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Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues

Bell, Telus and Shaw are once again raising prices on select plans, after increases in 2018 Dennis Fitt, of Truro, N.S., was unhappy to discover that his internet, TV and phone service with Bell Aliant is going up by $9 next month, as three of the big telcos once again raise their prices on certain internet plans. (Andy Fitt) You can ... Read More »

Snapchat Pulls ‘Yellow Face’ Lens Amid Claims of Racial Insensitivity

Vanishing message app Snapchat made a photo lens quickly disappear after an online uproar branding it an offensive stereotype of Asians worthy of the label “Yellow Face.” The lens overlaid faces in photos with cartoon visages featuring slanted eyes, wide cheeks and toothy grins. Snapchat pulled the lens after its release on Tuesday ignited concerns it was insulting and racist. ... Read More »

Egypt Cancels High School Exam Amid Leaks

In Egypt, Several Facebook pages that have shared exam answers say they are doing so to push for high school reform. (Representational Image) CAIRO, EGYPT:  Egypt cancelled a high school final exam on Sunday after papers for it were leaked online, the education ministry said, in the latest such incident this month. The exam in applied mathematics would instead be ... Read More »

fb, Google Scrutinised Amid French online advert area Probe

The virtual show–advertising and marketing area – led inside the u.s. with the aid of facebook, Google, and Twitter – faces a capability antitrust crackdown as French regulators start an inquiry in an effort topublishing very last findings inside the second half of of next 12 months. Months after Germany’s antitrust corporation commenced investigating facebook‘s control over theprivate records of ... Read More »

Facebook Releases worker recommendations Amid Accusations of Political Bias

facebook on Thursday emphasised that it does no longer allow its employees to dam information talesfrom its “Trending topics” list based totally on political bias, amid a controversy over how the social media superpower selects what information it displays. era information website Gizmodo on Monday pronounced that a former fb worker said employees“routinely suppressed news tales of interest to conservative ... Read More »

Facebook Activates ‘Safety Check’ Amid Brussels Attack Crisis

Facebook has activated a feature that allows users to easily inform their friends and relatives that they are safe in response to the Brussels terrorist attacks Tuesday. The “Safety Check” feature was also activated after terrorist attacks in Paris and the floods in the Indian city of Chennai, among other recent emergencies. Through the feature, more than 950 million people ... Read More »