Facebook, Instagram to Block Under-18s From Seeing Sexual Content

Facebook, Instagram to Block Under-18s From Seeing Sexual Content

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The social networking giant will bar several types of sexually explicit content for users across the globe. Facebook and its photo-sharing platform Instagram will introduce a policy change in the beginning of the next year, which will hide suggestive advertisements and images for users below 18 years. As part of the policy change, the social networking giant will bar several types of sexually explicit content for users across the globe. Teenagers would be barred from viewing sexualised adverts, fictional depictions of sex and artistic portrayals of nudity or sexual acts, the Daily Mail reported on Monday quoting The Telegraph. The advertisments, containing "implicit sexual activity" and photos of artworks that depict sexual activity, will, however, remain visible to adults. The restrictions will solely depend on teenagers who register their right ages. It's highly likely…
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Xerox Plans to Take HP Buyout Bid Directly to Shareholders

Xerox Plans to Take HP Buyout Bid Directly to Shareholders

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HP has said that under Xerox's proposed terms, the combined company would be saddled with "outsized debt". Xerox said on Tuesday it was planning to take its $33.5 billion (roughly Rs. 2,40,000 crores) buyout bid directly to HP shareholders after the personal computer maker refused to open its books for due diligence before a deadline. HP on Sunday rejected Xerox's $22 (roughly Rs. 1,570) per share offer that consists of $17 in cash and 0.137 Xerox share for each HP share, saying the offer "significantly undervalues HP". The computer maker also accused Xerox of using aggressive words and actions to force a potential combination on opportunistic terms and without providing adequate information. "We plan to engage directly with HP shareholders to solicit their support in urging the HP Board to do the…
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Facebook Buys Studio Behind Hit VR Game Beat Saber

Facebook Buys Studio Behind Hit VR Game Beat Saber

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Beat Games will continue to ship content and updates for "Beat Saber" on platforms where it is already available. Photo Credit: Josh Edelson/ AFP Facebook-owned Oculus on Tuesday said it is buying the studio behind hit virtual reality game Beat Saber as it looks to expand VR technology to wider audiences. Oculus, which makes Rift and Quest VR headgear, did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Prague-based Beat Games. "Beat Games is joining us in our quest to bring VR to more people around the world," Oculus director of augmented and virtual reality content Mike Verdu said in a blog post. "Beat Games' accomplishments are already impressive, but Facebook and the Beat Games team know that there is so much more that can be done across VR, games, and music." Verdu assured players…
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What is Google Analytics Fastbase and do I need it?

What is Google Analytics Fastbase and do I need it?

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If you have a Google Analytics account, you may have heard of the Google Analytics Fastbase, but what exactly is it? Well, it’s a Google Analytics add-on that touts itself as helping you “identify your web traffic into real business contacts.” It gives specific information about the businesses that are sending visitors to your website. For B2B companies that have a robust sales force, and time to look up potential leads, this is a great tool. Here’s what you need to know about Google Analytics Fastbase: 1. It gives you (some) company names. Fastbase lists the business names that sent visitors to your website, but there are some limitations. For example, if I work for XYZ university and I come to your website, it will show that university as the…
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macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

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All of your macOS Catalina issues solved From installation issues to software not working, we have a range of fixes for macOS Catalina problems. (Image: © Shutterstock; Apple) As it is still in its early days, a number macOS Catalina problems and issues have arisen. This isn’t surprising, as this is always the case with newly-released operating systems. However, that doesn’t mean that we should just ignore them, and hope that Apple will release updates sooner rather than later. From installation issues to hardware and software that doesn’t work as it should, we have a range of fixes that should address many of the macOS 10.15 Catalina problems people are encountering. However, what happens if you encounter a macOS Catalina problem that we haven’t covered? In that case, follow and…
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