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Vivo V9 released in India with Dual-Camera, 19:9 Display Vivo V9 released in India with Dual-Camera, 19:9 Display
- March 26, 2018

In the meantime, Vivo is not the only brand to parrot the display-notch design. It packs a 3,260 mAh battery and comes with Android 8.1 Oreo-based FunTouch OS skin. The bezels on the smartphone measure 1.75-mm so that a 6.3-inch display could be accommodated in a traditional 5.5-inch body. As the phone comes with dual back camera. (more...)
S. Korea knocked out of playoffs at women's curling worlds S. Korea knocked out of playoffs at women's curling worlds
- March 26, 2018

American skip Jamie Sinclair was a touch heavy with her final draw and Russian Federation used hammer to its advantage. The United States (6-6) finished in sixth place to set up a meeting in the qualification game against South Korea. "We're happy with it", said national team coach Elaine Dagg-Jackson. "We know that it's really tough to do that, but I liked how we played". Birchard played third for Jones at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts while Lawes was preparing for the Games. (more...)
Entertainment One Developing Street Fighter TV Series Entertainment One Developing Street Fighter TV Series
- March 26, 2018

A particular strength of Street Fighter is the wide range of ethnically diverse characters and powerful women featured in the game. Basically Street Fighter existing outside of the game isn't new and now it looks like we will be getting a new TV series. (more...)
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Position Raised by Caxton Associates LP
- March 26, 2018

Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Adr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $465.59 billion market cap company. Its down 0.30, from 2.33 in 2017Q2. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc holds 0% or 77,650 shares in its portfolio. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca reported 41,284 shares. (more...)
Airtel introduces VoLTE Beta program, offers free data to testers Airtel introduces VoLTE Beta program, offers free data to testers
- March 26, 2018

Airtel is inviting users to join its VoLTE beta programme which is now live in seven states - West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Kerala, Bihar, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. If you are still uncertain about your eligibility for the beta program, you can head over to Airtel's program page here and enter your number to check for eligibility. (more...)
Mozilla Suspends Ads on Facebook on Data Privacy Concerns Mozilla Suspends Ads on Facebook on Data Privacy Concerns
- March 26, 2018

Kogan paid about 200,000 people to take part; tens of millions of their friends were also caught in the data dragnet. What is Cambridge Analytica accused of? Facebook says he passed this to Cambridge Analytica without its knowledge. Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook four years ago for $19 billion, has joined the cause. " This was a breach of trust , and I'm sorry we didn't do more at the time ". (more...)
Zuckerberg apologises for data scandal in UK adverts Zuckerberg apologises for data scandal in UK adverts
- March 26, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should testify before Congress about privacy protections in the wake of revelations data from 50 million users was shared without their knowledge, Sen. This follows allegations by a whistleblower that British consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed users' information to build profiles on American voters that were later used to help elect US President Donald Trump in 2016. (more...)
Facebook ads apologize for Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook ads apologize for Cambridge Analytica scandal
- March 26, 2018

The Trump campaign paid the firm $US6 million during the 2016 election, although it has since distanced itself from Cambridge Analytica. I promise to do better for you'. A new Reuters-Ipsos poll in the USA released Sunday showed that 41 percent of Americans trust Facebook to obey laws that protect their personal information, compared to 66 percent of trust in Amazon; 62 percent in Google; 60 percent in Microsoft and 47 percent in Yahoo. (more...)
Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in homemade steam-powered rocket Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in homemade steam-powered rocket
- March 26, 2018

The rocket landed about 1,500 from the launch ramp with its nose broken in two pieces. For several months Hughes worked on his rocket in his own garage. See the full launch video of Mad Mike Hughes! He had got a lot of negative reaction for his plans and he was labelled a crackpot for launching a home-made rocket contraption. (more...)
Facebook Harvested Call Logs and SMS Data for Years on Android Phones Facebook Harvested Call Logs and SMS Data for Years on Android Phones
- March 26, 2018

It all boils down to Android permissions, and how Facebook's mobile app was taking advantage of an earlier versions of Android to collect a surprising amount of sensitive information. The permission structure was changed in the Android API in version 16. However, it appears that apps could get around this change by specifying an older version of the Android SDK. (more...)
UK: Investigators allowed to search Cambridge Analytica UK: Investigators allowed to search Cambridge Analytica
- March 25, 2018

