— Priyanka Gandhi’s phone was hacked by WhatsApp spyware Pegasus: Congress —
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala today said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s phone was hacked by Pegasus spyware and she also received a message from WhatsApp sent to those whose phones were hacked. “It infected Bharti Airtel services, MTNL, National Internet Backbone, Hathway and Star Broadband among others,” Surjewala added. “BJP government is deployer of this illegal snooping,” he alleged.
— TikTok faces US security probe over $1 bn Musical.ly merger: Report —
The US government has launched a national security review of Chinese startup ByteDance, owner of lip-syncing video platform TikTok, over its $1-billion acquisition of rival Musical.ly, Reuters reported. TikTok reportedly didn’t seek clearance from US agency CFIUS on the acquisition. The probe also reportedly revolves around data security concerns and reports of censorship by TikTok.
— Musk tweets he’s not sure about ‘good of Twitter’, going offline —
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of several companies including Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Company, took to Twitter to say he isn’t sure about “good of Twitter”. “Reddit still seems good,” the entrepreneur said, further adding that he is going offline. In June, he said he deleted his Twitter account, while also changing his Twitter display name to “Daddy DotCom”.
— Facebook was in talks to buy Fitbit but Google paid double: Report —
Facebook was in talks to acquire US fitness wearables maker Fitbit before Google, however, the latter offered around double than what the social media giant was offering, The Information reported. Google on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Google said the purchase is “an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS”.