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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 th...
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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 needi...
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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.

Campaig...
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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, said it would now be "winding down" support for its first-generation Focals.

And it would not ship the next version.

Google senior vice-president of devices and se...
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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 "listening and adapting&quo...
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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. F...
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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, at any time, and on any device. That huge addressable market is creating a lucrative and growing opportunity for companies gearing up to enter the space, providing a l...
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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 location data, will now be wiped after 18 months.

YouTube histories - including which clips were watched and for how long - will be erased after 36 months.<...
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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 Wednesday.

Christian Klein said the strong public reception was testimony to the collaboration between teams from SAP and Deutsche Telekom that readied the Corona-Warn-App in just six weeks.

“It&rs...
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