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“Terrorists use the internet in much the same way as other people.” How should tech companies deal with it?

How should tech companies regulate terrorist content? Brian Fishman, the policy director of counterterrorism at Facebook, published a paper in Texas National Security Review about the challenges that tech companies face in removing terrorist content from their platforms. It’s important to understand how terrorists use the internet, Fishman writes. Generally speaking, terrorists use the Internet in much the same way as other people: ... Read More »

How to clear the cache on your Mac computer to make it run more efficiently

You may have heard that it’s important to clear the cache on your various electronic devices every once in a while. But what exactly is caching, and why do our devices use it? Cached data consists of the various temporary files that exist on a reserved area of your computer. According to Apple, cached data on your Mac computer speeds up the downloading ... Read More »

Mozilla, other internet bodies red flag IT rule changes; seek fresh consultation

Mozilla and a few other global internet bodies have urged the government to scrap current changes being mulled in IT rules for social media and other platforms, and suggested that fresh public consultation be undertaken on ways to curb harmful speech online. These organisations, which also include the Wikimedia Foundation and GitHub, have raised “deep concerns” in an open letter to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 7 Pro, Redmi 7 and Redmi 7A leaked: Launch likely in January, specs and key details

As the year 2018 comes to an end, it seems Xiaomi is already preparing to start 2019 with a few big-bang launches. According to details posted by TENAA, the website of Chinese regulator that certifies networking hardware in phones, Xiaomi is working on three new phones codenamed M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C. In 2018, the codenames of Xiaomi phones had M18 ... Read More »

OnePlus 6T hands-on: This time around it might actually be a flagship killer

In a crowded month-plus of phone releases, Android might have saved the best for last. It’s no easy task to follow the Galaxy Note 9, Pixel 3 XL, Mate 20 Pro, and iPhone XS Max, but the OnePlus 6T might just give Samsung, Google, Huawei, and even Apple a reason to be concerned. The $549 6T is easily OnePlus’s most ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Exchange Offer Now Available Online via Mi.com: Here’s How It Works

HIGHLIGHTS Exchange old smartphone with a new Xiaomi handset on Mi.com Offer can be availed using a coupon Phones will be exchanged at the time of delivery Back in November 2017, Xiaomi had introduced a trade-in programme that allows users to exchange their old smartphones for a new handset. The company had partnered with Cashify to launch the Mi Exchange programme across its Mi ... Read More »

A more affordable MacBook Air is what we want, but where does it fit among iPad Pros?

The announcement of a more affordable MacBook Air is believed to happen sometime in Q2 2018. The reports of MacBook Air’s death, over the years, have been greatly exaggerated. Over the weekend, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of research firm KGI Securities suggested to investors in the latest series of notes that Apple could be close to releasing a more ... Read More »

Drat It | Working on a desktop computer? How retro

When my husband and I bought our first tablet computer for the family six or seven years ago, we were mistaken about several things. First of all, the whole concept of having one tablet for three people was a huge mistake. Really, the gadgets are designed to serve one master. More importantly, one of the people supposedly sharing the device was ... Read More »

Apple Confirms It Slows iPhones With Older Batteries to Prevent Unexpected Shutdowns

HIGHLIGHTS The practice first came to light following a report by Geekbench Apple acknowledged it slows older iPhones to prevent shutdowns The ‘feature’ was released last year by Apple Apple has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones. On Monday, the blog Primate Labs, a company that makes an ... Read More »

China gave Donald Trump a win on trade and he didn’t even know it

China’s opening of banks and brokers to foreign control was the single most-important thing that happened while Donald Trump was in China. Photo: Reuters Danang, Vietnam: American and other securities firms scored what looks like a big win Friday when China announced new rules allowing them to own 51% stakes in joint ventures. It’s just the sort of market-opening move President ... Read More »