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Facebook to remove misinformation that leads to violence

Facebook to remove misinformation that leads to violence

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..

(0) Comments | July 19, 2018  11:21 am
Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

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..

(0) Comments | July 18, 2018  5:34 pm
WhatsApp now labels forwarded messages to curb fake news

WhatsApp now labels forwarded messages to curb fake news

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..

(0) Comments | July 11, 2018  12:17 pm
Popular Facebook quiz app exposed data on more than 120 million users

Popular Facebook quiz app exposed data on more than 120 million users

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..

(0) Comments | July 1, 2018  4:19 pm
Facebook Developing a Time-Management Tool for Users

Facebook Developing a Time-Management Tool for Users

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..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2018  3:38 pm
Google Maps removes Uber integration

Google Maps removes Uber integration

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.”

(0) Comments | June 19, 2018  12:25 pm
Machine learning predicts World Cup winner

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner

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..

(0) Comments | June 13, 2018  3:48 pm
Apple joins the war on Facebook over privacy

Apple joins the war on Facebook over privacy

The eyes of the tech world were on Apple this week - until Facebook’s latest privacy crisis subsumed everything. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 8, 2018  1:48 pm
Google to dissolve the old Gmail design soon

Google to dissolve the old Gmail design soon

San Francisco, Google has introduced an “early adopter programme (EAP)” for its newly designed Gmail with features like Gmail offline and nudging. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 5, 2018  2:10 pm
Fortnite sued for ‘copying’ rival game PUBG

Fortnite sued for ‘copying’ rival game PUBG

The makers of Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular video games, have been accused of copying rival title PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). MORE..

(0) Comments | May 30, 2018  12:45 pm
India, China launch first joint projects in Big Data, AI

India, China launch first joint projects in Big Data, AI

India and China have launched their first joint projects in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 28, 2018  11:55 am
Snapchat introduces more privacy options for Send and Receive location on Snap Map

Snapchat introduces more privacy options for Send and Receive location on Snap Map

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..

(0) Comments | May 25, 2018  4:09 pm
Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

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..

(0) Comments | May 4, 2018  7:45 am
Cambridge Analytica closing down following Facebook data controversy

Cambridge Analytica closing down following Facebook data controversy

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..

(0) Comments | May 3, 2018  8:00 am
Facebook takes on Tinder with its new dating service

Facebook takes on Tinder with its new dating service

In one of the highlights of today’s F8 conference, Facebook announced it was entering the online dating space with new features. MORE..

(0) Comments | May 2, 2018  3:31 pm
Google to finally bring iMessage-like service called ‘Chat’ to Android

Google to finally bring iMessage-like service called ‘Chat’ to Android

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..

(0) Comments | April 20, 2018  3:23 pm
Zuckerberg admits Facebook collects data from non-users

Zuckerberg admits Facebook collects data from non-users

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..

(0) Comments | April 12, 2018  1:19 pm
Facebook scandal ‘hit 87 million users’

Facebook scandal ‘hit 87 million users’

Facebook believes the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica - many more than previously disclosed. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 5, 2018  1:21 pm
Google is blocking apps from uncertified Android devices

Google is blocking apps from uncertified Android devices

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..

(0) Comments | March 27, 2018  3:17 pm
Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving car

Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving car

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..

(0) Comments | March 20, 2018  5:05 pm
BlackBerry, Microsoft collaborate on productivity Apps for mobiles

BlackBerry, Microsoft collaborate on productivity Apps for mobiles

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..

(0) Comments | March 20, 2018  1:32 pm
UN says Facebook is accelerating ethnic violence in Myanmar

UN says Facebook is accelerating ethnic violence in Myanmar

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..

(0) Comments | March 13, 2018  5:59 pm
Facebook ends ‘Explore’ news feed experiment

Facebook ends ‘Explore’ news feed experiment

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..

(0) Comments | March 2, 2018  5:02 pm
Micromax feature phones to run KaiOS in Sri Lanka

Micromax feature phones to run KaiOS in Sri Lanka

Micromax Informatics on Monday announced a partnership with KaiOS Technologies in order to create a unique mobile experience for the former’s customers in Sri Lanka and Middle East. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 27, 2018  3:01 pm
Nokia attempts a smartphone comeback with Android

Nokia attempts a smartphone comeback with Android

Remember when Nokia was the mobile phone powerhouse? Under a new owner, HMD Global, the brand is trying to make a comeback to the top with Android smartphones. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 27, 2018  2:44 pm