Technology

Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

SAN FRANCISCO –AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google’s YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavoury subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions of dollars. YouTube’s popularity stems from …

Facebook can delete false information –PNP-ACG

MANILA–The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) on Wednesday said that Facebook can delete false information posted online if the same is reported to them. ”With regard doon sa facebook security, there is a process by Facebook that if you report it by posting online immediately they automatically delete or inform the uploader the information …

UK gov’t to grill Google over funding extremists with taxpayers’ money

MOSCOW—Google officials have been summoned by the UK government to explain why its advertisements on YouTube help fund extremists using taxpayers’ money. The Guardian newspaper said Friday it was joined by the UK Cabinet Office in scrapping millions of pounds in YouTube and Google marketing after an inquiry showed banned hate preachers receiving payouts for …

Lenovo launches ThinkPads fit for pros in PHL

MANILA–Technology firm Lenovo launched on Wednesday its ThinkPad units designed for professionals on the go. This ThinkPad lineup was powered by Intel’s 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor, which features new graphics architecture to improve 3D graphics performance and video playback. Kaby Lake also has a higher frequencies, and features faster CPU clock speeds. Being powered …

Facebook, other social media to be banned in Pakistan over blasphemy

MOSCOW—The government of Pakistan may ban Facebook and other social-media platforms over what it considers ‘blasphemous content,’ the country’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said at a news conference. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) is hearing a writ petition on Monday that seeks to block Facebook and all other social-media platforms until such time …

Google search may soon be unblocked in Mainland China

MOSCOW–Seven years after Google pulled its search engine out of mainland China over a disagreement on censorship directives, the information giant is negotiating with Beijing to make its comeback to the world’s biggest internet market. Google is currently not available in the country, which boasts 721 million web users, and locals can only access to …

Facebook tool created by B.C. teen to plan homework gains popularity overseas

A Facebook tool that helps students be more productive and keep track of assignments developed by a Victoria teen has gone viral in an unexpected place. Alec Jones, 14, says his chatbot, Christopher Bot, that helps students stay on top of their homework has garnered more than 3,000 subscribers, with many of them based in …

‘Pokemon Go’ or no? Fans glad Niantic addressing complaints

PORTLAND, Maine — Few games have enjoyed both the meteoric rise — and subsequent fall — in popularity as “Pokemon Go.” But the game remains profitable, and people are still playing even if they aren’t the same masses that roamed parks last summer with eyes glued to smartphones, looking for elusive virtual monsters from their …

Review: Nintendo Switch is impressive, but needs more games

When you’re deep in a video game, the last thing you want to do is leave home. If only you could take the game with you for your commute to work or your bus ride to school, or to liven up your lunch hour. Nintendo’s new Switch console tries to address that by letting you …

In-house IT department urged to go from maintenance hub to growth driver

MANILA –A trend among businesses right now is “Going digital” since it boosts overall productivity in the workplace and in the market. It means maximizing new and available technologies and models in the areas of Social Media, Mobility, Data Analytics, Cloud, and Security in order to make work and processes more efficient and effective. TJ …

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