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Facebook to release its own smart home speakers in July 2018

Facebook to launch smart home speakers with 15-inch display in July Facebook is looking to take upon Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot, a brand of smart speakers developed by Amazon.com alongside Google Home and Google Home Max, by bringing its own set of smart speakers in the market. According to a […]

Facebook Offers A VPN Client Under ‘Protect’ Option For iOS

Is Facebook-owned ‘Onavo Protect’ app, a spyware? Facebook who is no stranger to privacy-related controversy has adopted a novel way to collect and track its users’ data that gives information about their online habits. Apparently, Facebook is pushing its users to download and install a Facebook-owned VPN client called “Onavo […]

The Politics of Empathy and the Politics of Technology

https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlestars/769704177/ Since 2010, when Google unveiled a crisis communication tool, People Finder, there have been many acts of terrorism around the world but only one instance where People Finder was mobilized: terrorism in Boston in 2013. Last week, Facebook activated its own “Safety Check” feature for an act of terrorism for […]

German court rules Facebook’s use of personal data and privacy settings as illegal

Facebook’s privacy settings illegal, rules German court Time and again Facebook has been accused of invading its users’ privacy and collecting personal data for purposes like online advertising, marketing, etc. Now, a German court has ruled that the social networking giant’s use of personal data is illegal. The verdict, comes […]

Facebook’s app for kids should freak parents out

Messenger Kids, its first grab at the under-13 crowd, is not to be trusted. After all, you’ve seen how the company treats adults. Continue reading on MIT Technology Review » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. […]

Facebook confirms it is testing ‘downvote’ button for comments

Facebook is testing ‘downvote’ button after requests for ‘dislike’ button In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and co-founder, had confirmed that his company was working on the much-requested “Dislike” button by its users. Fast forward to 2018, while Facebook has yet to add the ‘Dislike’ button on its platform, it […]

The Techlash Gains Momentum

Is society finally getting serious about its algorithm problems? Founders and advisors to the Center for Humane Technology Keep me honest here — am I over-indexing on the Tech Gets Its Comeuppance story, or simply reflecting reality? I’m starting to wonder. But once again a review of the past few days of […]

Voxels (VOX) — Future of Virtual Reality

Imagine if you could capitalize on the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies and the power of virtual reality in one investment. Would that be something you’d be interested in? I sure am. That’s why I am buying up all the Voxels I can get, which is currently trading at $.23. Believe […]

Is This the Society We Really Want?

Technology’s march is taken as gospel. But if we’ve learned anything from the past year, it’s that Valley giants often miss key human externalities. Case in point: Amazon Go. Sorry dude. Amazon’s gonna stock the veggies from now on. So Amazon Go launched this week, and the rush to praise the “store […]