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Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Facebook Inc. (FB) said that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 16, 2018  4:19 pm
Twitter CEO criticised over Myanmar tweets

Twitter CEO criticised over Myanmar tweets

Twitter’s chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 10, 2018  6:45 pm
Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada

Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada

The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada. She faces extradition to the United States. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 6, 2018  11:37 am
Nasa lands Mars InSight probe to study planet’s interior

Nasa lands Mars InSight probe to study planet’s interior

After a seven-month, 300m-mile journey, Nasa’s Mars InSight probe has reached its destination and touched down near the red planet’s equator. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 27, 2018  9:51 am
Samsung apologises to sick factory workers

Samsung apologises to sick factory workers

Samsung has formally apologised to employees who fell sick or died after working in its factories. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 26, 2018  8:31 pm
Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store over child pornography

Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store over child pornography

Tumblr says that child pornography was the reason for its app’s sudden disappearance from the iOS App Store. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 20, 2018  4:56 pm
China’s Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

China’s Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter

China’s state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader sporting a sharp suit and a somewhat robotic voice. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  11:49 am
Sri Lanka provides cheapest broadband in Asia, coming in second globally

Sri Lanka provides cheapest broadband in Asia, coming in second globally

A survey conducted by Cable.co.uk has revealed that Sri Lanka provides the cheapest fixed broadband in Asia while only coming in second globally. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 7, 2018  11:35 am
Uber to resume self-driving car testing after fatal accident in March

Uber to resume self-driving car testing after fatal accident in March

Uber is seeking permission from the state of Pennsylvania to resume testing its self-driving cars on public roads more than seven months after a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 4, 2018  8:35 pm
Google employees walk out to protest sexism, inequality

Google employees walk out to protest sexism, inequality

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 1, 2018  6:27 pm
Apple investigating report of forced student labor at Apple Watch factory

Apple investigating report of forced student labor at Apple Watch factory

Apple is looking into its Apple Watch supply chain after a report was published last week claiming its manufacturer relied on student interns to complete the devices, according to the Financial Times. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 30, 2018  1:26 pm
Facebook removes 8.7m child nudity images in three months

Facebook removes 8.7m child nudity images in three months

Facebook has said that 8.7 million images of child nudity were removed by its moderators in just three months. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 24, 2018  11:14 pm
YouTube back up after being hit by major outage

YouTube back up after being hit by major outage

YouTube users were left searching for other ways to entertain themselves Tuesday (16) after outages spanning the globe lasted more than an hour. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 17, 2018  9:33 am
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, Reuters reports, citing a statement from his family. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 16, 2018  11:10 am
IoT and 5G on the agenda in Sri Lanka – R&M

IoT and 5G on the agenda in Sri Lanka – R&M

Sri Lanka’s telecoms sector is making significant progress in its IoT ventures, according to Research & Markets. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 12, 2018  5:46 pm
Microsoft halts Windows 10 update amid reports it deletes files

Microsoft halts Windows 10 update amid reports it deletes files

Microsoft pumped the brakes on its rollout of the latest version of its Windows 10operating system, after users reported the recent update deleted files on their computers. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 8, 2018  5:22 pm
Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers

Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers

Two researchers from the US and Japan have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries that have revolutionised cancer care, turning the body’s immune system loose to fight tumours in an approach credited with saving an untold number of lives. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 2, 2018  12:49 pm
Facebook security breach: 50 million accounts attacked

Facebook security breach: 50 million accounts attacked

Facebook has said “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 28, 2018  11:52 pm
Instagram’s co-founders have resigned from Facebook

Instagram’s co-founders have resigned from Facebook

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned from the photo-sharing company today. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 25, 2018  1:14 pm
World’s richest man Jeff Bezos on how a Sri Lankan changed his direction in life

World’s richest man Jeff Bezos on how a Sri Lankan changed his direction in life

Jeff Bezos – founder of Amazon, the wealthiest person in modern history, world’s first centi-billionaire, founder of Blue Origin, owner of Washington Post. In short, 54-year-old Bezos has achieved everything a man dreams of. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  11:13 am
Linux creator is taking time off, apologizes for ‘uncalled for’ behavior

Linux creator is taking time off, apologizes for ‘uncalled for’ behavior

Creator of open-source software Linux, Linus Torvalds, is taking time off and apologizing for his “unprofessional and uncalled for” behavior, Torvalds said in an email to members of the Linux community Sunday. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 18, 2018  1:15 pm
AI will widen gap between rich and poor, warns former Microsoft & Google executive

AI will widen gap between rich and poor, warns former Microsoft & Google executive

Artificial intelligence will widen the chasm that already separates the rich and the poor, warns a former Microsoft and Google executive. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 10, 2018  4:33 pm
Artificial intelligence nails predictions of earthquake aftershocks

Artificial intelligence nails predictions of earthquake aftershocks

A machine-learning study that analysed hundreds of thousands of earthquakes beat the standard method at predicting the location of aftershocks. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 30, 2018  12:08 pm
China becomes world’s biggest online community surpassing 802 mn users

China becomes world’s biggest online community surpassing 802 mn users

There are now as many internet users in China as there are people in the US, Indonesia and Brazil combined. And two in five Chinese are still offline. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 21, 2018  11:18 am
Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for 8 hours

Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for 8 hours

Cuba’s government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island’s more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in an eight-hour test before it launches sales of the service. MORE..

(0) Comments | August 16, 2018  1:00 pm