Update your WhatsApp ASAP: Newly-discovered spyware can infect a phone just by a WhatsApp call

May 20, 2019

BENGALURU: WhatsApp, the popular end-to-end encrypted owned by Facebook, has asked users to update to the latest version of the app following the discovery of a spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through its phone calling feature. The spyware was developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group, according to a news report by the Financial Times, which first reported the vulnerability on Monday. “WhatsApp encourages people…

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RBI proposes mobile app to help visually impaired to identify currency notes

May 20, 2019

The Reserve Bank of India proposes to come out with a mobile application to aid visually impaired persons in identifying Indian currency notes. At present, banknotes in the denominations of Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000 are in circulation, besides Re 1 notes issued by the Government of India. Intaglio printing based identification marks for helping the visually challenged in identification of denomination of banknotes are present…

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A new TweetDeck: Twitter adds GIFs, polls and emojis to dashboard app

May 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging site Twitter plans to update its social media dashboard app TweetDeck with support for GIFs, polls and emojis. In a Twitter poll, users were asked to choose the missing features that people would most like to see incorporated into TweetDeck, The Verge reported on Friday. The company plans on bringing the above mentioned new elements as well as support for threads and image tagging to TweetDeck. “It’s…

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Smartphone companies ring in price cuts

May 20, 2019

Chennai: Consumers are set to be spoilt for choice and emerge as winners as smartphone makers compete with one another with flagship launches at attractive prices. In a move unheard of in the industry, OnePlus rolled out the OnePlus 7, a successor to its popular OnePlus 6, at Rs 32,999 — 6% lower than the launch price of its previous variant and equal to the offer price at which OnePlus…

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Google tracking your online purchase history

May 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the information is made available to users via a private web tool which, the company claims, keeps your data private. Google, however, stressed it does not use the information for personalized ad tracking. In 2017, the…

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Your smart home devices could get you hacked

May 7, 2019

A few years ago, a major part of the internet on the United States’ eastern coast faced blackout following the biggest cyberattack in the history of the internet. The reason was Mirai malware which initiated the IoT botnet attack that affected many websites including, Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, New York Times, Spotify, CNN, and PayPal. After the attacks, Cisco’s cyber threat intelligence arm–Cisco Talos found several vulnerabilities in the firmware of…

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Payment service will be launched only after complying with RBI norms: WhatsApp to SC

May 4, 2019

New Delhi- Instant messaging app WhatsApp Friday told the Supreme Court that it is conducting a trial run of its payment service and will comply with RBI norms on data localisation before launching the full service. The trial run is likely to be completed by July end this year, it said. A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Vineet Saran was hearing a plea filed by an NGO, Centre…

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Airtel Thanks Relaunched gives 2.5GB per Day Data and more

May 3, 2019

Airtel’s #AirtelThanks campaign has been relaunched which offers more benefits to its subscribers. The company has also launched a new Rs. 299 prepaid plan that offers 2.5GB per day data benefits, unlimited calls, and Amazon Prime membership for a validity of 28 days. The new #AirtelThanks programme is segregated into three parts – Silver, Gold, and Platinum – and the benefits vary based on the tier you belong to. Airtel…

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