• August 22, 2019

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Instagram introduces tool for users to flag false information

Instagram is introducing an option for users to report seemingly false posts in an attempt to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. Posting false information is not banned on any of Facebook’s suite of social media services, but the company is taking steps to limit the reach of inaccurate information and warn users […]

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Google Play app store accused of anti-gay bias

Google has been accused of discrimination by a popular gay social network after its app was removed from Google’s Play store several times without warning. Hornet disclosed Google often employed moderators in Malaysia, where same-sex relationships are illegal, to vet apps. A rival gay dating app told the BBC that it had also been blocked […]

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Facebook hired human contractors to listen to audio from its Messenger app

Facebook has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company claims it stopped using human workers to review audio clips more than a week ago, noting that contractors were checking whether Facebook’s artificial intelligence correctly interpreted the messages. […]

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Facebook sues two app developers for ad fraud

Facebook said Tuesday it’s suing two app developers in Asia for making money from advertising fraud, highlighting how the social network is cracking down on abuse on the platform. The app developers LionMobi in Hong Kong and JediMobi in Singapore released apps on the Google Play Store that infected a user’s phone with malware to […]

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Spotify adds 8 million paying customers in three months

Spotify added 8 million subscribers in the quarter that ended in June, slightly below the estimated 8.5 million figure, the streaming giant reported today. The top music streamer said it had amassed 232 million monthly active users and 108 million paying subscribers at the end of June, up from 217 million users and 100 million […]

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Twitter’s retweet inventor says idea was ‘loaded weapon’

The man who came up with Twitter’s retweet button has likened it to “handing a four-year-old a loaded weapon”, in an interview with BuzzFeed. Developer Chris Wetherell said no-one at Twitter had anticipated how it would alter the way people used the platform. Twitter has been criticised for allowing the spread of bullying, hate speech […]

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StanChart Boosts Digital Banking With SC Keyboard

Standard Chartered in its continued efforts to meet the rising demands of the country’s digital enthusiasm is the first among its peers to launch Social Banking Solution, SC Keyboard. The feature, which is part of the Bank’s Full Digital Bank on Mobile – SC Mobile, allows the Bank’s customers to access a variety of financial […]

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Tinder rebels against Google Play app fees by taking direct payments

Tinder is exploring a different approach to fighting app store fees — it’s simply ignoring what the store operators want. The dating giant has introduced a default payment process into its Android app that skips Google Play’s system entirely, instead taking payments directly. And if you go this route, you lose the option of switching […]

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Cybersecurity expert warns of the dangers of FaceApp

The chances of seeing pictures of your friends looking a bit older are high thanks to FaceApp which has taken the internet by storm. The app uses photos from your phone to show what an older or younger version of yourself could look like. FaceApp launched last year and allowed you to see yourself as […]

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Money Transfer Via ExpressPay now at a charge of 1%

Online payment platform expressPay has announced a change in the charges for money transfer which is now at a fee of 1% of any amount transacted. Mobile transfer charges to mobile money wallets and bank accounts have been dropped to just a percentage to ease the inconvenience of users. This new move comes after several […]