cChina has adopted Russia’s playbook for spreading disinformation on Facebook and Twitter, deploying those tactics in its increasingly heated information war over the protests that have convulsed Hong Kong. MORE..
Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned (FB.O) photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. MORE..
Facebook pages claiming to sell the Libra cryptocurrency are proliferating across the social network, despite the firm’s digital currency still being months away from launch. MORE..
An online message board accused of hosting extremist content was temporarily inaccessible Monday after its cybersecurity provider cut off support for a “cesspool of hate” following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. MORE..
Google is once again validating rumors about the Pixel 4, this time for its touch-free control. The company has confirmed that its next flagship phones.... MORE..
Miniature remote controlled cars have proved to be a crowd-pleaser at track and field throwing events, but for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Toyota Motor Corp is upping the game with a hi-tech way to fetch javelins and hammers: pint-sized, self-driving A.I. robot cars. MORE..
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. MORE..
Google announced on Thursday that it is introducing new transit crowdedness predictions in its Maps app. Now, you can see how crowded your bus, train, or tube is likely to be before heading out on your commute. MORE..
The White House will investigate a French plan to impose taxes on technology companies, a move that’s been a prelude to new U.S. tariffs under the Trump administration, according to two people familiar with the matter. MORE..
Instagram is inviting users to think again before posting unkind comments with a new tool designed to curb bullying on the social media platform. MORE..
Over ten million users have been duped in installing a fake Samsung app named “Updates for Samsung” that promises firmware updates, but, in reality, redirects users to an ad-filled website and charges for firmware downloads. MORE..
The strategic partnership will focus on developing technologies for assisted driving systems, automated driving on highways and automated parking, BMW and Daimler said in a statement, adding that the two companies will implement the technologies in their cars independently. MORE..
A group of hackers specialized in attacking banks has hit again, and this time they’ve breached four targets in Asia, respectively in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Kyrgyzstan, security researchers from Group-IB have told ZDNet. MORE..
Facebook on Wednesday issued a statement saying that an issue with uploading or sending media files on its apps and platforms has been resolved. MORE..
Users around the world Wednesday are having problems signing into Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook is down at the moment, various news outlets and blogs are reporting, and issues include login features as well as photos and other images failing to load properly. MORE..
In a tiny room on the edge of a nondescript building complex, sits an unlikely participant in Hong Kong’s protest movement. Behind his laptop computer, Tony (not his real name) monitors scores of groups on private messaging app Telegram and online forums. MORE..
As Facebook grapples with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing changes that limit the spread of messages in two countries where it has come under fire in recent years: Sri Lanka and Myanmar. MORE..