Facebook acquires anonymous teenage polling app ‘tbh’

Facebook acquires anonymous teenage polling app ‘tbh’

 Facebook has acquired ‘tbh’, an anonymous polling app for teenagers which has over 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the US. The app lets teenagers anonymously answer kind-hearted, multiple-choice questions about friends, who then receive the poll results as compliments, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday. “When we set out to build tbh, […]

SoftBank-Uber deal likely next week: Official

SoftBank-Uber deal likely next week: Official

SoftBank’s multi-billion-dollar investment into ridesharing app Uber will be finalised “very likely in the next week” Uber board member Arianna Huffington has said. Uber’s board voted earlier in October to approve the Japanese tech conglomerate’s cash infusion, which would add six more board seats and annul super-voting shares held by former CEO Travis Kalanick among […]

Gravitational waves from neutron stars’ merger just the beginning

 In yet another interstellar feat, scientists at the LIGO detectors and the world over detected the first “ripples in space” or gravitational waves produced by the merger of two ancient remnants of stars known as neutron stars. The neutron stars merged in a galaxy called NGC 4993, located about 130 million light years from Earth […]

California to allow gender neutral birth certificate

California to allow gender neutral birth certificate

 California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a state senate bill, allowing a gender-neutral marker on birth certificates and driver’s licenses starting from 2019. California thus became the first state in the US to allow a “nonbinary” gender to be marked on birth certificates, Xinhua news agency reported. The so-called “nonbinary” gender means not exclusively male […]

12 US airstrikes hit al-Qaeda hideouts in Yemen

12 US airstrikes hit al-Qaeda hideouts in Yemen

 Several hideouts of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch were hit by a series of airstrikes launched by US drones in the central province of al-Bayda, a military official said. “The American unmanned aircrafts struck training camps and arms caches of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in different mountainous villages of al-Bayda province with more than 12 airstrikes,” […]

US will pull out of Iran nuclear deal, hints Trump

US will pull out of Iran nuclear deal, hints Trump

 US President Donald Trump has said that pulling his government out of the nuclear pact with Iran is a very real possibility. “I feel strongly about what I did. I’m tired of being taken advantage of as a nation,” Trump told the press on Monday during a Cabinet meeting, Efe news reported. “We’ll see what […]

Florida declares emergency before white nationalist’s speech

Florida declares emergency before white nationalist’s speech

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as a white nationalist is set to give a speech later this week at the University of Florida. “This executive order is an additional step to ensure that the University of Florida and the entire community is prepared so everyone can stay safe,” Scott said on […]

SoftBank-Uber deal likely next week: Official

SoftBank-Uber deal likely next week: Official

SoftBank’s multi-billion-dollar investment into ridesharing app Uber will be finalised “very likely in the next week” Uber board member Arianna Huffington has said. Uber’s board voted earlier in October to approve the Japanese tech conglomerate’s cash infusion, which would add six more board seats and annul super-voting shares held by former CEO Travis Kalanick among […]

Apple responds on Face ID privacy concerns

Apple responds on Face ID privacy concerns

After a US Senator wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook, conveying concerns on users’ security with Face ID biometric security in iPhone X, Apple has responded to him, detailing Face ID’s built-in security features. In September, Senator Al Franken (Democrat-Minnesota) had asked several questions related to Apple’s implementation of the Face ID technology. Franken had […]

US Army dismisses two-star General

US Army dismisses two-star General

 The US Army has fired a two-star General who allegedly sent flirty messages to the wife of an enlisted soldier at his post in Italy. Major General Joseph Harrington was sacked due to “a loss of confidence in his ability to command”, Xinhua quoted an army spokesman as saying in a statement. The statement said […]

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