p Update 09/05/2017: People backing-up WhatsApp conversations through iCloud will now benefit from the messages being encrypted by default.WhatsApp has confirmed the backed-up files are encrypted and it is believed the feature was introduced in late 2016 but wasn't spotted until now.WhatsApp has turned on end-to-end encryption across all of its apps, the company has announced.The Facebook-owned app, which has more than one billion monthly active users, has turned on the Signal Protocol, developed by Open Whisper Systems, by default.The open-source private messaging system, which has been supported by Edward Snowden, will protect group chats, attachments, voice notes, and voice calls made across WhatsApp on Android, iPhone, Windows devices and some Nokia and BlackBerry models.The encryption method lets users see content that has been sent but does not allow service providers, such as WhatsApp itself, to access the content of the messages.
the Trade federation and YTN association were today conciliator Minna Helle's house to discuss the trade of upper situation and stop the threat.the kingdom of the mediator noted in a conversation after you currently have the conditions for mediation.a Strike in the trade sector are possible in the near future.the strike threat relates to the upper staff, so the trade will remain in principle open."the Trade federation is ready to cooperate with YTN's with their raised their themes, but in this case we do not negotiate collective agreements.Unions demanded collective bargaining is not the solution YTN ry raise questions trade senior staff workload and workplace relations of cooperation or the development of earnings.
Still, there will be cases when you need the help of an advanced search operator.Find attached files with filename Your meeting is about to start and you still haven t found the Excel spreadsheet your colleague emailed you last week.There s no time to scroll through the hundreds of messages in your inbox looking for it—you needed it five minutes ago.It not only offers an easy way to prioritize important messages without having to drag them to different folders or set up complex filters, it also makes them easier to search for later.Using Gmail s has: operator, you can search for messages tagged with a particular star.Fortunately, your chat logs are stored in you Gmail account and you can use advanced search to find important information buried in snippets of conversation.
Still, there will be cases when you need the help of an advanced search operator.Find attached files with filename Your meeting is about to start and you still haven t found the Excel spreadsheet your colleague emailed you last week.There s no time to scroll through the hundreds of messages in your inbox looking for it—you needed it five minutes ago.It not only offers an easy way to prioritize important messages without having to drag them to different folders or set up complex filters, it also makes them easier to search for later.Using Gmail s has: operator, you can search for messages tagged with a particular star.Fortunately, your chat logs are stored in you Gmail account and you can use advanced search to find important information buried in snippets of conversation.
Allo is a messaging app that employs Google Assistant to help out users in their conversations.It can be used to find things quickly within a conversation, for example a restaurant when you re planning dinner.The app also offers Smart Reply, which suggests quick message responses based on the content and context of what s being discussed.View photosMore Google The app is based on a user s phone number, so it is not limited to those who choose to sign up or create an account on the platform before being able to use it.Google says the aim of Duo is to make video calling faster and more reliable, and again is based on a user s phone number, making contact with anyone in your contacts easier.As part of the central message of openness and accessibility, both apps will be available on both iOS and Android when they launch later in the summer.
Not that there s anything decidedly unsexy about a knotty metaphor Ha!According to AndroidAuthority.com, the site had built a bot that could spit out facts like a champ; but, no one enjoys chatting with a walking Dictionary, lest they hope to be proven wrong, and tactlessly.Hoping to make their bot a little more relatable to humans, Google began feeding it steamy romance passages, imbuing its database of facts with cheesy, raunchy flair.They hit a sweet spot between the labyrinthine, meandering sentences found in literary fiction, and the less elevated language used in kids books.The bot filled in the conversation with lines such as It was quiet for a moment and It was dark and cold, making the simulated exchange sound more like a brooding diary entry or punk song than a chat between acquaintances.Does this mean human writers are becoming endangered, soon to be replaced by an entity that s higher up in the job market food chain?
Photograph: Jeff Chiu/APMark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.To acknowledge that Facebook has come up short and that the company needs to improve – acknowledging there s a problem and saying they re going to resolve it is the right approach.Moffatt, co-founder of Targeted Victory and head of digital for Mitt Romney s 2012 presidential bid, said that the Facebook founder stopped short of making any concrete promises besides internal reviews that were already underway but had acknowledged a problem of trust.I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust.There has been a serious issue of trust within the conservative movement about this issue, but everyone in that room, on both sides, wants to see it restored, he said.Topics that appear as trending can have a self-fulfilling effect, as more Facebook readers see and share the items, and other news organizations decide to write their own stories.
