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Facebook Says Not Moderating Content Based on ‘Inaccurate’ Information

Facebook has dismissed media reports claiming that thousands of its content moderators rely on inaccurate and disorganised information to determine what content to allow or remove from its platform. Reacting to a report in The New York Times that accused Facebook of being “ad hoc”, “disorganised”, “secretive”, and doing things “on the cheap”, the social media network on Saturday said ... Read More »

More Americans now get news from social media than from newspapers, says survey

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images For the first time ever, more Americans now get news from social media sites than from print newspapers, Pew Research said on Monday. Twenty percent of U.S. adults polled by the company say they “often” get news from social media while 16 percent “often” turn to newspapers. Last year the two media were ... Read More »

Qualcomm CEO says company is close to a resolving legal issues with Apple

In an interview with Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf on CNBC’s Mad Money, Jim Cramer, host of the show asked Mollenkopf for an update on the company’s ongoing legal feud with Apple. “Can you give us a little update,” asks Cramer, “because I wanna buy an Apple 5G phone and I wannit to have Qualcomm in it.” This, of course, referring ... Read More »

Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ for Election Meddling, Zuckerberg Says

HIGHLIGHTS We have recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns: Zuckerberg Zuckerberg outlined a series of steps Facebook has taken Facebook was ill-prepared for the 2016 US election, he said Facebook is better prepared to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform to influence elections and has recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday. Zuckerberg, posting on his Facebook ... Read More »

Low muscle strength linked to premature death, says study

Individuals with weaker muscles do not typically live as long as their stronger peers, and are 50 per cent more likely to die earlier, finds a study. According to researchers, muscle strength may be an even more important predictor of overall health and longevity than muscle mass. In addition, hand grip strength specifically has been found to be inversely related ... Read More »

HDL or good cholesterol can be life threatening, says a new study

Contrary to claims that good cholesterol is beneficial to the heart, a new study has showed that very high levels may be associated with an increased risk of heart attack and death. The findings showed that people with high-density lipoprotein (HDL or good) cholesterol levels of 41-60 mg/dl (milligrams per decilitre) had the lowest risk of heart attack or cardiovascular ... Read More »

A ray of hope: MDR-TB can be treated in children with second line drugs, says a study

Tuberculosis is a potent bacterial infection that can affect almost every part of the body. However, it is tuberculosis of lungs which is more common and contagious too. This bacterial infection spreads easily from an infected person to another healthy person by just inhaling the bacteria. According to a WHO report, India is the country with the highest burden of tuberculosis and there ... Read More »

Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed. The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in Britain that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said ... Read More »

Facebook Says Facing Multiple Inquiries From US, UK Regulators on Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal. The leading social network offered no details but its admission confirmed reports of a widening investigation into the misuse of private data by Facebook and its partners. “We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond,” a Facebook spokesman said ... Read More »

Google says Duplex AI will explicitly tell callee they’re talking to a bot

Google’s demo of its Duplex technology looked straight out of a sci-fi movie and the crowd at this year’s I/O conference couldn’t control its excitement. It did look fascinating, but as the dust settled and excitement levels came down, other voices started getting louder. Voices that criticized the feature, saying it mimics human voice and effectively deceives the person who’s on the ... Read More »