Facebook Improves Automatic Alt Text for Visually Impaired Users, Now Recognises Over 1,200 Concepts

Facebook has announced improvements for its Automatic Alt Text (AAT) system. It will now be able to identify activities, landmarks, types of animals, and more. The tech giant said in a blog post that the improved AAT recognises over 1,200 concepts, that is 10 times more than what it could…

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World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Opposes Australia’s News Payment Plan

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee says Australia’s plan to force digital giants to pay media outlets for news content is “unworkable” and undermines a “fundamental principle” of the Internet. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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Google Chrome 88 to Allow Users to Easily Fix Weak, Compromised Passwords

Google Chrome 88 is now rolling out with a more secure password protection feature on desktop and iOS that will allow users to check, identify, and fix weak passwords more conveniently. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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Netflix Shuffle Play Feature Will Roll Out Globally This Year to Help Indecisive Users Pick What to Watch

Netflix Shuffle Play feature will be available to all users in the first half of the year. The company announced during an earnings report that the feature, being tested since August last year, has been working well and will be roll out to all users across the globe. The feature…

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PhonePe Surpasses Google Pay to Become Leading UPI App in December, NPCI Data Reveals

PhonePe has surpassed Google Pay and become the top unified payments interface (UPI) app in December. It processed 902.03 million transactions accounting for Rs. 1,82,126.88 crores in total, according to the latest data released by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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TikTok Parent ByteDance Launches Douyin Pay Mobile Payment Service in China

ByteDance launched its third-party payment service for the Chinese version of its hit short video app TikTok, Douyin Pay, as it presses to expand into the e-commerce business in China. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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How to Switch Off Your ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ Tracking From Website and App

Here’s a step-by-step guide to turn off the ‘off-Facebook activity’ tracking. Facebook wants to show you personalised and targeted ads. But for that, it not just takes your data from its social networking site or app — alongside its subsidiaries including Instagram and WhatsApp — but also from various third…

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Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest Face Advertising Ban in Turkey

Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope, and Pinterest under a new social media law, according to decisions published in the country’s Official Gazette. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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Facebook to Use AI in Predicting if COVID-19 Patients Need Better Healthcare

Facebook is publishing a research conducted by its artificial intelligence (AI) unit in an effort to help healthcare providers predict in advance if a COVID-19 patient may need more intensive care solutions and adjust resources accordingly. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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WhatsApp May Retain Only 18 Percent Users Amid Privacy Row: Survey

A recent survey has revealed that only 18 percent of users may continue using WhatsApp in India while 36 percent will reduce their usage drastically. Also, 15 percent of users are likely to stop using the app completely, amid the ongoing privacy row. Read More | Source: Gadgets 360…

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