Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts


LONDON: Facebook has banned adverts for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its sites after recent criticism from users about scams and hoaxes being promoted in their newsfeed. The world’s biggest social network said such digital currencies are “frequently associated” with “deceptive promotional practices”. “Two of our core advertising principles outline ...

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One hour of social media enough to ruin your sleeping pattern

Social Media sleeping routine

TORONTO: One hour a day on social media can derail your sleeping pattern, a new study warns. The report by Canadian researchers was commissioned to assess why so many young people struggle to sleep eight hours. They found the root problem to be social media: those who spent at least ...

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Hackers are making ATMs spit out cash, report warns


LONDON: Hackers able to make ATMs spit cash like winning slot machines are now operating inside the United States, marking the arrival of “jackpotting” attacks after widespread heists in Europe and Asia, according to security news website Krebs on Security. Thieves have used skimming devices on ATM machines to steal ...

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PM Theresa May Seeks Safe AI Future For UK


DAVOS: British PM to propose new advisory body to oversea safe and ethical deployment of AI, and urges tech firms to tackle extremism The UK Prime Minister is to indicate that she wants the United Kingdom to lead the world in the safe and ethical deployment of artificial intelligence (AI). ...

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Instagram, FB, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech


BRUSSELS: Facebook’s Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said. EU officials added that the existing members – YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook – have made progress toward meeting the code of conduct they ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Microwave ovens

PARIS: Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday. In the European Union, the electricity used by 130 million microwaves puts 7.7 million tonnes of carbon ...

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

Mark Zuckerberg facebook

LONDON: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post ...

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Intel Looks to the Future With Exotic Chips


LONDON: Chip giant Intel was rocked last week, when the discovery of two CPU security bugs, one of which predominantly affects Intel chips and could slow performance, became public. During his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Intel CEO Brain Krzanich promised quick updates to fix the problem ...

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