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TecQ: ISIS on TikTok, Redmi Note 8, New JioPhone Plans & More

Here’s a look at the top technology news of the week.

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TecQ is our weekly round-up of the latest stories from the world of technology.

Netflix Knows You’re Using a Friend’s Account

Here’s a look at the top technology news of the week.
Netflix has its customer base in 190 countries.
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Many people out there prefer using someone else’s Netflix account and password to watch content on the platform. After all, who doesn’t like free stuff?

And the company, via its recent earnings report, has indicated that it knows you are using its content without paying for it. Answering one of the investor’s questions, Gregory K. Peters, Chief Product Officer, Netflix said that “I think we continue to monitor it, so we're looking at the situation.”

Read the full story here.

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TikTok Misused for ISIS Propaganda, Many Accounts Removed

Here’s a look at the top technology news of the week.
New trouble brewing for TikTok this week?
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In a bid to target youths across the globe, terrorist group ISIS is using TikTok to spread its religious propaganda. This revelation was made in a Wall Street Journal report this week, which quotes a social-media intelligence company called Storyful that was able to track accounts with extremist intent on the platform.

According to the company, the content circulated is likely to have been made to appeal to more people to come on board with ISIS, to fight for their cause, as the US continues to withdraw its troops from Syria.

Read the full story here.

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OnePlus 7T Review: Best Phone Worth Buying For Under Rs 40,000?

Here’s a look at the top technology news of the week.
OnePlus 7T is the latest phone from the brand in India.
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OnePlus did its annual ‘T’ upgrade ritual this year as well, and with the 7T people did get more features than most of us expected. The phone made its public debut before the 7T Pro (which is hardly an upgrade) with a new set of features, which resulted in a price bump of Rs 5,000 for the base variant.

We’ve taken a few weeks to test the phone, to study its battery consumption patterns, how the camera responds and getting a couple of updates that help in improving some features.

Read the full review here.

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Reliance Offers New JioPhone Plans From Rs 75 With Data & Calls

Here’s a look at the top technology news of the week.
The 4G-enabled feature phone comes in two variants, priced up to Rs 2,999.
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After making changes to its regular mobile data plans, offering free calling minutes for non-Jio numbers, Reliance on Friday has updated its plans for JioPhone users also. The company is offering new plans starting from Rs 75 per month, going up to Rs 185 and offering up to 2GB data per day.

In addition to this, the new plans for JioPhone come bundled with 500 minutes of voice calls to non-Jio mobile network. Jio pointed out these plans come with the highest amount of data, voice calls and value-added services, claiming to offer 25 percent more value than its competition.

Read the full story here.

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Redmi Note 8 vs Realme 5: Which Phone is Better Under Rs 10,000?

Here’s a look at the top technology news of the week.
The Redmi Note 8 (left) vs Realme 5 (right).
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Middle-segment consumers, who comprise a major chunk of the Indian smartphone market, aspire to have a phone loaded to the teeth with features, but don’t want to spend a lot on it.

The good thing is that smartphone companies understand that sentiment and are offering phones under Rs 10,000 with a more than impressive specification sheet.

The recently launched Redmi Note 8 is a worthy competitor in this segment, while the other option you can consider against the Redmi is the Realme 5 which starts at Rs 8,999.

Read the full comparison here.

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