Facebook again declines to limit political ad targeting
Since last fall, Facebook has insisted that it won't fact-check political ads, a move that critics say gives politicians license to lie in ads that can't be easily monitored by outsiders. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly argued that "political speech is important" and that Facebook doesn't want to interfere with it.
Over 2,000 'underpaid, overworked' Google workers unionised
Despite Google's effort to curb internal activism and deter union activities, nea...
San Francisco: After 45 years, 'Beach Blanket Babylon' to close
The world's longest-running musical, "Beach Blanket Babylon," is closing on N...
Google to hire 3,800 full-time workers, India on list
To date, customer and user support, such as answering calls, product troubleshooting and campaign set-up, has often been supplied by third-party organisations on Google's behalf at various back-end outsourcing hubs across the world including India.
Apple, Google among tech firms sued over child labour
Tech giants Apple, Alphabet (parent company of Google), Dell, Microsoft, and Tesla have been named in a lawsuit filed in the US that alleged that these companies aided and abetted the mines that forced children to work in dangerous conditions while mining cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Google fires 5th employee for raising labour rights issue
The internal activism at Google is only growing it seems as the company has fired another employee for sending browser pop-ups about the labour rights at the company.
Facebook sues Chinese company over ad fraud
Facebook blamed ILikeAd Media International Company and two individuals associated with the company — Chen Xiao Cong and Huang Tao — for the fraud. The defendants deceived people into installing malware available on the Internet. This malware then enabled the defendants to compromise people’s Facebook accounts and run deceptive ads promoting items.
Foreign trips may pinch fliers as airfares surge
Flights to US, Europe this holiday season may cost three times more on Jet’s exit. The India-London sector could see new flights, with Vistara and IndiGo possibly starting them next year, but other routes will have to wait. A Delhi-Paris ticket is priced at Rs 1,14,642 against Rs 40,020 in December last year, according to travel aggregator ixigo.
Vinod Khosla’s son adds a funny spin to ‘Is there a doctor onboard?’ meme
Neal Khosla, son of the Sun Microsystems founder, also tagged his father in the joke.
Facebook says AI getting better at spying unwanted content
People at Facebook continue to try to share video of a horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, with social network systems blocking 95 per cent of those attempts, according to executives.
Suffering from heart trouble? This AI tool can predict life expectancy
Study suggests that AI tools can predict life expectancy of heart patients.
Google Maps now lets users edit their public profile easily
Users, until now, could essentially select their "your contributions" option in the app's side bar to pull up their Local Guide information, assuming they participated and then chose a "view public profile" option from the triple-dot menu.
Xerox considers takeover offer for HP
Xerox, which a day before agreed to jettison a slice of a venture with Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings for $2.3 billion, may be angling to take over the world’s largest maker of personal computers after China’s Lenovo Group. Any deal would buttress its share of the printing and copying market, which has been hard-hit by the global move toward cloud computing.
Employees accuse Google of surveillance at workplace
Some Google employees have charged the tech giant of workplace surveillance, saying they are allegedly being watched via a browser extension in Calendar app. The company was yet to issue a statement on this.
For the love of learning: Moglix boss is a fan of NYC's startup ecosystem, LA's diversity
A common theme that these places share is the appetite to do new things, embrace failures and move-on.
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