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Twitter Suspends its Own CEO's Account Twitter Suspends its Own CEO's Account
- November 23, 2016

EST, it initially had fewer than 200 followers. Soon after Dorsey was reinstated, his number of followers was showing up as only about 145 - a steep drop from the roughly 3.9 million he had previously. People having control over muting items that they want to see is a welcome move by Twitter as now it has become easier to avoid the harassment faced by Twitter users. (more...)
Secretary calls for end to paddling students Secretary calls for end to paddling students
- November 23, 2016

With an eye toward the incoming Trump administration, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. has called on states to outlaw corporal punishment in schools. Corporal punishment only teaches students that force is an acceptable way of solving problems, he went on, adding that such acts would be considered criminal assault or battery if done by adults in the same communities where such discipline is allowed. (more...)
Pope Francis permits priests to forgive the sin of abortion Pope Francis permits priests to forgive the sin of abortion
- November 23, 2016

Mr. Crowley said most American bishops extended the faculty to absolve abortion to their priests during the Church's post-Vatican II era. The move does not change doctrine about the sinfulness of abortion; it only alters pastoral practice in some parts of the world about how it can be forgiven. (more...)
Here's is how CEO Mark Zuckerberg intends to curb it
- November 23, 2016

But he can't evade the issue much longer. In that regard, Zuckerberg explained that Facebook's attempt to curb fake news is "complex, both technically and philosophically". Zuckerberg says that they've been working on this problem for a long time but have made significant progress. The reports also asserted that it is Facebook's responsibility to address the fake news problem on its site. (more...)
Punjab Congress misses its deadline as AAP, Akalis announce candidates Punjab Congress misses its deadline as AAP, Akalis announce candidates
- November 23, 2016

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's Awaaz-e-Punjab appears to be collapsing like a house of cards. The influx of Akali and AAP leaders and workers into the Punjab Congress continues unabated, with several of them joining the party here on Monday in the presence of party president Captain Amarinder Singh. (more...)
Google Ads Just Decided to Ban Fake News After Trump Election Google Ads Just Decided to Ban Fake News After Trump Election
- November 23, 2016

Let us know in the comments. Google's AdSense and the Facebook Audience Network allow websites to easily place digital ads on their pages. Before the said policy updating, the Alphabet company has already been preventing its Ad Network from being used by sites that promote pornography and hate speech, as well as violent videos and imagery, per The Verge . (more...)
Google & Facebook to target fake news sites by harshening ads policies Google & Facebook to target fake news sites by harshening ads policies
- November 23, 2016

The move follows a recent Facebook post by Zuckerberg, which addressed the impact of fake news on Donald Trump's controversial win during the U.S. Most recently he insisted "99 per cent of what you see on Facebook is authentic". Gizmodo reports that Facebook had developed a tool for identifying fake news on the site, but had not deployed it over concerns of a backlash from conservatives. (more...)
Microsoft and Oculus set to offer VR streaming from Windows, Xbox One Microsoft and Oculus set to offer VR streaming from Windows, Xbox One
- November 23, 2016

Microsoft will also continue to ship Xbox Wireless controllers with every Rift. With native support for the Rift in Windows 10, including DirectX 12 support, Microsoft promises that "made-for-VR games on Windows 10 will have the fastest frame rates and top peformance". (more...)
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)
- November 23, 2016

The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website . EPS growth in past 5 year was -27.10% along with sales growth of -9.30% in the last five years. 10 advised "Hold Rating" regarding the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
Locky Ransomware Spread Via Facebook Messenger Locky Ransomware Spread Via Facebook Messenger
- November 23, 2016

Discovered by security researcher Bart Parys , who wrote about it on Sunday after a friend spotted it on Facebook, it relies on the fact that Facebook lets users embed images as. If you click the respective image, a downloader named Nemucod will take you to a spoofed YouTube website which has a different URL though, yet it looks like the regular YouTube we all know and love. (more...)
Trump Formally Picks Net Neutrality Opponents to Guide FCC Trump Formally Picks Net Neutrality Opponents to Guide FCC
- November 23, 2016

