Helsinki, Florence among offbeat spots explored by Indians

  Indians are increasingly exploring offbeat destinations like Helsinki, Moscow and Florence, signifying changes in travel behaviour this year, indicates a report. A winter report based on bookings by online travel agency MakeMyTrip, shares insights on the travelling trends this holiday season, read a statement. Young travellers are driving the shift from offline to online in the travel industry. The transactions made from mobile app have increased by 59 per cent since the last winter season, whereas only 41 per cent individuals are booking via desktop. In terms of travelling destinations,…

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WeChat Denies Storing User Chat Histories

  Tencent Holdings’ WeChat, China’s most popular messenger app, on Tuesday denied storing users’ chat histories, after a top businessman was quoted in media reports as saying he believed Tencent was monitoring everyone’s account. “WeChat does not store any users’ chat history. That is only stored in users’ mobiles, computers, and other terminals,” WeChat said in a post on the social media platform. “WeChat will not use any content from user chats for big data analysis. Because of WeChat’s technical model that does not store or analyse user chats, the rumour…

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Facebook Faces Flak for Removing ‘Birth Becomes Her’ Video

  Facebook is facing criticism from fans of birth photographer Monet Nicole Moutrie after her ‘Birth Becomes Her’ video that amassed over 100 million views over a period of seven months was removed from the social media platform. With no notice, Facebook has removed the video, Cosmopolitan reported on Monday. Reacting to the Facebook response, many users are sharing the video again. “Monet Nicole Moutrie was banned from Facebook again, this time for this video. Share far and wide!”, wrote one user. Making her dissatisfaction public, Moutrie said in a blog post that the video was removed…

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