Facebook Says It Will Act Against ‘Information Operations’ Using False Accounts

Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of response plans on its… Read More Facebook Says It Will Act Against ‘Information Operations’ Using False Accounts

Microsoft’s Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

Microsoft Corp’s lineup of Surface tablets, laptops and desktop computers has always been a paradox. The software company’s surprise foray into hardware became a billion-dollar-plus business and even managed to outclass longtime rival Apple with its Surface Studio desktop machine last fall, according to some tech critics. At the same time, the Surface range competes… Read More Microsoft’s Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

Micron Names SanDisk Co-Founder Sanjay Mehrotra as CEO

Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc named SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra its chief executive, replacing Mark Durcan who announced his retirement in February. Mehrotra’s appointment will be effective May 8, post which, Durcan will serve as an adviser to the company until early August. Durcan, a 30-year Micron veteran, took the top job in 2012 after long-time… Read More Micron Names SanDisk Co-Founder Sanjay Mehrotra as CEO

GoPro Reports Strong Sales of Flagship Cameras and Karma Drones

Wearable device maker GoPro reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday, helped by strong sales of its flagship cameras and Karma drones. GoPro, which has lacked new products and saw slower sales of its action cameras in the past year, re-released its Karma drones in February to drive demand and revenue growth. The company, whose… Read More GoPro Reports Strong Sales of Flagship Cameras and Karma Drones

‘Hajime’ Malware-Based Botnet Has Nearly 300,000 Devices Globally: Kaspersky

A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack. ‘Hajime’, meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese, was identified by Russia-based cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab and has recently been propagating extensively, infecting… Read More ‘Hajime’ Malware-Based Botnet Has Nearly 300,000 Devices Globally: Kaspersky

U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules

The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released a 58-page draft plan to reverse the landmark 2015 “net neutrality” order and disclosed the agency may withdraw “bright line” rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving “fast lanes” to some websites. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, named by Trump in January, disclosed his… Read More U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules

Google just became the first foreign internet company to launch in Cuba

Google‘s servers in Cuba went live on Wednesday, making the internet giant the first foreign internet company to host content within the long cut-off country. The servers are part of Google’s global network of caching servers, called GGC nodes, the servers work by storing popular content — like a viral YouTube video — on a… Read More Google just became the first foreign internet company to launch in Cuba

Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

British web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday slammed as a “bad idea” recent calls in Britain and the United States to weaken cyber encryption. “I know that if you’re trying to catch terrorists it’s really tempting to demand to be able to break all that encryption,” Berners-Lee told the BBC. “But if you break that… Read More Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

Google Play Games Services Dropping Support for iOS; Removes Gifts, Requests and More on Android

After a few years of allowing cross-platform game developers use Play Games Services tools, Google in a blog post said that support for iOS will be dropped due to low usage. The Google Play Games Services provides tools to help developers analyse and optimise their games for users on Android, iOS, and the Web. Removing… Read More Google Play Games Services Dropping Support for iOS; Removes Gifts, Requests and More on Android

Microsoft Sprinkles App for iOS Suggests Captions for Your Selfies

Microsoft has launched yet another app for iOS users called Sprinkles. The camera app predicts captions depending on the photo taken, and also suggests stickers to elevate the cool-quotient of your ordinary photo. It appears to be Microsoft’s turn to try to combat Snapchat competition (the new trend among tech companies nowadays), and is available… Read More Microsoft Sprinkles App for iOS Suggests Captions for Your Selfies