says Twitter. In related news, Twitter has fixed a bug that caused its Android app to crash on launch.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about Twitter rolls out emoji reactions feature similar to Facebook, iMessage
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“The Android app has now been fixed. The latest version (8.28.2) should no longer crash on launch –– you’re good to go ahead and update when it becomes available for you. Thanks for your patience,” the support page tweeted.The Android app has now been fixed. The latest version (8.28.2) should no longer crash on launch –– you’re good to go ahead and update when it becomes available for you. Thanks for your patience. … [Read more...] about Twitter bug for Android fixed: Do this if your app is crashing on launch
Letting machine bias in? However, as artificial intelligence experts have cautioned, systems that aim to reduce bias through AI could be complicated by AI itself. Automated systems will only be as good as the underlying data, says Rashida Richardson, director of policy research at AI Now Institute, a think tank at New York University that studies machine bias and algorithmic accountability. And since admissions are embedded with many subjective judgments, Richardson believes attempting to automate it can result in “embedding and possibly concealing these subjective decisions,” quietly replicating the problems that these systems purport to address. … [Read more...] about Schools are using software to help pick who gets in. What could go wrong?
A market of exploits Karsten Nohl, a cryptographer and managing director at Security Research Labs, says that there are two dimensions to lawful intercept tools: is the smartphone an iPhone or not, and does the exploit require “help” from the phone’s user. Some exploits require users to do something like install a security update—despite warnings—that downloads malware onto their device. Nohl says the simplest exploits are those for Android phones, and that the preferred exploits work over the internet, while others only work in Wi-Fi range. Nohl says that NSO Group can hack most versions of the iPhone and many Android phones, and that this usually happens remotely. … [Read more...] about Inside the shadowy world of spyware makers that target activists and dissidents
U.N. experts call for limits on surveillance industry The new analysis is “the first to directly implicate a WhatsApp account” used by MBS, according to the Financial Times. In a statement released this morning, Agnes Callamard, a UN specialist in extrajudicial killings who has been investigating Khashoggi’s murder, and David Kaye, an expert in human rights law, called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States and other countries into the allegations. They noted that the messages to Bezos came at the start of a two-month period in mid-2018 when at least four Saudi dissidents who were living abroad reported having their devices hacked. … [Read more...] about How Saudi Arabia allegedly hacked Jeff Bezos