Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Tech

UK lawmakers slam FB’s evasive answers

LONDON: The head of the UK Parliament’s media committee slammed Facebook on Friday for what it described as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news. Committee chair Damian Collins said that Facebook’s claims that it was unable to distinguish between political and non-political advertising is “difficult to believe.” He ...

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Facebook patents for emotion-detecting selfie filters

LONDON: Seems like Facebook is seeking to improve itself in unique ways as it has filed a patent for ‘emotion-detecting’ selfie filters. A recent public patent demonstrates that the popular social media app Facebook is looking to launch a tech that can detect emotions and automatically choose an animated selfie ...

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Google, Facebook manipulate users to share data despite EU law

LONDON: Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering “invasive” and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice, a government study said Wednesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council found that the US tech giants´ privacy updates clash ...

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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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