Month: December 2018

Facebook Let Some Companies Access Your Private Messages, Friends Lists: Report

December 28, 2018

Another day and another set of startling revelations about Facebook’s lax attitude towards user privacy. The social giant reportedly gave major tech companies more access than advertised to the personal user data. According to a report, the company effectively exempted the tech giants like Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix and Spotify from privacy restrictions that are […]

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Twitter for iOS Gets Reverse Chronological Feed With ‘Sparkle’ Button, Coming to Android Soon

December 28, 2018

Listening to its users, Twitter has finally revived the reverse-chronological feed for iOS devices that will come to Android soon. The original way to tweet is now available as an option along with the current ranked timeline as a toggle which Twitter has called “Sparkle” on top right side of the app for iOS users to switch […]

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Facebook Kicks Myanmar Military-Linked Pages Off Platform

December 28, 2018

Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said Wednesday, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation. The social media giant – Myanmar’s most popular and influential site – has been lambasted for years for its […]

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Facebook, Google, Twitter Accused of Democrat Bias by Trump

December 28, 2018

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America’s tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account. “Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous!” Trump tweeted. “Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join […]

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Facebook’s Promised ‘Clear History’ tool won’t arrive until 2019

December 28, 2018

Even though Facebook announced its privacy-oriented ‘Clear History’ feature back in May this year, it won’t be available for users until next year. Unveiled in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the feature will allow the users to clear the browsing history connected to their Facebook accounts, in turn giving users more control on […]

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Facebook Messenger Gets Boomerang, Selfie Portrait Shot Features, and More

December 28, 2018

Facebook has rolled out Boomerang and Selfie features in its Messenger platform. Alongside, it has also introduced new AR stickers “Starting today, there are now five modes to Messenger’scamera including everyone’s favourite video-looping effect, Boomerang, to make Messenger posts more interactive and fun,” the company said in a blog post on Monday. “We’ve also added Selfie mode, where […]

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Yelp, Consumer Watchdog Lose Google Intervention Bid

December 26, 2018

Search company Yelp and lobby group Consumer Watchdog lost their joint bid to intervene in Google’s challenge of an EUR 2.4 billion ($2.7 billion or roughly Rs. 18,900 crores) EU antitrust fine after a court said they had no direct interest in the case. The Luxembourg-based General Court also rejected applications from other Google rivals, according toa ruling on […]

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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Fingerprint Reader Doesn’t Reliably Show Notifications, Users Report

December 26, 2018

Google Pixel 3₹ 59,899‘s list of bugs continues to grow as a new problem has come to the fore. On some Android phones with a rear fingerprint scanner, you can swipe on the scanner to quickly view notifications. This gesture appears to be buggy for quite a few people who use Google Pixel 3₹ 59,899 and Pixel 3 […]

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Honor View 20 aka V20 Price Leaked, Maserati Edition Spotted Ahead of Launch

December 26, 2018

Honor View 20 aka Honor V20 is due to be launched in China on December 26. The smartphone is the first from the Huawei sub-brand to sport a 48-megapixel rear camera and a display hole for the front camera. The company in the run up to the launch next week has been teasing the smartphone […]

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Global Feature Phone Shipments Grow for Fourth Consecutive Quarter: Counterpoint

December 26, 2018

In contrast with the global smartphone market which is experiencing negative growth, feature phones have contributed to 23 percent of the total handset shipments in the third quarter this year, a report by Counterpoint Research claims. According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service, feature phone shipments grew for the fourth consecutive quarter. “The return of Nokia HMD has also […]

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