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Snapchat stories back to chronological for some users Snapchat stories back to chronological for some users
- April 10, 2018

However, this type of reverse chronological order favours those who post frequently to the social network, burying other users at the bottom of the feed. Snapchat has to rollback one of the most controversial aspects of its dramatic redesign , which rolled-out to users earlier this year. Snapchat's move towards algorithmic ranking in its big redesign ensured that people you watched Stories from or chatted with most showed up at the top so you'd be less likely to miss their content. (more...)
Grand Theft Auto V - the highest grossing media title ever
- April 10, 2018

It takes the combined sales of GTA III (17.5m), Vice City (20m), San Andreas (27.5m) and GTA IV (25m) match GTA V's figures, and those games are hardly low sellers. The movie business has also seen some serious blockbusters, but even Avatar , the highest grossing movie of all time, only made $2.78 billion. This means that GTA 5 has surpassed other hugely popular releases such as the Star Wars movies, Marvel's films and Harry Potter to become the most profitable media title ... (more...)
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Quits Facebook Over Data Collection Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Quits Facebook Over Data Collection
- April 09, 2018

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook also did not shy from criticizing Mark Zuckerberg . Steve Wozniak is just one of many high-profile Facebook users who have criticised the social network, threatened to leave it, or have deleted their profiles or company pages since the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light in March. (more...)
Kevin Harvick stymied at Texas by Kevin Harvick stymied at Texas by "pathetic day on pit road"
- April 09, 2018

Johnson won in the spring and Busch in the fall night race. Restarting 13th on Lap 241, Harvick began his march back to the front. He led a race-best 116 laps in his Toyota. As far as the race itself, a handful of contenders saw their days end with 155 laps in a seven-car pileup that red-flagged the race for 11 minutes, 3 seconds. (more...)
Japan fires Halilhodzic; replaced by Japanese Akria Nishino Japan fires Halilhodzic; replaced by Japanese Akria Nishino
- April 09, 2018

The JFA's technical director, former Gamba Osaka manager Akira Nishino who coached Japan at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics where his team beat Brazil, could also be a possibility. Japan are scheduled to play their first group stage game in the World Cup against Colombia on June 19, followed by Senegal five days later and Poland on the 28th. (more...)
KKR vs RCB: Kolkata opt to bat first KKR vs RCB: Kolkata opt to bat first
- April 09, 2018

Not quite. Washington conceded a lot of runs, but he also accounted for Rana's wicket that gave RCB hope for late revival. However, Rana's special show denied RCB a huge total. Despite releasing Chris Gayle, Kohli will have the company of A.B.de Villiers, with whom he has done the most of the batting in IPL . Though RCB has not been able to win an IPL trophy but this move this team has surely win hearts. (more...)
Facebook will let you 'unsend' messages, after being caught deleting Zuck's Facebook will let you 'unsend' messages, after being caught deleting Zuck's
- April 09, 2018

Deleting sent messages doesn't appear in Facebook's terms of service. Following on from the recent fallout from the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook controversy, the market research company iReach conducted a survey of Irish users to see what they make of it and to see how they protect themselves online. (more...)
Expect a red iPhone 8 this week Expect a red iPhone 8 this week
- April 09, 2018

MacRumors reported that it has seen a memo from Virgin Mobile which indicates that Apple would be launching the new colour phone option on Monday, 9 of April. Just like 2017, the difference between a regular iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone 8 (Product) RED will just be the colour. It had done the same previous year for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as part of its (PRODUCT) RED charity initiative. (more...)
Consumer groups seek probe of YouTube over ads for kids
- April 09, 2018

Consumer privacy experts allege Google ( GOOG ), through its YouTube division, is gathering data on kids in ways that violate privacy laws. With Facebook under fire following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, privacy groups are now taking aim at the other major data-collecting company that rules the digital advertising landscape: Google. (more...)
YouTube Shooter Was Enraged After Popular Video Earned Her Just 10 Cents YouTube Shooter Was Enraged After Popular Video Earned Her Just 10 Cents
- April 09, 2018

It's still unclear why she turned the gun on herself and whether she could have continued firing. She was found with two magazines and the pistol. She exercised, promoted animal rights and explained the vegan diet, often in productions with elaborate costumes or carrying a rabbit. (more...)
Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then
- April 09, 2018

After a week of apologies related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal , Facebook had another mistake to atone for on Friday. The ministry has asked social media major to submit a reply whether the company or its related or downstream agencies utilizing Facebook's data have previously been engaged by any entities "to manipulate the Indian electoral process". (more...)
Facebook Messenger now lets you send 360-degree photos and HD video Facebook Messenger now lets you send 360-degree photos and HD video
- April 09, 2018

Facebook's Messenger app now claims more than 1.3 billion monthly users , though it was recently passed by the company's other messaging service, WhatsApp, which now claims around 1.5 billion monthly users . You can also share now HD videos that pop up on your news feed, or forward them from one message thread to another. This will now only be available on Android and iOS in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, ... (more...)
Facebook to release unsend feature soon Facebook to release unsend feature soon
- April 09, 2018

