Monthly Archives: June 2018

Facebook Shuts Down Its ‘Trending News’ Section

    Facebook recently announced that it is shutting down its ‘trending news’ section. Here’s why Facebook will remove its trending section In a blog post, Alex Hardiman, head of news products at Facebook, said the trending topics feature was available in only five countries and had accounted for less than 1.5% of clicks through […]

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Facebook Deletes 583 Million Fake Accounts

Facebook is not just deleting third-party apps, but is shutting down fake accounts as well to fight false news and hate speech. The tech giant published its first ever Community Standards Enforcement Report on May 15 to restore the faith of people in the social media platform. This is how Facebook is combating privacy scandals […]

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Bitcoin consumes as much energy as Ireland: Study

According to a study titled “Bitcoin’s Growing Energy Problem” by Alex De Vries, the founder of the blog Digiconomist, the Bitcoin network is estimated to consume over 2.55 gigawatts of electricity today and approximately 7.67 gigawatts in the near future. The energy consumption of Bitcoin is comparable to countries like Austria (8.2 gigawatts) and Ireland […]

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