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There's more than one elephant for the FM to handle on February 1

If society loses trust in the state, solutions to the economy's problems will prove elusive.

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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...

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  • 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.

    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).

    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 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.

    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.

    Neal Khosla, son of the Sun Microsystems founder, also tagged his father in the joke.

    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.

    Study suggests that AI tools can predict life expectancy of heart patients.

    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, 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.

    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.

    A common theme that these places share is the appetite to do new things, embrace failures and move-on.

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