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New Facebook Bug Exposed Millions of Photos

Facebook has revealed that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted. It made the announcement a day after hosting its pop-up privacy experience “It’s Your Facebook” in New York’s Bryant Park. It said several third-party apps had access to “a broader set of photos […]

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Amazon Uses Dummy Parcels to Catch Thieves

Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes. Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the city of Jersey. The homes selected for the experiment were chosen using the […]

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Bieber Fans Help YouTube Rewind Become ‘Most Disliked’

YouTube Rewind 2018, the annual review of the platform’s highlights, has become its most “disliked” video. It has almost 10.1 million “dislikes”, with more than 82% of its viewers saying they did not enjoy it. With almost 9.9 million “dislikes”, the video for Justin Bieber’s 2010 song Baby had filled the bottom slot for several […]

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YouTube, Under Pressure for Problem Content, Takes Down 58 Million Videos in Quarter

YouTube took down more than 58 million videos and 224 million comments during the third quarter based on violations of its policies, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday in an effort to demonstrate progress in suppressing problem content. Government officials and interest groups in the United States, Europe and Asia have been […]

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Apple to Create $1bn Texas Base

Apple has announced plans to build a new campus in Austin, Texas, saying the project will involve a $1bn (£790m) investment. The company already has an existing base in the city. The iPhone-maker said it expected the latest move would eventually make it the state capital’s biggest private employer. One expert said the area had […]

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YouTube Deletes Cheating Videos After Investigation

YouTube has deleted thousands of videos promoting academic cheating in the last week after a BBC Trending investigation. The videos all advertised essay-writing services, which can lead to serious penalties for students. Facebook and Google have been asked by a regulator to stop making money from adverts for these companies. All the social media companies […]

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Australia Changes Data Encryption Laws

Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages. The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help combat terrorism and crime. However critics have listed wide-ranging concerns, including that the laws could undermine the overall security and privacy of users. […]

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Sound from Mars Heard for The First Time on Earth

Was there ever life on Mars? Maybe. Is there sound? Definitely. On Friday, NASA released audio of the Martian wind, the first time sound has been recorded on another planet’s surface. NASA’s InSight Mars lander, which touched down on the red planet last week, captured a bassy vibrating rumble deflecting off the lander’s 7-foot solar […]

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Google Announces ‘Journalism AI’ Project

To help news industry use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in more innovative ways, Google has announced a partnership with Polis, the international journalism think-tank at London School of Economics and Political Science, to create “Journalism AI”. Part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), the “Journalism AI” project will focus on research and training for newsrooms on […]

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Qualcomm Hopeful& of Speedy 5G Deployment in India

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is hopeful that 5G technology would be deployed in India at the same pace 4G networks were rolled out and noted the new-age technology offered great potential for consumers and enterprises alike. Speaking to PTI, Qualcomm Incorporated President Cristiano Amon said he is extremely happy with the pace at which India transitioned […]

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