Today’s Tech Sightings:
Monday night’s U.S. presidential debate was the most tweeted debate ever, according to Twitter. To put this in perspective in the absence of more concrete numbers, the first presidential debate of 2012 netted 10 million tweets. The debate was also the top event on Facebook, with 75 percent of the conversation focusing on Trump. On Twitter, 62 percent of tweets dealt with Trump. A variety of issues dominated the Twitter conversation, but Trump’s denial of calling global warming a Chinese hoax was the most popular.
Google launched a new service in India Tuesday intended to extend its reach and attract new users to its platforms. The service, called Google Station, allows the company to deploy more Wi-Fi hot spots in densely-populated common areas like malls, train stations, cafes and universities. Google already has free Wi-Fi access at 53 Indian railway stations.
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information told Facebook on Tuesday to stop harvesting user information from its messaging service WhatsApp and to delete all stored data. The privacy regulator said Facebook did not have approval from Germany’s 35 million WhatsApp’s users and was therefore infringing data protection laws
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- Oculus Founder’s Funding of Trump Trolls Sparks Backlash
- Moscow Drops Microsoft Outlook as Putin Urges Self-sufficiency
- Google Assistant to Support Hindi by End Of 2016
- Security Experts Worry About Ripple Effect of the Yahoo Hack
- How YouTube Reinvented Itself for the Next Billion Users