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facebook streamlines its two factor set up to enhance user account security

Facebook streamlines its two-factor set up to enhance user account security

As security is the prime aspect of the social network, the company has beefed up its security measures to make users account more secure.........

google facebook twitter get court notice for revealing kathua victim s identity

Google, Facebook, Twitter get court notice for revealing Kathua victim's identity

Google and other social media platforms have done a great disservice to the nation by uploading contents which revealed the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, said the Delhi High Court. The bench also said messages and images were circulated on Whatsapp showing India in a bad light. It also observed that the entities cannot absolve themselves for the illegal activities on their websites and the law was the same for everyone.........

india s plan for a digital sky finally preps for takeoff as pilots begin

India’s plan for a digital sky finally preps for takeoff as pilots begin

India's ambitious digital sky program that will open up the market for drone applications in the country, seems to be finally taking shape as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation begins working with drone companies to test POCs based on the program.........

whatsapp payments runs into trouble with indian authorities

WhatsApp Payments runs into trouble with Indian authorities

India's central bank and the ministry for information technology have raised concerns over Whatsapp’s sharing of payments data with its parent company Facebook, potentially delaying a wider launch of the service currently available to a small set of users. They raised concerns over WhatsApp sharing data with Facebook, which many see it as a threat to data privacy in the country.........

popular encrypted email standards are unsafe researchers

Popular encrypted email standards are unsafe: Researchers

European researchers have found that the popular PGP and S/MIME email encryption standards are vulnerable to being hacked and they urge users to disable and uninstall them immediately. The researchers have informed email providers of their findings, under so-called responsible disclosure, and it now falls to others to establish whether the exploits can be replicated. PGP - short for Pretty Good Privacy - was invented back in 1991 by Phil Zimmermann and has long been viewed as a secure form of end-to-end encryption impossible for outsiders to access. Zimmermann is co-founder and........

facebook cracks down on 30 million posts for sex terror hate content

Facebook cracks down on 30 million posts for sex, terror, hate content

In an unprecedented report responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook detailed its actions against such content in line with its "community standards". Facebook said improved technology using artificial intelligence had helped it act on 3.4 million posts containing graphic violence, nearly three times more than it had in the last quarter of 2017.........

richard branson wants to build hyperloop in india ride may cost less than 150

Richard Branson wants to build hyperloop in India, ride may cost less than $150

Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic transportation company backed by the British tycoon, wants to build a network of high-speed pods that can carry people and cargo across India. It’s looking to price the ride at less than what airlines charge in a market where air travel is growing at the fastest pace in the world. But, fares will still be more expensive than first-class train coaches, said Harj Dhaliwal, Hyperloop One’s managing director for Middle East and India.........

facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook said on Monday it has suspended “around 200” apps on its platform as part of an investigation into misuse of private user data. One of the apps is myPersonality, that collected psychological information shared by members who voluntarily took “psychometric” tests. ........

facebook reportedly plans to launch its own cryptocurrency

Facebook reportedly plans to launch its own cryptocurrency

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch its own cryptocurrency, but the company is said to be specifically focused on using cryptocurrency specifically for facilitating payments on the platform, something that could be a pretty dramatic shift given Facebook’s huge user base and existing marketplace section of the site for buying and selling goods. The company is also said to be investigating other ways to leverage ........

google will now force phone companies to give users regular android security updates

Google will now force phone companies to give users regular Android security updates

Google will soon require the OEMs to roll out regular security to the devices. Besides Google Mobile Services (GMS) and Android Partner program, these changes will a part of the modified OEM agreements Google's head of Android platform security David Kleidermacher said while announcing the news at Google I/O 2018,........

google pushes the boundaries of ai to solve real world problems

Google pushes the boundaries of AI to solve real world problems

Besides using AI to solve real-world problems and improve health care, Pichai and his team made sure to remind the 7,000 plus audience that AI is everywhere it can possibly be in Google’s product portfolio, from its voice-based digital Assistant to the new smart compose feature in Gmail to Google Photos and even Android P, the next release of Android.........

