Author: Lynn Wandia

Facebook will outsource fact checking to fight fake News

Facebook will outsource fact checking to fight fake News

Internet, Mobile, social media, Technology
After facing months of criticism, Facebook has announced a plan to combat a small subset of misleading information. Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, ABC News, and AP will assistance Facebook int fighting fake news on the social media platform. It will make feign news posts reduction visible, insert warnings from fact checkers to feign news in a feed, make stating hoaxes easier and interrupt financial incentives of fake news spammers. Once a story is flagged, it will go into a special queue that can only be accessed by signatories to the International Fact-Checkers Network Code of Principles, a project of nonprofit journalism organization Poynter. IFCN Code of Principles signatories in the U.S. will review the flagged stories for accuracy. If the signatory decides the story i
Digital technology to increase participation of women in reconstruction of Gaza Strip

Digital technology to increase participation of women in reconstruction of Gaza Strip

Internet, Technology, Women
Digital technology has revolutionized the world as never before. Various transformations have taken place in the global arena. The contribution of women in technology has been significant over the years. With financial support of the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, UN-Habitat and UN Women have launched a new innovative Programme to advance women’s and youth’s rights to participate in reconstruction and recovery efforts in Gaza. The UN-Habitat-UN Women joint programme will take advantage of digital tools and video games such as MineCraft and SaftiPin to support engagement of communities in the design of their public spaces, linking simultaneously with selected female architects from Gaza trained on the use of digital technologies for the development of gender inclusive, s
Samsung to Launch a Software that will Kill existing Galaxy Note7 Devices

Samsung to Launch a Software that will Kill existing Galaxy Note7 Devices

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Samsung has announced a release of a software update that will kill all the U.S Note7 phones to increase the refund and exchange program. This step is aimed at eliminating all the Galaxy Note7 smartphones in the market. In a statement, Samsung noted that Consumer safety remained their highest priority and they’ve had overwhelming participation in the U.S. Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program so far, with more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices returned. According to an image of an alert obtained by The Verge, a Note 7 user was told: 'As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work'. Samsung stated, “As part of our absolute focus on customer safety, we are rolling out a new battery
Yahoo Discloses New Breach of 1 Billion User Accounts

Yahoo Discloses New Breach of 1 Billion User Accounts

Cyber Security, Internet, Technology
Yahoo Inc warned that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber-attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history. According to New York Times, the newly disclosed 2013 attack involved sensitive user information, including names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and unencrypted security questions that could be used to reset a password. Reuters reports that the number of affected accounts was double the number implicated in a 2014 breach that the internet company disclosed in September and blamed on hackers working on behalf of a government. News of that attack, which affected at least 500 million accounts, prompted Verizon Communication Inc to say in October that it might wi...
Holiday Festivities come with an Extra Coin for Uber Users

Holiday Festivities come with an Extra Coin for Uber Users

Internet, Mobile, Technology
The holiday season is one the most enjoyable times of the year. From parties with family and friends to shopping some of the best sales, there is so much to celebrate and so much places to go. However, Uber users will pay an extra coin for each ride they get during this holiday season.  In a statement released by Uber, the ride sharing App wrote that the increase in fares prices is to encourage more drivers to come onto the platform to cater for the high demand in the festive season.. The statement wrote that, Over festive periods, there is often a fear that there won’t be enough drivers to go around. As an ever-growing and evolving platform, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Uber runs a successful model called dynamic pricing, which allows users to get a ride when they ne