Friday 23 March, 2018

All about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Cambridge Analytica, the London-based data consultancy firm in the midst of a global row, has allegedly been using Facebook users’ data to unfairly influence election results by psychological manipulation, [...]

Self-driving Uber car kills woman

San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) A self-driving Volvo SUV from the ride-hailing giant Uber traveling at 64 km per hour has killed a woman in the US state of Arizona, triggering a heated debate on whether autonomous cars are safe enough and who [...]

Indian American-led ‘secret police’ chasing information leakers at Facebook

San Francisco, March 17 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly deployed “secret police” to catch and punish information leakers at his company and the team is led by an Indian American senior employee Sonya Ahuja. According [...]

‘Good morning’ messages cluttering smartphones in India: Report

Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) With millions of “good morning” texts, spiced with colourful images and even videos sent and received every morning across India, one in three smartphone user in India runs out of space daily, as compared [...]

Tech giants want kids to cut screen addiction, but how?

By Nishant Arora More and more kids are hooked on to screens, parents are worried how to create homework-play balance and tech giants in Silicon Valley are in a huddle, deliberating over how to help children cut screen addiction. Two key Apple [...]

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 [...]