Sunday, 23 February 2020

Tech

Facebook expands fact-check effort to photos, videos

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it would launch fact-checking of photos and videos as it expands the effort to curb misinformation to more countries. The huge social network, which has been a frequent target for failing to stop the spread of false news, said it will use machine learning and other ...

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Microsoft GitHub services completely free for schools

LONDON: GitHub has announced that they are expanding their offering to teaching-focus institutions by now offering them both GitHub Enterprise and Business Hosted accounts for free in addition to all of the previously available free services. A special page has gone up on the official GitHub Education website where anyone ...

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Apple to make 20% fewer new model iPhones this year

Apple Inc expects to ship 80 million new model iPhones this year, down 20 percent from what it had planned at the same time last year, Japanese financial daily Nikkei reported, citing industry sources. The California-based firm has asked suppliers to make about 20 percent fewer components for the three ...

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Google faces EU antitrust fine over Android case in July

BRUSSELS: Google is expected to be hit with a second EU antitrust fine in mid-July for using its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, three people familiar with the matter said. The European Commission, which has been investigating the case involving the unit of Alphabet since 2015, ...

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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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