Indian court rejects the idea of linking social media accounts with IDs

Earlier this week, The Madras High Court in India ruled against any possibility of linking Aadhaar or any government ID with social media accounts. Justice S. Manikumar, said linking Aadhaar to emails or accounts would violate the original ruling from the Supreme Court which allows the IDs use only for government welfare schemes. The high court was responding to two public interest litigations (PIL) filed last year that sought “linking of Aadhaar or any one of the Government authorized identity proof as mandatory for the purpose of authentication while obtaining any email or user account.” The High Court has now expanded the… This story continues at The Next Web …read… Read More

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Facebook just published emails showing how much employees knew about the giant Cambridge Analytica data breach 2 years before the story exploded

Facebook has published internal emails offering a glimpse into when employees became aware of the giant Cambridge Analytica breach. The message thread was first reported by NBC’s Dylan Byers, although Facebook published the same document less than an hour later. Facebook says the emails show Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress last year was correct when he said the company was not aware data was sold to Cambridge Analytica until it was reported by The Guardian in December 2015. The emails are also a stark reminder that Facebook employees understood the gravity of the Cambridge Analytica issue in 2015, but the firm failed to properly act until the story exploded in… Read More

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Vergecast: Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup rumors, and green bubble GIFs

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge We’ve reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and this week on The Vergecast, we go in way deeper on DeX, the cameras, and more. There’s an official name for Android Q: it’s just Android 10. This week also saw Mark Gurman’s traditional rumor drop of everything to expect at Apple’s upcoming iPhone event. It’s a lot, and it’s all fodder for Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller to talk about. Promises we can make to you about this episode: there’s no alliteration of a thousand Q words, no discussion of Bixby actually being a secret dog butler, and no way… Read More

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Why Wall Street is Losing Control of Tech IPOs—Data Sheet

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. In May, before Uber went public, I told you I was bored with IPOs. Michael Moritz, among the most consistently successful venture capitalists of his generation, has taken my argument a step further: He is predicting the end of a certain kind of IPO altogether. In a commentary in The Financial Times, the canny investor who backed Yahoo, Google, and oodles of others, points to the so-called direct listings of business messaging app Slack and music streamer Spotify as proof that the days… Read More

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This $80 smartwatch has a longer battery life than the Apple Watch or Fitbit and many of the same features — here’s what it’s like

The Amazfit Bip ($79.99) proves you don’t have to spend more than $100 for a good smartwatch. I’ve worn it daily for more than a month and primarily use it to keep track of my physical activity and sleep and to receive phone notifications. While it lacks the sleek sophistication of its $200 to $350 counterparts, it still impressed us with its month-long battery life and variety of features you’ll use every day. Though Apple and Fitbit are probably the first names to come to mind when you think of wearables, Chinese wearables company Huami is quietly giving them a run for their money with its under-$100 Amazfit Bip smartwatch.… Read More

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