Trump Lashes Out at Social Media Companies Over ‘Political Censorship’

President Donald Trump on Thursday sharpened his attacks on American social media companies, calling out Google, Facebook, and Twitter by name and declaring to an Indiana crowd, “We will not let large corporations silence conservative voices.” At a rally for Republican Senate nominee Mike Braun, Trump pledged that his administration will protect the “free speech rights of all Americans”…

Facebook, Twitter Executives to Testify to US Congress Next Week

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey are set to face a fresh grilling on Capitol Hill next week as lawmakers probe Silicon Valley’s efforts to police content online, from political speech to suspected Russian propaganda. The Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday it would hold a hearing next week with the two tech giants focused on “social media…

Honor 7S India Launch Said to Be in First Week of September

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is set to launch its Honor 7S budget smartphone in the first week of September that would be available on Flipkart, IANS reports. To recall, the smartphone had been launched in Pakistan back in May this year. “The smartphone will feature a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front snapper with selfie toning flash,” industry sources…

Social Media Won’t Be Allowed to Abuse Election Process: Prasad

Social media platforms will never be allowed to abuse India’s election process and stringent measures backed by laws on data protection and individual privacy have been put in place, Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. Addressing the plenary of the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting in Salata, Argentina, on August 23-24, Prasad also noted…

Cubans getting early taste of mobile internet in system test

HAVANA — One of the world’s least-wired countries was a little more connected on Wednesday. The state telecommunications company of Cuba launched the second, and most extensive, of two test runs of a mobile network that would give ordinary citizens greater access to the internet than has existed before on the island. Service was to…