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Facebook Removes Burmese Translation Feature After Reuters Report

HIGHLIGHTS Reuters article showed that the translation feature was flawed Facebook a useful instrument for those spreading hate: UN investigators Some 7 lakh Rohingya have fled Myanmar Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results. A Reuters investigation published on August 15 documented how Facebook was ... Read More »

Twitter Ordered by French Court to Change ‘Smallprint’ After Privacy Case

A Paris court on Thursday ordered Twitter to change its smallprint, according to a consumer group which accused the tech giant of having “abusive” clauses in its terms and conditions. UFC-Que Choisir claimed victory in its case against the US social media platform, saying “the conviction has a gigantic scope for the protection of users’ personal data”. The consumer association had called ... Read More »

ZTE Saved From Brink After $1-Billion Fine Deal With US

HIGHLIGHTS ZTE agreed to pay a $ 1 billion fine ZTE will also overhaul leadership US President Donald Trump is seeking trade concessions from China China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker ZTE secured a lifeline from the Trump administration on Thursday after agreeing to pay a $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,700 crores) fine and overhaul leadership in a deal that will lift ... Read More »

Germany Vows ‘Stricter’ Facebook Oversight After Data Leak

Germany’s justice minister on Monday said Facebookshould face “stricter” oversight and be more transparent with its users, as the tech giant struggles to contain the fallout from a huge data privacy scandal. Speaking after a meeting with European Facebook executives in Berlin, Justice Minister Katarina Barley said the firm’s assurances that it had already cracked down on the misuse of personal data ... Read More »

Broadcom Officially Drops Qualcomm Bid After Trump Decision

HIGHLIGHTS Trump blocked company’s ambitions over national security fears Broadcom said that it was disappointed with Trump’s decision It still plans to move its headquarters to the United States Broadcom is officially withdrawing its $117 billion (roughly Rs. 7.6 lakh crores) bid to buy US chipmaker Qualcomm, two days after President Donald Trump blocked the Singapore company’s ambitions over national security fears. Wednesday’s move is ... Read More »

After no-bid deal falls apart, Texas Education Agency review calls for clearer contracting procedures

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath testifies before the Texas Commission on Public School Finance about education outcomes on Jan. 23, 2018.  Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune An internal review of the Texas Education Agency’s contracting regulations found this week that the agency needs a more concrete process for determining whether to bypass competitive bidding when it enters into ... Read More »

How one of America’s most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the equally undeniable civic value of social media. Take, for example, the role of social media in the response in Houston to Hurricane Harvey. According to Art Acevedo, Houston’s Chief of Police, social ... Read More »

Dean of Education retires after years of service to the educational community

Joe Johnson, Dean of the College of Education and Interim Dean of the College of Extended Studies, announced that he will retire from San Diego State in June of 2018. He has been an educator for 30 plus years and has had a fulfilling career in the academic field. “Joe has been a bright spot in our college from the time he ... Read More »

After London Attack, Facebook to ‘Aggressively Remove Terrorist Content’

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from Internet firms. Three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night in Britain’s third major ... Read More »

SC sets aside Allahabad HC order on PG medical seats after AMU, BHU plea

The Supreme Court order came on the plea of BHU and AMU. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Allahabad High Court’s 29 May order which had quashed 50% institutional preference in admission to PG medical seats. A vacation bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta said institutes like the Banaras Hindu University ... Read More »