And, in an unprecedented step, Wheeler forced Internet providers to obey the same privacy rules that legacy phone companies must abide by when handling customer data. This was upheld by the court in June this year. Supporters of a less hands-on FCC see good signs. "The focus will be more on reducing regulation than creating new ones". (more...)
Walmart Black Friday 2016 Map Release Details Walmart Black Friday 2016 Map Release Details
- November 23, 2016

Before you know it, you've bought way more than you intended and your credit card is maxed out. "Review the Black Friday ads and emails to see which items are available online and which are in stores". Target will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Great deals on TVs, phones, consoles, and other gadgets are on their way for the Black Friday Sale. (more...)
Best Black Friday 2016 Deals and Ads Best Black Friday 2016 Deals and Ads
- November 23, 2016

Black Friday bargain hunters have been warned to do their research after an investigation found many of last year's deals were cheaper in the months before and after the event. Which? found examples where this had not been done. 38 percent of items got cheaper shortly after the sale ended. Or, skip the crowds, and the lines, and shop online without worry. (more...)
Apple Offers Free Battery Replacement for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Apple Offers Free Battery Replacement for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s
- November 23, 2016

In a statement, Apple said, 'Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. The tech giant's announcement comes less than a week after a consumer watch group in China launched an investigation into the problem. (more...)
Facebook Needs to Act Quickly on Fake News Facebook Needs to Act Quickly on Fake News
- November 23, 2016

But he can't evade the issue much longer. This was "crazy talk", he said. Facebook was sharply criticised during the last days of the USA presidential election for hosting false news stories that were widely shared on the platform. Finally, Facebook has said how it will fight to stop the spread of false news. Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information. (more...)
Louisiana native Ellen Degeneres scheduled to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom today Louisiana native Ellen Degeneres scheduled to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom today
- November 22, 2016

Don't worry, she did make it in about an hour later. This will be President Obama's previous year honoring individuals like her, Diana Ross , Michael Jordan and more. "These are folks who have helped made me who am and how I think about my presidency", said President Obama, following the medal ceremony. Others in line to receive awards from President Barack Obama this afternoon include actors Robert De Niro and Tom Hanks , former National Basketball Association stars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... (more...)
Almost Half the World Will Be Online by the End of 2016 Almost Half the World Will Be Online by the End of 2016
- November 22, 2016

But for the majority of people around the world internet access is a luxury, where by the end of 2016, less than half of the world population will have access. Nearly every country improved their IDI value in the last 12 months, with the global average increasing to 4.94 out of 10. The top seven economies in the Asia-Pacific region have IDI values above 7.50 and rank within the highest quartile of IDI 2016, while the Commonwealth of Independent States region emerges as the most homogeneous ... (more...)
WhatsApp Video Streaming Feature Reportedly Being Tested In India WhatsApp Video Streaming Feature Reportedly Being Tested In India
- November 22, 2016

At the very least, this approach is a safer bet when you're a social media giant like Facebook is. After announcing the update of video calls in WhatsApp , now a message that circulates through the messaging service promises users to activate the function instantly without knowing that it is an attempt to steal information by installing a Trojan. (more...)
Walmart is starting Cyber Week on Black Friday Walmart is starting Cyber Week on Black Friday
- November 22, 2016

And if it's a present for someone, ask yourself, will they really like it? "Customer shopping behavior is always evolving", Jarwala said. Our data showed that men in particular are interested in purchasing big-ticket items during Black Friday and Cyber Monday . (more...)
The Division's Survival expansion is out today The Division's Survival expansion is out today
- November 22, 2016

For more information about Tom Clancy's The Division , please visit thedivisiongame.com. The add-on will contain both PvP and PvE options, where the former allows players to turn on one another and the latter disables friendly fire. Which includes a new Gear Set and a bunch of new named weapons and items. Vendors, loot crates, mission rewards, and drops now all scale with the selected world tier, and enemies now have a chance to drop crafting supplies as well. (more...)

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