Pornhub, Reddit, Twitter Crack Down on AI-Generated ‘Deepfake’ Porn

HIGHLIGHTS Pornhub has considered deepfakes as “nonconsensual” Pornhub will remove deepfake content as soon as it is made aware of it Reddit has already banned r/deepfakes subreddit Pornhub is set to ban fake porn videos that are created using artificial intelligence (AI) efforts, commonly known as ‘deepfakes’. The porn site, which gets 75 million daily visits […]

Swiggy Has Raised $100 Million in Funding From Naspers, Meituan Dianping

HIGHLIGHTS Swiggy announced $100 million in Series F funding The round was led by Naspers, and sees a new investor Meituan Dianping Rival Zomato reportedly raised $200 million last week Swiggy on Thursday announced Series F funding from existing investors Naspers, and others including new investors Meituan Dianping, a Chinese group buying website headquartered in […]

Free Amazon Packages Keep Coming to This Couple – And They Want It to Stop

The first items to arrive were the plastic fan – which plugs into your computer’s USB port – and the phone charger that doubles as an electric hand warmer. It was October. Kelly Gallivan, 68, remembers seeing the Amazon box addressed to her husband sitting outside their Acton, Massachusetts, house. She brought it inside, opened it and […]

Instagram Spotted Testing New ‘Active At’ Feature on Direct Messaging; Text-Only Stories, Screenshot Alerts Also Coming Soon

Instagram has been spotted testing a new feature on its mobile app. With the new feature, users can see the online status for people that they been conversing with on DMs (Direct Messages). Interestingly, the feature works even if the person is not following your account. Gadgets 360 spotted this feature, along with other users on […]

Facebook Unveils ‘Watch Party’, Making Watching Videos a Social Experience

Facebook has introduced a feature called “Watch Party” that will let the members of a group watch videos and interact with each other at the same time. “In a Watch Party, members of a group can watch videos together in the same space at the same time — videos are chosen by the group admins and […]

EU to Act if OECD Fails on Taxing Internet Giants: Vestager

The European Union will take measures to tax US tech giants if the international community doesn’t agree to a new system early next year, a senior official said Tuesday. “Last month, the Commission launched a public consultation on how to tax the digital economy,” said Margrethe Vestager, the bloc’s competition commissioner, at a conference organised by the […]

Facebook to Open Nigerian Hub Next Year in African Tech Drive

Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training programme in fast-growing Africa. The US social media company said the centre would host an “incubator programme” to help develop technology startups, while it will also train 50,000 Nigerians […]

HERE’S HOW THE END OF NET NEUTRALITY WILL CHANGE THE INTERNET

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast lanes” to preferred partners. For a glimpse of how the internet experience may change, look at what broadband providers are doing under the existing “net neutrality” rules. When AT&T customers access its DirecTV Now […]