How Facebook fights fake news in the world’s largest election

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One of the operations most vital to Facebook Inc. at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters, and in more ways than one. Instead of the sprawling roof gardens and upscale cafes packed with Silicon Valley’s latest health fads, this cramped Mumbai office has worn carpets and fading walls lined with exposed
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Curious Case of Baijayant Panda, the ‘Twitter Tiger’ Who is Set to Turn Tables in Odisha’s Kendrapara

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No electoral battle is being watched more keenly in Odisha than the one between BJP national vice president Baijayant Jay Panda and Ollywood superstar Anubhav Mohanty in the Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat. Kendrapara has always been special and there are several reasons for it. The constituency, in the heart of the Odisha coast, is known
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Apple working on new tracking hardware to merge Find My iPhone, Find My Friends

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California: Apple is working on a new smartphone app that will merge the functionalities of its existing ‘Find My Friends’ and Find My Friends apps. The app is codenamed GreenTorch and it is currently under beta. As 9to5Mac reports, the new app will combine the same features as the two existing apps into a unified and
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Facebook may combine your News Feed and Stories into one carousel

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It looks like Facebook may be testing a way to combine your News Feed and Stories into one swipeable, hybrid carousel. On Twitter this morning, Jane Manchun Wong — a software engineer who’s spotted changes like Twitter’s “subscribe to conversation” button — reported that Facebook is demoing the new format. The GIF Wong shared shows her News Feed in
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Body of Missing Software Engineer Found Stuffed In Suitcase, Thrown in Drain in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: A body of a woman who worked as a software engineer was found stuffed inside a suitcase and thrown into a drain on Sunday in Suraram colony in Medchal, a small town just outside Hyderabad city. Locals found the suitcase near a Krishi High School in Suraram colony and informed police officials. The woman, identified
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PUBG Mobile update 0.12 to launch next week, bring Darkest Night mode

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Tencent Games has confirmed that the PUBG Mobile 0.12 update will come out next week. Going by the past updates, it may launch on Tuesday itself i.e. April 16. The update is expected to bring PUBG Mobile Darkest Night mode to the game. The information that’s given out in the patch notes says the following: Survive Till Dawn 2.0: This could be
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Twitter records 45.6 mn tweets as India polls begin

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Twitter recorded 45.6 million tweets on its platform during a one-month period in the run-up to the polls, registering 1.2 million tweets on the first day of voting on Thursday. Polling was done for 91 seats in 18 states and two union territories on Thursday. Prime Minister Modi (@narendramodi) emerged as the most mentioned figure during
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AI helps Facebook in not reminding family & friends about their deceased loved ones

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won’t get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthdays. The social network said Tuesday that it is also adding a “tributes” section to accounts that have been memorialised, that is, designated as belonging to someone
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Motorola P40 Play leaks in CAD-based renders and video

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Motorola’s upcoming P40 has been leaking since the beginning of the year, but the successor to the P30 from last year still isn’t official. Emulating what happened in 2018, it looks like Motorola isn’t just preparing one P40 model, but more. Of those, the P40 Play is expected to be the lowest-end, as has traditionally
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Facebook still has a big problem with cybercrime groups

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Forgers, identity thieves, spammers, and scammers have been using Facebook to hawk their services, even after a crackdown last year, according to a new report. Cisco cybersecurity research division Talos says it found dozens of Facebook groups that were “shady (at best) and illegal (at worst)”, with names like “Facebook hack (Phishing)” and “Spammer & Hacker
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