Google to pay out $150-200m over YouTube privacy claims: reports Google to pay out $150-200m over YouTube privacy claims: reports

Fellow US tech giant Facebook recently settled a record $5 billion fine with the US Federal Trade Commission for misusing users' private data


Twitter CEO Dorsey's account sent racist tweets after hack Twitter CEO Dorsey's account sent racist tweets after hack

Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them down


Pluto a planet again? new NASA chief certainly thinks so Pluto a planet again? new NASA chief certainly thinks so

Pluto was officially downgraded from planetary status more than a decade ago by the International Astronomical Union


UAE astronaut to take copy of Quran to space UAE astronaut to take copy of Quran to space

Hazza Al Mansouri, the first astronaut from the UAE, is going to take a copy of the Quran with him to the International Space Station (ISS) for the September 25 launch date


Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri

 Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people's recorded conversations with its digital assistant Siri


Facebook will no longer be free! Facebook will no longer be free!

The tagline has been changed from "It's free and always will be" to "It's quick and easy" — ditching, for the first time in more than a decade, a reference to the fact that it costs nothing to become a user

 


Digital security has to be ensured: Jabbar Digital security has to be ensured: Jabbar

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said digital security has to be ensured at any cost for all internet users


Tech firms struggle to police content while avoiding bias Tech firms struggle to police content while avoiding bias

But in the current climate of hostility toward Big Tech, that legal protection is getting a second look


French 'cybercops' dismantle pirate computer network French 'cybercops' dismantle pirate computer network

A team of French police dubbed "cybergendarmes" has destroyed a virus that infected more than 850,000 computers worldwide


Survey finds new auto technology can annoy drivers Survey finds new auto technology can annoy drivers

Collision protection systems such as automatic emergency braking fared the best in six categories covered by the survey


Apple postpones launch of 'walkie-talkie' feature Apple postpones launch of 'walkie-talkie' feature

The new feature would have let one iPhone connect to another directly


Ex-Google engineer charged with theft of autonomous car secrets Ex-Google engineer charged with theft of autonomous car secrets

If convicted on the charges, Anthony Levandowski faces up to 10 years in prison and a penalty of $250,000 per violation, according to federal prosecutors


Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS after failed attempt Soyuz spacecraft carrying Fedor docks at ISS

The lifesize robot named Fedor -- short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research -- copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to help carry out tasks remotely


Scientists in Italy fertilize 7 northern white rhino eggs Scientists in Italy fertilize 7 northern white rhino eggs

 Eggs removed from the last two female northern white rhinos have been fertilized with sperm from the now-dead last male


YouTube shuts accounts over disinformation YouTube shuts accounts over disinformation

Google has shut down 210 channels on YouTube it said were part of a "coordinated” attempt to post material about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong


Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking

 A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station


Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space Nasa 'probing first allegation of space crime'

Anne McClain acknowledges accessing the account from the ISS but denies any wrongdoing


Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian first humanoid robot Fedor fails to dock with space station Soyuz spacecraft carrying Fedor fails to dock with space station

The life-size robot, named Fedor, Short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station


Facebook again removes accounts linked to Myanmar military Facebook again removes accounts linked to Myanmar military

For the fourth time in less than a year, Facebook has removed dozens of accounts, pages and groups linked to the Myanmar military


Google drops dessert names, it’s just Android 10 with a new logo Google drops dessert names

Google has just announced that it is dropping the dessert naming scheme for its Android operating system and that its upcoming Android Q operating system 


Banglalink launches digital health service platform ‘Daktarbhai’ Banglalink launches digital health service platform ‘Daktarbhai’

Banglalink, has launched ‘Daktarbhai’, a digital health service platform to provide customers with a comprehensive healthcare solution


Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space

The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, carrying Fedor, is set to dock with the space station on Saturday and stay till September 7


Google DeepMind's co-founder goes on leave Google DeepMind's co-founder goes on leave

The co-founder of DeepMind, the British artificial intelligence company owned by Google's parent…


FB Girls Priority group’s admin Tasnuva Anwar lands in jail FB Girls Priority group’s admin Tasnuva Anwar lands in jail

Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Saleh Mohammad Noman passed the order when she surrendered before his court on expiry of the High Court bail


Black hole gobbles up neutron star, causing ripples in space and time Black hole gobbles up neutron star, causing ripples in space and time

In the same decade when gravitational waves and a neutron star merger have been observed, astronomers have now observed what they believe 


Nasa confirms ocean moon mission Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

The Europa Clipper mission will target the ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter, which is considered a prime target in the search for life beyond Earth


Facebook to stop stalking you off-site, but only if asked Facebook to stop stalking you off-site, but only if asked

A feature in settings called Off-Facebook Activity will show all the apps and websites that send information about you to Facebook, which is then used to target ads more effectively


Second planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star 2nd planet discovered in orbit

The new planet, b Pictoris c, completes its orbit roughly every 1,200 days


World's 'largest computer chip' for AI tasks revealed

World's 'largest computer chip' for AI tasks revealed

The Wafer Scale Engine, designed by Cerebras Systems, is slightly bigger than a standard iPad


Huawei dismisses new suspension of 'unjust' US ban Huawei dismisses new suspension of 'unjust' US ban

The original ban was announced earlier this year by US authorities who claim it provides a backdoor for Chinese intelligence services -- something the firm denies


Facebook removing its group chats on August 22 Facebook removing its group chats on August 22

What may be the cause is spam, and the increased capacity for people to "chat blast" group members through this function


How to use your old smartphone as a home security camera Use old smartphone as home security camera

An Android smartphone is more compact than a CCTV camera and can be hidden or camouflaged anywhere inside your house


Indian scientist seeks Modi’s help to modify Newton’s 3rd law of motion Indian scientist seeks Modi’s help to modify Newton’s 3rd law of motion

The research has already been theoretically confirmed by scientists across the world but it is still to be confirmed experimentally


Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution


NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job

NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts


How modern life is transforming the human How modern life is transforming the human

Today it’s an established fact that our skeletons are surprisingly malleable


NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

The fields of rippling ice 500 feet below the NASA plane give way to the blue-green of water dotted with irregular chunks of bleached-white ice


Some Apple laptops banned from airline flights for fire risk Some Apple laptops banned from airline flights for fire risk

 Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire


Facebook workers listened to Messenger conversations Facebook workers listened to Messenger conversations

Hundreds of workers were paid to transcribe voice recordings of Facebook users, it has emerged

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