Google Assistant Finally Turns Google s Voice Commands Into a Helpful, Intelligent ConversationGoogle has excelled at voice commands for a long time, but now the voice commands are going anthropomorphic.If you want to narrow it down to kid-friendly movies, you can say We want to bring the kids.Google Home Will Compete With Amazon Echo, Bring Google Assistant and More Into Your HomeAndroid N Still Doesn t Have a Name, But You Can Suggest OneGoogle isn t content letting Amazon be the only one with a smart gadget sitting in your home awaiting your voice command.Google Home will also be able to connect to smart home devices like light switches and speakers to allow you to control your smart home with simple voice commands.A new beta-quality version of Android will be rolling out soon for users in the Android Beta Program.The smart money is that Allo and Duo will eventually replace Hangouts, but Google isn t saying right now.
If the claims are accurate, Facebook contractors have depressed some conservative news, and their curatorial hand affects the Facebook Trending list more than the public realizes.As this conversation swirls around intentions and explicit manipulation, there are some significant issues missing.As we move into the development of algorithmic models to shape editorial decisions and curation, we need to find a sophisticated way of grappling with the biases that shape development, training sets, quality assurance, and error correction, not to mention an explicit act of human judgment.What is of concern right now is not that human beings are playing a role in shaping the news — they always have — it is the veneer of objectivity provided by Facebook s interface, the claims of neutrality enabled by the integration of algorithmic processes, and the assumption that what is prioritized reflects only the interests and actions of the users the public sphere and not those of Facebook, advertisers, or other powerful entities.As part of this process, we convened a workshop and have produced a series of documents that we think are valuable to the conversation:These documents provide historical context, highlight how media has always been engaged in power struggles, showcase the challenges that new media face, and offer case studies that reveal the complexities going forward.My hope is that we quickly leave the state of fear and start imagining mechanisms of accountability that we, as a society, can live with.
Looking to hear about any cool, crazy creative uses of these tools and start a conversation on the subject.
When you re founder, and have spent a ton of your time building your operations, it can be tempting to try to be the hero who does it all.I ve learned all these things myself as I ve grown my leadership and my companies over the past several years, so I m not telling you anything I haven t learned myself.The tighter I held onto aspects of my business, the more I stifled their growth.I had to have a serious conversation with myself and with my wife and co-founder about what we really wanted our businesses to be, and what we wanted our leadership to mean.Once I got out of their and my way, my businesses and my leaders flourished at levels I hadn t even dreamed of.If you want to be big, you ve got to let everyone else be the hero and empower your team to help grow it.
Facebook is accused of leaving staff members 'angry, depressed and voiceless'A former Facebook contractor has labelled her employment at the company as "the most toxic working experience of my life" and described "debilitating problems" at Facebook's Trending desk caused by sexism, intimidation and aggressive working conditions.In an article published by the Guardian the former employee, who worked on Facebook's news curation platform, claimed that women were routinely ignored and encouraged against speaking up for themselves, while reports of sexism were met with a blind eye by supervisors.Those numbers are telling when you consider that curators are paid well starting salaries are between $55,000-$65,000 £37,860-£44,740 , at least by most media industry standards, and are provided free meals while at work."Facebook has found itself at the centre of controversy following reports that the company routinely suppresses right-wing news from its trending topics news feed.Our review team writes the topic descriptions with the aim of accurately describing the real-world event.If the event is being reported on or discussed across multiple media sites, the team tries to accurately reflect the breadth of the conversation.
Waverly LabsNot understanding another language is one of the single greatest barriers we have in communicating to the global community.While translation apps have clearly come a long way they still feel like barriers to a fluid conversation.Well now a company claims to have built an earpiece that removes that barrier by translating another language in real-time.Waverly LabsIt s called the Pilot and it s being developed by Waverly Labs, a small startup with a very specific aim in mind.Sadly Waverly Labs isn t sharing much more than that at the moment, while some tech demos certainly seem to show that the product works it s in the real-world where it will be judged.If anyone has had to experience the awkwardness of trying to use a translation app to talk to someone then the potential relief that Pilot could bring is enormous.
