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Govt committed to overhaul health, nutritional status of people: minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani on Friday said the government was committed to improve the health and nutritional status of its people. "Health care indicators have always been on the decline since decades as no priority was given to this important subject," he said while addressing the 'Health Fest' event organized by Hashoo Foundation. He said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was seriously concerned about the health issues prevalent in Pakistan, and which was…

Google overhauls Gmail in a move to oust Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook. It is Google’s most extensive update to software in its G Suite workplace bundle since accelerating efforts to steal business from Microsoft Corp’s dominant Office workplace software suite. Previously, G Suite added instant-messaging and spreadsheet features. With…

Facebook announces a major change to how its news feed works

Facebook has announced a major change to how its news feed works, giving advertisers and media posts a back seat to what family and friends share on the leading social network. It could signal trouble for media outlets hungry to pull in readers and advertising revenue, but Facebook says the tweak will result in a healthier experience for users. The change to the way Facebook ranks posts will put more weight on social interactions and relationships, according to News Feed product manager John Hegeman. "This is a big…

Facebook pushes ad overhaul before 2018 US election

CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc has begun overhauling how it handles political ads on its platform and may put some changes in place before U.S. elections next year, Facebook’s chief technology officer said on Wednesday. U.S. congressional and state elections set for November 2018 present a deadline of sorts for Facebook and other social media companies to get better at halting the kind of election meddling that the United States accuses Russia of. “We are working on all of this stuff actively now, so there is a big focus in…

Facebook to overhaul political ads after threat of US regulation

CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world’s largest social network over secretive ads that run during election campaigns. The company also said it would turn over to congressional investigators the 3,000 political ads that it says were likely purchased by Russian entities during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the company,…