Facebook will later roll the new requirements out to other countries. Meddling with people's inboxes may be seen as an invasion of someone's private online affairs, but for Facebook , the privacy of Mark Zuckerberg and other company executives seems to weigh more , allegedly in the interest of corporate security. (more...)
Facebook to require more transparency in political ads Facebook to require more transparency in political ads
- April 09, 2018

The upcoming feature, the deleting of "deleted" videos, the reducing of SMS and call logs and more show that many of Facebook's latest privacy features are merely reactive. In addition, 87 million users whose data might have been shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a more detailed message informing them of that fact. (more...)
3rd YouTube shooting victim now in fair condition 3rd YouTube shooting victim now in fair condition
- April 08, 2018

They spoke to her, and also to her family in Southern California , and have said that nothing she or her family members said aroused their concern that she was a danger to herself or others. She mentioned nothing about YouTube at that time. More than 1,100 people work at the YouTube office in San Bruno, about 10 miles from San Francisco. (more...)
Tariff Fears and a Jobs Report Send Stocks Lower Tariff Fears and a Jobs Report Send Stocks Lower
- April 08, 2018

The market didn't get any help from a March jobs report that was weaker than expected. That has investors anxious, because the U.S. Federal Reserve continues to hike interest rates. "The Chinese side will follow through to the end and will not hesitate to fight back at any cost", the Chinese Commerce Ministry said in a statement Friday. (more...)
Facebook's Sandberg says other cases of data misuse possible Facebook's Sandberg says other cases of data misuse possible
- April 08, 2018

FACEBOOK's Sheryl Sandberg has said that even more user data breaches could have happened that we still don't know about. "And the answer to that is yes. "So we're going after the economic incentive". "We cared about privacy all along, but I think we got the balance wrong", Sandberg told Savannah Guthrie on the Today show. (more...)
Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal, says EU Up to 2.7 million Europeans affected by Facebook data scandal, says EU
- April 08, 2018

Facebook has never publicly disclosed the removal of these messages until now, and simply quietly deleted them from recipient's Messenger inboxes. This act of deleting messages without the users consent can possibly go against Facebook's terms of service. (more...)
In the Forecast Sunday In the Forecast Sunday
- April 08, 2018

Snow will be heavy at times in the central and northern mountains with totals ranging from 5 to 15 inches by the end of Sunday . By later tonight , most places will start to dry out, but temperatures remain cold. Temperatures will moderate closer to near seasonable temperatures in the low 50s. Western Montana will see rain showers, however we are not expecting the amounts of precipitation as locations in Idaho. (more...)
Facebook Deleted Zuckerberg's Messages From Inboxes Facebook Deleted Zuckerberg's Messages From Inboxes
- April 08, 2018

Any New Zealanders effected are also expected to be notified. It seems very much that Facebook decided to make "unsend" part of Messenger because of the TechCrunch story-which makes it hard to believe that the company has had time to think through its potential implications. (more...)
Workers laud arrangements for Amit Shah event Workers laud arrangements for Amit Shah event
- April 08, 2018

Shah said the Opposition is uniting in a manner similar to how animals come together during a flood. Exuding confidence, he said the people will once again show faith in Modi and vote the BJP to power in 2019. He said, "You question PM Narendra Modi on his governance but the people of this country have been questioning the rule of Congress since its inception". (more...)
Future iPhone might come with curved screen, gesture controls Future iPhone might come with curved screen, gesture controls
- April 08, 2018

The idea is that the display curves inward gradually from the top to the bottom. Even iPhone X's screen is slightly curved at the bottom, but it is nearly invisible to human eye. Sales of iPhone account for about two-thirds of Apple's total revenue, but it has been the continued growth of Apple Services that put Apple within striking distance of $1 trillion. (more...)
Offa Robbery Attack: Gov. Ahmed Calls For Community Policing Offa Robbery Attack: Gov. Ahmed Calls For Community Policing
- April 08, 2018

Men of the underworld had robbed Union Bank, Ecobank, Guarantee Trust Bank, First Bank, Zenith Banks and Ibolo Micro Finance Bank in the North-central state. The State police commissioner Lawan Ado said nine policemen and six civilians were among the casualties. Policing is everybody's job, therefore, when we see unusual people in our communities, we must learn to report to appropriate security agencies because activities like this require some time for planning and execution. (more...)
IPL 2018 Opening ceremony IPL 2018 Opening ceremony
- April 07, 2018

After what is expected to be a glitzy and glamorous opening ceremony , arch-rivals, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings , will lock horns in the opening encounter of IPL 2018 at the furnace of the Wankhede stadium . Also holding key to their chances would be England all-rounder Chris Woakes, the most expensive player RCB bought at the auction. Chasing 166 runs to win, CSK openers got them off to a solid start with Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu dealing in boundaries ... (more...)
Facebook suspends Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ amid data row Facebook suspends Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ amid data row
- April 07, 2018

Senator Mark Warner said Facebook's new process to disclose and verify the identity of ad buyers will help to counter activity by organizations such as Russia's Internet Research Agency, informally known as the "troll farm", which was accused of election meddling by U.S. (more...)