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Facebook starts selling Portal video chat devices in US

San Francisco: Facebook has made its new smart video chat devices, Portal and Portal+, available for purchase in the US. Consumers can purchase Portal for $199 and Portal+ for $349 from portal.facebook.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com as well as Amazon Books and Best Buy stores, Facebook said on Wednesday. Portal has a[Read More…]

Facebook sues South Korean firm over data misuse

Facebook blocks more accounts ‘meddling’ in US mid-terms

Washington: Facebook has blocked 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on Instagram that may be engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” from foreign entities into the US mid-term elections. According to the social networking giant, US law enforcement contacted them about online activity that they recently discovered and which[Read More…]

Google celebrates professor who foresaw Internet's impact with a doodle

Google celebrates professor who foresaw Internet’s impact with a doodle

New Delhi: Google on Monday honoured Greek professor and computer scientist Michael Dertouzos’s 82nd birth anniversary with a doodle. Dertouzos foresaw how the Internet would impact everyday lives. He predicted the popularity of personal computers and helped to maximise their potential as director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)[Read More…]

Facebook sues South Korean firm over data misuse

Facebook apologises for promoting White supremacy ad

Social networking giant Facebook has apologised after letting an ad campaign target its users interested in “White genocide conspiracy theory”. News site The Intercept had no trouble in launching the campaign just a few days after conspiracy theory about external forces trying to exterminate the White race purportedly inspired the[Read More…]

Internet Freedom Rankings: India ranks 6th in Asia-Pacific

Internet Freedom Rankings: India ranks 6th in Asia-Pacific

Freedom House, Washington D.C. based non-governmental organization, has released the Freedom On the Net, 2018 report. In the latest internet freedoms rankings, India scored 43(the lower the score, the better). This year India saw a dip of two points in comparison to the last year’s report by Freedom House. Over the[Read More…]

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