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    Two apps by IIT-B can help civic bodies monitor persons under coronavirus quarantine

    Mumbai: Civic bodies are facing one of the toughest tasks during the coronavirus lockdowns: to ensure that people that have been asked to home-quarantine adhere to the restrictions on their movement. The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) has developed two smartphone apps that can help. One of the apps is called CORONTINE and uses GPS-enabled...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Google Play Store kicks out right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' InfoWars app

    Chennai: Alex Jones is in some ways similar to our desi 'gurus' spouting unscientific information on primetime TV. His radio show InfoWars spins conspiracy theories faster than an industrial mill and has a following among extreme right-wingers and gullible conservatives in the US. For a long time, tech companies were enabling the widespread reach of the fake...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus' next victim could be privacy as digital surveillance becomes the norm

    Washington: Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic—but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights. Hong Kong ordered people arriving from overseas to wear tracking bracelets, and Singapore has a team of dedicated digital detectives monitoring those living...

    • yesterday
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    Common crime down but online scams up as crooks prey on Europe's coronavirus fears

    The Hague: From trafficking dodgy surgical masks to peddling counterfeit medicines and running internet scams, criminals are finding ways to profit from the coronavirus crisis, European police warn. With billions of people under lockdown in their homes and borders shut, police chiefs say criminals are finding it hard to make money out of "traditional"...

    • 2 days ago
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    Hate tweets toward Chinese surge amid concerns over Trump's comments on coronavirus

    Los Angeles: The coronavirus outbreak has led to a 900 percent uptick in hate speech toward China and Chinese people on Twitter, according to a report by a tech startup. 'People are spending more and more time on social networks, communication apps, chat rooms and gaming services, and the problems endemic to these platforms—hate, abuse, toxicity and...

    • 2 days ago
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    Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition tech used in military checkpoints

    Redmond: Microsoft said Friday it is pulling its investments from a facial-recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints, even though the tech giant couldn't substantiate claims that the startup's technology is used unethically. Microsoft late last year hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to lead a team of lawyers to audit...

    • 2 days ago
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    Malware called 'coronavirus map' posted on WhatsApp to steal data: Mumbai cops

    Mumbai: Amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, the Mumbai police have unearthed a malware called 'coronavirus map' devised to steal confidential data, including bank account details and passwords. The malware was discovered a week ago and people have been warned not to open any coronavirus-related links circulated on social messaging apps. Officials said the malware was...

    • 2 days ago
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    GoDaddy, NameCheap restrict websites on coronavirus COVID-19 to prevent phishing

    Boston: Internet firm Namecheap is ending the automated registration of website names related to the COVID-19 pandemic, an attempt to combat coronavirus-related fraud, while top domain registries such as GoDaddy have taken down some suspicious websites. Los Angeles-based Namecheap Inc. made the pledge after a federal judge in Texas ordered the takedown of a website...

    • 3 days ago
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    Ensure your VPN is strong: Cyber attacks growing as more people work from home

    New Delhi: There has been an increase in the number of cyber attacks on personal computer networks and routers since professionals were asked to work from home in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the national cyber security agency said on Friday. "Cyber criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 outbreak as an opportunity to send phishing emails...

    • 3 days ago
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    Work on audio, video? Apple offers 90-day free trial on Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X

    Chennai: Apple's new offer comes as a boon to students and professionals under lockdown and unable to access their institution's computer resources. Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, Apple's video and audio editing software designed for professionals, now can be used freely during a trial period of as many as 90 days. These Apple software run on Mac systems....

    • 3 days ago

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