Author Archives: Loknath Das

Facebook Wins Dismissal of US Lawsuits Linked to Terrorism

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook Inc liable for supporting terrorist groups by letting them use its social media platform to further their goals, including violence against Jews. US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn dismissed a $3 billion (roughly Rs. 19,450 crores) damages lawsuit by relatives of American victims of Hamas attacks, saying the ... Read More »

Facebook Moderation Guidelines Leaked, Show How It Reviews Hate Speech, Extremist Content

HIGHLIGHTS Challenges such as revenge porn have overwhelmed Facebook moderators It reviews around 6.5 million reports of potentially fake accounts a week It confirmed that it was using software to intercept graphic content Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal ... Read More »

Twitter Users Experiencing Issues in Several Parts of the World

HIGHLIGHTS Issues are being faced in several parts of the world The service is not let users post tweets Issues are affecting websites and apps alike Twitter appears to be down. Several users, including Gadgets 360 staff, are facing issues posting tweets on the social network. The issue is affecting the Web interface, mobile website, TweetDeck, as well as the ... Read More »

Vine Users’ Phone Numbers, Email Addresses Were Briefly Exposed, Twitter Reveals

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter made its Vine Archive live earlier this year Twitter turned Vine into a pared-down camera app earlier this year Twitter has already informed affected users about the bug If you might remember, Twitter converted Vine into a dedicated camera app earlier this year. Shortly after, the company made Vine Archive live to help users see all Vines available ... Read More »

Twitter Co-Founder: I’m Sorry if We Made Trump’s Presidency Possible

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter’s Evan Williams told NYT that he wants to repair Internet damage It includes cyberbullies, fake news, live-streamed violence, etc. He also apologised for the victory of Donald Trump as US President If anyone knows how important Twitter is to Donald Trump, it’s the president. “Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here,” he told the Financial Times last month. ... Read More »

Facebook Signs Deal With ESL to Live Stream E-Sports

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook to bring over 5,550 hours of e-sports events, original content It also recently announced a tie-up with Major League Baseball Twitter also partnered with ESL, Dreamhack to live stream tournaments Taking on Twitter and Amazon-owned Twitch when it comes to live-streaming sport events, Facebook has now announced a partnership with global e-sports company ESL to bring over 5,550 ... Read More »

Russian Rocket Returns to Service With Launch of US Satellite

HIGHLIGHTS The Proton rocket carried a US telecom satellite, Echostar-21 The Proton-M was successfully launched at 6:45am (0345 GMT/ 9:15am IST) Echostar-21 will provide telecommunications services in Europe Russia on Thursday sent into space a Proton rocket carrying a US telecom satellite, Echostar-21, the first launch in a year after an engine glitch sparked a probe into manufacturing flaws. “The ... Read More »

SoftBank to Buy Robotics Firms Boston Dynamics, Schaft From Alphabet

HIGHLIGHTS SoftBank will buy Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet It did not disclose the terms of the transactions Boston Dynamics was acquired by Google in 2013 Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday that a unit of the company will buy two firms that build walking robots from Alphabet Inc, which would add to the group’s growing artificial intelligence ... Read More »

NASA Unveils ‘Out of This World’ Mars Rover

HIGHLIGHTS NASA has unveiled a new Mars rover concept vehicle The rover was unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex NASA’s next robotic Mars rover is set to land on the Red Planet in 2020 NASA has unveiled an “out of this world” futuristic Mars rover concept vehicle to inspire young people to want to learn more about its ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Feature Phone, OnePlus 5 Price in India, Nokia’s Android Phones, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Jio’s feature phones will reportedly be priced between Rs. 999 & Rs. 1500 The OnePlus 5’s design was confirmed to be similar to iPhone 7 Plus Nokia’s Android smartphones set to launch in India next week Welcome back to our weekly roundup of all the news that matters from the world of technology. It’s been a big week with ... Read More »