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Facebook's new tools will alert you when your photo is being used


Facebook is introducing a new feature Tuesday that will let you know when people post photos of you, even if they don't tag you. You will have to give permission for Facebook's software to start searching for you though. The site will now recognize new accounts made by people you have blocked and prevent the new account from sending you friend requests or messages. For instance, if your tag suggestions setting is now set to "none", then it means your face recognition setting will be set ... Read More »

Govt requests for Facebook user data up a third in H1


Facebook's annual transparency report for 2017 is out and the Indian government's request for data, user accounts were up by a significant margin. Government of Pakistan has made 1,039 requests for total request. That's particularly true in the U.S. From January to June, Facebook restricted content 28,036 times, an uptick of 304 percent compared to last six months of 2016. Read More »

Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Starts in January 2018


Will you be giving the open beta a go? Dragon Ball FighterZ drops on January 26th, but fans will be able to play at home nearly two weeks beforehand via an open beta that was announced earlier today. Hit is able to release the "Death Blow" by accumulating time which will surely disrupt the fight! Like the other characters appearing in the game, they look awesome, nearly straight from the anime series. Read More »

Jammu and Kashmir: Gunfight Rages in Shopian Village


The intelligence reports said that about two to three militants were hiding in that house, police said. The official said people should refrain from going near the encounter site as the area has not yet been sanitised. Official sources said the woman, Rubi Jan, sustained bullet wounds in her abdomen and was immediately rushed to nearby a hospital. "For all the claims and rhetoric of reconciliation, this is a stark, sad reality", said NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu. Read More »

CNIL orders WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with Facebook


As such, the Chair of the CNIL has ordered WhatsApp to bring itself into compliance with the Data Protection Act within one month, and no further action will be taken if the company meets the deadline. On the other hand, the company WHATSAPP cannot claim a legitimate interest to massively transfer data to the company FACEBOOK Inc. insofar as this transfer does not provide adequate guarantees allowing to preserve the interest or the fundamental freedoms of users since there is no mechanism ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus expected to be unveiled in February


Under the hood, the Galaxy A8 (2018 ) & Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be powered by Exynos 7885 processor. While the Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to feature dual camera setup, the upcoming Galaxy A8 (2018 ) smartphones will be featuring the dual cameras on the front. Read More »

Britain First leader suspended from Twitter


The " Twitter Purge " Nazi reckoning has begun. The so-called "Twitter purge" has seen multiple far-right political figures get banned from using the social channel, including Britain First leader Paul Golding and deputy leader Jayda Fransen . Read More »

New leaks point to snapdragon 845-powered Sony Xperia XZ1 successor


The phone is likely to be the successor of the Xperia XZ1 and might be called as Xperia XZ1S or Xperia XZ2. While Sony's Xperia XZ1 is far from a bad phone, especially for media fans, some design elements (those bezels!) and missing features mean it hasn't exactly set the market on fire. Read More »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting a 3D replay and killcam feature


Even Halo and Gears of War have lost a lot of their sales luster over the years thanks to corporate meddling and the dilution of the formula down to little more than rinse-and-repeat recycling. The best game of 2017 has finally arrived on consoles - "PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds " launched on December 12, exclusively on the Xbox One. Due to the game's poor frame-rate you have Xbox gamers suffering through input latency, glitchy texture-streaming, LODs not properly loading into memory, ... Read More »

Nearly a million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds


The average amount of data carried across United Kingdom networks grew by 52 per cent during that period. Matt Hancock, the digital minister, said: "We will have taken superfast broadband to 95% of the United Kingdom by the end of the year, but we are not complacent and there is more work to be done". Read More »

Facebook rolls out 'Snooze' to mute friends

Available next to the Unfollow option, it allows users to temporarily mute a person, page or group from their news feed for up to 30 days. We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it. Read More »

Blackberry finally abandons the Priv


BlackBerry's blog post read - "When we introduced our first Android device more than 24 months ago, we committed to delivering 2 years of monthly software updates for the Priv". The Priv has since received numerous price cuts. A gentle slide out from the lower end of the screen pulled out the keyboard for all intends and purposes. Read More »

Saraki, Dogara, Others Celebrate President Buhari At 75


TheNewsGuru reports Buhari was born on this day 75 years ago, and after three unsuccessful runs for the Nigerian presidency in 2003, 2007 and 2011, he was eventually elected the country's president in 2015, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. Read More »

Celebration Bowl 2017 score: Updates for Grambling-NC A&T

He has a 38-10 record over that span. On the next play, Carter took a shot on a screen pass and coughed up the ball and North Carolina A&T fell on the loose ball at the GSU 25. Not only do the Tigers have playmakers on the offensive side of the ball but they also have studs on the defensive side, like star linebacker and the 2017 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year De'Arius Christmas. Read More »

Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Diagnosed with PCL Injury


With Gobert on the floor, alongside Favors and Rubio, who is not a real shooting threat, Utah's offense is slow-paced and the opposing teams could defend the interior well. The 2017 All-NBA Second Team center is now averaging 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his fifth NBA season. "This group's got character, and they are going to compete no matter what the circumstances, and they did", head coach Quin Snyder told reporters after the game. Read More »

Monster Hunter World Beta Opens to All PS4 Players Soon

Former USgamer staffer and Monster Hunter veteran Bob Mackey took a look at the beta for Monster Hunter : World . It will run for a total of four days, ending at the same times on December 26 (or December 27, for those in some time zones). Read More »

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) Rating Increased to Buy at Vetr

The company was maintained on Friday, August 5 by Barclays Capital. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, September 23. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Friday, February 12. (NASDAQ:CAVM) on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) on Wednesday, August 5 with "Buy" rating. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 tentative launch date tipped


The company told the Korea Herald that the Galaxy S9 is unlikely to be revealed at January's CES event. However, previous year the company chose to skip the MWC 2017 and hold a separate "Unpacked" event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in April. Read More »

'Passive scrolling on Facebook may make you feel worse'


According to Huffington Post, a 2015 University of MI study discovered that students who read Facebook posts for 10 minutes were in a worse mood than those who posted the messages or commented on their friend's posts. The surprising development is that Facebook itself is getting the word out about the negative news. Parker said that Facebook provides a validation feedback loop that gets people to post over and over again to get more likes and comments. Read More »

Mario Batali kicked off ABC amid misconduct allegations


Eater reported that at least four women have accused Battali of groping them over a span of nearly 20 years, noting that he was "reprimanded for inappropriate behavior in the workplace as recently as two months ago" by Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, the company he co-owns with restaurateur Joe Bastianich. Read More »

GTA 5 Online Heist hides HUGE Red Dead Redemption 2 secret


The Doomsday Heist DLC for Grand Theft Auto Online just released two days ago blowing the lid off a long-standing mystery in GTA V. Apparently, the secrets of Mount Chiliad were not the only secrets that the content contained. A chest, a note and a series of 20 locations were found, all relating to this hunt for a golden revolver. GTA Online's new Doomsday Heist has now been released, and with it comes a huge amount of new content for players of the highly successful online title ... Read More »

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down after 20 years


And AOL Instant Messenger isn't the only turn of the century vanguard to fall on hard times; Microsoft shut down MSN Messenger in 2014, while Yahoo Messenger closed up shop a year ago. As of this morning, AIM has been shut down for good, so hopefully you got one last chat session in before it went dark . 'Thanks to our buddies for making chat history with us!' In recent years, the way that we communicate online has changed, and whether people have jumped to a service like Facebook ... Read More »

Bungie kicks off the holiday season with Destiny 2 'The Dawning' event


Aside from this, we also know of a new sword arriving with the Dawning expansion, as posted by Bungie game director Christopher Barrett on twitter . It's anarchy-and it's awesome. Each week during the event, players will receive a special Dawning engram for completing special milestones. On one week or another during the three-week event, you'll find every Dawning-themed exotic (ship, ghost, sparrow, emote) and every Dawning-themed legendary armor piece on her shelves. Read More »

New Instagram Features: Hashtag Following and Recommended for You


Instagram has an algorithm that selects the best posts to show in a hashtag feed based on criteria such as quality and timeliness. You can even see what hashtags your friends are following. Instagram was first spotted testing hashtag following last month by Pippa Akram and The Next Web . Instagram already promotes freebooted content in its "Videos you might like", and given the social media company's apparent reluctance to deal with the vast scale of copyright infringement occurring ... Read More »

Redbox Launches Digital Movie and TV Service, Without Disney Titles


As far as pricing goes, Redbox's new service offers 48-hour TV or movie rentals starting at $4.99, with outright purchases starting at $9.99. Redbox On Demand offers numerous same new-release movies available at the Box kiosks, and also expands the library to include a growing collection of hit movies and TV shows for rental or purchase On Demand. Read More »

Take-Two Announces Private Division label to publish indie games


Grand Theft Auto house Take-Two announced Thursday the formation of Private Division, a new publishing label dedicated to bringing independently-developed games to market. We know from previous reports that Obsidian Entertainment, the team behind titles such as Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity , are working on a highly anticipated RPG (Role-Playing Game). Read More »

Facebook To Push More Videos On News Feed In Bid For Monetization


As we are all aware, we get to see posts from our friends and businesses on Facebook's News Feed. The posts are ranked by a complex algorithm-based ranking system that determines which posts appear first. As for the ads themselves, it seems Facebook is finally ready to test out pre-roll ads on its videos, Engadget notes. The videos will pop up in your News Feed for any video publishers or creators you've searched for or have ever liked. Read More »