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Facebook Researcher Tied to Cambridge Analytica Quits

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook declined to explain why Joseph Chancellor left the company He worked as quantitative researcher on its User Experience Research team Facebook has been under the scanner of lawmakers after the data scandal After becoming infamous for helping the controversial British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica harvest tens of millions of Facebook users’ profiles, a psychology researcher with the social networking ... Read More »

Jio Phone 2 Flash Sale to Be Held Today at 12pm on Jio.com

io Phone 2 flash sale will be held only on Jio.com HIGHLIGHTS Jio Phone 2 price in India is Rs. 2,999 Buyers will not get a refund on the handset They can choose between three Jio recharges for the handset The Jio Phone 2 goes on sale for only the second time in India today, with stocks still expected to ... Read More »

Nokia 6.1 Plus to Go on Sale for the First Time in India Today: Price, Launch Offers, More

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 6.1 Plus sale will begin at 12pm It will be available via Flipkart and Nokia online store The smartphone has been pre-orders till now Nokia 6.1 Plus was launched in India last week at an event organised in New Delhi, bringing the first Nokia-branded smartphone with a display notch to the country. It will go on sale in the country ... Read More »

Facebook Does Away With Over 5,000 Ad-Targetting Options to Thwart Discrimination

Facebook said Tuesday is cutting more than 5,000 ad-targeting options to prevent advertisers from discriminating based on traits such as religion or race. The shift eliminates the ability to direct Facebook ads at people based on ethnicity, beliefs, political affinity or other data that could be considered sensitive or personal. “While these options have been used in legitimate ways to reach ... Read More »

Huawei Nova 3 to Be Available in Open Sale From August 23, Nova 3i Iris Purple Variant’s First Sale on August 21

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei Nova 3 is priced at Rs. 34,999 Huawei Nova 3i is priced at Rs. 20,999 Both the smartphones have been made available on Amazon India Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i were launched in India last month, and made available in flash sales on Amazon India. Now, the company has announced that the Huawei Nova 3 will be available in open sale from ... Read More »

Facebook Moves to Stop Sharing of 3D Gun Blueprints

Facebook on Thursday said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods. “Sharing instructions on how to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines is not allowed under our Community Standards,” a Facebook spokesman said in response to an AFP inquiry. “In line with ... 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 »

Paytm’s Tech to Power SoftBank’s Mobile Payments Service in Japan

HIGHLIGHTS New smartphone-based payment service will be named PayPay It will be a joint venture between SoftBank and Yahoo Japan PayPay is planned to launch in fall 2018 SoftBank has announced that it will leverage the technology of India-based digital payments company Paytm in a new mobile payments service it is launching. The new smartphone-based payment service, named PayPay, will be a joint ... Read More »

CFA Institute adds cryptocurrencies, blockchain to its curriculum

The worlds of finance and crypto have become increasingly intertwined after last year’s Bitcoin boom. Photo: Bloomberg Hong Kong/Singapore: It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street. CFA Institute, whose gruelling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrenciesand blockchain to its Level I and II curriculums for the first ... Read More »

Instagram’s New Green Dots to Show When Your Friends Are Online

HIGHLIGHTS The app will also show the last active status Visibility can be turned off in Activity Status settings Online status is also available on Facebook Messenger Popular image and video sharing app Instagram in a blog post on Thursday announced the launch of a new feature that would be particularly frustrating for users who like to stay discreet on the platform. In the Instagram ... Read More »