Today's tech wrap: Breaking WhatsApp's encryption, Facebook's cryptocurrency unveiled and India's cheapest gaming phone

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Today's tech wrap: Breaking WhatsApp's encryption, Facebook's cryptocurrency unveiled and India's cheapest gaming phone

  • The Indian government wants WhatsApp to have the capability to trace messages back to their origins.
  • Facebook just unveiled its new cryptocurrency, Libra, to the rest of the world.
  • Cognizant, a global tech company, just acquired its first company under the new leadership of its CEO, Brian Humphries.
  • Microsoft has brought out transliteration keyboards in 10 Indian languages as a part of its May 2019 update of Windows 10.
  • Nubia's new phone, the Red Magic 3, is the cheapest gaming smartphone to launch in India yet.
  • TikTok has brought out a new safety feature will let users log out of their devices if their computer or phones is stolen or lost.
  • India's second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, is set to break new records
  • Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio scores another win against Vodafone Idea and Airtel with a fine of ₹30.5 billion.

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​Indian government has found a way to trace WhatsApp messages without breaking encryption

​Indian government has found a way to trace WhatsApp messages without breaking encryption


The Indian government has asked the Facebook-owned messaging service, Whatsapp, to introduce digital fingerprinting to messages shared on the platform. It won't break encryption but it will allow the government to trace the origin of messages.

The implementation of such an idea would require WhatsApp to unheave its current infrastructure and replace it with on that allows for digital fingerprinting. Aside from the implementation issues, there are also concerns that the Indian government may use such a tool for surveillance.

Cognizant's first acquisition under new CEO Brian Humphries is an Irish company that helps in manufacturing of drugs and medical devices

Cognizant's first acquisition under new CEO Brian Humphries is an Irish company that helps in manufacturing of drugs and medical devices

Cognizant has announced its first acquisition under the leadership of its new CEO, Brain Humphries. The company has acquired Cork, an Ireland-based Zenith Technologies for an undisclosed amount.

Zenith Tech specialises in digital technology to manage, control and optimise drug and medial device production.

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Xiaomi, Razer and ASUS are up against Nubia's cheapest gaming phone of 2019

Xiaomi, Razer and ASUS are up against Nubia's cheapest gaming phone of 2019

It's the year of gaming phones for India Nubia, a Chinese smartphone maker that is yet to make a name for itself in the country, just launched the cheapest gaming phone in India yet.


It's the second gaming phone to launch in 2019 and its price starts at ₹35,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant.

TikTok’s new safety feature will allow you to logout of a lost phone

TikTok’s new safety feature will allow you to logout of a lost phone

After the recent run of bad news for TikTok, the Bytedance-owned video messaging platform has launched another safety feature called ‘Device Management’ to give users more control over their accounts.

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Reliance Jio wins another fight – Airtel and Vodafone Idea may have to cough up ₹30.5 billion in fine

Reliance Jio wins another fight – Airtel and Vodafone Idea may have to cough up ₹30.5 billion in fine

In another win for India's faster growing telecom giant, Reliance Jio, its competitors -- Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea -- wil have to pay a fine for denying interconnection to Jio when the company initially entered the market in 2016.

India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 that will cost ₹10 billion will break new records

India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 that will cost ₹10 billion will break new records

India’s upcoming lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, might be India’s second trip to the moon but it will be charting into previously unknown territory on this voyage. It is going to be the first time that any country, not just India, will be landing on the moon’s South Pole.

This India’s biggest project till date costing the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) nearly ₹10 billion and will mark many ‘firsts’ for the country’s apex space agency.

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