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IT Government requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide
Author: 0 Government requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide

In the second half of 2016, by contrast, the company only restricted content about 7,000 times - meaning takedown requests quadrupled in the category. Facebook said it got 1,166 preservation requests with 1,629 user accounts requested. Based on legal requests from the Pakistan Telecom Authority and Federal Investigation Agency , Facebook restricted access to items that were alleged to violate local laws prohibiting blasphemy and condemnation of the country's independence.

IT CNIL orders WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with Facebook
Author: 0 CNIL orders WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with Facebook

Facebook's trio of social networks now have in excess of a billion active users. In a blog post, CNIL explained that while it agreed it was reasonable for Facebook to collect WhatsApp user data for security reasons, the other purposes were not justified "on the legal basis required by the Data Protection Act for any processing".

IT Google Pixel, Pixel 2 XL Get Rare Discount Promos
Author: 0 Google Pixel, Pixel 2 XL Get Rare Discount Promos

We advise you to choose "hey, Google " as your prominent voice assistant command as it will go similar to your Google Home speakers and will reduce the phase of recalling separate command words for each device. For anyone who wants to build for the Assistant, resources such as developer tools, documentation and a simulator are available on the Actions on Google developer website, making it easy to create, test and deploy voice-enabled solutions.

IT Celebrity chef Batali lampooned for 'cinnamon roll' apology
Author: 0 Celebrity chef Batali lampooned for 'cinnamon roll' apology

In the emailed statement, Batali acknowledged his "past behavior". "That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses", the statement read . "I take full responsibility", Batali writes. Another person wrote, " Mario Batali's apology to the people who might stop spending money on his brand including a cinnamon bun recipe was worse than tone deaf".

IT Google Project Tango is dead, ARCore is future
Author: 0 Google Project Tango is dead, ARCore is future

Google is working on a software-only solution called ARCore. Google is now working on its ambitious augmented-reality project-Tango, which is meant to redefine the different functions a smartphone can do. Tango showed up again in the market in 2016 and it came about as one of the flagship features of the Lenovo Phab2 Pro smartphone. Like Apple's ARKit, ARCore accomplishes much of what Project Tango could do, but without the reliance on expensive, customized hardware.

IT Tavis Smiley Cops Pleas On Good Morning America, Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Author: 0 Tavis Smiley Cops Pleas On Good Morning America, Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations

He said he applauds the women coming forward to share their sexual assault and harassment experiences "to lead us in a conversation about how to create healthy workspaces". In dragging PBS, Smiley maintained he was never informed that it had brought in an outside law firm to investigation what the network has called "multiple" and "credible" allegations of harassment.

IT Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over software ban
Author: 0 Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over software ban

In October 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported that in 2015 Russian hackers used access to Kaspersky's antivirus software to lift classified tools and files from the home computer of an NSA intelligence officer. The lawsuit alleges that the government largely relied on uncorroborated news media reports as evidence in a review of Kaspersky software. The value of Kaspersky's software sales to the US government totaled less than $54,000, or about 0.03 percent of its USA subsidiary's sales ...

Author: 0 Today Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) Stock Reaches All Time High

Sprott Inc who had been investing in Enbridge Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $65.66B market cap company. Over the last five trading sessions, the stock has moved 6.89%. That puts the market capitalization at $3.21 bln. Topeka Capital Markets maintained CEVA, Inc. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Monday, November 9.

Author: 0 Fake Cuphead game was briefly available on the App Store for $5

No such place exists, in case you were wondering. Cuphead is an indie game, which became extremely popular this year, due to having an awesome mix of challenging difficulty, fantastic art style, and a super-quality soundtrack. The criminal who published it to the App Store also made a fake website as the support link, to confuse App Review in believing the game was legitimate.

IT Jayda Fransen: Twitter suspends Britain First leader retweeted by Donald Trump
Author: 0 Jayda Fransen: Twitter suspends Britain First leader retweeted by Donald Trump

Twitter was also recently accused of failing to act on anti-Muslim videos retweeted by US President Donald Trump after the incident made global headlines. Twitter received widespread blowback for leaving the videos up in the aftermath; Fransen, on the other hand, tweeted in all caps "GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP!" Britain First, an anti-immigrant group where Fransen is deputy leader, also had its account suspended on Monday.

IT Is this the next Sony Xperia flagship?
Author: 0 Is this the next Sony Xperia flagship?

Now the Sony H8216 has surfaced online revealing its specifications. From what we have been hearing so far, Sony Mobile , the Japanese smartphone manufacturer is expected to unveil a series of new Xperia smartphones in 2018. In terms of computing heft, you've got the Snapdragon 845 processor paired with a generous 4GB of RAM - plus 64GB of nippy UFS storage. The document reveals that the phone could come with two 12-megapixel camera sensors at the back, and a 15-megapixel selfie shooter ...

IT PUBG's 3D Replay System and Killcam Coming Dec. 20
Author: 0 PUBG's 3D Replay System and Killcam Coming Dec. 20

Along with the release, PUBG's long-awaited second map "Miramar" will be available on PC. This mechanic forces players to go nearer each other as the match progresses, intensifying the action. Microsoft is reportedly planning to strike with the developers of PUBG to come up with a new version exclusively for the Xbox One consoles. Front and center is how much Gamerscore you racked up in 2017, as well as how many hours you poured into individual games and genres.

