Facebook, facing growing criticism for posts that have incited violence in countries including Sri Lanka, has said that it would begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed. MORE..
Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries. MORE..
WhatsApp is now labeling its forwarded messages, in a move that the company hopes will curb some of the app’s viral misinformation problems. MORE..
If you tried to find out which Disney Princess you were on Facebook years ago, you might’ve given up more than your name. A security researcher found that a popular quiz app on Facebook called “Nametests” had a flaw that let anyone pull up information on more than 120 million people, even after the app was deleted. MORE..
Facebook is developing a tool that would help users monitor time spent on the platform, demonstrating the company’s new commitment to users’ well-being after a string of scandals that threatened trust in the social media platform. MORE..
In 2017, Google and Uber teamed up to put a feature in Google Maps: You could search for, book and pay for an Uber directly from Google Maps. You didn’t need the Uber app installed. Eighteen months later, the feature is dead. Google posted a new support page stating, “You can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps.”
The 2018 soccer World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and is likely to be one of the most widely viewed sporting events in history, more popular even than the Olympics. So the potential winners are of significant interest. MORE..
India and China have launched their first joint projects in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. MORE..
Snapchat had introduced the Snap Map feature in order to help a user to share his/her location with friends. The Snap Map feature also lets a user view the snaps that their friend has shared that same location. MORE..
Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather than disguised by a process known as “hashing.” MORE..
Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-affiliated data firm at the center of Facebook’s worst privacy scandal in history, is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. MORE..
In one of the highlights of today’s F8 conference, Facebook announced it was entering the online dating space with new features. MORE..
Google has a mobile operating system that powers almost 85% of the smartphones in the market today, a number that can be attributed to the wide price bracket Android devices are available in. MORE..
Mark Zuckerberg, under stern questioning by US legislators, said Facebook collects information on consumers who are not registered as users, acknowledging something that has been reported but not publicly spelt out by the company. MORE..
One of the best things about Android is that it’s an open source project, so developers are free to edit it to create their own custom ROMs. MORE..
An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. MORE..
Former rivals BlackBerry and Microsoft have announced they were collaborating to offer enterprises a solution that integrates the latter’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s Cloud and productivity apps. MORE..
The United Nations has warned that Facebook’s platform is contributing to the spread of hate speech and ethnic violence in crisis hit Myanmar. MORE..
Facebook on Thursday (Mar 1) put an end to a test of splitting its signature News Feed into two, an idea that roiled how people consumed news in the six countries where it occurred and added to concern about Facebook’s power. MORE..