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iOS 12 introduces Group Facetime with support for 32 people simultaneously

As expected, Apple launched iOS 12 at the ongoing WWDC 2018 in California. The main highlight of the iOS 12 is the integration of group facetime with support for 32 people simultaneously. Moreover, the video becomes larger when they talk but become smaller when they are idle during a group chat. The advantage of this technique is that you will be able to keep track of the conversation.

It is possible to activate Group FaceTime directly from a group thread in Messages. In addition to group facetime with 32 people, the iOS 12 also brings in LIVE Memoji. The iOS 12 ships with a wide range of effects for Animoji and Memoji during the course of a video chat.NetAns

How Facebook Groups are being exploited to spread misinformation, plan harassment, and radicalize people as group recommendations often surface trolling efforts (Craig Silverman/BuzzFeed)

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How Facebook Groups are being exploited to spread misinformation, plan harassment, and radicalize people as group recommendations often surface trolling efforts  —  Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion people in “meaningful” Facebook groups.  But to get there he’ll have to battle the spammers …


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EU panel calls for voluntary code of conduct for platforms to fight disinformation, but consumer group says panel ignored a core cause: ad-based business models (Foo Yun Chee/Reuters)

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EU panel calls for voluntary code of conduct for platforms to fight disinformation, but consumer group says panel ignored a core cause: ad-based business models  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A consumer group on Monday said experts appointed by the European Commission to advise on tackling fake news …


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British analytics company RELX Group buys ThreatMetrix, which uses factors like location and behavioral analytics to authenticate users, for £580M (Margi Murphy/Telegraph)

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British analytics company RELX Group buys ThreatMetrix, which uses factors like location and behavioral analytics to authenticate users, for £580M  —  RELX, the British publishing group turned analytics company, has bought a Californian technology company in one of its largest deals in a decade.


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WhatsApp security flaw highlights end-to-end encryption fail, allows anyone to read group messages without the admins knowledge

Have you ever wondered whether your WhatsApp group conversations are being monitored by the government? A security flaw in WhatsApp can give access to group conversations to outsiders without the knowledge of the group administrator. A group of researchers from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany described a series of flaws in instant messaging apps including Signal, WhatsApp and Threema, all three of which claim end-to-end encryption of their messages. While the flaws of Signal and Threema are mostly harmless, their findings state anyone who has …
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Google Set to Eliminate a Group of Android Apps Relying on Accessibility Services

Android app developers received an email from Google informing them regarding the plans of removing all apps that misuse the Accessibility from the Google Play Store.

The Android Accessibility service is an Android API created to help app developers in creating apps for users with disabilities. The Android Accessibility service works in allowing an application have a programmatic access over actions which in normal circumstance, requires a user’s physical interaction. For instance, the Accessibility Service can copy the taps and swipes on the User Interface elements to navigate users into different screens. It is definitely a useful and powerful feature which hasn’t skipped cyb…
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Sources: Apple secures deal for songs from Warner Music Group, plans to pay labels smaller percentage than it did under first streaming deal (Bloomberg)

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Sources: Apple secures deal for songs from Warner Music Group, plans to pay labels smaller percentage than it did under first streaming deal  —  IPhone maker plans to pay record labels smaller percentage  —  Paid streaming service has revived music industry; sales up


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SLM Media Group adds St. Louis At Home and St. Louis Family to Magzter

SLM Media Group has added two more titles, St. Louis At Home and St. Louis Family to Magzter, the world’s largest digital magazine newsstand. St. Louis Magazine brings its readers revealing profiles, discerning dining and cultural guides, in-depth features, informed commentary, and authoritative best-of lists. St. Louis At Home is the unequivocal must-read for people who love their home. The magazine inspires the readers to entertain, cook, decorate and thoroughly enjoy their home environment….
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