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Facebook’s security chief is leaving, and no one’s going to replace him

Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said today that he’ll be leaving the company later this month. The announcement comes just a day after Facebook — and to a large extent, Stamos — revealed that Facebook had discovered malicious actors who continue to use the platform to manipulate political discussions and organizing in the United States.

Stamos won’t be replaced after he leaves, meaning no one will hold the title of “chief security officer” at Facebook. All eyes are trained on the company to see how it will deal with major security concerns, including the use of fake accounts to manipulate politics and the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

Instead of building out a dedicated security team, Facebook has dissolved it and is…

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‘Gold’ trivia: Did you know? More than 2000 actors came together to recreate the 1940’s era for Akshay Kumar’s film

Gold poster

Akshay Kumar‘s upcoming historical sports drama Gold is set against the backdrop of 1940’s India. The movie is based on inspiring story of independent India’s Olympic win of that year.

More than 2000 actors were hired to recreate the 1940’s era for the movie. By looking at the trailer the makers have used innumerable props to depict the vintage look. The costumes and makeup of the actors has been worked upon keenly in order to show the lifestyle of the society then. The film has been shot across the UK and India, capturing the fascinating aspects of the pre-independent era.

The story of the movie shows Akshay Kumar playing a man who brings together a men’s hockey team to achieve the dream of winning the olympics gold in hockey, despite all the challenges faced and how they won their first ever gold medal. It is an inspiring tale of how a team brought pride and respect for its country.

The trailer of the movie has advanced the feeling of patriotism among the audience, making it a must watch for all.Akshay Kumar has joined hands with Excel entertainment for the first time with this …read more

Best Buy wants to teach you how to take good photos

In addition to being a place to buy discounted laptops and find DVDs of obscure anime you didn’t know people still watched, Best Buy will now be a place for budding photographers to take lessons, as spotted by PetaPixel. Best Buy will be offering lessons in its new Camera Experience Shop, which is sponsored by camera brands Canon, Nikon, Sony, and GoPro.

Small camera experience shops have opened inside over 80 Best Buy stores across the US so far. Customers can either browse cameras in the store or take lessons from professional photographers. They can learn techniques like shooting in low light, taking close-ups, and working in portrait mode. The beginner classes listed near the New York area include Halloween photography,…

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Satyameva Jayate: Here’s what singer Tulsi Kumar says on crooning the Sufi song ‘Tere Jaisa’ for John Abraham’s film

Tulsi Kumar

Singer Tulsi Kumar has an illustrious, decade-long singing career in all genres of music. From soft romantic ballads to foot-tapping dance numbers, old classic retro to unplugged, Tulsi has successfully excelled in all. However, this is the first time where the mellifluous singer has crooned a Sufi track for the upcoming John Abraham-Aisha Sharma starrer film Satyameva Jayate.

The singer of chartbuster songs like Soch Na Sake, Tum jo aaye, Paniyon Sa and many more can now be heard in a romantic Sufi song for John Abraham-starrer ‘Satyameva Jayate’. The song, titled ‘Tere Jaisa’ is a romantic Sufi number composed and penned by Arko Pravo Mukherjee and sung beautifully by Tulsi Kumar and Arko.

Says Tulsi, “I am delighted to have worked on ‘Tere Jaisa’ from ‘Satyameva Jayate’. The song is unique from what I have sung in the past and it will surely strike the right chord with listeners for it’s soothing melody. It was an enjoyable learning experience working on this track as I had to render a specific tone and feel to it and bring about a certain mature quality to the vocals.”

Music composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee who has composed the song Tere Jaisa says, “Listeners will hear a …read more

Juul plans to release new Bluetooth-enabled vapes internationally

E-cigarette startup Juul Labs is planning to release Bluetooth-enabled vapes internationally, Bloomberg reports. The new tech could help lock out underage people who try to use the devices.

“We are actively evaluating new technologies and features to help keep Juul out of the hands of young people,” Juul spokesperson Victoria Davis says. The move comes as Juul faces down user lawsuits and an investigation by the Massachusetts attorney general that accuse the company of hooking young people on nicotine.

There have been hints that the company is at least considering some new tech for its products in its recent patent application, which was published in April and first spotted by Bloomberg. The application includes features that could help…

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Here’s all that happened at the new trailer launch of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’

Team 'Gold'

The wait for Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy starrer Reema Kagti film ‘Gold‘ which is all set to hit the theatres on August 15, has now doubled. Excel Entertainment’s ‘Gold’ will now also have an IMAX release. Gold will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive format and released in IMAX theatres, apart from multiplexes and single screens.

A new trailer of the film was unveiled in IMAX format in a multiplex of central suburbs. The entire cast of the film was present at the event including Akhshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, producer Ritesh Sidhwani, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh and Sunny Kaushal.

Apart from the IMAX trailer a new poster of the film was also unveiled at the event pertaining to the IMAX release of the film. The entire cast of the film was seen having a pleasant time at the event.

Gold is one of the most awaited films of the year and has created immense buzz ever since the film was announced. The trailer of Gold received an overwhelming response from the audience and has created a nail-biting wait for its release.

The recently released songs of Gold have resonated well with the listeners. …read more

Check pic: Jacqueline Fernandez gives a shout out to Aayush Sharma’s ‘Loveratri’

Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain

Jacqueline Fernandez expressed her excitement for the upcoming film Loveratri starring Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain as she joins the countdown for the trailer launch. The actress recently took to social media and put up a poster of Loveratri and expressed her excitement to watch Aayush Sharma on screen. She wrote “This chhokra looks damn cool. Super excited ffor you @Aaysharma in Just 5 days!”

Salman Khan Production’s film Loveratri promises to make us fall in love with love. Aayush, who is Salman Khan‘s brother-in-law and Arpita Khan’s husband is all set to make his Bollywood debut with the film. Actress Warina Hussain will also mark her debut with the film along side Aayush Sharma.

Aayush will be playing the role of a Gujarati boy while Warina Hussain will be seen as his love interest.

Loveratri revolves around the love story between the characters of Aayush and Warina Hussain. The movie is set against the backdrop of Navratri, a Hindu festival, and the name distorts its meaning. Loveratri is hot in London and the outskirts of Gujarat.

The makers of Loveratri have unveiled the teaser and had set the …read more

Plex adds offline podcast playback

Plex is shifting podcasts out of beta to make them a fully fledged part of its media streaming suite. The move brings a few more features too, including offline listening, which is essential for any podcast service. You can set the number of episodes… …read more