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Microsoft CEO for global rules on data safety, privacy

Microsoft CEO for global rules on data safety, privacy

24-02-2021 comments

Hyderabad (IANS) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday said he hopes for global rules on the safety and privacy of data that would make sure that tech products and services are safe to use.

He said he was looking forward to a world where there…

Blocked 62.6 bn cyber threats in 2020: Trend Micro

Blocked 62.6 bn cyber threats in 2020: Trend Micro

24-02-2021 comments

Bengaluru (IANS) Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro on Wednesday said it detected 119,000 cyber threats per minute in 2020, leading it to block 62.6 billion threats last year.

Email-borne threats made up 91 per cent of the 62.6 billion threats…

5G's selective roll out in India by 2021 end

5G's selective roll out in India by 2021 end

24-02-2021 comments

New Delhi (IANS) By the end of this year, India is expected to join the select club of countries like the US, Canada, the UK and many European Union nations where 5G technology has already been launched.

The Department of Telecommunications…

Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study

Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study

22-02-2021 comments

Washington (IANS) As NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars last week, a new study by scientists at the US space agency and German Aerospace Centre has found that some microbes on Earth could temporarily survive on the surface of the Red…

NASA rover sends 1st colour images of Mars, a selfie too

NASA rover sends 1st colour images of Mars, a selfie too

20-02-2021 comments

Washington (IANS) NASAs Perseverance rover has sent some stunning photos of the Red Planet, including a high-resolution colour selfie taken during its landing.

The selfie is part of a video taken by several cameras as NASA's Perseverance…

How smartphone apps extract your data via location tracking

How smartphone apps extract your data via location tracking

20-02-2021 comments

London (IANS) Smartphone users are unaware of privacy implications of some permissions they grant to apps and services and researchers have been able to identify which kind of personal information the apps extract with location tracking on.

This…

NASA's Perseverance rover lands successfully on Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover lands successfully on Mars

19-02-2021 comments

Washington (IANS) The American space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has successfully landed its Perseverance rover in a deep crater near the planet Mars' equator called Jezero.

Engineers at NASA's mission…

FB used 'deeply wrong' ad metrics to push revenue: Report

FB used 'deeply wrong' ad metrics to push revenue: Report

19-02-2021 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Facebook increased its revenue by allegedly using "deeply wrong" ad metrics and failed to correct inflated numbers owing to fake and duplicate accounts, company employees have claimed in a court filing.

According to a report…

Facebook blocks Australian users, publishers from sharing news

Facebook blocks Australian users, publishers from sharing news

18-02-2021 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Facebook has announced to block both Australian users and media companies from sharing or viewing local and international news content, in response to Australias proposed new Media Bargaining law.

Facebook said that the…

Google rolls out dark mode for two-factor authentication prompt

Google rolls out dark mode for two-factor authentication prompt

16-02-2021 comments

San Francisco (IANS) Google is rolling out a new update for its two-factor authentication (2FA) prompt on Android, which adds support for dark mode.

Compared to the previous iteration, the new Google Prompt centres the company logo, "Is it…

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