• Google takes aim to ban AdSense on fake news sites

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    San Francisco: Google's AdSense, which allows advertisers to place text ads on the millions of websites, is a major source of money for many publishers Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, a move aimed at halting the spread of "fake news" and other types of misinformation on the internet. The shift comes as Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc face a backlash over the role they played in the US presidential election by allowing the spread of false and often malicious information th...Read More


  • Renault's entry-level Kwid lands in SA

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    Johannesburg: Renault SA describes its new entry-level contender, the one-litre Kwid hatch, as 'SUV-inspired'. What that means we're not sure, other than a reference to the black plastic mouldings around the wheel-arches and along the sills and that it is slightly taller than usual for a little hatch. Mind you, if they help to protect it from the car-park dings and scratches that are the lot of any hard-working city-car, we - and prospective buyers - won't care what they call it, particularly now that it has been released in South Africa in two trim levels, at prices that are going to worry even the Chin...Read More


  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Price in India and Release Date Announced by Apple

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    San Francisco: Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones in San Francisco on Wednesday. iPhone 7 price in India starts at Rs. 60,000 for the new 32GB base variant, but there's no word on iPhone 7 Plus price in India, or the price of other iPhone 7 variants. Both new iPhone models have an India release date of October 7, Apple has confirmed. As far as the price in the US is concerned, the iPhone 7 starts at $649 (approximately Rs. 43,000) for the new 32GB entry-level variant, doing away with the 16GB model, while the iPhone 7 Plus start at $769 (approximately Rs. 51,000) for same 32GB stora...Read More


  • Microsoft announces new resources to report hate speech

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    New York: Software giant Microsoft has announced a new dedicated web form for reporting hate speech on its hosted consumer services and a separate online form for petitions to reconsider and reinstate content. "We will continue our notice-and-takedown approach for removing prohibited content on hosted consumer services, and the new form aims to improve the quality and speed of our reviews," Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft, said in a blog post. "When hate speech is reported to us, we will evaluate each complaint, consider context and other factors, and determine appro...Read More


  • Are you a criminal now? Users may get 3-yr in jail for viewing torrent site

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    Delhi: blocked URL in India Are you a criminal now? Users may get 3-yr in jail for viewing torrent site, blocked URL in India Call it the new Digital India. The Indian government, with the help of internet service providers, and presumably under directives of court, has banned thousands of websites and URLs in the last five odd years. But until now if you somehow visited these "blocked URLs" all was fine. However, now if you try to visit such URLs and view the information, you may get three-year jail sentence as well as invite a fine of Rs 3 lakh. This is just for viewing a torrent file, or do...Read More



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