Fitness apps will start automatically, and users can respond to messages with machine learning-based repliesAndroid Watches displayed on screen at Google I/O on May 18, 2016Android Wear, Google s operating system for smartwatches, is getting its biggest update yet with an upcoming 2.0 release that brings improved features for messaging and fitness.Among the improvements, Android Wear 2.0 will detect when you're starting to exercise and automatically fire up an app such as Strava.Google is also taking aim at how the Apple Watch displays information from applications, by allowing developers to display information from any app when users glance at their device.That s important for helping people to quickly see data from apps they use frequently.People who want to converse with friends from their wrists will also get new features, including a redesigned keyboard, support for handwriting recognition, and smart replies that offer machine learning-driven responses based on the context of a conversation.At a time when smartwatches are still a niche item, that could be useful for Google.
Forget WhatsApp, FaceBook Messenger, iMessage and even Hangouts - Google's got two new messaging apps on the way that'll blow them all out of the water.Only this one lets you whisper and shout, shrinking or boosting your font so you don't need to mess about with bold, italics or endless punctuation to get your message across.It can automatically suggest replies, based on what your chat friends are saying or sending - recognising dog breeds, for example.You can call on Google without having to leave the chat app, so you can look up restaurants, book tables, or send directions to your mates without missing out on the conversation.It looks ace in action, but let's be honest - we're all using WhatsApp, aren't we?Both apps should be arriving this summer on Android of course and iOS.
Whether you are a recent graduate, or are searching for a career change, I hope the following is just as helpful for you as it is proving to be for me!Writing is a muscle, but you must be able to write a clear email, pitch ideas, and know how to incorporate visuals/graphics.Along the same lines, having a hunger to learn and desire to challenge yourself i.e.Start at an agency:Agencies provide exposure and experience in a variety of industries and client needs, which allows you to learn a lot quickly.Familiarization with marketing automation tools is a valuable skill, and will definitely set an entry-level candidate apart from most peers.Keep it brief, but also personal by following up on a point from the conversation or mentioning something specific to your new connection.
Facebook boss Mark ZuckerbergFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is due to meet prominent US conservative leaders to perform damage control after the social networking giant was accused of showing a liberal political bias.Those invited include Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump's adviser Barry Bennett, Fox News political pundit and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, and conservative commentator Glenn Beck who will assemble today at Facebook headquarters in California."I want to have a direct conversation about what Facebook stands for and how we can be sure our platform stays as open as possible," Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post last week.The move comes in the aftermath of allegations that Facebook workers were asked to suppress US conservative political news in its "Trending Topics" column, although Facebook has denied this sort of censorship.Tom Stocky, who is responsible for the section, said it had no evidence to back up a report from technology website Gizmodo quoting an unnamed source that said the company disregarded conservative news outlets.
You can ask a question for an answer, and follow up with multiple questions, with Google picking the conversation out and returning the right answer.The service is integrated in its new conversational user interface products: Google Assistant is also built into Allo, its new independent chat bot app, as well as Google Home, its Amazon Echo competitor.They could then follow up with a question, such as what other movies has he or she directed, and Google Assistant should be able to return an answer.Google Assistant can also execute certain tasks, like changing reservation times or setting calendar reminders.While this seems like it might just be an upgrade to Google Now, this is still a significant move for Google.Google s play is that it can leverage its powerful AI tools and all the data it s collected over the years to build a superior virtual assistant.
20 percent of queries on Google are performed via voice search.Because voice assistants, such as Google Now, are making up progressively larger percentages of our searches, Google wants to ensure its industry leading voice processing natural language processing platform is up to the task.It s designed to work with Google Home, an Alexa-like always-on listening device that helps you manage everything from search, to playing music or even having a conversation with Google — or so it says.The digital assistant is designed to provide an on-going two-way dialogue with Google and the company wants to handle your most mundane tasks and searches without any real input from you, outside of your voice.The demo was rather impressive, featuring Google Assistant using contextual clues when performing a search about The Revenant, that led to information, trailers, reviews and ultimately a QR code to buy the tickets based on conversational language.If the timeline is the same as other products announced today, expect fall to be a busy season at Google.
Google today introduced Duo, a "one-to-one video messaging app" that looks a lot like Apple's FaceTime.It's not yet available, but Google promises it's coming soon for both Android and iPhone.Select a contact or phone number, call them, and start a video conversation.It's simple.Google is positioning its expertise at web video calling, drawn from Google Hangouts and the Chrome browser, as something that sets Duo apart.But unlike Apple FaceTime, Duo works across both Google Android and Apple iPhone and iPad.That gives it a much broader potential customer base — and a wider range of people you can call.NOW WATCH: Apple just invested $1 billion in this Chinese companyLoading video...