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Facebook quietly built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram – TechCrunch

Facebook quietly built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram – TechCrunch

Facebook is copying Instagram while simultaneously invading its acquisition with branding and links back to the mothership. TechCrunch has spotted Facebook testing a feature called Popular Photos, which affixes an endless scroll of algorithmically selected pics from friends beneath the full-screen view of a photo opened from the News Feed. The result is an experience […]

Australian police officer charged with Aboriginal teenager’s murder

Australian police officer charged with Aboriginal teenager’s murder

A police officer has been charged with the murder of an Aboriginal teenager at a remote community in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT).  Kumanjayi Walker was shot shortly after police arrived at a house in Yuendumu, a small town around 190 miles of Alice Springs. The 19-year-old was wanted for breaching his suspended sentence.  “During that time a […]

A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal – TechCrunch

A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal – TechCrunch

A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a crime. That’s a significant victory for civil liberties advocates, who say the government’s own rules allowing its border agents to search electronic devices […]

Election: Could Edinburgh South’s Ian Murray Become Scottish Labour’s Last Man Standing?

Election: Could Edinburgh South’s Ian Murray Become Scottish Labour’s Last Man Standing?

Scotland, once a Labour stronghold, now just sends 7 Labour Party MPs to Westminster. The looming snap General Elections, scheduled for 12 December, the decline of the Scottish Labour Party and the rise of national sentiment may signal a death blow to Scotland’s former leading party. With little presence of election commotion or campaigning in […]

Netanyahu says Israel-Gaza fighting ‘could take time’

Netanyahu says Israel-Gaza fighting ‘could take time’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a joint statement in Tel Aviv, Israel November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Corinna Kern TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said fighting with Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants that erupted after Israel killed their top field commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday could prove protracted. “Israel is not […]

Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm – TechCrunch

Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm – TechCrunch

As Xiaomi widens its smartphone lead over Samsung in India, a new competitor is increasingly posing a challenge. Realme, a one-and-half-year-old smartphone vendor that spun out of Oppo, commanded 14.3% of the world’s second largest smartphone market in the quarter that ended in September, research firm IDC said on Monday. While Xiaomi, with 27.1% of […]

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media – TechCrunch

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media – TechCrunch

Twitter last month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other “manipulated media” that involve photos, videos or audio that’s been significantly altered to change its original meaning or purpose, or those that make it seem like something happened that actually did not. Today, Twitter is sharing a draft of […]

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