Facebook acquires video startup QuickFire

 Facebook acquires video startup QuickFire           Social network operator Facebook said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth.   QuickFire announced the acquisition on its blog on Thursday.   Facebook and QuickFire did not disclose the terms of the deal.   Facebook’s acquisition of
Gmail access appears to be blocked in China

Gmail activity has flat-lined in China, raising suspicions about further government censorship of the Internet.     Gmail traffic in China tumbled to near zero on Dec. 26 and hasn’t budged since, according to Google’s transparency report.   Dyn Research, a group of scientists that reports on Internet issues, tweeted that the Chinese government had
Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook Says They Are Thinking About A Dislike Function

Mark Zuckerberg Says They Are Thinking About A Dislike Function   Facebook is thinking about adding a way to “dislike” posts on its site, founder Mark Zuckerberg has said.   Speaking at a Q&A session in California, he said it was one of the most requested features the social network receives from its users.  
Inception Virus Hits European Governments

‘Inception’ Virus Hits European Governments Experts have said the spying bug was made by people with a “great deal to lose if their identities were made public”.   An “extremely sophisticated” piece of malicious software has targeted embassies, financial institutions, oil companies and military bases across the globe.   Security Company Blue Coat says the
Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind   Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence.   He said:”The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” His warning came in response to a