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Facebook Bots Label US Declaration of Independence as Hate Speech

Facebook has apologised after its content-filtering algorithms flagged the US Declaration of Independence as a hate speech. Parts of the document was flagged as “hate speech” by Facebook bots after a Liberty, Texas-based newspaper, the Liberty County Vindicator, posted on Facebook “small bites” from the Declaration in the lead up to the country’s Independence Day on July 4. Facebook later restored ... Read More »

Twitter to Add Special Labels to Political Candidates in US

Twitter says it’s adding special labels to tweets from some US political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information” and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what office a person is running for and where. Both the candidate’s account and the tweets from it will get labels. ... Read More »

Trump’s Blocking of Critics on Twitter Violates Constitution: US Judge

A US judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitterusers from his account on the social media platform based on their political views. Trump has made his @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account an integral and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda, announce policy and attack critics. He has blocked many critics from his account, which ... Read More »

Google to Verify Identity of US Political Ad Buyers

HIGHLIGHTS Google will now require identification proof from US political ad buyers It is designed to avoid being used to spread misleading or divisive ads Google in 2017 promised to make political advertising more transparent Google on Friday said that people looking to place US election ads on its platform will need to show identification, and make clear who is paying. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ 128GB, 256GB Storage Variants Finally Go on Sale in the US

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Samsung’s two popular smartphones of 2018, will now be available in two new storage variants in the US. The South Korean giant has rolled out 128GB and 256GB inbuilt storage models of the smartphones in the country. Both the handsets are available starting May 1 and will be released on May 18. They are available for purchase exclusively ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

HIGHLIGHTS Republicans suggested that content from conservatives are being censored Lawmakers agreed tech companies must remove illegal content Members differed on whether objectionable content should be removed Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Twitter are censoring or blocking content from conservatives, a charge the companies denied. Lawmakers from both parties agreed ... Read More »

Cognizant To Invest USD 100 Mn In US Tech Education

Cognizant announced the formation of a new  non-profit foundation to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and digital education and skills initiatives for professionals and students in the US. The foundation will be established with an initial grant of $100 million.   As a rapidly growing global company providing consulting, digital, technology and business process services, Cognizant is one of ... Read More »

Dropbox Said to File Confidentially for US IPO

HIGHLIGHTS Dropbox is currently valued at about $10 billion It is one of the closely watched group of firms with an anticipated IPO Non-public filings have become more common since July Dropbox, the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion (roughly Rs. 63,500 crores), has filed confidentially for a US initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said. Goldman Sachs ... Read More »

Nokia 2 With a ‘2-Day Battery Life’ Goes Up for Pre-Orders in US

Nokia 2, HMD Global’s most affordable smartphone, is finally being made available in more markets. After going up for pre-orders in Russia, the Nokia 2 is now up for pre-orders in the US. Priced at $99 (roughly Rs. 6,500), the Nokia 2 can be pre-ordered via Amazon where it is available as an unlocked unit. The Amazon listing confirms that the Nokia 2 will support ... Read More »