Friday, 17 August 2018

Tech

Moscow court bans messaging app Telegram

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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Google’s Gmail redesign

LONDON: Google has revealed a big upcoming refresh for Gmail on the web. As first reported by The Verge, the upgrade was revealed in a message from Google to administrators of G Suite accounts – G Suite being the suite of Google services that organizations can use on their own ...

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Facebook CEO says his own data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday told lawmakers that his own personal data was included in that of 87 million or so Facebook users that was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. But he pushed back on congress members’ suggestions that users do not have ...

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Toyota Investing Billions In New Self-Driving Car Company

TOKYO: Toyota is one of the many companies exploring self-driving car technologies for the future of mobility. The Japanese car giant has announced that it’s teaming up with two of its suppliers to set up a new company that will be dedicated to the research and development of autonomous cars. ...

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WhatsApp rolls out new features for IOS devices

LONDON: Facebook-owned social messaging application WhatsApp is rolling out new feature that allows users to add time or location filter in photos and videos. The new feature is similar to Instagram and Snapchat where the user could add similar stickers while sharing videos and photos. How to add filters Press the ...

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Bill Gates Says Bitcoin has Caused Deaths

NEW YORK: Microsoft founder Bill Gates criticised the anonymity of cryptocurrencies during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Tuesday, even going so far as to suggest that their use in the illicit drugs trade has directly caused death. “The main feature of crypto currencies is their anonymity,” he said. ...

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California to allow self-driving cars on road

CALIFORNIA: Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of California, where ...

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Google launched its own job search engine

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Google’s mission is to steer people to the information they need in their daily lives. One crucial area the Internet giant says could use some work: Jobs. So Google is launching a new initiative, Google for Jobs, that includes a feature in search that collects and organizes millions ...

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China unveils hypersonic jet: Reach London in just minutes

LONDON: A hypersonic plane design has been revealed by Chinese researchers that can take passengers and cargo from Beijing to New York in just two hours. Yes, which means it will be one-seventh of the time that presently it takes to travel from Beijing to NewYork on a plane. Cui ...

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Google disclosed Microsoft Edge security flaw

LONDON: Google seems to be gunning for Microsoft again by going public with a vulnerability in Microsoft Edge before Microsoft could develop a patch. The flaw affects Microsoft’s Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG) which Microsoft described a year ago in a post about major security improvements released in the Creators Update ...

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