Twitter to ban all political advertising

October 31, 2019 12:12 pm
Twitter to ban all political advertising

Asianmail Desk: Twitter is to ban all political advertising worldwide, saying that the reach of such messages “should be earned, not bought”. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics,” company CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted. Social media rival Facebook […]

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Gender-neutral emojis hit screens in new Apple update

12:03 pm
Gender-neutral emojis hit screens in new Apple update

Asianmail Desk : New kinds of gender-neutral emojis of most of its people icons, including punks, clowns and zombies, have been introduced by Apple as part of an update to its mobile operating system. The tech giant has offered growing numbers of inclusive emoji designs in recent years, putting out […]

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New technique in drone camera helps separate living from the dead

October 28, 2019 11:50 am
New technique in drone camera helps separate living from the dead

Using new technology, researchers have discovered a computer vision system capable of spotting survivors in disaster zones from a distance of 4 to 8 metres. Autonomous drone cameras have been trialled for several years to detect signs of life in disaster zones. Now, in a world-first study, researchers from Adelaide […]

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Instagram bans ‘cosmetic surgery’ filters

October 26, 2019 9:33 am
Instagram bans ‘cosmetic surgery’ filters

Instagram is removing all augmented reality (AR) filters that depict or promote cosmetic surgery, amid concerns they harm people’s mental health. Effects that make people look like they have had lip injections, fillers or a facelift will be among those banned. Research suggests face-changing filters can make people feel worse […]

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Facebook hides ‘likes’ in Australia trial to ease anxiety

October 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Facebook hides ‘likes’ in Australia trial to ease anxiety

Facebook on Friday said it began hiding the number of “likes” for posts in Australia, a trial designed to ease social pressure that could be rolled out worldwide, reports AFP. Account holders across the country will also be blocked from viewing the number of reactions and video views on other […]

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