Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Why are teenagers drawn to deadly the Blue Whale game?

By Vivek Singh Chauhan The shocking death of 14-year old Mumbai schoolboy Manpreet Singh Sahani, who reportedly took his own life as part of a deadly online social media game called The Blue Whale challenge, has raised many questions. Why are [...]

Google researcher Neel Mehta links ransomware attack to N.Korea

London/Washington, May 16 (IANS) As the world struggles to identify the cybercriminals behind the global ransowmware attack that hit 150 countries over the weekend, Neel Mehta, an Indian-origin security researcher working with Google, has claimed [...]

India top country for video calling via WhatsApp

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) With over 50 million video calling minutes per day, India has become the top country for video calling via WhatsApp — a feature that was launched from India in November last year and rolled out globally to other [...]

Over 100 tech firms file legal brief against Trump’s travel ban

New York, Feb 7 (IANS) Technology giants, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter and Uber have filed a legal brief opposing the administration’s travel ban, a media report said. “The move represents a rare [...]

Apple plans to make iPhones in Bengaluru, says minister

Bengaluru, Feb 2 (IANS) Apple plans to make its iPhones in Bengaluru, said Karnataka’s Minister of State for IT Priyank Kharge on Thursday. “An Apple team discussed with us its proposal to set up a plant in Bengaluru to make iPhones [...]

Data breach affected more than 1 bn accounts: Yahoo

New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Yahoo has disclosed a new security breach that may have affected more than one billion user accounts. The breach dates back to 2013 and is thought to be separate from a massive cyber security incident announced in September, [...]

WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones by the end of 2016

New York, Dec 3 (IANS) It is time to look at your smartphone, not to check amy message or email but how old it is. According to media reports, popular messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones by the end of 2016 unless [...]

Zuckerberg announces new steps to curb fake news on Facebook

New York, Nov 20 (IANS) A day after US President Barack Obama crticised Facebook for spreading fake news that favoured Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced new steps to counter fake news on the platform, a media report said. “We [...]

Now, replacement Samsung Note 7 catches fire on US plane

Brian Green is the owner of the replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone that caught fire on a US flight, leading to cancellation of the flight after evacuation. Photo: The Verge. New York/New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Samsung woes over its Galaxy [...]

Facebook hires Anand Chandrasekaran to help Messenger app grow

San Francisco, Sep 20 (IANS) Signalling how important India is for its growth, Facebook has hired Anand Chandrasekaran, a former Yahoo executive who was working as chief product officer at e-tailer Snapdeal, to boost future prospects for its [...]