Facebook is again in hot waters as the fake news spread from its most widely used messaging platform — WhatsApp resulted in the death of over 12 innocents people by mobs in separate incidents in different states of India. To curb its fake news problems, WhatsApp is offering grants of up to $50,000 to social researchers for finding out the reason behind these tragic incidents.

WhatsApp came under scrutiny after it was discovered that over a dozen of people got killed in a mob violence across five states of India due to the misinformation spread via the online platform during the course of last two months. Washington Post claims that among the total number 8 were killed during the last week.

Witnessing these tragic incidents in India which is also the 2nd largest market of WhatsApp users, Indian government criticized the company for its role in spreading false information. India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT demanded from the Facebook-owned WhatsApp that the company should “take immediate action to end this menace.”

In response to that WhatsApp announced that it will pay researchers for studying various aspects of misinformation including election-related issues and viral content which is being spread through the platform. As the statement reads, “WhatsApp is commissioning a competitive set of awards to researchers interested in exploring issues that are related to misinformation on WhatsApp.”

The company further states; “We will seriously consider proposals from any social science and technological perspective that propose projects that enrich our understanding of the problem of misinformation on WhatsApp.”

This is not the first time that fake news spread through social networking giant Facebook resulted in several casualties. Last year in Myanmar, over 650,000 Rohingya Muslims were massacred in the world’s most brutal homicidal violence due to the hate speech primarily spread through Facebook.

WhatsApp in its latest update introduced a much-needed feature that comes as a relief for most of us who need to delete WhatsApp media files from the phone’s Gallery due to low storage space. This new WhatsApp update allows users to re-download media files such as; images, videos etc, even if they have deleted those images locally from their Files Manager app on an Android phone.

The new feature is available for WhatsApp’s latest version 2.18.198, as reported by Wccftech. At this time we are unaware that since how long this feature has been made functional but in the above-mentioned version of WhatsApp it surely works. It is important to mention here that you won’t be able to retrieve those media files which you have deleted from WhatsApp itself, meaning that the feature works only if you have removed the files from Gallery or Files Manager.

Testing this feature is quite simple. After updating your WhatsApp to the latest version, when you delete a media file from Gallery or File Manager you can easily get it back by opening your required WhatsApp conversation or Group where the file lies. Here in WhatsApp, you’ll see a blurred thumbnail of the file with a download button on it. You can easily download the file again by simply tapping on the icon. The Android Police team tested it for all media files like images, GIFs, videos, audio, and documents, and it worked for them perfectly.

Well, this still is risky for some of the users as they don’t want to keep these media files in the Gallery due to privacy issues. WhatsApp has a solution for that and it’s called Media Visibility feature, the one we previously talked about. This feature lets you hide downloaded media from your Gallery. You can control this feature by simply visiting Settings → Chats → Media Visibility.

If you have successfully updated your WhatsApp and the above mentioned two features are working fine for you, then let us know your experience in the comments below.

The game based on the epic war between Titans and Gods is getting popular these days. God of War game for Play Station 4 has won critical acclaim from pretty much everyone, and now it is a massive commercial success as well. Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment sold more than 3.1 million units of the franchise revival worldwide within its first three days of release, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive yet, as announced by the company in a recent blog post.

Sony launched God of War on April 20, and the sales figures the company gave today are for the game’s opening weekend, April 20-22. Shannon Studstill, studio head at God of War developer Sony Santa Monica, said in a statement on the PlayStation Blog;

“I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us. Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play.”

God of War’s initial sales numbers are impressive on their own, but even more so in the context of Sony’s other high-profile PS4 exclusives.

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which was released in May 2016, was the previous record-holder for fastest-selling first-party exclusive (in North America, that is). Nathan Drake’s last excursion racked up sales of 2.7 million units worldwide but in its first seven days of release. Last year’s Horizon Zero Dawn was the biggest debut in the history of Guerrilla Games, with more than 2.6 million copies sold during its first two weeks in stores.

This year’s God of War game is the first new entry in the long-running franchise since 2013’s God of War: Ascension. It brings Kratos out of ancient Greece to a new setting with its own mythology — Scandinavia and the Norse gods — and introduces his young son, Atreus, who accompanies him on an emotional journey.

Hackers are really really smart people. When they break into your system, they won’t leave a trace until they steal everything. So, before you fall prey to a major hacking theft, here are some suggestive signs that someone has hacked your phone:

Your phone starts working slow:

One of the major side-effects of a malicious software is a slow working phone. You will start experiencing that your phone is constantly freezing. This virus usually runs in the background and start utilizing your gadgets resources when it is active. You can download the app. A factory reset helps fix the bug once and for all. Sometimes, someone takes your phone and installs a spy app that has no icon in your phone and works in stealth mode and records all your communications for the person who installs a spy app in your phone. In such scenarios, it is best to factory reset your phone, that will uninstall the app.

Your phone consumes more data than regular:

You can track your data consumption through data usage meter on your phone. You can compare the data consumption from prior months and also see how much time are you actually spending on your phone. If the data consumption seems unusual, your phone might be hacked. for instance, adware infected gadgets usually perform unsolicited clicks in the background and generate profit for cyber criminals. this results in unusual spikes in your data consumption.

Your apps start to crash:

If you are facing such a scenario on your android phone, then you can activate safe mode in your phone. Since iOS does not have a Safe mode, you can try a soft reset to fix a lot of issues. In order to do so, press and hold iPhone’s sleep button and Home button at the same time. Now, wait for it to restart. If you own iPhone X, you need to press and release the volume up button first and then volume down button. Now press and release the side button and you are good to go.

You see pop-up ads:

Malware adds bookmarks that you do not want. This includes website shortcuts to your home screen that you did not create, spammy messages appear on your phone that tempt you to click them. These notifications may install more malware into your system.

Unexplained online activity:

Hackers get access to username and passwords of your personal accounts. These details can help them gain access to your bank accounts, your social media profiles and the online services you are taking. Regularly check your email inbox and sent folder. If you notice any email or social media post that you did not post, there’s a possibility that your phone is hacked and you need a professional to look into this matter.

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