Facebook in talks with US derivatives regulator over digital currency plans: Report

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Facebook Inc is in talks with the U.S. derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), over the social media company’s plans for a digital currency, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The regulator is in the early stages of talks with Facebook in an effort to understand whether the company’s plans for digital coin
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Twitter takes down ‘a large number’ of Chinese-language accounts ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary

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Twitter  has suspended a large number of Chinese-language user accounts, including those belonging to critics of China’s government. It seems like a particularly ill-timed move, occurring just days before thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4. “A large number of Chinese @Twitter accounts are being suspended today,” wrote Yaxue Cao, founder and editor of the
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Stump mic, Hawk-Eye, Hot Spot: How innovative gadgets gave cricket a tech twist

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While technology influences cricket in numerous ways, check out some of the milestones that shaped the game as we see it today. Over the years as cricket grew into a high-stakes sport, technology continued to evolve and assist the neutral authorities overseeing the matches. Here are some of the tech innovations that not only helped transform the
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Twitter is looking to hire a ‘master in the art of Twitter’ to become its Tweeter in Chief

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Among the most frequent criticisms leveled at Twitter’s upper management is that those in charge fundamentally misunderstand the platform, what it does best, and the myriad ways it fails its users daily. That can best expressed through the approach the company, and in particular its CEO Jack Dorsey, takes in attempting to fix its issues,
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Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in first quarter

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Facebook Inc removed 2.2 billion fake accounts from its platform in the first quarter of 2019, nearly double the number it had removed in the previous quarter. It had disabled 1.2 billion fake accounts from October-December 2018, according to the latest Community Standards Enforcement Report released last week. This report shares metrics on how Facebook
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Twitter Is Showing More Ads, And People Are Seeing Lots Of Weird Crap As A Result

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Twitter is running a test that has increased the number of promoted tweets showing up in people’s timelines — and it has resulted in a range of user complaints about their new prevalence, clickbait-style ads, and at least one malicious campaign. While Twitter didn’t comment on the content of its increased ad load, the quality
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Facebook begins telling users who try to share distorted Nancy Pelosi video that it’s fake

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Earlier this week, an altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi caught fire on Facebook, and despite being faked, the platform has so far declined to remove it. However, it has now chosen to notify users who attempt to share the clip that it is faked. “Once the video was fact checked as false, we dramatically reduced
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Samsung Galaxy M30, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M10 to Receive Android Pie Update Starting June 3

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Samsung has finally revealed when it plans to roll out the Android 9 Pie update for its Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and Galaxy M30 smartphones in India. Part of the company’s Galaxy M-series, the smartphones currently run on the dated Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with Samsung Experience UI on top. The company has now
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Facebook And WhatsApp Break Cover With Bitcoin Rival Plans

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Facebook, the social networking giant which owns the popular WhatsApp messaging app and image-based Instagram, is gearing up to launch a rival to bitcoin as soon as next year as it accelerates plans to diversify its revenue away from advertising. The bitcoin-inspired cryptocurrency, reportedly dubbed GlobalCoin, is set to be rolled out for testing by the end
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Spotify Testing First Hardware, Car Smart Assistant

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To help people enjoy audio while driving, Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is testing its first hardware – a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars called “Car Thing” – in the US. “While we know there has been some speculation about our future plans, ‘Car Thing’ was developed to help us learn more about how people
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