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New WhatsApp bug crashes group chat, deletes history forever

New Delhi, Dec. 17 (IANS): While the Israeli NSO Group-Pegasus snooping via WhatsApp is still fresh in mind, security researchers on Tuesday said they have detected a vulnerability in WhatsApp that led to group chat crash the moment a destructive mes...

17 Dec 2019

Focus mode comes to Android to limit distractions

San Francisco, Dec. 5 (IANS): Google has introduced a new feature ‘Focus Mode’ for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone. The feature allows users to turn off distractions – lik...

05 Dec 2019

Next-gen Samsung Galaxy S11 may scan up to two fingerprints simultaneously

Seoul, Dec. 5 (IANS): Samsung’s next-gen ‘Galaxy S11’ smartphone will reportedly feature Qualcomms latest new 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor that can support up to two fingerprint scans at once....

05 Dec 2019

‘Spotting Vikram on Moon Was a Challenge When NASA Couldn’t’

By Arul Louis | IANS Shanmuga Subramanian, the eagle-eyed citizen space scientist who found Vikrammoonlander said on Tuesday that he took spotting it as a challenge when NASA couldn’t. He said in an email interview to IANS: “It was something cha...

03 Dec 2019

Smart phones hotspots of cyber attacks in India — Check Point

New Delhi, Dec. 1 (IANS): If you thought only large critical infrastructure and big corporations would always bear the brunt of the rise in cyber attacks, you could not be further from the truth. In India, smart phones, the device that most people no...

01 Dec 2019

Netflix will stop working on some smart TVs from Dec. 1

San Francisco, Dec. 1 (IANS): Some Samsung smart TVs and Roku streaming devices will no longer be able to stream Netflix from December 1. “We have notified all impacted members with more information about alternative devices we support so they ...

01 Dec 2019

WhatsApp snooping: Questions on how India tackling data breach

New Delhi, Dec. 1 (IANS): The WhatsApp snooping row that involves privacy infringement of 121 Indian users out of 1,400 globally via third-party Israeli Pegasus spyware is now witnessing serious questions on the part of the government in handling suc...

01 Dec 2019

From now on, face scans for China’s mobile users

New Delhi/Beijing, Dec. 1 (IANS): Customers in China who wish to register for new mobile phone services will be required to get their faces scanned, a media report said. The regulation was due to come into effect on Sunday, the BBC reported. While si...

01 Dec 2019

In Assam’s Villages, a Low-Cost, DIY Technology is Battling Contaminated Water

By Azera Parveen Rahman | IANS In a village called Aam-bagan in Nagaon district of Assam, Sumitra Biswas summoned her grandson to help her pour water into the filter kept in the courtyard of their house. The filter — three buckets, fitted with ...

11 Jan 2019

How your phone may be spying on you

New York, July 7 (IANS): Some popular apps on your Android phone may be actively listening to you, monitoring your habits and even secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, a new study has found. These screenshot...

07 Jul 2018

Data breach hit more than 5.6 lakh Indian users – Facebook

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS): Private data of over 5.6 lakh Indian Facebook users was compromised by a private marketing firm that later sold the personal details acquired through a quiz app to Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based company at the centre of a ...

05 Apr 2018

Facebook Asks New Users in India to Enter Names as Per Aadhaar

Facebook has begun testing a feature with a set of new users in India where they are being asked to enter names as per their Aadhaar details. The social media giant, however, is not asking new users to give their Aadhaar number but just the name as w...

27 Dec 2017

Facebook Rolls Out ‘Disaster Maps’ in India

In a bid to help communities recover and rebuild faster in the aftermath of natural disasters in India, Facebook on Thursday introduced new measures, including its ‘Disaster Maps’ feature in the country. As part of the effort, Facebook will make ...

09 Nov 2017

New Wi-Fi System to Provide 100 Times Faster Internet

Scientists have developed a new wireless internet based on harmless infrared rays that is 100 times faster than existing wi-fi network and has the capacity to support more devices without getting congested. low wi-fi is a source of irritation that ne...

27 Mar 2017

Tech Firms Call For Electronics Manufacturing Ecosystem

Though Budget 2017-18 demonstrated the government’s committment towards making India a digital economy, tech players on Thursday said the absence of a robust electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the country will only restrain the Make in India an...

03 Feb 2017

Over 50% Cybercrime Victims Fail to Recover Lost Money: Report

Amit Kapoor & Chirag Yadav  More than half (52 per cent) of internet users globally who have lost their money at the hands of cybercriminals have only got some, or none, of their stolen funds back, a new research from Kaspersky Lab revealed on F...

02 Feb 2017

PCs, Not Smartphones, to Make India a Knowledge Powerhouse: HP Inc

Nishant Arora  There are close to a billion mobile phone connections in India today, yet this so-called digital revolution has not enabled children to receive state-of-the-art education, youth to get skilled and find new-age jobs, or the country to ...

02 Feb 2017

Spanish Team Creates Proper Human Skin With 3D Printing

Using the 3D-printing technology, a team of Spanish scientists has for the first time created proper human skin that can be used in transplants on burn patients and those with other skin problems and also in chemical tests. According to José Luis Jo...

25 Jan 2017

Personal Data to Draw Attention of Hackers in 2017: Report

With the rise in the number of mobile internet users in India, malware attacks on smartphones’ operating systems have increased and mobile applications through which people hack into phones to access personal data show the same trend, a study has f...

21 Jan 2017

Over 80% Indian Youngsters Use Smartphone For Shopping: Study

More than eight in 10 young adults use their smartphones for shopping, a survey has showed. The findings, by digital marketing firm Regalix, showed that a whopping 83 per cent used their advanced smartphones for some online retail shopping, emarketer...

21 Jan 2017