Revamped YouTube Music Aims to Better Appeal to Local Audio Tastes

May 19, 2018

YouTube is hiring music experts across the world to make its revamped music streaming subscription more locally “authentic,” officials at YouTube, a unit of Alphabet’s Google, told Reuters on Friday. Music programmers in countries such as France and Brazil are among the top investments YouTube says it is making to address issues that have left Google […]

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Google says India’s ‘search bias’ verdict could cause ‘irreparable’ harm: Document

May 19, 2018

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in February fined Google $20 million for abusing its position in online web search. Alphabet Inc’s Google has said an Indian antitrust ruling that found it was guilty of search bias could cause “irreparable” harm and reputational loss to the company, according to a legal document reviewed by Reuters. The Competition […]

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Facebook has a new project to counter election interference globally

May 19, 2018

In a bid to prevent its platform from being abused during elections, Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with Washington-based Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab that will independently monitor disinformation and other vulnerabilities in elections globally, including in India. Experts from the research lab will work closely with Facebook’s security, policy and product teams to get real-time insights […]

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Asus ZenFone Live L1 launched in Indonesia with 5.45-Inch HD+ Display, Android 8.0 Oreo and Snapdragon 425

May 19, 2018

ASUS ZenFone Live L1, the latest budget smartphone by ASUS has been officially launched in Indonesia. The phone runs Android Oreo with the ZenUI 5 skin, unlike the previously announced ZenFone Live L1, which ran Android Oreo Go edition. ZenFone Live L1. Image: ASUS The smartphone comes in two variants. The device has been priced at Rp 1.399.000 […]

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Google’s Hypothetical ‘Selfish Ledger’ Imagines Collecting All Your Data to Push You to Change Society

May 18, 2018

A couple of years ago, Alphabet’s X “moonshot factory” conjured up a concept that describes how total and absolute data collection could be used to shape the decisions you make. And now a video about that concept has leaked online. The video was obtained and published on Thursday by The Verge. It describes a so-called “Selfish Ledger” that […]

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The Facebook Privacy Scandal Still Continues!

May 18, 2018

The global social media giant Facebook, is under the scanner once again over privacy related concerns. In recent months, Facebook have been caught up with a number of privacy scandals and data protection issues including the infamous Cambridge Analytica data breach issue. The link with the earlier data scandal is the University of Cambridge’s Psychometrics Center […]

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Apple iPhone X best-selling smartphone, Xiaomi enters top 3 models

May 18, 2018

Apple’s iPhone X dominated the whole first quarter in 2018 to be the top smartphone with 3.4 percent market share. Apple iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone globally in March, followed by iPhone 8 Plus and the first-timer Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A in top 3 best-selling devices, a new report said on Friday. According to Counterpoint’s […]

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Amazon’s Alexa Voice Assistant comes to Android smartphones

May 18, 2018

Amazon has started rolling out an app update that will bring Alexa, the voice assistant that powers Amazon’s smart speakers, to the Android platform. The 93.7 MB app is already available for download from the Play Store. After logging in to the app, give it permission to access contacts, microphone and location. Once done, tap […]

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Google Chrome: Security and privacy tips for safe browsing

May 18, 2018

Worried about the adware attacks and malware sneaking into your devices through Google Chrome browser? Here are some tips to keep them at bay. Maintaining your safety and privacy online, especially when it comes to surfing websites, is very important. Nowadays, we rely a lot on the internet, and you can never be sure of […]

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Broadband speeds ‘far slower than in ads’

May 18, 2018

Which? says many UK households get half the broadband speed they pay for. Customers on a 38Mbps service received average speeds of 19Mbps, according to its findings, taken from 235,000 uses of its broadband speed checker tool. And those on super-fast packages of up to 200Mbps were on average only able to receive speeds of […]

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