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Google Hiring Thousands of Moderators To Clean Up YouTube

admin/ December 13, 2017/ / 0 comments

Google is hiring thousands of new moderators after facing widespread backlash for allowing child abuse videos and other violent and offensive content to flourish on YouTube. Google, which owns YouTube, announced on Monday that next year it would expand its total workforce to more than 10,000 people responsible for reviewing content that could violate its policies. The news from YouTube’s

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Facebook successfully tests an internet drone

admin/ June 30, 2017/ / 0 comments

Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone – dubbed Aquila – flew for one hour and 46 minutes in Arizona. On Aquila’s maiden voyage last summer, the autopilot system was confused by heavy wind and crash-landed. This time, the drone flew at an altitude

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Facebook hits two billion users but criticised for not doing enough to remove terror-related content

admin/ June 28, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr Zuckerberg when he was at Harvard. He famously dropped out of the university after launching the global social-networking website. The internet giant announced it had one billion

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Security researchers have discovered a vaccine for the huge wanacry cyber attack

admin/ June 28, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

The creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine. However, researchers have not been able to find a so-called kill switch that would prevent the crippling ransomware from spreading to other vulnerable computers. Experts are still unsure about the attack’s origins or its real purpose. Given that the ransom amount – $300 – was relatively

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Google pays $2.7Billion fine in E.U. over manipulated search results

admin/ June 27, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

The penalty, of 2.4 billion euros, highlights the aggressive stance that European officials have taken in regulating many of the world’s largest technology companies, going significantly further than their American counterparts. By levying the fine against Google — more than double the previous largest penalty in this type of antitrust case — Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s antitrust chief, also

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Tech giants team up [Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft]

admin/ June 27, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft have created a joint forum to counter terrorism following years of criticisms that the technology corporations have failed to block violent extremists and propaganda on their platforms. The Silicon Valley companies announced the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism on Monday, saying the collaboration would focus on technological solutions, research and partnerships with governments and

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we nolonger read your emails – GOOGLE

admin/ June 26, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

Google will stop scanning the content of emails sent by Gmail users in an attempt to reassure business customers of the confidentiality of their communications. The company did read the emails in personal Gmail accounts in order to target users with personalised adverts but said in a blogpost it would stop doing so in order to “more closely align” its

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