Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tech

International scientist Dr Sarwar Naqvi laid to rest

NEW YORK: International scientist and companion of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man landed on moon, Dr Syed Sarwar Naqvi, was laid to rest at village Lakhman Chontra, situated on bank of river Ravi, in Kabirwala. Dr Sarwar got his early education from Lawrence’s School Karachi. In 1961, he ...

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Sony buys controlling stake in EMI

LONDON: Sony says it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing for $2.3bn (£1.71bn) as it looks to boost its music portfolio. The deal would mean Sony would indirectly own about 90% of the firm and its some two million songs by artists from Queen and ...

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WhatsApp Bug Allows Blocked Users to Send Messages

LONDON: Latest critical WhatsApp bug has been discovered, that makes users uncomfortable and worried. This latest WhatsApp bug allows blocked users to send messages to the people who blocked them in the first place. While WhatsApp has not publicized the issue and did not take any step to fix it ...

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Mark Zuckerberg apologises to EU lawmakers over data leak

BRUSSELS: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologised to European Union lawmakers on Tuesday for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world’s biggest social media network. Zuckerberg agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about ...

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PayPal buys payments startup iZettle

SAN FRANSICO: PayPal announced a deal to buy Swedish online commerce startup iZettle for $2.2 billion, a deal that came as the young company was poised for a stock market debut. US-based PayPal, a unit of eBay, said that its biggest acquisition to date would strengthen its platform for handling ...

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Uber Loses Its Chief Product Officer

Uber’s chief product officer, Jeff Holden, said he is leaving the company after a four-year stint that included the development of the company’s carpool service and oversight of its flying-taxi initiative. Mr. Holden told colleagues his last day at the San Francisco ride-hailing firm is Thursday, a spokesman confirmed. Uber ...

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Zuckerberg to face European Parliament

BRUSSELS: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak with leaders of the European parliament next week about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company – but might avoid a public testimony like the one he endured in the United States. The EU and British parliaments have been ...

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iPhones may come with USB Type-C fast charger

LONDON: Apple iPhones coming in 2018 could come with one major update. A report from ChargerLab claims that Apple iPhones that are expected to launch in September will ship with an 18-watt USB Type-C Lightning fast charger. This will not only facilitate faster charging but also enable faster data transfer. ...

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Facebook Removed 583 Million Fake Accounts

LONDON: Facebook has had community standards and a dedicated safety team for years now, but has previously been reluctant to share exactly how guidelines are enforced and how much content is actually removed. Today (15 May), the company released figures around the removal of content for the first time in an unprecedented ...

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