Sci-tech


How to stop Facebook apps from stealing your personal info
- March 27, 2018

For now, if you'd like to keep your data from going through Facebook's API, you can take control of your privacy settings . The ICO added in a tweet the operation was "just one part of a larger investigation into the use of personal data for political purposes and we will now need time to collect and consider the evidence". (more...)
Facebook Has Been Collecting Call, Text Message Data From Android Phones Facebook Has Been Collecting Call, Text Message Data From Android Phones
- March 27, 2018

Some consumers are deleting their Facebook accounts, yet even that won't ensure that all of a consumer's data is wiped from Facebook's network. Facebook also said in its statement that users' information "is securely stored and we do not sell this information to third parties", but last week's scandal involving United Kingdom political data firm Cambridge Analytica highlighted that the company has in fact been vulnerable to manipulation by the outside companies it voluntarily ... (more...)
European Union says it still might break up Google European Union says it still might break up Google
- March 26, 2018

In February, the regulator says it planned to investigate whether the ability of large platforms like Facebook and Google to set up closed advertising systems and have access to user data was limiting market competition. "You get to be dominant and you get a special responsibility that you don't destroy the already weakened competition". Last week, European Union heads of state and governments agreed a joint statement calling for "social networks" to guarantee "full protection of ... (more...)
And Note 8 devices in 2-3 weeks And Note 8 devices in 2-3 weeks
- March 26, 2018

Additionally, the moderator gave an explanation as to why the network operators in the USA were capable of deploying the software package to the carrier-locked models first. The Picture-in-Picture mode allows the users to view two applications simultaneously by placing one app in a smaller window over another application. (more...)
Google debuts first Chrome OS tablet Google debuts first Chrome OS tablet
- March 26, 2018

It's the first education tablet made for Chrome OS, and gives schools the easy management and shareability of Chromebook laptops. My guess is that we'll see non-education Chromebook tablets, including a Google Pixel-branded device, later in 2018. (more...)
Now you can send money through WhatsApp by scanning the QR code Now you can send money through WhatsApp by scanning the QR code
- March 26, 2018

And now, WhatsApp has introduced a new QR feature that will allow users to transfer money easily. With competing digital payments services regularly adding new features to their apps, WhatsApp has seemingly made a decision to continue to roll out new features for its users too. (more...)
FB) — Facebook Inc (NASDAQ FB) — Facebook Inc (NASDAQ
- March 26, 2018

Facebook Inc now has $454.11 billion valuation. The institutional investor owned 11,094 shares of the social networking company's stock after purchasing an additional 891 shares during the quarter. After $2.20 actual EPS reported by Facebook, Inc . for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.36% negative EPS growth. Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. (more...)
Mozilla pulled its Facebook ads and others may follow
- March 26, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday pledged a " full forensic audit " to ensure all data had been deleted. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME, who also serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Tuesday that she had "grown increasingly concerned as we're learning more and more about the manipulation of data, the harvesting of data from Facebook, the ads that were placed to sow the seeds of discord in this country". (more...)
'Pokemon Go' adds story missions, new ways to encounter Legendary Pokemon 'Pokemon Go' adds story missions, new ways to encounter Legendary Pokemon
- March 26, 2018

As detailed on the Pokemon Go blog , Field Research and Special Research are two new types of quest, which offer rewards for completing given objectives. Players will be able to "do" Field Research a few times per day with some even offering increasingly hard and more complex tasks in order to be considered complete. (more...)
France Mourns 'Hero' Officer Who Took Place of Hostage in Attack France Mourns 'Hero' Officer Who Took Place of Hostage in Attack
- March 26, 2018

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame , 44, was shot and stabbed after taking the place of a woman whom Radouane Lakdim had been using as a human shield during his attack Friday at a supermarket in the town of Trebes. He shouted and said he was a "soldier of the Daesh (the so-called Islamic State)" as he entered the Super U, where about 50 people were inside, Molins said. (more...)
Street Fighter TV Series in the Works Street Fighter TV Series in the Works
- March 26, 2018

