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WhatsApp vulnerable to snooping, says paper

LONDON: The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy. The report said that WhatsApp messages could be read without its billion-plus users knowing due to a security backdoor in the ...

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Nintendo: Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March

The Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen in Japan, starting March 3, the same date as its global rollout in the US and Europe. The Japanese company promises the device will be packed with the fun features of all its past machines and more. The Kyoto-based ...

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Instagram adds advertising to Instagram Stories

Facebook Inc’s Instagram is bringing more than 30 advertisers into one of its fastest-growing features, Instagram Stories, in a bid to boost advertising revenue, the company said on Wednesday. The social media company will become a more important player in maintaining Facebook’s growth in advertising revenue in 2017. During the ...

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New Facebook project to fight ‘fake news’

WASHINGTON: Facebook announced on Wednesday the creation of a Journalism Project aimed at fostering “a healthy news ecosystem” and curbing the spread of fake news. The move comes with the world’s leading social network under intense pressure for allowing misinformation to flourish and sometimes go viral, with some critics claiming ...

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WhatsApp new beta version lets you search and send GIFs

WhatsApp added GIFs support to its app last year which was late considering the fact that every other messaging app already had the feature. However, the popular messaging platform didn’t offer GIFs in its app support as it does for emojis and as such required users to get their own ...

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This Chrome extension stops you from wasting time on Facebook

We all are perhaps accustomed to wasting time on Facebook once we open our News Feed. Viral videos, memes and a host of other content that often deviates our interest from tasks considered more productive. As unproductive as the News Feed often becomes, other parts of Facebook, like Groups and ...

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Tesla taps Apple engineer for Autopilot software

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc has hired a key Apple Inc software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self driving software efforts, Tesla said in a blog post Tuesday. Chris Lattner, who served at Apple for more than a decade, said in a online message to Apple developers on Tuesday morning ...

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Pentagon successfully tests micro-drone swarm

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones. The important step in the development of new autonomous weapon systems was made possible by improvements in artificial intelligence, holding open ...

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Yahoo to be named Altaba, Mayer to leave board after Verizon deal

Yahoo Inc said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and ...

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Safee Shah joins Uber as General Manager Pakistan

Uber Pakistan, an on-demand cab service currently operating in Lahore and Karachi, has hired Safee Shah as General Manager for the company’s operations in Pakistan, according to a press release issued by the company Monday. The company is looking to expand its operations and range of services across the country ...

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