The ICO , headed by an information commissioner appointed by the British Crown, has the power to levy fines against companies that misuse customers' personal data and information, among other authorities. "We have to make sure that political marketing is openly declared and transparent", he said. Cambridge Analytica apologized that one of its affiliates licensed Facebook data and derivatives from Global Science Research, and said it believed data had been obtained in line with ... (more...)
Here's how Facebook wants to prevent future data breaches Here's how Facebook wants to prevent future data breaches
- March 25, 2018

Zuckerberg planned to regain user trust, especially in light of the #DeleteFacebook campaign from users, the two employees said. It vowed to set a "higher standard for how developers build on Facebook , what people should expect from them, and, most importantly, from us". (more...)
Information Commission staff search Cambridge Analytica offices Information Commission staff search Cambridge Analytica offices
- March 25, 2018

They suggested that the application for the warrant was flawed because, among other things, CA had offered to allow the ICO access to its offices, subject to agreeing the terms and scope of access with the regulator. Ms Denham had announced her intentions to gain a warrant to enter the offices on Monday, however it was granted just after 7pm on Friday. The data watchdog's investigation includes the acquisition and use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica , its parent company SCL and ... (more...)
China will defend interests China will defend interests
- March 24, 2018

Low-priced manufacturing in mainland China has enabled USA technology brands to take the global market by storm and rake in massive profits, said an executive at a Chinese unit of Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn. Altogether, the USA trade representative estimates that these policies cost US businesses around $50 billion a year. Alarm over Trump's protectionist leanings mounted earlier this month after he imposed hefty import tariffs on steel and aluminum under Section 232 of the 1962 U.S. (more...)
PUBG's third map will be playable in early April PUBG's third map will be playable in early April
- March 24, 2018

And in many ways, PUBG Mobile does feel like a better game than Fortnite . PUBG publisher Microsoft and developer PUBG Corp . have released another patch for the Xbox One version of the game that could put an end to people surviving top-ten in vehicles. (more...)
United Kingdom information watchdog assessing evidence from raid on Cambridge Analytica offices United Kingdom information watchdog assessing evidence from raid on Cambridge Analytica offices
- March 24, 2018

The regulator said it will "consider the evidence before deciding the next steps and coming to any conclusions". The investigators were seen leaving the premises early Saturday after spending about seven hours searching the office. The row has sparked a major crisis for Facebook, prompting investigations on both sides of the Atlantic and sending its share price plunging amid fears of additional regulation that could affect its business model. (more...)
Facebook adds admin privileges for Messenger group chats Facebook adds admin privileges for Messenger group chats
- March 24, 2018

That popularity earned the feature Facebook's attention; it worked to add new capabilities to group chats, chief among those being admin privileges. "This is especially helpful in large group chats with people you may not yet be connected to", Moxon added. All members of a group chat can create a custom invite link and share it with someone of they would like to join the group/conversation. (more...)
YouTube set to crack down on videos promoting firearms YouTube set to crack down on videos promoting firearms
- March 24, 2018

Gun review site InRangeTV , which has 144,000 subscribers, has started posting copies of its videos to PornHub , among others, in case YouTube removes them, according to a Facebook post. Though it's listed among racier clips common to a porn site, the video appears exactly as it does on YouTube. They said, "Our top priority at YouTube is to deliver a great user experience, and that includes ensuring users do not encounter excessive ad loads". (more...)
Two rounds of rain and heavy mountain snow through Sunday morning Two rounds of rain and heavy mountain snow through Sunday morning
- March 24, 2018

Saturday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for rain in the afternoon. Despite the cloud cover, there will still be breaks in the clouds, at least on Saturday , and we will have a little bit of sunshine. Locations along the Hi-Line, including Havre and Glasgow, are under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until later today . Even more than 5 inches is possible in southern Virginia. (more...)
House intel committee formally closes Russian Federation election-meddling probe House intel committee formally closes Russian Federation election-meddling probe
- March 24, 2018

