WhatsApp has five upcoming features on Android, iOS: Here’s what’s in store

As the company tests new features, we have compiled a list of the latest features which will be made available to WhatsApp users soon. Despite many companies dabbling in instant messaging apps, Wha

Researchers discover that WhatsApp is good for health

Researchers have found that spending time on WhatsApp is good for our well-being. A study titled ‘Psychosocial Outcomes Associated with Engagement with Online Chat Systems’, found that t

Global spy agencies try to know what is behind Angela Merkel's public shaking attacks

Global spy agencies are trying to get their hands on Angela Merkel's medical records in an effort to discover what caused her recent shaking episodes, it has been revealed. Mrs Merkel, 64, kept a l

Sources: Facebook's WhatsApp hires senior exec from London remittances startup

Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp has hired a senior executive from London-based money transfer startup WorldRemit, three people familiar with the matter said this week. WorldRemit’s chief

Twitter to identify politician tweets that break rules

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it would identify and de-emphasize tweets that broke its rules but came from important sources such as politicians, in order to strike a balance between free ex

Photo of sunked migrants triggers fight over Trump asylum clampdown

A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donal

Focus on improving “safety and security” on the platforms in Facebook

Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday released the findings from its consultations with outside experts into its content review process, providing a glimpse into how its plans for a proposed “extern

Golden asteroid could make everyone on Earth a billionaire

Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth $700 quintillion in p

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales until their health effects are clearer. Officials on Tuesday voted to ban stores selling the vaporisers and made it illegal for o

Rural US carriers are talking with Nokia and Ericsson

About a dozen rural US telecom carriers that depend on Huawei for network gear are in discussions with its biggest rivals, Ericsson and Nokia, to replace their Chinese equipment, sources familiar wi

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey in Dubai as part of global tour

  Dorsey met with Dubai’s deputy ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed The co-founder and chief executive of Twitter Jack Dorseylanded in Dubai on Monday as part of a global tour to celebrate

Bacteria live on our eyeballs

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The ConversationThe Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin

Study: Bogus Brexit murder plot and other lies planted online by Russian accounts

In August 2018, Spanish authorities uncovered a plot by anti-Brexit campaigners to assassinate leading Brexiteer and now favorite to be Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson. Or did the

Filing: Huawei files lawsuit against U.S. Commerce Department over seized equipment

Huawei Technologies Co Inc filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department on Friday challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to C

Facebook says it’s taking new steps to stop hate speech in Sri Lanka and Myanmar

As Facebook deals with global criticism for its platform’s role in promoting violence, the company says it’s taking new steps to slow the spread of hate. In a blog post published yesterd

Hungary sees no security risk from Huawei as it sets out to build its 5G network

Hungary does not see any evidence that Chinese tech giant Huawei poses a security threat as alleged by Washington, according to the country’s Innovation and Technology Minister. “We hav

How does your brain take out the trash?

In this Spotlight, we introduce the glymphatic system: the brain's dedicated waste clearance system. Now implicated in various conditions, it is high time that we became acquainted. Many of us are

Nikkei: Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China

Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15%-30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply c