Sunday, 27 May 2018

Tech

Facebook makes serious management shakeup

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LONDON: Facebook confirmed an unprecedented management team shakeup in the aftermath of a major data privacy scandal that has rocked the social network. Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg remained chief of Facebook, with chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg his second-in-command. Chris Cox, a longtime member of Zuckerberg’s inner circle, was put in ...

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Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

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LONDON: Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords on Thursday (May 3) 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”. The social network disclosed the issue in ...

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Iran Develops Its Own Cryptocurrency

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TEHRAN: Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi says the Iranian cryptocurrency is being developed under a joint project involving the ministry’s ICT Research Institute, Central Bank of Iran’s Monetary and Banking Research Institute and the state-run Post Bank. “Last week, in a joint meeting aimed ...

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Apple may drop 3D-Touch on upcoming LCD iPhone

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LONDON: We all know Ming-Chi Kuo as the analyst that usually gets Apple rumors correct. The latest note from KGI Securities suggests that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, the entry-level model, will drop 3D Touch due to some new component changes that would drive up the cost. Kuo says the 2018 ...

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WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16 ahead of data law change

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LONDON: WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O), is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month. WhatsApp will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 years old ...

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Chrome 66 restricts autoplay by default

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LONDON: Google Chrome is being used over 1 billion users worldwide. Chrome 66 has been released on Tuesday by Google and is made available on Operating systems such as Windows, iOS, Linux, Max and Android with new changes in autoplay option and security features like Export Password. Chrome users can ...

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Twitter Goes Down

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LONDON: Twitter users have put up numerous posts about their inability to enter the site. For the last few hours, Twitter has been working intermittently. At the moment, when a user tries to load the site on their browser, they receive the following message: “Something is technically wrong.” The DownDetector ...

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Remove apps you don’t want, Facebook asks users

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LONDON: Days after Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress, Facebook has issued an advisory to all its users reminding them they control which apps they want to share their information with. In the advisory, Facebook directed users to the Apps and Website section of their settings, where ...

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Apple reportedly working on gold iPhone X

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SAN FRANSISCO: Apple is reportedly working on a gold-colour variant of premium iPhone X as seen in recent photos published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). “This seems a little too good to be true but the FCC appears to have published photos of a gold iPhone X. Dated ...

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Moscow court bans messaging app Telegram

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MOSCOW court banned Telegram messaging app, leading the way for it to be blocked across Russia for not turning over encrypted messaging traffic to security services. The court approved a request from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s communications watchdog, after an 18-minute hearing on Friday. telegram founder Pavel Durov ordered his lawyers not ...

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