Web giants to cooperate on removal of extremist content


BRUSSELS Web giants YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.

Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos

MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela, the company’s director of applied machine learning.

Tech, 01 Dec 2016

Facebook COO Sandberg donates $100 million to donor advised fund

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has donated more than $100 million to the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Fund.

Tech, 01 Dec 2016

Facebook users can now play Pac-Man on Messenger app

For users hooked on to Facebook's Messenger app, it's game on.

Tech, 29 Nov 2016

Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry - NYT

Facebook Inc has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world's biggest social media network to re-enter the world's second largest economy after a seven-year ban, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. | Video

Tech, Top News, Business, 23 Nov 2016

IBM invests in UK data centres as tech sector defies Brexit worries

LONDON Global IT group IBM will triple the number of its cloud data centres in Britain, it said on Tuesday, joining Facebook and Google in investing in the UK after its vote to leave the European Union.

Tech, 22 Nov 2016

Facebook "likes" Britain's talent, to add jobs despite Brexit

LONDON Facebook said it would expand its presence in Britain by 50 percent in 2017, joining other U.S. technology firms in increasing investment despite the uncertainty sparked by the country's vote to leave the European Union.

Tech, 21 Nov 2016

Facebook's Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news

Facebook Inc, facing withering criticism for failing to stem a flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, is taking a series of steps to weed out hoaxes and other types of false information, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Friday evening.

Tech, Top News, 20 Nov 2016

Facebook sets $6 billion buyback; accounting chief to leave

Social media giant Facebook Inc on Friday set a $6 billion buyback programme for its Class A shares, beginning in the first quarter of 2017.

Tech, 19 Nov 2016

Snap's youthful founders show no fear in race to IPO

SAN FRANCISCO Snap Inc, the red-hot messaging company, is seen by many tech investors as the next Facebook or Google, but its youthful founders are pushing far more aggressively than its predecessors in moving from scrappy startup to public company.

Tech, Business, 19 Nov 2016