Revealed: Cambridge Analytica and the Passport King
The Cambridge Analytica story is full of hot air. Everybody delights in talking about how scary Facebook is, and lots of people believe the Donald Trump and Brexit campaigns somehow hoodwinked whole electorates — because, well, how else could they have won? We hear about creepy and sophisticated–sounding techniques such as ‘micro-targeting’ and ‘psychographics’. But there is a far bigger story, which goes beyond the antics of Cambridge Analytica or its parent company, Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL Group), and other such businesses. It’s about how organisations from the developed world exploit small countries to advance dubious interests and make masses of money.
Fares of Tejas train 20 per cent more than Shatabdi
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Aadhaar is completely secure from malware: UIDAI chairman
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Google ‘Copyless Paste’ feature to be launched in Chrome app running on Android
Google has introduced the first code for a new feature called ‘Copyless Paste’ in its Chrome app running on Android OS that will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps.
Users can now enable ‘Copyless Paste’ in chrome://flags in Chrome Canary for Android, although turning it on might not do anything, a report in VentureBeat said.
“If you looked at a restaurant website and switched to the Maps app, the keyboard would offer the name of that restaurant as a suggestion to enter into the search bar,” the flag’s description said.
Data is only stored locally and never sent to Google.
Chrome flags are a way to enable or disable functionality in Chrome that may not be fully implemented, standardised, or that might still be a little buggy.
According to the report, Google started the work on this feature in February. Presumably ‘Copyless Paste’ will arrive in the next few months.
Firefox 53 Unleashed
Version 53.0, first offered to Release channel users on April 19, 2017
Today's Firefox release makes Firefox faster and more stable with a separate process for graphics compositing (the Quantum Compositor). Compact themes and tabs save screen real estate, and the redesigned permissions notification improves usability. Learn more on the Mozilla Blog.
We'd also like to extend a special thank you to all of the new Mozillians who contributed to this release of Firefox!
Microsoft's Chrome OS rival 'Windows Cloud' leaks
Google's cloud-focused Chrome OS has been appearing on Chromebooks for some time now as an attempt to entice consumers by undercutting Microsoft on price. And while Redmond has been able to fight back by producing low-cost Windows laptops, ...