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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the country's privacy commissioner said they were reviewing the findings of a report by Oracle Corp . It falls back on using Google Play or Google Maps icon to ensure that it can evade detection. Oracle also found that Google could also be gathering round 1GB of person data monthly.
  • Facebook fires engineer for misusing data access privileges and stalking women

    Facebook fires engineer for misusing data access privileges and stalking women

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    On Tuesday, Business Insider reported that Facebook fired one of its engineers who was accused of doing just that . She did not say where the conversation took place, but in a separate tweet said she had "Tinder logs". After receiving word of the staffers' termination, Stokes thanked the numerous Facebook employees who reached out to her to offer assistance. The company has been under pressure since it company disclosed that a researcher gave data on 87 million Facebook users to ...
  • Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

    Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

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    Oculus Go, the standalone, wire-free virtual reality (VR) headset from the makers of Oculus Rift , is now on sale. The Oculus Go minimizes friction and promotes a surprisingly capable baseline for bringing new consumers into VR for the first time.
  • WhatsApp expands its capabilities with group video calling and stickers

    WhatsApp expands its capabilities with group video calling and stickers

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    Today is F8 (pronounced “eff eight”), which is Facebooks annual developer conference where Instagram has just announced a bunch of new features coming to the platform. AR camera effects are coming to Instagram . Explore meanwhile has been redesigned to change the way users discover posts, people and experiences in the app.
  • Parliament calls on Zuckerberg after 'unsatisfactory' Facebook hearing

    Parliament calls on Zuckerberg after 'unsatisfactory' Facebook hearing

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    Facebook Inc. announced it's rolling out a new dating feature , sending shares in matchmaking app company Match Group Inc . and its owner IAC/InterActiveCorp . In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal , Facebook today announced plans to build a feature that will let you clear your history. The argument can be made that your event information isn't technically private - someone could get a complete list of RSVPs by combing through a public event page if they really wanted to - ...
  • Facebook launching dating feature

    Facebook launching dating feature

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    People using the feature will be able to pick what groups or events they want to "unlock" to see more potential matches with the same interests. The social network has already moved to limit the amount of data it shares with third-party applications and plans further steps to prevent a repeat of the Cambridge Analytica debacle, Zuckerberg said .
  • Prince Louis Arthur Charles' birth certificate revealed

    Prince Louis Arthur Charles' birth certificate revealed

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    The royal daughter had some practice as a bridesmaid for her aunt Pippa Middleton, who Wednesday last May. When Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born, the Duke of Cambridge was working as a RAF helicopter pilot, and air ambulance helicopter pilot respectively.
  • Reliance Jio Q4 net profit to Rs 510 crore; ARPU declines

    Reliance Jio Q4 net profit to Rs 510 crore; ARPU declines

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    The company had reported PBDIT of Rs 352 crore during the corresponding period past year. "FY18 was a landmark year for Reliance , where we established several records on both operating and financial parameters". A sharp rise in benchmark crude oil prices and the rupee depreciating against the USA dollar doesn't bode well for oil marketing companies; oil refining, marketing and petrochemicals account for the bulk of RIL's revenues.
  • European WhatsApp rises minimum age to 16

    European WhatsApp rises minimum age to 16

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    Its parent company Facebook will be asking teens between 13 and 15 to nominate a parent or guardian to give permission for them to share information on the platform. "Every message and call is secured by end-to-end encryption so that no one, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to your conversations". Independent analyst Richard Windsor, despite being bearish, also doubts Facebook has much to fear from the GDPR regulator - Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) will be responsible for ...
  • Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

    Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

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    A user could authorize their home or apartment address so a package could be delivered into their auto parked on the street or in a driveway there instead of being left on the doorstep. While buying from the website, at checkout, users must select the in-car delivery option. Instead, have it delivered to your vehicle trunk, keeping it locked up and out of sight.
  • Amazon's Upcoming Fire TV Cube Sounds and Looks Kinda Sweet

    Amazon's Upcoming Fire TV Cube Sounds and Looks Kinda Sweet

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    As for streaming, the Fire TV Cube will reportedly support 4K streaming. The original leaks from past year showed a cube design that looks like a hybrid between the Echo Dot and a Fire TV. Block Explicit Songs - Both in the Alexa experience and FreeTime on Alexa experience, parents with Amazon Music now have the ability to filter playback of songs with explicit lyrics, and we'll continue to add compatible music services to this feature over time.
  • Amazon Alexa App Updated With iPhone X Support

    Amazon Alexa App Updated With iPhone X Support

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    The update also fixes a spoofing issue that could allow maliciously crafted text messages to process UI spoofing. iOS 11 .3.1 is available now as a free over-the-air update using the Settings app, under General Software Update . The iOS 11.3.1 update is nowhere as major a software build as the iOS 11.3 package that was created to enhance the user experience by letting users toggle performance throttling and view battery health.
  • BMW Concept iX3 revealed at 2018 Auto Shanghai

    BMW Concept iX3 revealed at 2018 Auto Shanghai

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    The design of the iX3 is such that it is very compact. It will be produced in China under the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture. The iX3 can be plugged into a 150kw fast charger that'll complete a full charge in just 30 minutes. The BMW iX3 electric SUV is also equipped with aerodynamically optimised wheels shod with low rolling resistance tyres. In the BMW Concept iX3 , the next, highly integrated development stage of this technology delivers all-electric mobility.
  • European Union hits pause on Apple's Shazam purchase

    European Union hits pause on Apple's Shazam purchase

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    However, several EU countries, including Austria, France, and Italy, asked the European Commission in February to review the deal to ensure it didn't run afoul of regulatory requirements. "Apple [c] ould obtain access to commercially sensitive data about customers of its competitors for the provision of music streaming services in the European Economic Area", the complaint notes.
  • Amazon India lists OnePlus 6 as coming soon

    Amazon India lists OnePlus 6 as coming soon

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    Amazon India has not revealed anything about the price of the phone yet. OnePlus 6 will succeed the OnePlus 5, which was launched in June previous year. This means that the phone could have wireless charging support, something that's becoming more and more common in flagship smartphones. Marvel will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with the release of Avengers: Infinity War due on April 27.
  • Apple likely to discontinue iPhone X this year

    Apple likely to discontinue iPhone X this year

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    Apple's iPhone sales in the June quarter will significantly disappoint versus Wall Street expectations, according to Morgan Stanley . Finally, Mizuho Securities USA LLC acquired a new position in shares of Apple during the third quarter worth about $2,359,000.