The intense journey will put their skills to the ultimate test until one emerges victorious as the World Warrior . The company, which will also handle worldwide sales, have appointed the trio of Joey Ansah , Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding as executive producers, who bring experience with the franchise from their work on the Machinima web series, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist . (more...)
Why Chrissy Teigen Stopped Using Snapchat Why Chrissy Teigen Stopped Using Snapchat
- March 26, 2018

Chrissy Teigen announced on Twitter Saturday that he has "stopped using Snap". " Slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown ", the tagline on the ad stated, apparently in reference to Brown's conviction for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 while they were dating. (more...)
New iPads, Apple Pencil, And More on March 27 New iPads, Apple Pencil, And More on March 27
- March 26, 2018

According to a Digitimes report, Apple will kick off trial production of the new iPhone series as early as the second quarter of 2018. Not only has Apple gotten approval for two new slates (known internally as A1954 and A1893 ), but Bloomberg reported the most-likely model Apple will show next week is a sub-$ 329 iPad . (more...)
Apple to release cheap iPad for Education to Rival Competitors Apple to release cheap iPad for Education to Rival Competitors
- March 26, 2018

Apple is not the only technology company that is said to be working on foldable smartphones. Apple accounted for 17 percent of mobile computing shipments to American students from kindergarten through high school, said Bloomberg , citing Futuresource Consulting. (more...)
Facebook 'caught flat-footed' on Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook 'caught flat-footed' on Cambridge Analytica scandal
- March 26, 2018

Eager to restore confidence and to get out ahead of any possible regulation, Facebook is now promising stricter limits on what app developers can do with user data. "I actually am not sure we shouldn't be regulated". To delete the apps, click the checkmark next to the question mark at the top right of the News Feed, select Settings, then Apps on the left-side menu, and then Apps, Websites and Plug-ins. (more...)
Comprehensive Stock Analysis Of Facebook, Inc. (FB) Comprehensive Stock Analysis Of Facebook, Inc. (FB)
- March 26, 2018

The company's stock had a trading volume of 52,306,891 shares, compared to its average volume of 34,448,280. The heavy selling on Wall Street came as shareholders were already rattled by the continued weakness in shares of Facebook , which has been dealing with public outcry and government inquiry into how a data firm associated with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign attained the user data of 50 million people. (more...)
Facebook Takes Out Newspaper Ads To Apologize For Cambridge Analytica Scandal Facebook Takes Out Newspaper Ads To Apologize For Cambridge Analytica Scandal
- March 26, 2018

Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday warned against any abuse of social media in elections, following reports that a British consultancy improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target USA voters.India is due to hold a national election in 2019 and several states will elect new assemblies this year and next. (more...)
Johnny Manziel Backs Colin Kaepernick in Tweetstorm: 'I'm Tired' of The Comparisons Johnny Manziel Backs Colin Kaepernick in Tweetstorm: 'I'm Tired' of The Comparisons
- March 25, 2018

Manziel said Kaepernick "is doing wonderful things right now, changing lives and donating millions of dollars", while "his impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable". This is the 35th chance. "This is the last of the last chances to show people that I've made a drastic change in my life". Listen, I'm not gonna block your number but if I don't text you back and I don't answer your calls, don't be offended. (more...)
Kapil Sharma's show will not be postponed Kapil Sharma's show will not be postponed
- March 25, 2018

Kapil Sharma , who was off the small screen for quite some time, is back with a bang with his upcoming reality show, titled Family Time With Kapil Sharma . Post this unfortunate incident, things turned unexpected professionally as well. He wrote, "Tiger was never supposed to shoot for our 2nd episode, so shoot cancel hone ka sawaal hi paida nahi hota. (more...)
Students rally for gun law reform in Greenville Students rally for gun law reform in Greenville
- March 25, 2018

Children are being killed at schools, in churches, at concerts and on streets all across America. The downtown protest was held in addition to a number of Baltimore high school students who rode buses to the national protest in Washington, D.C., including 17 Excel Academy students who have lost seven classmates to gun violence since past year. (more...)
Samsung Exynos 7 Series 9610 Samsung Exynos 7 Series 9610
- March 25, 2018

