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    Amazon to ask its delivery drivers to take selfies

    Clicking selfies has always been in trend to capture any special moments. But who would have thought that this trend could actually get incorporated by a leading e-commerce company for their smooth business functioning? According to the reports by The Verge, Amazon is now asking its delivery drivers to take selfies, in a bid to reduce fraud. Using facial recognition, the company will verify...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    New rules on game approvals

    China's press and publication regulator has issued new rules on applications for publishing online games in China, signalling a possible acceleration in the handing out of formal approvals. China stopped granting licences to monetise online games in March 2018, hurting the industry and developers such as Tencent Holdings Ltd and NetEase Inc. It started up approvals again in December, only to ask local governments to...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Tesla to shrink board to seven directors

    Tesla Inc said on April 19, that four members of its eleven-member board would be leaving over the next two years, as the electric car company looks to streamline its board. Brad Buss, Antonio Gracias, Stephen Jurvetson, and Linda Johnson Rice will not be standing for re-election in the upcoming annual meetings of stockholders in 2019 and 2020, the company said in a regulatory filing. The company said...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Hundreds sign online petition supporting woman suing JD.com CEO in rape case

    Hundreds of people have added their names to an online petition in support of a University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China's e-commerce retailer JD.com Inc. The student, Liu Jingyao, from China, filed a civil lawsuit against JD's CEO in a Minneapolis court on April 16, nearly four months after...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Cyber expert credited with stopping 'WannaCry' attack admits malware charges

    A British cybersecurity researcher hailed as a hero for neutralising the global 'WannaCry' ransomware attack in 2017 has pleaded guilty to US charges of writing malware. Marcus Hutchins, who was charged on 10 counts in the United States, pleaded guilty to two of them, with the US government agreeing to move toward dismissing the remaining counts at the time of the...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    US intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: report

    US intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on April 20, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West. The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding from China's National Security Commission, the People's Liberation Army and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Microsoft builds VR toolkit to assist people with vision problems

    Microsoft has developed a new tool kit for Unity VR developers that are aimed at helping those players who have low or poor vision. The kit, called SeeingVR, includes 14 tools including a bifocal lens, a magnifier, controls for brightness and contrast, edge enhancement, and depth measurements, so a player can customise their experience, Engadget reports. When tested on 11 people...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Amazon Music's free ad-supported version goes live

    As reported earlier, Amazon's ad-supported, free version, of its music streaming service is now live for non-prime members. Customers in the US, who do not have a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited will be able to listen to the ad-supported version with Amazon Music, the company detailed on its official blog. It is to be noted that users will be able to avail the service on compatible...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Instagram planning to hide like count from audience

    It is exciting to see when your post receives likes on Instagram. However, as part of a limited test aimed at promoting the well-being of the users, the Facebook-owned company is looking at hiding the count from the audience. Serial tipster and reverse engineering expert, Jane Manchun Wong, who first spotted the design change test, shared a screenshot of her Instagram post on which only one...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Google to block sign-ins from embedded browsers to avert phishing

    Google has announced that it will start blocking sign-ins from embedded browsers within apps starting June to thwart phishing. In its official blog, Google notes that one form of phishing, called 'man in the middle' (MITM) is hard to detect when an embedded browser framework or another automation platform is used for authentication. Such a phishing method intercepts the...

    • 13 hrs ago

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