Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to Testify at US House Hearing

The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook, Alphabet’s YouTube unit and Twitter on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticized social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some

Facebook Named Best Company to Work for in the US by Career Site Indeed

Facebook – despite suffering through what could be charitably described as a turbulent year – was ranked as best place to work in 2018, according to Indeed. The career website compiled its annual list of the 50 top-rated workplaces, based on 72 million employer ratings and reviews of Fortune 500 companies.

YouTube Copyright Match Tool to Notify Creators If Their Videos Are Stolen

Google-owned YouTube is introducing a feature called “Copyright Match Tool” designed for YouTube creators who have problems with unauthorised re-uploads of their content. With the new feature, after a new video is uploaded, YouTube would run a scan to see if there is any other video that resembles the uploaded video very

Sirin Finney Blockchain Smartphone to Be Available in November

Israeli-based startup Sirin Labs has launched a new device, and it is touted to be the “world’s first blockchain-powered smartphone.” The company is calling it Finney, after late Hal Finney – the first person to make a Bitcoin transaction. Sirin Labs’ Finney is designed from the ground up to securely store

Facebook Testing Messenger Feature to Spot Suspicious Accounts

Facebook is testing a feature that will identify malicious accounts sending unwanted direct messages to you on its Messenger platform. According to a report in Motherboard on Wednesday, the feature when it goes live will provide additional information about direct messages from unknown contacts. “We are testing a way to provide people with

Nintendo ‘Inclined’ to Do What It Can for Cross-Play Support

Nintendo will do what it can to help video game studios and publishers build cross-platform play support for their titles on the Switch, its executives said during Nintendo’s annual shareholders meeting in Kyoto. Responding to a question put forward by an attendee, about Nintendo’s relationship with publishers and its initiatives for multi-platform