WIKIPEDIA CO-FOUNDER TO LAUNCH NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

Mon 18 November 2019: Intended to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named “WT: Social” which will compete with both the social media platforms. Instead of going for an ad-funded model, Wales aims to finance it through donations, just like […]

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DIGITAL AGE: IS PHOTOJOURNALISM KEY TO PROMOTING TOLERANCE?

Fri 15 November 2019: Every picture tells a story and with the rise of digital media the camera may be a journalist’s only tool to accurately convey information while playing a role in promoting tolerance among the masses. Sharing this view was a panel of journalists and media professionals speaking at the World Tolerance Summit […]

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FACEBOOK CONFIRMS BUG SECRETLY TURNS IPHONE CAMERA ON

Thu 14 November 2019: ‘Camera did not capture anything since it was in preview mode,’ says Facebook’s Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen Facebook has confirmed a bug amid some iPhone users notice of their camera silently turn on without permission while using the app, according to a Facebook official. “We’ve submitted a fixed version […]

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WHATSAPP ADDS SHOPPING CATALOG FEATURE, COURTING E-COMMERCE

Sat 09 November 2019: Facebook Inc on Thursday launched a catalog feature for its WhatsApp messaging app, it said in a blog post, building out the service’s e-commerce tools as it moves slowly toward monetizing the app it bought in 2014 for $19 billion. Facebook has been trying to boost revenue from higher-growth units like […]

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RUSSIAN LAWMAKERS BACK PUSH TO MAKE LOCAL APPS MANDATORY ON SMARTPHONES

Russian lawmakers back push to make local apps mandatory on smartphones Wed 06 November 2019: Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed legislation in a preliminary vote that would require all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in Russia to come pre-installed with Russian software. The bill seeks to help Russian IT firms compete with foreign […]

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WHATSAPP INTRODUCES FINGERPRINT LOCK FOR ANDROID PHONES

WhatsApp introduces fingerprint lock for Android phones Sun 03 November 2019: WhatsApp on Thursday, October 31, introduced fingerprint lock on supported Android phones to help users protect their chats from being seen by hackers, family members or jilted lovers. Users who install the new version of WhatsApp will have to scan a fingerprint to open […]

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US GROUNDS HUNDREDS OF CHINESE DRONES FOR SECURITY FEARS

US grounds hundreds of Chinese drones for security fears Fri 01 November 2019: The United States’ Department of the Interior has grounded its fleet of drones from China as it conducts a review of the programme. Nick Goodwin, an Interior Department spokesman, did not provide a reason for the decision on Thursday but the United States has […]

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