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Users Clueless on Snapchat’s Global Outage

Snapchat's parent company Snap was yet to issue a statement on why this happened again or resolve the issue

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Snapchat in a Smartphone. IANS

Popular photo-messaging app Snapchat suffered a major outage on Monday, with users saying they were unable to send snaps to their friends and family members.

At least 15,000 people reported the outage on DownDetector.com, with issues largely affecting the US, Canada and Europe.

Netizens took to Twitter to react to the Snapchat issues, with an outpouring of memes.

“Me on my bed waiting for snapchat to start working again #snapchatdown,” a user wrote.

“Everyone coming to twitter to make sure it’s not just their snapchat that’s down #snapchatdown,” another user tweeted.

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An image of the Snapchat logo created with Post-it notes is seen in lower Manhattan, New York, May 18, 2016. VOA

Some, however, reported they could still send messages.

In May, users in Europe and some parts of the US reported that te popular photo-messaging app stopped working for them.

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Instead of showing the usual filters and lenses or the ability to send messages, Snapchat simply failed to load.

Snapchat’s parent company Snap was yet to issue a statement on why this happened again or resolve the issue. (IANS)

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Will Pay Users For Recording to Improve Speech Recognition: Facebook

Facebook to pay users to record their voice to help improve speech recognition

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Facebook will pay select users who agree to record their voice to improve its speech recognition technology. Lifetime Stock

Facebook has announced it will pay select users who agree to record their voice to improve its speech recognition science and technology.

According to The Verge, the social networking giant he company will pay select users to record snippets of audio through a new programme called “Pronunciations in its Viewpoints market research app.

If you qualify to be part of the programme, you’ll be able to record the phrase “Hey Portal,” followed by the first name of a friend from your friends” list.

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Although one user will be able to make only $5, this is an interesting approach by Facebook to improve its artificial intelligence-driven transcription skills. Lifetime Stock

“You’ll be able to do this with the names of up to 10 friends, and you have to record each statement twice,” the report said on Thursday.

The Facebook announcement comes at a time when several tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google have paused their audio transcription programmes after reports emerged that third-party contractors were listening to audio recordings.

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Amazon now lets users opt-out of audio recording “review.”

Although one user will be able to make only $5, this is an interesting approach by Facebook to improve its artificial intelligence-driven transcription skills. (IANS)