facebook shakes up management launches blockchain division

Facebook shakes up management, launches blockchain division

Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, has been promoted to oversee all of the company’s apps. Will Cathcart will become head of Facebook’s core application, the company said. The former leader of news feed, Adam Mosseri, was named head of product at photo-sharing app Instagram, replacing Kevin Weil, who will join the blockchain team. Chris Daniels, formerly in charge of the company’s Internet.org initiative to spread connectivity in developing countries, will take charge of WhatsApp after the departure of Jan Koum.........

microsoft launches 25m program to use ai for disabilities

Microsoft launches $25M program to use AI for disabilities

CEO Satya Nadella announced the new “AI for Accessibility” effort as he kicked off Microsoft’s annual conference for software developers. The Build conference in Seattle is meant to foster enthusiasm for the company’s latest ventures in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices and virtual reality. “It may be an accessibility need relating to vision or deafness or to something like autism or dyslexia". Those people already have “huge potential,” he said, but “technology can help them accomplish even more.........

how many factory workers in india have lost their jobs to robots

How many factory workers in India have lost their jobs to robots?

The number of robots deployed by Indian firms has witnessed a 200-fold increase since the turn of the 21st century. Yet, the stock of industrial robots in India in 2016 at 16,026 accounts for barely 0.1% of India’s industrial workforce. These are the striking findings of a first-of-its-kind study on the use of industrial robots in India by Sunil Mani, professor and director at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram.........

instagram launches payment feature within app for select users

Instagram Launches Payment Feature Within App For Select Users

After Facebook and Whatsapp got payment features Instagram has also rolled out the payment feature for the social media photo sharing app. Instagram payments will be available to limited partners and users initially for making appointments and reservations. This comes as a great news for businesses and influencers as this might potentially give their audience a chance to purchase a product or service without eve........

youtube has 1 8 billion logged in viewers each month

YouTube has 1.8 billion logged-in viewers each month

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says that 1.8 billion registered users are watching videos on the platform each month, not counting anyone who’s watching without an account. Wojcicki announced the milestone at YouTube’s Brandcast presentation to advertisers, alongside some of the year’s most noteworthy successes — like Beyoncé’s record-setting 41 million livestream views at Coachella and the “Despacito” music video passing 5 billion views last mo........

twitter urges all users to change unmasked passwords after bug discovered

Twitter urges all users to change ‘unmasked’ passwords after bug discovered

Twitter on Thursday urged its more than 300 million users to change their passwords, saying they had been unintentionally “unmasked” inside the company by a software bug. The social media site said it found no sign that hackers accessed the exposed data, but advised users to change their passwords to be safe.........

jeff bezos just made a lot of people mad by admitting how he s spending his massive fortune

Jeff Bezos just made a lot of people mad by admitting how he’s spending his massive fortune

“The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel,” Bezos said. “That is basically it.” The Amazon boss went on to say that he’s spending around $1 billion of his Amazon stock every year and funneling that cash straight into Blue Origin. He also said he plans to continue doing so for the foreseeable future, and that’s where he seems to have........

facebook is using billions of instagram images to train image recognition ai report

Facebook is using billions of Instagram images to train image recognition AI: Report

Facebook has been sifting through millions of photos along with their hashtags and is now using that data to train its sophisticated artificial intelligence deep learning models. Hashtags may seem to be what makes the task easier, but surprisingly, it was a challenge for Facebook to go through and sort out those tags to understand billions of images. This is more so because there is no real logic when people use them on the servi........

cambridge analytica shuts down after facebook scandal staff told to turn in their computers

Cambridge Analytica shuts down after Facebook scandal, staff told to turn in their computers

The company will begin bankruptcy proceedings, it said, after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees resulting from the scandal over reports the company harvested personal data about millions of Facebook users beginning in 2014. "The siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the Company's customers and suppliers," the statement said.........