The advance detection will enable the camera to recognize faces even when they are partially hidden by hat or hair, or even if the face is not directly facing the camera. The vision and image processing is coupled with a neural network engine for more intelligent face detection, as well as single camera out-focusing and augmented low-light images. (more...)
Facebook gives more power to group chat admins in latest Messenger update Facebook gives more power to group chat admins in latest Messenger update
- March 25, 2018

If you're an admin in a group chat, you'll be able to set Messenger to notify you when a new member wants to join the group chat, but you can also turn this option off and allow any person who wants to join it to do so without your approval. (more...)
Messenger Group Chats now has optional admin privileges Messenger Group Chats now has optional admin privileges
- March 25, 2018

Admin privileges are turned off by default so they won't get in the way of current chats if you don't care about them, but they can quickly be turned on by enabling the new "Require Admin Approval" toggle in Messenger's settings . People who click the link will either be automatically added to the group if approvals are turned off, or will be added once the admin approves the request. (more...)
Russian Federation blasts Boris Johnson's Putin-Hitler comparison as insulting, 'totally irresponsible' Russian Federation blasts Boris Johnson's Putin-Hitler comparison as insulting, 'totally irresponsible'
- March 25, 2018

Giving evidence at the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, the foreign secretary concurred with Labour's Ian Austin who said the Russian president would use the occasion as a propaganda exercise, comparing it to the notorious pre-war Berlin Games. (more...)
The Crypto coin Decentraland (MANA) rose by 10.05% during a day The Crypto coin Decentraland (MANA) rose by 10.05% during a day
- March 24, 2018

VeChain (VEN) traded up 7.3% against the dollar and now trades at $3.52 or 0.00039529 BTC. One Etherparty token can now be purchased for about $0.0662 or 0.00000770 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Binance, ACX, EtherDelta and HitBTC. (more...)
Instagram will now show you newer posts first in your feed Instagram will now show you newer posts first in your feed
- March 24, 2018

More images and videos will be allowed to bubble up as they come. One of these changes is the introduction of " New Posts " button that lets you manually refresh. Today we're introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely. For years, Instagram has tweaked its algorithm to show users posts they might like, regardless if they're freshly uploaded ones or not. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica headquarters raided by British data regulators Cambridge Analytica headquarters raided by British data regulators
- March 24, 2018

Elizabeth Denham, head of the ICO, sought the warrant. Those involved in the search operation were seen checking books and papers through the windows of the second-floor offices on London's busy New Oxford Street, a Reuters witness said. The company denies any of the data harvested in the 2014 Facebook quiz created by an academic was used in its work for Donald Trump's campaign. Authorities in both the United States and Britain are investigating both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. (more...)
New Oppo A1 skips the fingerprint scanner, announced in China New Oppo A1 skips the fingerprint scanner, announced in China
- March 24, 2018

It will be available in three colors - Cherry Red, Dark Blue, and Pearly White. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Octa-Core processor and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with color OS 3.2. With 25MP front camera and HDR technology, the selfies captured with the OPPO F7 will have an improved range of luminance levels when shot not only in bright sunlight but also shade scenario. (more...)
Notable Buzzer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Notable Buzzer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)
- March 24, 2018

The stock decreased 1.26% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $46.29. The heavy selling on Wall Street came as shareholders were already rattled by the continued weakness in shares of Facebook, which has been dealing with public outcry and government inquiry into how a data firm associated with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign attained the user data of 50 million people. (more...)
Fortnite's accessibility helps it overtake PUBG in February Fortnite's accessibility helps it overtake PUBG in February
- March 24, 2018

The battle royale scene could change if a new title is released that offers a similar experience to PUBG but comes rocking better stability and performance. PUBG is available for PC through Steam and Xbox One . First, the developers should double down on the realistic, demanding gameplay. Which game are you playing and why? But making the stakes of rivalry even greater is the fact that the two games are arguably the biggest in the industry right now. (more...)