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India registers FIR against social media users in occupied Kashmir

Police in occupied Kashmir have registered cases against the social media users for violating the directives amid complete ban on broadband and mobile internet in the valley, Kashmir Media Service reported Tuesday. “Taking serious note of misuse of social media, the Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone registered FIR against various social media users who defied the government orders and misused the social...

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Google set to launch privacy tools to limit online tracking

Alphabet Inc’s Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Cookies are small text files that follow internet users and are used by advertisers to target consumers on the specific interests they...

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Google spends hundreds of millions of dollars on content review

WASHINGTON: Alphabet Inc’s Google unit told a US House panel it annually spends hundreds of millions of dollars on content review and said it manually reviewed over 1 million suspected “terrorist videos” on YouTube in the first three months of 2019. Google disclosed in a April 24 letter made public Thursday that the manual review found 90,000 videos violated its...

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Facebook’s user base may be taken over by dead people

NEW YORK: Facebook may turn into a "digital graveyard" as more dead users will make up the world's largest social network than the living, a new study suggested. A minimum of 1.4 billion users will pass away before 2100 if the tech giant ceases to attract new users as of 2018, according to a study published in the journal Big...

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Canada watchdog’s investigation finds Facebook broke privacy laws

OTTAWA: Facebook Inc broke Canadian privacy laws when it collected the information of some 600,000 citizens, a top watchdog said on Thursday, pledging to seek a court order to force the social media giant to change its practices. Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien made his comments while releasing the results of an investigation, opened a year ago, into a data sharing...

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German scientists create see-through human organs

MUNICH: Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. Scientists led by Ali Erturk at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich have developed a technique that uses a solvent to make organs such as the brain and kidneys transparent. The organ is...

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Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe. The company offers its 2.3 billion users features such as menus and prompts in 111 different languages, deemed...

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Trump criticizes Twitter in tweet, urges ‘fairer’ social media

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for the creation of “more, and fairer” social media companies in response to discrimination he said he has faced as a Republican from Twitter Inc. He also cheered the involvement of US lawmakers, who have called on executives from several technology companies to testify in connection to various scandals. “No wonder Congress...

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Huawei says launches ‘world’s first’ 5G communications hardware for autos

BEIJING: China’s Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world’s first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology. Huawei said in a statement that the so-called MH5000 module is based on the Balong 5000 5G chip which it launched...

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Google blocks TikTok in India after court order

NEW DELHI: Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court’s directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The move comes hours after a court in southern Tamil Nadu state refused a request by China’s Bytedance Technology to suspend a...

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On Saturn’s moon Titan, plentiful lakeside views, but with liquid methane

WASHINGTON: Scientists on Monday provided the most comprehensive look to date at one of the solar system’s most exotic features: prime lakeside property in the northern polar region of Saturn’s moon Titan - if you like lakes made of stuff like liquid methane. Using data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before that mission ended in 2017 with a deliberate plunge...

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First 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels uncovered

TEL AVIV: Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a "major medical breakthrough" that advances possibilities for transplants. While it remains a far way off, scientists hope one day to be able to produce hearts suitable for transplant into humans as well as patches to...

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages

Facebook Inc said it restored services on Sunday after some users could not access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp. However, Facebook did not specify the cause or scope of the outages. “Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps. The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for...

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5G-connected cows test milking parlor of the future

SHEPTON MALLET: They may look like regular cows, but a herd of Friesian dairy cattle at a British farm are internet pioneers and they are enjoying the benefits of 5G connectivity before you. Cisco Systems Inc, which is developing network infrastructure for the emerging technology, has set up 5G testbeds to trial wireless and mobile connectivity in three rural locations....

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Remarkable photo of black hole released in astrophysics breakthrough

WASHINGTON: An international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - using a global network of telescopes to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no matter or light can escape. The team’s observations of the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy...

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Facebook, Google defend efforts to remove hate speech before Congress

WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google unit on Tuesday defended their efforts to remove hate speech from social media sites amid questions from lawmakers in an appearance before the US House Judiciary Committee. Representative Jerrold Nadler, who chairs the panel, said white nationalist groups target communities of color and religious minorities through social media. “Efforts by media companies to...

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Facebook to clearly explain how it uses consumer data

BRUSSELS: Facebook has bowed to pressure from the European Commission and consumer authorities by revising its terms, making it clear what it does with users’ data and taking responsibility when data has been mishandled by third parties. The world’s largest social network is under fire on both sides of the Atlantic over a number of privacy-related issues that have exposed...

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