Watch the trailer for Netflix’s new thriller The Wasp Network

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s new thriller The Wasp Network

After romancing each other in the biopic Sergio, Narcos’ Wagner Moura and Knives Out’s Ana de Armas have been cast opposite each other once again in Olivier Assayas’ The Wasp Network. In a departure from Assayas’ less action-oriented recent films (The Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper, Non-Fiction), the new thriller centers around René Gonzalez … Read more

Comcast, media mogul Byron Allen reach carriage deal

Comcast, media mogul Byron Allen reach carriage deal

FILE PHOTO: Comedian Byron Allen arrives at the 31st Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (Reuters) – Comcast Corp said on Thursday it reached a content carriage deal with comedian-turned media mogul Byron Allen, who withdrew a lawsuit about racial bias against channels owned by African Americans. The settlement … Read more

Chris Cox is returning to Facebook as chief product officer

Chris Cox is returning to Facebook as chief product officer

A year after quitting the company over differences with CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s direction, Chris Cox is returning to Facebook as its chief product officer. The company said today that Cox would resume in his duties, which include overseeing the core Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, along with marketing. “Facebook and our … Read more

Zoom waffles on the fate of US-based Chinese activist’s account

Zoom waffles on the fate of US-based Chinese activist’s account

In a statement provided to News Brig, a Zoom spokesperson said: “Like any global company, Zoom must comply with laws in the countries where we operate. We strive to limit actions taken to those necessary to comply with local law. Our platform is increasingly supporting complex, cross-border conversations, for which the compliance with the laws … Read more

Google to ban targeting housing ads based on gender, age

Google to ban targeting housing ads based on gender, age

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Thursday it would stop allowing housing, employment and credit ads to be targeted to users based on their postal code, gender, age, parental status or marital status. The new … Read more

Microsoft declines to sell facial recognition tech to police

Microsoft declines to sell facial recognition tech to police

FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft logo is pictured ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Thursday it would not sell its facial-recognition technology to police departments until there is a federal law regulating the technology. “We do not sell our facial recognition … Read more

Snap announces Minis to bring other apps into Snapchat

Snap announces Minis to bring other apps into Snapchat

Snap today announced Minis, a suite of miniature applications made by third-party developers that run inside of Snapchat. Minis are built using HTML and enable a range of experiences from meditating alone to buying movie tickets with friends. Minis, which are integrated into the chat window on Snapchat, were one of several new features announced … Read more

Snap allows developers to create ‘mini’ apps for Snapchat

Snap allows developers to create ‘mini’ apps for Snapchat

The inaugural group of Minis, which are expected to launch in Snapchat in July, includes: Meditation app Headspace, which will allow users to access short guided meditation sessions Coachella’s app, so groups of friends can view the festival’s lineup and plan which performances to watch Prediction Master, an app from Mammoth Media, which also makes … Read more