone maker Detel offer the D1 handset and a prepaid connection for Rs. 499. At this price, buyers get talk time worth Rs. 103 and a personal callback tone for 28 days; the calling rate is 15 paisa per minute to BSNL numbers and 40 paise per minute to other networks. Key features of the Detel D1 handset include a 1.44-inch monochrome display, single SIM functionality, 650mAh battery, flashlight, FM radio, and vibration mode.

Samsung Level In ANC Earphones Launched In India For Rs. 3,799Samsung has launched the Level In ANC active noise canceling earphones with ‘Talk in mode’ in India for Rs. 3,799. The channel-type Samsung earphones have 10mm, two-way speakers, nd aremote control to answer calls, adjust the volume, pause/play and skip tracks. Apart from this, Samsung Level In ANC earphones come with a battery pack that lasts up to 10 hours.


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