After Facebook Outage, Telegram Gains Over 3 Million Users

After suffering a massive outage on Wednesday, Facebook and its apps were back in action amid sporadic reports of some users still facing some issues. Highly-encrypted mobile messaging platform Telegram on Thursday saw a surge in sign ups as Facebook and its other services like WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger were down for hours. Accroding to a report in TechCrunch, Telegram...

WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Urges Everyone To Delete Facebook Accounts

Acton made statements on Facebook while addressing a panel that also involved a former Facebook software engineer, Ellora Israni at the university. Speaking publicly about his differences with Facebook, WhatsApp's co-founder Brian Acton urged Stanford University students to delete their Facebook accounts, as he explained his reasons for selling the app to Mark Zuckerberg in the first place. Acton made...

Instagram’s Back Up But Facebook and WhatsApp Still Has Its Glitch

Instagram is back up after suffering a "partial outage" for several hours, but its parent company Facebook appears to be still having problems. Users across the world including the US, Japan, New Zealand and parts of Europe were affected by Thursday's outage and faced difficulties accessing the social network giant and its apps Whatsapp and Instagram for several hours. "Anddddd... we're...

Your Health Data Is A New Gold Mine for Advertisers

In the hospital and at home, illness data can be lucrative. Hospitals across the nation are piloting voice-enabled smart speakers in patients’ rooms, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Boston Children’s Hospital. These institutions are hoping that smart speakers will make patients more comfortable, help staff stay organized, and, in some cases, keep people out of hospitals and...

How Crime-Tracker ‘Citizen’ Keeps Baltimore Safe or Paranoid

It is 2:25 p.m. on a Wednesday, and on North Streeper Street in East Baltimore, a worker is threatening to burn down a building. Seven hours earlier and a few blocks north, a woman was assaulted. The day before, in the same neighborhood, a shot was reportedly fired, and a teenager was spotted “with axe” by a 911 caller...

Truth Be Told: Google Pays Women More Than Men in One Job Category, Guess Which One?

Google has faced accusations of gender bias against women at workplace in the past. Google is paying more to women employees than men in the "Level 4 Software Engineer" category, according to an internal study. According to a report in Forbes on Monday, men in this category were paid extra compensation to make reparations for the gender bias against them. Google...

De La Soul Streaming Deal Gets Halted By Tommy Boy Records, Is Blockchain The Solution?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqOo8MCljeg This past sunday De La Soul’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising reached it's 30 year anniversary. A moment to celebrate an influential album including huge records like “Me Myself and I” and “Potholes In My Lawn” became a reminder that the music industry values money over it's artists and the effects can be severe. The iconic group...

The Momo Challenge Resurfaces And Sparks Fear Within Parents

In 2018 the news of a viral social media game called The Momo Challenge circulated around the internet sparking fear in parents with young children who spend hours tapping away on their tablets and laptops. The origins of Momo varies with reports of the dangerous game starting on WhatsApp, players received deadly tasks from an unknown number after initial...

AI to Replace Journalists? China’s First Female Artificially Intelligent News Presenter, Xin Xiaomeng, Goes Live On Air

This is the first female Artificial Intelligence (AI) news presenter. Chinese news agency Xinhua has put its first female Artificial Intelligence (AI) news presenter on the job, signaling a clear threat to human journalists in the years to come. Sporting a short haircut and wearing a pink dress, the AI robot named "Xin Xiaomeng" made its debut in a short,...

Facebook + Bitcoin = Facebit Facebook Is Working on Their Own Cryptocurrencies: Report

With Facebook's plan to merge its three platforms -- Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram - the digital currency would reach nearly "2.7 billion people who use one of the three apps each month". More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media giant's own cryptocurrency and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is quite bullish on the project....