Wednesday, 24 January 2018

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Instagram, FB, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

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BRUSSELS: Facebook’s Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said. EU officials added that the existing members – YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook – have made progress toward meeting the code of conduct they ...

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Intel Looks to the Future With Exotic Chips

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LONDON: Chip giant Intel was rocked last week, when the discovery of two CPU security bugs, one of which predominantly affects Intel chips and could slow performance, became public. During his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Intel CEO Brain Krzanich promised quick updates to fix the problem ...

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Uber hacked trade secrets, bribed foreign officials, court letter says

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WASHINGTON: A former Uber employee has alleged that a special division within the global ride-hailing app was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of foreign officials and several means of unlawful surveillance. The allegations against Uber were part of a latter dubbed as ...

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Yahoo parent sues Mozilla for replacing it with Google as Firefox default search

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NEW YORK: Roughly three years ago, Yahoo and Mozilla announced that Yahoo would be the default search engine on Firefox in the US. That relationship ended early when Mozilla released the much-improved Firefox Quantum browser last month, with Google as the default search provider. Now, Yahoo’s parent company, Oath (Verizon), is suing Mozilla for breach ...

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YouTube Search Autofill Surfaced Disturbing Child Sex Results

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YouTube has been working hard lately to fix issues around child exploitation and abuse. The Google-owned video service revamped its policies and their enforcement around videos featuring minors or family-friendly characters in disturbing situations. Over the weekend, the company promised a crackdown on inappropriate comments on kid-friendly videos in response ...

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Prince William launches anti-cyber bullying plan

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LONDON: The Duke of Cambridge is expected to launch a guide for children on how to cope with a “banter escalation scenario”, after bringing together social media giants to help combat cyberbullying. The Duke announced a “green cross code” for the 21st century, teaching young people aged 11-16 what to ...

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Google puts Uber on alert by investing in arch-rival Lyft

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LONDON: Alphabet’s growth-stage investment division, CapitalG, will lead the the investment, which comes four years after Google Ventures, which targets early stage companies, made a $250m investment in Uber. Lyft only operates in the US, but it now has a quarter of the market there, growing its share as Uber ...

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Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced late Wednesday night that it is spending $1.1 billion to hire a team of engineers from the smartphone business of the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer HTC in a bid to bring more hardware expertise to its own mobile technology operations. HTC said many of its estimated 2,000 ...

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Google honours Madam Noor Jehan with doodle on 91st birthday

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LONDON: Today would have marked the 91st birthday of Madam Noorjehan, and Google dedicated a doodle for their homepage in her honour. Born Allah Rakhi Wasai on September 21, 1925, she was known as the “Malika-e-Taranum” (Queen of Melody) across the world. Her voice and unique style of singing captured ...

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Google Hit With Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google, which is already under federal investigation over claims of unfair pay practices, has been sued by three former employees who allege that the company pays women less than men for similar work. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in California Superior Court in San Francisco by Kelly ...

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