Germany Seeks to Fine Operators of Telegram Messenger App | Business News

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have launched proceedings against Telegram that could see the messenger app’s operators fined for failing to abide by laws requiring social media sites to police their users’ actions.

German magazine Der Spiegel reported over the weekend that officials believe use of the Telegram app has reached a threshold where it can be treated in the same way as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok when it comes to requiring cooperation with German authorities.

A Justice Ministry spokeswoman confirmed Monday that authorities have written to Telegram’s operators in the United Arab Emirates over its failure to provide a channel for raising complaints and a contact person in Germany.

“The company now has the opportunity to respond,” the spokeswoman, Rabea Boennighausen, told reporters in Berlin.

Der Spiegel reported that the company could face fines of up to 5.5 million euros ($6.7 million) if it doesn’t comply with the requirements.

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OneDrive for Business will soon have a progressive web app

Microsoft will soon roll out a progressive web app (PWA) for OneDrive for Business. You can already access OneDrive for Business on the web, but the new PWA will help it look better on browsers such as Edge, Chrome, and Firefox. For example, PWAs on Microsoft Edge either support or will soon support customizable title bars, streamlined menus, and controls within title bars.

The Microsoft 365 roadmap outlines the feature:

You can now install the web version of OneDrive for Business as a Progressive Web App (PWA) in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, or other browser that supports Progressive Web Apps. After you install the web version of OneDrive for Business as a Progressive Web App, you can launch it from your desktop, and it will work the same way as it does in your web browser.

According to Microsoft, the OneDrive for Business PWA could arrive as

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New app coming this month for finding Easton businesses, services


EASTON – Looking to try a new restaurant, need a birthday gift, ready to sell your house, seeking a new dentist, want the best place for a hike? Easton’s going to have an app for that.

By the end of June, anyone will be able to download a new app to their phone that will put an Easton business directory at their fingertips. The app will also list events, recreational offerings and provide information about town government such as how to get a building permit.

The new app is being funded by a $71,000 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development’s Local Pilot Project.


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Peloton’s app is getting cheaper for millions of people

The app, which features thousands of instructor-led fitness classes, normally costs $12.99 per month. But in an effort to make its popular digital membership “more inclusive and accessible to a range of professionals and communities,” Peloton is slashing that monthly price for some subscribers.

Students will now pay $6.99 per month. Teachers, healthcare workers and first responders will be charged $9.99 per month, while military members and their families can pay a $9.99 rate that’s locked in for life. Prices depend on verification that’s completed when signing up.

Peloton is offering new pricing tiers for its app.

These digital-only memberships, which offer classes that don’t require Peloton’s hardware, have grown to nearly 900,000 subscribers.

Peloton’s app works on iOS and Android mobile devices, its website and connected video devices. It’s the company’s latest effort to broaden its dedicated user base, especially in light of the recent losses and bad PR related to recalling its treadmills that were tied
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