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Facebook discards fake news warning flags

In yet another attempt to flush out fake news from its platform, Facebook has announced that it will no longer use Disputed Flags (red-warning icons) to identify false news.

NASA to send probe to Titan or a comet by 2025

NASA has picked two concepts for a solar system mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s — a comet sample return mission and a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore potential landing sites on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

WhatsApp asked to stop sharing data with Facebook

Concerned over data privacy of its citizens, France’s privacy watchdog has issued formal notice to WhatsApp, asking the popular mobile messaging app.

Xiaomi launches budget Redmi 5A in India

Updating its budget Redmi series, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched the Redmi 5A (2GB RAM variant) for Rs 5,999 in India.

Facebook, Google join ‘The Trust Project’ to fight fake news

In their bid to fight fake news and help readers identify trustworthy news sources, Facebook, Google, Twitter and several media organisations have joined the non-partisan “The Trust Project”.

Microsoft hired more women post-LinkedIn acquisition

Women now represent 27.3 per cent of Microsoft’s and LinkedIn’s combined global workforce, the tech giant has revealed, adding that the addition of LinkedIn’s workforce.

Twitter rolls out new safety calendar

In a bid to make its platform a safer place, Twitter has rolled out a new safety calendar that describes upcoming changes to the company’s rules towards hate speech and abuse.

Facebook testing paid news model in Instant Articles

Facebook is finally testing a paywall in its Instant Articles feature — beginning with Android and not iOS devices — in partnership with a small group of publishers across the US and Europe.

Google honours trailblazer Asima Chatterjee on birth centenary

Google on Saturday honoured Asima Chatterjee, the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Science in India with a Doodle.

Facebook takes on online suicide challenges

At a time when reports of suicides linked to the Blue Whale challenge internet game are sending shock waves through the country, Facebook on Friday said it is working with suicide

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