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Instagram ramps up battle against bullying

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Instagram on Tuesday added more weapons to battle cyber bullying, using artificial intelligence to scan photos for abusive content at the Facebook-owned service. The move comes after Facebook also increased anti-harassment measures, following a survey which said young victims of online abuse feel …

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Facebook messaging app adds real time translations

San José, United States | AFP | Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages. Messenger has become a tool for businesses to connect with customers, and the ability to converse …

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Google ramps up Gmail privacy controls in major update

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google on Wednesday ramped up privacy controls in a Gmail overhaul, aiming first at businesses that use its suite of workplace tools hosted in the internet cloud. The “all new” Gmail is available to the more than four million businesses that pay for …

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Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Apple on Thursday confirmed what some conspiracy theorists suspected, that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken from age. The admission played into concerns that Apple was stealthily nudging iPhone users to upgrade to newer models by letting them think it …

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Uber in legal crosshairs over hack cover-up

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Two US states said Wednesday they are investigating Uber’s cover-up of a hack at the ride-sharing giant that compromised the personal information of 57 million users and drivers. Uber purportedly paid data thieves $100,000 to destroy the swiped information — and remained quiet …

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Windows 10 update set for October release

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Microsoft on Friday announced that a major update to its Windows operating system will be released globally on October 17. Release of Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update” will come the same day that Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by the software hits the …

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Microsoft Paint brushed aside

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Microsoft on Monday announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3-D drawing. Paint drawing and image processing software that made its debut in 1985 with the Windows operating system was among the applications listed …

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