Google extends work-from-home option till January 2022 amid COVID-19 surge
Google has extended its global voluntary return-to-office policy through January 10, 2022, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, CEO Sundar Pichai announced. Beyond January, Google will allow different countries and locations to decide when to end voluntary work-from-home conditions with a 30-day notice. “The road ahead maybe a little longer and bumpier than we hoped,” Pichai said.
I used to coax people with a free coffee to use Reddit: Co-founder
Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian recently tweeted, “I used to cajole people in cafes with a free coffee to use Reddit in order to get user feedback.” He further wrote, “If your CEO isn’t ready to talk to customers from day 1 in order to improve the product – find a new one.” Ohanian founded Reddit in 2005 with Steve Huffman.
New IT rules seek to prevent misuse of freedom of press: Centre to HC
The new IT rules seek to prevent the misuse of freedom of the press, the Centre told Delhi HC. The rules will protect the citizens from fake news in the digital media space, the Centre added. “The regulatory vacuum with respect to digital media’s content has led to the spread [of] fake news…without any accountability of digital news publishers,” it added.
WhatsApp banned over 30 lakh Indian accounts from June 16 to July 31
WhatsApp banned over 30 lakh Indian accounts from June 16 to July 31 this year, WhatsApp’s second compliance report under the new Information Technology Rules, 2021, stated. WhatsApp banned accounts for violating either the laws of India or WhatsApp’s Terms of Service. In its first report, WhatsApp said it banned 20 lakh Indian accounts from May 15 to June 15.
New Apple Watch production delayed due to complicated design
The production of the upcoming Apple Watch has been delayed in large part due to its complicated design as per reports. Manufacturers reportedly began small-scale production last week, but they faced difficulties in reaching satisfactory production performance. The production has been temporarily suspended as Apple and its suppliers try to sort out the issues, the report said.