Internet News

As the Internet turns 30, is it an ‘out-of-control monster’?

MEYRIN, Switzerland: Thirty years ago this month, a young British physician working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity. But three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has warned that his creation has been “hijacked by crooks” that may spell its destruction. Berner-Lee’s old office ... Read More »

This Company Is Japan’s Top Contender for Global Internet Domination

(Bloomberg) — It was one of the most infamous companies in Japan, rocking the nation with a corporate scandal that ousted a prime minister and then nearly collapsing under a mountain of debt. Now, Recruit Holdings Co. is back, reinvented by a group of employees who quietly turned the magazine publisher and job-placement firm into an internet giant that touches the lives ... Read More »

Students encouraged to practise Internet safety

STUDENTS at the Chetwood Memorial Primary School in St James were yesterday urged to be “SMART online” as telecommunications firm FLOW conducted an online safety workshop with them. The fourth in a series of sessions organised in observation of Safer Internet Day 2019, which was marked globally under the theme “Together for a Better Internet”, the Flow Foundation was also ... Read More »

From star ratings to video views, beware fake internet stats

Experts caution that much of the web’s traffic is manipulated, from app downloads and YouTube views, to ad engagement and Yelp reviews. (Monster Ztudio/Shutterstock) 16 comments Most of us know by now that we can’t trust everything we see online. But just how much of the internet is fake? It’s more than you might expect. Fabricated content stretches far beyond just fake news, viral ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 gets updated camera UI

With the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google added a bit more polish to the camera app. There’s a new mode selector that’s more in line with Apple and Samsung’s camera interfaces. This replaces the menu that you used to have to tap to get to the “Portrait” mode on the Pixel 2 or 2 XL. Just swipe across ... Read More »

LG opens up pre-orders of the V40 ThinQ in the US earlier than expected

The LG V40 ThinQ was unveiled two weeks ago and historically, the company has been opening up pre-orders a month after the announcement. This time around, however, LG says that the feedback from customers has led to the decision of launching the pre-orders sooner. So now, the handset can be found in the US with a price tag of $949 ($920 at ... Read More »

Making a Career Decision with Online Instruction

As a healthcare worker, you might grow weary of facing the same medical dilemmas day after day. You might begin to experience burnout far sooner in your career than you expected. You might be ready for a new challenge to take on with your set of professional skills. When you want to work with a population that is at-risk and ... Read More »

WhatsApp Said to Be Bringing ‘Swipe to Reply’ Feature to Android; Dark Mode May Arrive Soon Too

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp will add Swipe to Reply feature in the Android app The feature is available on the latest WhatsApp beta version WhatsApp is said to be working on a Dark Mode WhatsApp is reportedly working to bring the Swipe to Reply feature to its Android app. The messaging app has had an eventful 2018 as it has been launching and testing new ... Read More »

Facebook Announces Hiring of Human Rights Director

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is facing allegations over the misuse of its platform New director would help promote peace, human freedoms He/she would also help crack down on those who undermine human rights Facing human rights violation allegations over the misuse of its platform by the Myanmar government to fuel atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority, social networking giant Facebook has announced the hiring ... Read More »

Hate Speech-Detecting AIs Can Be Fooled: Study

Machine learning detectors deployed by major social media and online platforms to track hate speech are “brittle and easy to deceive”, a study claims. The study, led by researchers from the Aalto University in Finland, found that bad grammar and awkward spelling – intentional or not – might make toxic social media comments harder for artificial intelligence (AI) detectors to spot. ... Read More »