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November, 2019

  • 12 November

    Apple Card and 6 Other Tech Tools Accused of Gender Bias

    From recruitment software that favours male applicants to facial recognition technology that fails to recognise transgender people, a growing number of artificial intelligence (AI) programmes have been accused of holding human gender bias. Apple became the latest tech giant to face criticism last week when customers of its new credit ...

  • 11 November

    WhatsApp for iPhone’s Recent Update Drastically Impacting Battery Life, User Reports

    WhatsApp is resulting in a battery draining issue on iPhone devices, multiple users have reported on social media. The user reports suggest that the issue has come in the limelight after the Facebook-owned company released WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.19.112 earlier this week. Alongside iPhone users, some Android users have ...

  • 10 November

    Instagram Like Counts Will Disappear for Some Users in the US Starting Next Week

    Instagram chief Adam Mosseri on Friday said that a test of hiding “likes” at the image and photo sharing social network will spread to the US. Facebook in September confirmed it is dabbling with no longer making a public display of how many “likes” are racked up by posts. “Heads ...

  • 9 November

    Facebook Apologises After Anonymous Post Alleges Racism at Company

    Facebook apologized on Friday after black employees anonymously shared feelings of workplace bias in an online post. The post shared at Medium by a “FB Blind” profile laid out perceived slights by managers, white colleagues, and the human resources department. “No one at Facebook, or anywhere, should have to put ...

  • 8 November

    Facebook Highlights Moves to Combat 2020 US Election Disinformation

    Facebook on Thursday spotlighted steps it is taking to combat foreign interference and online disinformation in the 2020 US elections. Measures include better securing the accounts of elected officials, indicating the ownership of political pages, and introducing clearer fact-checking labels, the social media giant said in a statement to investors. ...

  • 7 November

    Twitter Rolling Out ‘Topics’, a Feature That Lets You Follow Your Interests

    Twitter said Wednesday it is rolling out a feature that lets users follow topics the way they do people, starting with sports and K-pop, as part of its efforts to bring in and keep more users on the service. The new “Topics” option was expected to be available to Twitter ...

  • 6 November

    WhatsApp Launches Updated Group Privacy Settings Globally for Android and iPhone Users

    WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it has started rolling out the updated group privacy settings globally. The new development, which essentially provides you with additional control for who among your contacts can add you to a group, was initially spotted for beta users. The Facebook-owned company also late last month ...

  • 5 November

    How to Setup Fingerprint Lock on WhatsApp

    Over the past few months, WhatsApp has rolled out a bunch of new updates for both Android and iOS. One of these new updates lets you add a fingerprint lock to WhatsApp. This means that you can’t access WhatsApp chats without unlocking the app via a fingerprint saved on the ...

  • 4 November

    TikTok Declines to Testify to US Congress About China

    Executives from the Chinese video app TikTok have declined to testify at a congressional hearing set for Tuesday that aims to explore the tech industry and its ties to China, a move that threatens to intensify the social-media company’s woes in Washington at a moment when it’s under investigation. Sen. ...

  • 3 November

    WhatsApp Said to Have Shared ‘Technical Jargon’ With Government, Didn’t Mention Pegasus

    Soon after tech giant WhatsApp got into a face off with the Indian government claiming its officials met the Indian government in the last five months, government sources say the information provided was “pure technical jargon”. Government sources also say that WhatsApp had given information to CERT-IN, a government agency ...