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In recent months, censorship on social media has become a major talking point for netizens who argue that Silicon Valley companies have a bias which dictates their rules and regulations. On Wednesday, The White House launched a new tool for U.S. citizens to submit a complaint if they think they were unfairly censored, banned, or suspended on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. “SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently rep...
As Tesla’s premium car sales in the USA skyrocket, so has the number of babies named after the luxury electric automaker. The latest data from the Social Security Administration reveals that 109 babies were named “Tesla” in 2018 – and 222 children were named after the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, as The Drive points out. The name Tesla is far more poplar for girls than boys. In 2018, a total of 102 girls and 7 boys received the name. Of course, Tesla is also the last name of Serbian-American inventor Nikolai Tesla, for whom the auto com...
You should be familiar with those algorithmically-produced videos of “year in review” Facebook usually generate if you are still using the social media platform. Another form of it could be celebrating years of friendship with someone or birthdays and the videos often set slideshows of your posts with cheerful music. Facebook is reportedly using them to promote contents for extremist organizations along with creating a business page for Al-Qaeda, the National Whistleblower Center Researchers found. According to The Associated Press...
There are indications that the government of India would put an end to cryptocurrencies once and for all, and adopt strict regulations for official digital currencies. According to India’s Economic Times, an inter-ministerial consultation on a draft bill titled “Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currencies Bill 2019” has been kickstarted by the government. And the bill has reportedly been circulated to all relevant departments of the government. “The Banning of Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official...
“The human body itself is a large computer. Its metabolism has drawn on the computing power of trillions of cells since time immemorial,” said Martin Fussenegger – lead researcher of the team which built the world’s first dual-core bio-computer using gene-editing tool called CRISPR. CRISPR stands for regularly inter-spaced short palindromic repeats. Synthetic biology has long tried to control gene expressions using technologies similar to what we see in the digital world. The circuits used in computers depend on a single input in the...
Recreational marijuana is legal in ten states and more than forty states have legalized medical marijuana. A new industry is burgeoning and technology is here to support it in every way possible. The days of buying weed from a shady person on a deserted neighborhood corner are gone. Thanks to these cannabis tech startups, now you can get weed delivered at your doorstep. Technowize takes a look at the top cannabis startups who are at the forefront of this growing industry. From helping you grow weed at home to giving medical advise, t...
Apple is planning to release a bigger MacBook Pro and a new display monitor, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who is quite reliable on leaks concerning Apple’s roadmap. According to the information first released by 9to 5mac last weekend, Apple is not only releasing a new MacBook Pro and display unit in 2019, fans should also expect significant upgrades to the company’s most successful flagship; iPhones, iPads, and AirPods. On the Mac, which is leading the upgrades, Apple would introduce two new models: a 13-inch MacBook Pro model with 32GB...
There have been lots of back-to-back privacy scandals on Facebook for the past years, including a spread of negative news that won’t stop. However, the company’s earnings sheet tells a different story. Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings report indicates that the social media giant did a double. It exceeded revenue expectations and as well had massive growth in users. As of December 2018, Facebook daily active user base was over 1.52 billion, according to the report. This is about 9 percent increase year over year. Facebook also recor...
Facebook for the past few years has been giving attention to community-based features. These features which include candidate info and town hall are aimed at increasing the engagement of users with politics in general and local government in particular. The latest of its move in this direction is the provision of a petition feature. The Facebook new feature allows users to create a petition campaign supportable by others. TechCrunch provided a sneak peek from the company concerning this feature. The report suggests that Facebook’s ai...
Microsoft may have made marks in mainstream PCs, but Google has inarguable supported education in the US by far, having built a range of cheap laptops and learning-made-easier platforms. Well, Microsoft is making efforts to close this wide-growing margin. Together with its partners, which include Acer, Lenovo, and Dell, the tech giant at the BETT education conference announced seven (7) cheap laptops for students to tackle the onslaught of equally-affordable Chromebooks. The cheap laptop prices range from $189 to $319 and that includ...