Sunday, 18 March 2018


Alphabet’s unit discloses Snapchat investment

    Alphabet Inc’s venture capital arm CapitalG, earlier known as Google Capital, disclosed an investment in Snapchat by adding the social networking firm’s logo to a page on its investment portfolio website. CapitalG has not made a formal announcement and it was not clear when Google made the investment. ...

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WhatsApp warned over privacy by European watchdog

Brussels-European privacy watchdogs have warned WhatsApp over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for US intelligence purposes. The popular messaging service’s recent change in privacy policy to start sharing users’ phone numbers with Facebook – the ...

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Facebook loses first round in suit over storing bio-metric data

Facebook Inc (FB.O) lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it “unlawfully” collected and stored users’ biometric data derived from their faces in photographs. The judge presiding over the case in a California federal court on Thursday ...

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Netflix subscriptions boom around world

Netflix Inc added over 50 percent more subscribers than expected in the third quarter as original shows such as “Stranger Things” drew new international viewers and kept U.S. customers despite a price hike, sending its shares soaring 20 percent in late trade. The company’s performance represented a turnaround from the ...

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Twitter boss Jack Dorsey’s account was briefly hacked


The man who founded and runs Twitter has found himself at the centre of an embarrassing episode – having his account hacked. Jack Dorsey, who founded the site in 2006, had his Twitter and Vine accounts briefly compromised by the same group that has previously caught out Facebook chief Mark ...

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How to access hidden messages on Facebook


Facebook has a secret folder that’s full of messages it thinks its users don’t want to see. Last year, the company revamped its Messenger service to get rid of the old system, which categories messages into ones that people might want to see in an “Inbox” and “Other”. It swapped ...

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