Science & Tech
Meta is expanding its enforcement of its policies against violent posts and misinformation amid the Israel-Hamas war. It has created a special operations center with experts fluent in Hebrew and Arabic. Meta said it has temporarily lowered the threshold to trigger its technology that prevents "potentially violating and borderline content" from being amplified across its services.
Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, said on Tuesday it will test a new subscription model under which it will charge a $1 annual fee for basic features.
Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe is a scientific icon in DR Congo. He's also an inspiration for the next generation of Congolese biologists. Also across Africa, more than 30% of harvests are lost pests and disease. A team of Ghanaian engineers are coming up with new ways to identify risks early. And Gambian rising star Maryama Cham is carving a path for herself in an industry largely dominated by men.
The European Commission has opened an investigation into X, Elon Musk's social media platform formerly known as Twitter. The move comes after Brussels ordered X, as well as rivals Meta and TikTok, to act quickly to tackle the spread of disinformation, which has surged on each of these platforms since Hamas's deadly attack on Israel.
Meta, the parent company of social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as X, formerly known as Twitter, have responded to a letter from EU Commissioner Thierry Breton urging caution over an increase in disinformation and illegal content. Both social media giants have said they've taken action on social media posts that violate EU law.
A German agency that tackles discrimination and racism says it is quitting the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. It cited a rise in hate speech since owner Elon Musk took over last year.
Google makes passkeys default for all users: 'We've received really positive feedback'
The Spanish company PLD Space launched a reusable rocket in what is seen as a breakthrough for European space ambitions. The blast off occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in Andalusia.
The tech behemoth has launched the first pair of prototype satellites meant for its internet-from-space service — Project Kuiper. The service is meant to compete with Elon Musk's Starlink.
Belgian intelligence service scrutinising Alibaba's presence at Liege airport. Oct 5 (Reuters) - Belgian officials are looking into risks around the presence of China's Alibaba Group Holding (9988.HK) at a cargo airport in the city of Liege, the country's intelligence service VSSE said in a statement on Thursday.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of new AI-powered assistants on its various platforms on Wednesday, in a bid to keep up in the race to produce more accurate and personalised artificial intelligence. The chatbots will be able to answer users' questions thanks to a partnership with Microsoft's Bing. Also in this edition, oil prices edge closer to the $100 per barrel mark. Plus, striking Hollywood actors and studios agree to resume talks.
X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, is not a signatory to the EU-wide code of conduct to crack down on fake news on social media platforms and advertising companies