Author: Anik Paul

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans Public Debates About Tech for 2019 Personal Challenge

January 12, 2019

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he will host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society as part of his personal challenge this year. Zuckerberg sounded his plan in a Facebook post, which has been a regular feature when he airs his New Year’s resolutions that in the past […]

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Cambridge Analytica Fined $19,000 for Ignoring Data Request

January 12, 2019

A British court fined a sister company of consulting firm Cambridge Analytica GBP 15,000 ($19,000) on Wednesday for failing to disclose fully what information it held on an individual who had asked to know, the data regulator said. The Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) said it was the first prosecution of the now defunct Cambridge Analytica, a company […]

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Public Officials Cannot ‘Block’ People on Social Media: US Appeals Court

January 12, 2019

An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a novel case with implications for how government officials nationwide interact with constituents on social media. The unanimous ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is the […]

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How a Japanese Billionaire Took Over the Top Spot on Twitter

January 12, 2019

What gets Twitter users more excited than a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets? Apparently cold, hard cash. The most retweeted tweet of all time now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire behind the e-commerce company Zozotown. His message to the Twitterverse promised 100 winners a chance to win a piece of JPY 100 million, or […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Halts Stock Sales as Facebook Shares Tumble

January 12, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg’s multibillion-dollar stock sale ground to a halt in the final months of 2018. The Facebook co-founder didn’t sell a single share in the fourth quarter, when the social media company’s stock tumbled 20 percent amid a broader market rout. It’s the first quarter in more than two years he’s refrained from doing so, according to […]

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Dormant Twitter Accounts Being Hacked to Spread IS Propaganda: Report

January 12, 2019

Exploiting a decade-old flaw, hackers are taking control of dormant Twitter accounts to spread Islamic State (IS) propaganda, a media report said. Although Twitter has suspended many of these accounts, some are still active, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Some of these accounts are tweeting messages supporting violence. To take control of the accounts that have remained inactive for years, […]

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Some Alcatel Smartphones Came Pre-Installed With Malware That Charges Real Money to Users: Report

January 12, 2019

Privacy concerns are a matter of growing importance after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that broke last year. While many commentators have been raising these concerns for a long time, only now is action being taken. However, that doesn’t prevent people from trying, as is obvious in this latest report. Alcatel reportedly has some of its […]

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Foxconn December Revenue Dips, First Time in 10 Months

January 12, 2019

Taiwan’s Foxconn, a key Apple supplier, reported a 8 percent fall in its December revenue on Thursday, dampening its performance in 2018 amid tepid demand for electronics. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, said in a stock exchange filing that revenue fell 8.3 percent to TWD 619.3 billion ($20.12 billion) in December. It […]

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Realme U1, Realme 2, Realme C1, Realme 2 Pro, Realme 1 January Update Schedule Announced

January 12, 2019

Realme has released the January software update schedule for five for its smartphones. These phones are Realme U1₹ 11,999, Realme 2, Realme C1₹ 7,749, Realme 2 Pro₹ 13,990, and Realme 1. The company has stated that the updates will start rolling out beginning the middle of January and will continue over February. The Realme U1 will be the first […]

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Vivo ‘Waterdrop’ Phone Leaked in Photos, Said to Sport a ‘Crazy’ Design

January 12, 2019

Vivo was the pioneer of the true bezel-less display trend last year when it launched the Apex concept phone at MWC 2018. This year is apparently going to be no different, with a tipster claiming Vivo is gearing up to launch a new “crazy phone” and adding that “you have never seen a similar phone […]

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