EU should beef up fake news pledge involving Google, Facebook, Twitter: study
Friday, 8 May 2020 The European Union should strengthen a voluntary pledge, to which Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc signed up to combat fake news, with sanctions to make it a more effective tool, a study done for the European Commission said on Friday.
TOKYO — A Japanese aquarium is asking you to video call its eels for fear of them forgetting who we are.
Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo says that social isolation is even affecting its eels. The claim comes after caretakers spotted garden eels burrowing down into the sand as they passed the...
Google's net US digital ad revenues will decline this year for the first time since eMarketer began estimating ad revenues in 2008. Business Insider forecasts Google will bring in $39.58 billion in US digital ad revenues this year. That's down 5.3% from 2019. This represents a downward revision of more than $7 billion from Insiders early-March forecast. The forecast was made prior to the pandemic-related economic slowdown in the US, particularly reduced ad spending by the travel industry.
Google's Android application Lookout which is crafted for helping the visually impaired is being updated with several new features making it easier for visually challenged people to read texts, signs etc. According to The Verge, the new features will also help the users in identifying packaged foods and identify currency notes in a better way. With the new updates, Google has added new languages and made the design of the application more accessible. With the new features, the app is now functional on android devices that have at least 2GB of RAM on Android 6.0 or later versions.
Google’s Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of a tremor nearby, with an alerting feature first rolling out in California. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Google has updated its navigation application Google Maps to work with Apple's CarPlay dashboard mode. According to The Verge, the new update allows users to display their realtime mapping directions with music controls side by side. The dashboard mode was introduced last year with iOS 13 but came with a limited option to only work with Apple Maps which has now been updated to work with Google Maps. As per The Verge, the new system with Google works exactly in the same Apple's way.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government is making “good progress” on Brexit deal negotiations with the European Union ahead of the December 31st deadline but adds that “there remain gaps on a couple of big issues”. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The opposition in Belarus rejected official election results handing President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide re-election victory on Monday, saying the poll was rigged and that talks needed to begin on a peaceful transfer of power. Emer McCarthy reports.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon says the train derailment near Stonehaven is “devastating news” and a “tragic incident”. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his thoughts are “very much with those who have lost their lives, their families and, of course, those who have been injured” in the derailment near Stonehaven on Wednesday morning. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
At least three people have died after a train derailed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It's thought the train hit a landslide after heavy rain caused flooding and travel disruption. Report by Dessentjacksonl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has defended the government’s late change to the school exam results system, saying, “I won’t apologise for the fact that we want to make these changes because we do believe they will benefit young people”. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Chief Inspector Brian McAleese of the British Transport Police gives a brief statement following the derailment of a ScotRail passenger train near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire on Wednesday morning. Three people died and six people were injured in the incident. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
European Union leaders ended a second day of negotiations late on Saturday without a concrete plan to pump hundreds of billions of euros into their economies ravaged by coronavirus and would resume on Sunday. Conway G. Gittens has the details.
European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas talks to the Global Conversation about the future of Europe's border-free travel Schengen zone and what European solidarity should look like once Europe comes out of the coronavirus crisis.View on euronews
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Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday seeking to crackdown on social media. The order is to make companies think over allegations of bias against conservatives. The move comes two days after..