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Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling


November 14, 2018

Facebook on Tuesday said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm election and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia. “As we’ve continued to investigate, we detected and removed some additional Facebook and Instagram accounts,” head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in an update posted at the social network. While stressing the challenge …

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NHA launches app to help commuters plan trip


November 12, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Communication Murad Saeed Sunday launched the National Highway Authority mobile application (NHA-app) to make public all the relevant record and details of its projects. All the information for commuters would be one click away, he said while speaking at the launching ceremony here at the NHA offices. The minister said the mobile application was a …

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‘Ababis’ and ‘Star Wnrs’: Knockoffs thrive in China e-commerce


November 11, 2018

Beijing: Sneakers on a popular Chinese e-commerce platform look like Adidas, but are branded “Ababis”. Underwear resembling Calvin Klein are called “Caiwen Kani”. Toys with an uncanny resemblance to a certain blockbuster movie franchise opt for “Star Wnrs”. As China held its massive annual “Singles Day” online sales event on Sunday, shoppers could still find cheap imitations on Alibaba’s Taobao …

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Talent vs. Capital: Who has the upper hand?


November 11, 2018

KARACHI: Is talent what determines the success of a firm or does the capital decide its triumph? The question was evaluated at Pakistan’s biggest investment conference -021Disrupt as it entered its second day on Sunday. The moderator of the session, a prominent name in the business circles, -Jawwad Farid fueled the debate between the connotation of talent vs. capital in …

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021Disrupt: Sameer Chishty’s 10 non-obvious lessons for your startup


November 11, 2018

KARACHI: Chief of SparkLabs, one of the world’s third largest early-stage tech investor, Sameer Chishty shed light on the ten significant lessons that will evolve startups, on the second day of Pakistan’s largest investment conference, 021Disrupt. 1- Boring is better than exciting  “As a venture investor we like things that are more boring than exciting. We like businesses that are …

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Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment


November 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week. “We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that,” chief executive Sundar Pichai said in a message to employees, a copy of …

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Facebook ”unsend’ feature to enable you to delete messages within 10 minutes


November 10, 2018

Facebook is rolling out new feature that will allow people to delete accidental messages. The long awaited “unsend” feature will be introduced to Facebook’s Messenger app. According to reports, the feature can only be used within 10 minutes of sending the message. “Coming soon: Remove a message from a chat thread after it’s been sent,” Facebook Messenger. “If you accidentally …

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World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China


November 10, 2018

HANGZHOU: The world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor made “his” debut at the ongoing fifth World Internet Conference in east China’s Zhejiang Province. The news anchor, based on the latest AI technology, has a male image with a voice, facial expressions and actions of a real person. “He” learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts …

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Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims


November 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Friday said it will no longer require employees to resolve sexual harassment claims via arbitration, mirroring a move by Google. The change of workplace rules at the world´s leading social network will allow complaints of such improprieties to be aired openly in court. “Today, we are publishing our updated Workplace Relationships policy and amending our arbitration …

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Samsung gives first glimpse of foldable phone


November 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone in San Francisco on Wednesday, urging Android developers to start writing apps for it. The South Korean tech company needs to get the foldable phone right to reverse steep declines in profit for its mobile division and restore some of the cachet its brand has lost to Apple. Foldable phones promise the …

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