IT Special edition Xiaomi Mi A1 Red is now available at Rs. 13999
Author: 0 Special edition Xiaomi Mi A1 Red is now available at Rs. 13999

Xiaomi has permanently reduced the price of Xiaomi Mi A1 by Rs. 1000 in India, and as a result the new permanent price for the smartphone is Rs. The latest entrant will also go on sale through all Mi Home stores, Mi Preferred Partner stores, and retail partner stores. Strikingly, the device offers 2X optical zoom in addition to a 5-megapixel front camera paired with a real-time beautification mode.

IT How To Mute Auto-Playing Videos In Google Chrome
Author: 0 How To Mute Auto-Playing Videos In Google Chrome

In the URL bar at the top of the browser, there should be a lower-case "i" or green lock icon located to the left of the web address. With version 63 rolling out on Mac, Windows, Linux , and Android , Chrome 64 is now in the beta channel .

Author: 0 Facebook's snooze button is your new savior from your annoying friends

Facebook's newest feature allows users to temporarily mute pages or people. "With Snooze, you don't have to unfollow or unfriend permanently, rather just stop seeing someone's posts for a short period of time". You can also end the snooze prematurely by manually turning it off. The feature comes at a time of increased public criticism and discourse on Facebook's effect on society.

IT Protests in Kupwara after civilian is killed in crossfire
Author: 0 Protests in Kupwara after civilian is killed in crossfire

The mourners were later intercepted by police and clashes erupted between two sides afterwards. Later, hundreds of people attended Asif's funeral prayers amidst chanting of anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. The individuals were challenged by troops. However, they didn't respond. "In the cross-fire, a person, later identified as Asif Iqbal Bhat , a taxi driver, was killed due to a gunshot wound", he added.

IT BlackBerry Priv no longer receiving monthly updates
Author: 0 BlackBerry Priv no longer receiving monthly updates

I think the trade-in program is neat and all, but it's the least BlackBerry could offer at this point (which is admittedly more than some OEMs do at a device's end-of-life). The Priv has since received numerous price cuts. Provided the phone launched in November, 2015, BlackBerry stuck to its word and delivered a secure experience to its users, although, an update to Nougat sure would have been nice.

Author: 0 Russian Federation and Egypt to resume direct flights after two-year break

While Cairo's global airport completely complies with Russian safety requirements, airports in the resort cities of Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada still do not, Sokolov said in comments carried by state media. Sokolov pointed out that the Russian airline Aeroflot has expressed its desire to conduct regular flights between Cairo and Moscow. Egypt and Russian Federation have actively been discussing the resumption of flights during the past two years, but no exact date has been given.

IT Amazon adds Chromecast and Apple TV, but Google feud remains
Author: 0 Amazon adds Chromecast and Apple TV, but Google feud remains

But that's likely to change very soon. The products now show up as "unavailable", but that should change soon. The company had then explained the move by saying it wanted to avoid confusing customers who might expect its Prime Video service to be available on those devices sold by Amazon.

IT Chevy Silverado debuts in Texas
Author: 0 Chevy Silverado debuts in Texas

Chiseled sides and a strong, upright and blackened grille give it a modern and granite-like appearance, but it's less blocky compared to the current Silverado. As far as styling is concerned, make no mistake about it: The new Silverado Trail Boss is stacked, stylish, and slender. The surprise showing in Texas, well in advance of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit , underlines what's at stake for General Motors: the Silverado is the automaker's sales and profit ...

IT Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls
Author: 0 Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls

On Tuesday The New York Times reported that 10 women said Friedman, 56, subjected them to harassing behaviour during their time under his management, such as unwanted groping or demands for sexually explicit photos. Batali also stepped away from his restaurant business after the news broke earlier this week. Several days after the allegations against Batali were made public, his business associate and friend Ken Freidman-the owner of The Spotted Pig restaurant in New York-was also ...

IT TRITON Malware Used in Attacks Against Industrial Safety Equipment
Author: 0 TRITON Malware Used in Attacks Against Industrial Safety Equipment

The third method would allow attackers to create an unsafe state and prevent proper functionality of a system. Once on the SIS network, the attacker used their pre-built TRITON attack framework to interact with the SIS controllers using the TriStation protocol.

IT GTA 5 Online Heist hides HUGE Red Dead Redemption 2 secret
Author: 0 GTA 5 Online Heist hides HUGE Red Dead Redemption 2 secret

As VG247 reports , A model of a chest found in The Doomsday Heist's files appears to be inscribed with Boles Overland Stagecoach Co., a company reportedly visible in Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots . Players will join Van der Linde gang as Arthur Morgan, who is bent on paying back a debt and so leads the gang across the Wild West fighting, robbing and paving the road to their freedom.

IT AOL Instant Messenger Officially Shuts Down
Author: 0 AOL Instant Messenger Officially Shuts Down

AIM users will always remember their first screenname, organizing buddy lists and being able to chat with friends at home after school. But as AIM users gravitated to other platforms, AIM went into the same trash can as Yahoo email accounts and Myspace.

IT Destiny 2's holiday event adds snowballs, Mayhem and new gear
Author: 0 Destiny 2's holiday event adds snowballs, Mayhem and new gear

The Dawning gear can also drop from a new Dawning Engram which is available as a reward for completing new Dawning Milestones in the Crucible's Mayhem mode or in strikes. Players won't miss the event seeing as the entire place will be decked with snow and decorations, as you can see in the image above. Also new for The Dawning is the return of the Crucible's Mayhem mode, which is not holiday-themed but who cares.