The brutal lynchings for WhatsApp rumors that shake India

The brutal lynchings for WhatsApp rumors that shake India

  Since mid-April, fake messages circulating on WhatsApp claimed at least seven lives in India. The last two victims were two men whom they accused of kidnapping children in various messages distributed through the application. Nilotpal Das, a sound engineer, and Abijeet Nath, a digital artist, lived in Guwahati, the...

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The surprising and little-known story of Eliza, the first conversational bot in history

The surprising and little-known story of Eliza, the first conversational bot in history

Weizenbaum was clear that big decisions could never be left to computers. At what time does the nearest supermarket close? Do you need to leave today with an umbrella? What action movies are you now giving in the cinema? You may be used to asking your voice assistant these kinds of questions...

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Youtube to reveal new music streaming service and unlock another premium service

Youtube to reveal new music streaming service and unlock another premium service

On Wednesday, Google’s YouTube said it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and soon reveal a premium service that will incur more charges for its original shows. YouTube Music, which will be launched on May 22, comes with extra features like personalized playlists based on...

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Twitter steps up, spots offenders and trolls to encourage healthy conversations

Twitter steps up, spots offenders and trolls to encourage healthy conversations

On Tuesday, Twitter said it was stepping up its long-running battle against online trolls, trying to find offenders by looking at “behavioral signals.” The new approach pays heed to behavioral patterns of users in addition to the content of the tweets, allowing Twitter to spot and mute online bullies and...

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Snapchat debuts new ‘made for summer’ water-resistant spectacles for $150

Snapchat debuts new ‘made for summer’ water-resistant spectacles for $150

On Thursday, Snapchat began selling a new version of its eyewear with built-in cameras after the first version failed to catch on with users of the youth-oriented social network. The new product, Spectacles 2.0 “are now more comfortable to wear with a smaller profile, and they’re water resistant — so...

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“180 days of change” challenge accepted and executed by Uber, app reforms

“180 days of change” challenge accepted and executed by Uber, app reforms

Uber on Tuesday revealed a new app for its drivers that include a real-time earnings tracker, the latest effort by the ride-hailing service to combat an often-pricky relationship. The move follows Uber’s ‘180 days of change’ program that was launched last June to make changes requested by drivers, such as...

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Whatsapp to roll out its uniquely new audio feature for Android users

Whatsapp to roll out its uniquely new audio feature for Android users

  CALIFORNIA: The popular messaging app Whatsapp is about to roll out its feature for Android which could end up recording your secrets and broadcasting them to your contacts. The communications app is now preparing to introduce an Android update a ‘locked record’ function which will allow you to switch on record...

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Facebook’s feature update: Disabled search results using numbers and e-mails

Facebook’s feature update: Disabled search results using numbers and e-mails

Past updates include deploying safeguards for the protection of user data, disabling the third-party application data sharing as well as tweaking the ad targeting email policy. In order to increase user data security, Facebook has now decided to disable the search option for FB users using phone numbers and email...

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While Facebook users are sulking, here’s what Whatsapp brings in for you!

While Facebook users are sulking, here’s what Whatsapp brings in for you!

Whatsapp is one of the most downloaded applications owing to its convenience to keep up with communication amid professional and personal spheres. The application has changed over the years, adding on countless new features for users’ convenience and utmost efficiency. Yet again, developers have rolled out 3 new features for...

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Facebook issues increased security controls under reformed policies

Facebook issues increased security controls under reformed policies

Facebook now calls for some new reformed policies as it stirred increasing privacy concerns amidst users. Facebook revealed the issue in a blog on Friday, saying that conservative-leaning Cambridge Analytica, a data company known for its work on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was given access to the data which they...

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