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Internet may crash worldwide in next 36 hours

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) People across the world may experience ‘digital isolation’ over the next two days because internet services could crash globally due to maintenance work.According to reports by TechWorm and The Quint, the main domain servers and related infrastructure will be temporarily powered down by the Internet Corporation of …

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Dubai airport begins using biometric tech at security

IBLAGH: (Web Desk) Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel. That’s because the airport debuted a new “smart tunnel” that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travellers to complete passport control in just 15 seconds. Passengers …

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Snapchat announces new scripted shows to win over users

BEIJING (Web Desk) Snapchat on Wednesday announced new scripted shows for its photo messaging app Snapchat which will launch this fall and struck partnerships with Hollywood production companies and writers in hopes of reversing its decline in users.Shares of Snap have fallen 52 per cent since the beginning of the …

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Google unveils new Pixel phone, adds tablet in Apple challenge

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Alphabet Inc’s Google unveiled on Tuesday the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer, as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware.The company’s Android software has gone from being an also-ran to the brains …

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Facebook launches AI video-calling device ‘Portal’

S A N F S (Web Desk) Facebook on Monday launched a range of AI-powered video-calling devices, a strategic revolution for the social network giant in its bid for a slice of a market currently dominated by Amazon and Google.It’s been a big shift for the company,” Facebook’s vice president …

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Facebook, responding to lawsuit, says sex trafficking banned on site

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Facebook said on Wednesday in response to a lawsuit accusing it of not doing enough to protect users from human traffickers that it works internally and externally to thwart such predators.Human trafficking is abhorrent and is not allowed on Facebook. We use technology to thwart this kind …

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Facebook unearths security breach affecting 50 million users

LONDON (Web Desk) Facebook Inc has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts which could have allowed attackers to take over those accounts, the social networking company said on Friday.Facebook, which has more than 2 billion monthly active users, has since fixed the vulnerability and informed law …

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Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma

CALIFORNIA (Web Desk) A former Facebook contract employee filed a lawsuit in California, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking company.Facebook moderators under contract are “bombarded” with “thousands of videos, images and live-streamed …

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Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

COLOMBIA (Web Desk) Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.The social media giant chose the Latin American country as its test lab because Colombians are particularly avid fans of using social networks and websites to find partners.The new feature, rolled …

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US teens prefer remote chats to face-to-face meeting: study

NEW YORK (Web Desk) American teenagers are starting to prefer communicating via text instead of meeting face-to-face, according to a study published Monday by the independent organization Common Sense Media.Some 35 per cent of kids aged 13 to 17 years old said they would rather send a text than meet …

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