It also contained more than 25 recommendations related to elections, cybersecurity, campaign finance rules, and counterintelligence practices. Hidden camera footage released by British television showed a company official criticizing how the House committee had conducted its interview. (more...)
Moon: Trilateral summit with Seoul, US, North possible Moon: Trilateral summit with Seoul, US, North possible
- March 24, 2018

Moon's remarks suggested that the trilateral summit might be held after a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , possibly in May, or Moon could join the U.S. North Korea says it needs a nuclear deterrent as the U.S. plans regime change to oust Mr Kim, whose family have run the Stalinist state for three generations. (more...)
Facebook Messenger gets admin controls and joinable links for group chats
- March 24, 2018

Facebook's Messenger has been gaining in popularity for some time, gaining over 1.3 billion monthly active users, and with 2.5 million new group chats created every day a year ago, it's time that administrators of those chats got some controls. (more...)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost $10 billion in wealth this week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost $10 billion in wealth this week
- March 24, 2018

Regardless, Facebook has not served itself well by relying on user agreements and tiny type that most users ignore, said Ali Abbas, an ethics and decision-making expert who directs the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making at the USC Marshall School of Business and USC Viterbi School. (more...)
Your 'hidden' iPhone notifications can be outed by blabbermouth Siri Your 'hidden' iPhone notifications can be outed by blabbermouth Siri
- March 24, 2018

This means that if you or anyone asks Siri to read your notifications, she will read aloud private messages sent via third-party apps, like Facebook Messenger, Slack or Signal, for everyone to hear. In a test, MacRumours reproduced this issue on an iPhone X running both iOS 11 .2.6 and the latest iOS 11.3 beta, while confirming that the bug doesn't affect iMessage. (more...)
Boris Compares Russian President World Cup to Adolf Hilter's Olympics Boris Compares Russian President World Cup to Adolf Hilter's Olympics
- March 24, 2018

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told MPs that Russian Federation would face a "robust" response from the United Kingdom and that it would be "very difficult" to imagine United Kingdom representation at the World Cup could go ahead in the "normal way". (more...)
Send money with Google Pay using your voice on Android and iPhone Send money with Google Pay using your voice on Android and iPhone
- March 24, 2018

Google Assistant can send up to $9,999 in a single payment, as with Google Pay on Android phones, according to VentureBeat . IPhone and Android users in the U.S. Rather, the user places his or her Android device next to the payment terminal, at which point the terminal reads the user's payment information from Google Pay . (more...)
Kalispell native Brock Osweiler signs with Miami Dolphins Kalispell native Brock Osweiler signs with Miami Dolphins
- March 24, 2018

Osweiler will join a Dolphins quarterback room that is led by Ryan Tannehill . While he's just 27 years old, his turbulent history - which includes getting released by the quarterback-starved Browns - sets his ceiling as an National Football League backup QB. (more...)
Atacama mummy's 'alien' features caused by genetic mutations Atacama mummy's 'alien' features caused by genetic mutations
- March 24, 2018

Size wise, she's comparable to a fetus, but some of her bones were as developed as a 6 year old's. The mystery behind Ata , a tiny skeleton previously believed to be of alien origin, has been revealed. Its full citation is as follows: Bhattacharya S, Li J, Sockell A, Kan M, Bava F, Chen, S, Ávila-Arcos M, Ji X, Smith E, Asadi N, Lachman R, Lam H, Bustamante C, Butte A, Nolan G. (more...)
Low-Cost IPad May Be Unveiled at Next Weeks Education Event Low-Cost IPad May Be Unveiled at Next Weeks Education Event
- March 24, 2018

The report re-confirms previous claims that there will be three smartphones launched this year as well. The often-accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is getting ready to launch a cheaper version of the 13.3-inch MacBook Air , and for the sake of students everywhere we hope he is right. (more...)
DILG enjoins LGUs to support Earth Hour 2018 on March 24 DILG enjoins LGUs to support Earth Hour 2018 on March 24
- March 24, 2018

World landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building will go dark this weekend to support the fight against climate change and highlight the dangers mankind poses to nature. Various locations across Ireland are also hosting events to mark Earth Hour . In Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle called on Catholics to take the opportunity to pray and recite the rosary as "we allow Mother Earth to conserve energy and get some rest". (more...)