New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts

NEW DELHI:  Scientists have developed a new generic algorithm based on machine-learning to detect fake accounts on social network platforms including Facebook and Twitter, an advance with considerable potential for applications in the cyber-security arena.

Facebook begins fact-checking news in poll-bound Karnataka

NEW DELHI: With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform.

LinkedIn introduces videos for 'Sponsored Content'

NEW DELHI: Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Wednesday rolled out videos for "Sponsored Content" and "Company Pages" to help businesses reach and engage with the right audience.

New silicon-level Intel technology to prevent cyber attacks

NEW DELHI: Global chip-maker Intel on Tuesday launched silicon-level cyber threat detection technology to protect customers' data without compromising the performance and minimising the power consumption.

Google Home: Your best friend who instantly heeds commands

NEW DELHI:  "OK Google, wake me up at 8 a.m. and book an appointment with the hair stylist at 10 a.m.," went the instruction to Google Home -- the voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant.

Microsoft unveils new security tools for IoT, edge devices

SAN FRANCISCO: To help enterprises secure their data and networks against growing cyber attacks, Microsoft has announced new intelligent security tools and technologies for Internet of Things (IoT) and edge devices.

Log in with dating app 'Bumble' without Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO:  US-based dating app "Bumble" has changed its login system and will now allow users to access their profiles by entering phone numbers instead of importing their personal information from Facebook.

WhatsApp image helps cops catch drug dealer in Britain

LONDON: In what could begin a new era for forensic science, the police in Britain have arrested a drug dealer based on fingerprints they found on a WhatsApp image sent by the criminal to his clients.

Will social media replace traditional media as democracy's fourth pillar?

The increasing polarisation among media in India -- and perhaps across the world -- has led to an unprecedented trust deficit in everyday news. What was once regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy today finds itself under the scrutiny of citizens as tainted news published with self-securing motives are an everyday occurence in our times.

Find 'Settings' easily with Facebook Bookmarks menu facelift

SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook has refreshed its Bookmarks menu to let users navigate, access and make changes to their privacy settings easily. The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks.

Social media most effective in helping scientists get higher citations

TORONTO: A good research pushed through social media -- primarily Twitter -- gets more citations, a team of researchers has found.

Talk to books, play word association with Google AI

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has been working extensively on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and now it has given users a (fun) glimpse of how far natural language processing -- that deals with machine reading comprehension -- in the technology has come.

Apple working on gold variant of iPhone X: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is reportedly working on a gold-colour variant of premium iPhone X as seen in recent photos published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Apple not scrapping iTunes: Report

SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple has firmly denied that it is scrapping or altering iTunes in the near future.

Apple asked to pay $500mn in patent suit Twitter CEO takes zero salary in 2017 Samsung J7 Duo with dual camera now in India Instagram rolls out 'Focus' camera feature Instagram testing 'Nametag,' clone of Snapchat's 'Snapcode' Panasonic Eluga Ray 700 gets 'face unlock' feature Facebook CEO vows to fight poll interference, fake news Google 'Home' and 'Home Mini' smart speakers now in India Facebook to connect with 87mn users hit by data breach OPPO F7: Flaunt selfies, relish more screen space Twitter collaborates with US researchers to curb online abuse Facebook to make 'unsend' feature available to all soon: Report Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny Microsoft brings enhanced security features to Office 365 Account removal requests jump from India: Twitter Facebook junks project to collect patients' health data: Report Microsoft 'ScaleUp' announces 12th start-up cohort in India One killed, four injured in shooting at YouTube headquarters Amazon launches B2B global selling for Indian exporters Now send 360-degree photos, HD videos on Facebook Messenger ASUS ROG brings new gaming lineup to India Google Search and AI chief steps down: Report Intel launches Core i9 processors for mobiles, laptops iPhone app measured blood flow better in cardiac assessment Israeli users now connected to WhatsApp via Facebook servers: Report Snapchat trolls Facebook with Russian bot filter Honda launches 2018 editions of CBR 250R, CB Hornet 160R in India Delhi Police seek Google, WhatsApp help in CBSE leak probe Jio Prime members to get a year's complimentary benefits for no cost WhatsApp to soon roll out new 'Change Number' feature
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