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Facebook fixes fault that displayed millions of user passwords to employees

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has resolved a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users stored in readable format within its internal systems to its employees. The passwords were accessible to as many as 20,000 Facebook employees and dated back as early as 2012, cyber security blog KrebsOnSecurity, which first reported said in its report. “These passwords were...

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Twitter officially launches ‘threads,’ a new feature for easily posting tweetstorms

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said Tuesday said it would make it easier for users to build “tweetstorms” by linking together posts in “threads” to expound at length at the famously short-form messaging service. The move comes just a month after Twitter rattled the twitterverse by doubling the limit for tweets in most languages to 280 characters, in a bid to draw...

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Google opens AI centre in China as competition heats up

Google announced Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China's talent pool in the promising technology despite the US search giant's exclusion from the country's internet. Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has been an area of intense focus for American tech stalwarts Google, Microsoft and Facebook, and their Chinese competitors Alibaba, Tencent and...

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Facebook Messenger gets new augmented reality effects

Facebook has introduced new suite of augmented reality tools for Messenger, company named it “world effects,” which basically let users drop real-time 3D objects into photos or videos within the camera frame. The technology builds on Facebook’s existing AR features, like the ability to add filters and masks to your face in a selfie. The first set of world effects...

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Chinese auto giant to end petrol vehicle sales by 2025

BEIJING: One of China´s largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country´s roads. Beijing Automotive Group Co (BAIC) chairman Xu Heyi said over the weekend the company will phase out sales of conventional cars in Beijing by 2020 and nationwide by 2025,...

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WhatsApp for Android will soon get new features

Since Facebook acquired WhatsApp, the instant messaging application has been constantly updated with new features and optimizations. Now, a few more changes in the app are making its way to the beta testers of the application. WhatsApp new update will bring a new Picture in Picture (PiP) mode in their application and a new option to privately reply in a...

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Qualcomm Unveils Powerful New Snapdragon SoC

Qualcomm on Wednesday announced the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, a System on a Chip built for immersive multimedia experiences including extended reality (XR), on-device artificial intelligence and high-speed connectivity. The SoC will power next-generation Android flagship smartphones and Windows 10 notebooks based on ARM architecture. Xiaomi reportedly will use it in its forthcoming Mi 7 flagship, to be released next...

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YouTube to launch new music subscription service in March

Alphabet’s YouTube plans to introduce a paid music streaming service in March, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Record label Warner Music has already signed on while Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music, and Merlin, a consortium of independent labels, are in talks with the video streaming website, Bloomberg said. The service, internally referred to as Remix...

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Samsung’s new phone might literally read the palm of your hand

Samsung has filed a patent application for a mobile phone that can read the palm of a person’s hand, potentially leading to a new unique authentication system. The patent shows that this functionality is meant to deliver password hints to the user — it won’t unlock the phone directly. The filing includes an image of a user taking a photo...

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Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat

A rare public spat in the technology industry escalated on Tuesday when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc devices and criticized the online retailer for not selling Google hardware. The feud is the latest in Silicon Valley to put customers in the crossfire of major competitors. Amazon and Google, which is owned...

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Xi says China will not close door to global internet

WUZHEN, China: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday the country will not close its door to the global internet, but that cyber sovereignty is key in its vision of internet development. Xi’s comments were read by Huang Kunming, head of the Chinese Communist Party’s publicity department at the country’s largest public cyber policy forum in the town of Wuzhen...

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NASA successfully fires Voyager 1 thrusters after 37 years

WASHINGTON: NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft -- cruising interstellar space billions of miles from Earth -- was back on the right track Friday thanks to thrusters that were fired up for the first time in 37 years. The unmanned spaceship was launched along with its twin, Voyager 2, more than 40 years ago to explore the outer planets of our solar...

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Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing data of 5m UK users

LONDON: A consumer activist launched on Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions. A campaign group dubbed ‘Google You Owe us’ says the tech giant owes consumers “trust, fairness and money” after unlawfully placing cookies on mobile phones...

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Facebook to eliminate transaction fees on donations

Facebook announced that it has eliminated transaction fees on donations made to non-profit organizations through its platform. According to news from Reuters, this is a change that could help the social media network expand its presence in online fundraising. Facebook had been charging a 5 percent transaction fee on donations made to non-profits via its website or app. However, it...

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Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user

TOKYO: Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user's movements, a product it says has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster response. The T-HR3 can be controlled by a wearable system that allows users to operate the entire robot in real-time by simply moving their own limbs. It is one of the...

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Report says millions of insecure gadgets exposed in European cities

LONDON: A year after a wave of denial-of-service attacks knocked out major websites around the world, millions of unsecured printers, network gear and webcams remain undefended against attack across major European cities, a report published on Tuesday said. Computer security company Trend Micro said that Berlin has more than 2.8 million insecure devices, followed closely by London with more than...

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Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world’s largest social media network said on Monday. Facebook began testing the software in the United States in March, when the company started scanning the text of Facebook posts and comments for phrases that...

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