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China’s chickens lay a billion eggs a day

Posted by on 09/07/2018
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China’s chickens lay a billion eggs a day

China’s chickens lay a billion eggs a day

HANDAN, China: Behind a row of sealed red incubator doors in a new facility in northern China, about 400,000 chicks are hatched every day, part of the rapidly modernizing supply chain in China’s $37 billion egg industry, the world’s biggest. As China overhauls production of everything from pork to milk and vegetables, farmers raising hens […]

As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

Posted by on 08/07/2018
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As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

As facial recognition use grows, so do privacy fears

Facial recognition plays increasing role in law enforcement WASHINGTON: The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even “smile to pay” for some goods and services. The same technology, using algorithms generated by a facial scan, can allow law enforcement to find a wanted […]

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections

Posted by on 04/07/2018
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Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it is notifying more than 800,000 users that a software bug temporarily unblocked people at the social network and its Messenger service. The glitch active between May 29 and June 5 has been fixed, according to Facebook, which has been striving to regain trust in the aftermath of a Cambridge Analytica […]

Shouting CEO, changing rules: Tesla’s Model 3-building sprint

Posted by on 03/07/2018
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Shouting CEO, changing rules: Tesla’s Model 3-building sprint

Shouting CEO, changing rules: Tesla’s Model 3-building sprint

Mandatory weekend shifts, malfunctioning robots draw ire SAN FRANCISCO: A tense and short-tempered Chief Executive Elon Musk barked at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line. Tesla Inc pulled workers from other departments to keep pumping out the Model 3 electric sedans, disrupting production of the Model S and X lines. And weekend shifts were […]

Media bootcamp is arming Filipinos to fight fake news

Posted by on 30/06/2018
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Media bootcamp is arming Filipinos to fight fake news

Media bootcamp is arming Filipinos to fight fake news

BALER: A room full of Filipino police and soldiers stares intently at headlines projected on a screen, the latest students of a media bootcamp aimed at fighting their nation’s flood of fake news. Scores of people ranging from girl scouts to government workers have already received the same innovative instruction in the Philippines, ranked the […]

Facebook boosts transparency as it braces for int’l elections

Posted by on 30/06/2018
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Facebook boosts transparency as it braces for int’l elections

Facebook boosts transparency as it braces for int’l elections

Labeling and archiving policies applied to political ads MENLO PARK: Facebook announced new steps recently to let people see who is behind ads and other content on the leading social network as it braced for elections in the US and Brazil. The moves come as Facebook strives to avoid the kind of nefarious manipulation of […]

With billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube in video

Posted by on 22/06/2018
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With billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube in video

With billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube in video

SAN FRANCISCO: Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube. It becomes the fourth Facebook platform to hit the billion-user mark, including the namesake social network with more than two billion users, and […]

Meet the virtual vigilantes who bust human traffickers from their laptops

Posted by on 20/06/2018
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Meet the virtual vigilantes who bust human traffickers from their laptops

Meet the virtual vigilantes who bust human traffickers from their laptops

LONDON: When not detecting intelligence threats to oil rigs and dams, Sergio Caltagirone spends his spare time hunting a different kind of predator – traffickers trading in human beings, from war-torn Syria to sleepy US suburbs. The Seattle-based computer scientist, who previously worked for the US Department of Defense, Microsoft and NASA, is one of […]

Hackers hijacking WhatsApp accounts of users in Kuwait

Posted by on 19/06/2018
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Hackers hijacking WhatsApp accounts of users in Kuwait

Hackers hijacking WhatsApp accounts of users in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Dozens of users of the popular application WhatsApp in Kuwait are being scammed and lose control of their accounts every month. According to a source at the Electronic and Cyber Crime Combatting Department (ECCCD), affiliated to the Criminal Investigation Department, the majority of scammers who target users in Kuwait are from abroad. According to […]

Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

LOS ANGELES: Console makers long at the center of the video game universe are adapting to an exploding constellation of ways to play, with the cloud looming on the horizon. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony remained stars, with rival Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch gaming hardware respectively, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show floor that opened […]

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

Posted by on 12/06/2018
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Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent

HANOI: Vietnamese legislators approved a cybersecurity law yesterday that tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country, raising fears of economic harm and a further crackdown on dissent. The cyber law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, requires Facebook, Google and other global technology firms to store locally […]

Twitter steps up long-running battle against online trolls

Posted by on 16/05/2018
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Twitter steps up long-running battle against online trolls

Twitter steps up long-running battle against online trolls

New approach looks at behavioral patterns of users SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter said Tuesday it was stepping up its long-running battle against online trolls, trying to find offenders by looking at “behavioral signals.” The new approach looks at behavioral patterns of users in addition to the content of the tweets, allowing Twitter to find and mute […]