Facebook, Google step up election protection efforts By AFP | Last Updated: 14th August, 2020, 12:34

Google separately announced new features for its search engine to provide detailed information about how to register and vote, directing users to local election administrators

Facebook, Google step up election protection efforts

Apple sees sharp increase in US National Security requests Apple sees sharp increase in US National Security requests

Apple said it had received between 13,250 and 13,499 national security requests affecting between 9,000 and 9,249 users


Twitter's Russia briefings 'inadequate' - US senators Twitter's Russia briefings 'inadequate'

The social network earlier said it had shut down about 200 accounts linked to a Russian misinformation campaign


Twitter ends support for Apple Watch? Twitter ends support for Apple Watch?

Meanwhile, Twitter has started testing 280-character tweets — doubling the previous 140-character limit — to help users become more expressive


Apple iPhone X reported facing delays due to 3-D sensors Apple iPhone X reported facing delays due to 3-D sensors

The 3-D scanner is the iPhone X’s flagship innovation, allowing the handset to be unlocked just by glancing at it rather than requiring a fingerprint


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects Trump bias claims Facebook CEO rejects Trump bias claims

The US president accuses the social network of "collusion" on Twitter, branding it "anti-Trump"


Mystery behind Pluto's 'bladed Terrain' decoded Mystery behind Pluto's 'bladed Terrain' decoded

These jagged geological ridges are found at the highest altitudes on Pluto's surface, near its equator


Twitter aims to boost appeal with new 280-character tweetlimit Twitter aims to boost appeal with new 280-character tweetlimit

The new move aims to address "a major cause of frustration" for many users


Twitter explains why Trump North Korea tweet wasn't removed Twitter's explanation over Trump North Korea tweet

Twitter's rules state users "may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism"


Apple iPhone X demand could top 50 million units: KGI Apple iPhone X demand could top 50 million units: KGI

Demand for the iPhone X has been high since the launch and it has been predicted that Apple may struggle to keep up with the high demand


China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist meeting China disrupts WhatsApp messaging service

Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which previously malfunctioned in the country


India’s Mars Orbiter Mission completes 3 years in orbit India’s Mars Orbiter Mission completes 3 years in orbit

India's low-cost Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has completed three years in its Martian orbit, says ISRO


Science festival in city from Today Science festival in city from Today

The festival will kick off at 10:30 am through a ceremony at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre in the capital


How to transfer music to an iPhone without using iTunes How to transfer music to iPhone without iTunes

Regular customer can simply open the iTunes app on the iPhone


Smartphone apps can help cure depression: Study Smartphone apps can help cure depression: Study

The results showed that smartphones open up non-stigmatising and self-managing avenues of care for the people with depression because smartphones can


Instagram now adds face filters to live video broadcasts too Instagram adds face filters to live video

All existing face filters are now available for live video feature on the app


Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

To this end, the US internet giant is collaborating with NewsCorp, the Financial Times, and the New York Times


Facebook backs off plan for non-voting shares Facebook backs off plan for non-voting shares

The plan unveiled last year had been designed to allow founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to maintain voting control


Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost

Bennu is a primitive, carbon-rich asteroid, the kind of cosmic body that may have delivered life-giving materials to Earth billions of years ago


Facebook tests WhatsApp shortcut button on Android: Report Facebook tests WhatsApp shortcut button on Android

Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 and has since been exploring ways to make the two services benefit from each other


iPhone 8 performs impressively in durability, bend tests” iPhone 8 performs impressively in bend tests

As the Apple logo at the back of iPhone 8 is now covered with glass, Zack discovered that it is safely protected from accidental smudges


Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook to release Russia-linked ads to Congress

Earlier this month, Facebook uncovered approximately $100,000, spread across approximately 3,000 ads, in fraudulent ad spending across its network


Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly' Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

An analysis suggests that its brain was still developing at a time when the brains of modern human children are fully formed


‘Google Home Mini’ to be introduced at $49 in October ‘Google Home Mini’ to be introduced in October

Google is likely to unveil the speaker alongside the second-gen Pixel smartphones on October 4


Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC: report Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC: report

Google is close to buying a stake in Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC, whose logo is displayed at the 2017 Mobile World Congress


Arctic sea ice extent eighth lowest on record: NASA Arctic sea ice extent eighth lowest on record: NASA

Its minimum summertime extent has been decreasing, overall, at a rapid pace since the late 1970s due to warming temperatures


Saudi Arabia to lift block on internet calling Apps, Including WhatsApp and Skype Saudi Arabia to lift block on internet calling Apps

Digital transformation is one of the key kick-starters for the Saudi economy, as it will incentivise the growth of Internet-based businesses


Facebook suspending accounts of Rohingya activists: Report Facebook suspending accounts of Rohingya activists

The Myanmar government does not use the term "Rohingya" and does not recognise the people as an official ethnicity


Earth sweltered to 3rd hottest august, summer on record Earth sweltered to 3rd hottest august, summer on record

The average temperature for June through August was 61.47 degrees (16.41 Celsius)


Intel, Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration Intel, Waymo, expand self-driving car collaboration

Waymo spun off from Google late last year and is an independent company owned by Google parent Alphabet Inc


How to download and install iOS 11 on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch How to install iOS 11 on iPhone, iPad

The most important update at the moment is iOS 11, which will be available on Friday for eligible devices


'Tez' designed to make e-payments simple, secure: Google 'Tez' designed to make e-payments simple, secure: Google

Google also plans to integrate wallets and cards on the Tez platform in coming months


'Great Online Shopping Festival-2017' begins Tuesday Online Shopping Festival begins Tuesday

Online-based 60 companies will display their products in the event which will consist of Gaming Zone, Experience Zone, Branding Bangladesh Zone


NASA space psychology subjects ending 8 months of isolation NASA space psychology subjects ending 8 months of isolation

The crew of four men and two women were quarantined on a vast plain below the summit of the world's largest active volcano in January


Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

India, one of the world's most polluted nations, has one of the most ambitious plans to kick its fossil fuel addiction


Apple iPhone X stock expected to be low until 2018 Apple iPhone X stock expected to be low until 2018

Consumers have to wait a big longer to get their hands on the iPhone X due to supply issues


EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Public anger against the billions of euros earned by online behemoths is growing louder in Europe


NASA gravity map shows Mars has porous crust NASA gravity map shows Mars has porous crust

The researchers mapped the density of the Martian crust, estimating the average density is 2,582 kilogrammes per cubic metre


Facebook Messenger now has 1.3 billion monthly active users Facebook Messenger has 1.3 bn monthly users

The growth of Messenger now puts the app at par with Facebook-owned WhatsApp which also has 1.3 billion MAUs


Saturn probe heads towards destruction Saturn probe heads towards destruction

The $4bn (£3bn) mission is ending 13 years of discoveries at the ringed planet by ditching itself in the atmosphere

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