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Bill Gates Blames Social Media For Misinformation About Coronavirus

July 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has partly laid the blame on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, saying they can do better at kerbing the spread of misinformation about coronavirus.

“Can the social...

Coronavirus: Why Singapore Turned To Wearable Contact-Tracing Tech

July 05 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Singapore's TraceTogether Tokens are the latest effort to tackle Covid-19 with tech. But they have also reignited a privacy debate.

The wearable devices complement the island's existing contact-tracing app, to identify people who might have been infected by those who have tested positive for the virus.

All users have to do is carry one, and the battery lasts up to nine months without needing a rec...

Zuckerberg: Advertisers Will Be Back To Facebook 'Soon Enough'

July 04 2020 | TW News Correspondent

As the ads boycott grows, Mark Zuckerberg shows no sign of backing down.

"My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough" the Facebook chief executive has said.

Campaigners accuse the tech firm of being too slow and reluctant to remove some hateful content.

But Zuckerber...

Google Buys Smart Glasses Company North

July 02 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Google has bought a company that makes smart glasses, following the failure of its own, Glass, to go mass market.

North, founded in Canada in 2012,&nb...

Facebook Targets 'False News' Amid Growing Pressure From Advertisers

June 30 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook is launching a campaign to help people spot fake news amid a growing advertising boycott putting pressure on the company to tackle misinformation and hate speech.

Steve Hatch, Facebook's vice president for Northern Europe, says the media literacy campaign launched with fact-checkers FullFact is evidence that the company is &quo...

3 Apps That Help You Support A Greener Earth

June 28 2020 | TW News Correspondent

While many of us wonder about what impact our tech-savvy world has left on the environment, we can use tech to help make the earth a little bit greener. Fighting climate change can often feel like a massive and overwhelming issue that cannot be tackled with individual efforts, but there are simple ways to support...

Cloud Gaming Successes From Coronavirus Lockdown

June 27 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Cloud gaming, by nature, is also enough to turn heads: It expands the audience for premium games beyond the current console and PC audience by making them accessible anywhere,...

Google to Auto-Delete Users' Records By Default

June 25 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Google is changing its default settings to automatically delete some of the data it collects about users.

Web and app activity, including a log of website searches and pages visited, as well as...

German Corona virus Tracing App Downloaded 6.5 Million Times In 24 Hours

June 24 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Germany’s smartphone app to help trace coronavirus infections has been downloaded 6.5 million times in the first 24 hours since its launch, the chief executive of software company SAP said on Wednesd...