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    Millions using '123456' as password: Security study

    Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, with "123456" being the most widely-used on breached accounts, suggests a security study.The study by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) helped to uncover the gaps in cyber-knowledge that could leave people in danger of being exploited, the BBC reported on Sunday.For its first cyber-survey, the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Giving human touch to Alexa or Siri can backfire

    An Indian American researcher-led team has found that giving human touch to chat bots like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa may actually disappoint users.Just giving a chat bot human name or adding human-like features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fails to maintain a conversational back-and-forth with that person, according to S. Shyam Sundar, Co-director of Media...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Beware: Tech companies know everything about you right from income level to relationship status

    Next time when Netflix or Amazon shows you what you should be watching or shopping next, do not just let that notification pass by.You personal life - be it shopping, movie streaming, in-app experiences, long drives or late-night dinners - everything is being tracked, analysed and packaged into data sets for "enhancing" consumer experiences...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Congress releases plan on national security, emphasises on 'Jan Suraksha'

    Congress on Sunday released its plan on national security which emphasises on five key issues - assuming India's rightful place in global affairs, securing the neighbourhood, internal security, protecting people and strengthening capabilities.The report, titled 'India's National Security Strategy', was drafted by Lt. Gen. (Retd.) D.S. Hooda, who was the Northern Army...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Campaigning ends for third phase of Lok Sabha polls

    Campaigning came to an end on Sunday in 117 constituencies spread over 15 States and Union Territories, which will go to the polls on Tuesday in the third phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise.Since poll timings vary in different seats, the campaigning period also ended at different times between 3 p.m and 6 p.m., 48 hours before the voting closure time at each constituency.The...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Lok Sabha Polls: In a first, Kottayam develops an app for welfare of officers, EVM complaints

    This election, the only constituency which is concerned in real-time about the welfare of its polling officers is Kottayam district. An app 'Election Kottayam' has been developed with the aim of addressing the concerns of the polling officers at their booths on April 22, when the officers reach their booths and on polling day April 23. Polling booth...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    LIVE news updates: Seven suspects arrested for multiple blasts in Sri Lanka, death toll rises to 207

    Air India waives off all charges for rescheduling/cancellation of bookings on flights to/from Colombo till April 24"In view of the situation in Sri Lanka, Air India has waived off all charges for rescheduling/cancellation of bookings on its flights to/from Colombo for travel till April 24, 2019.Passengers are requested to report well in...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Eight blasts rock Sri Lanka, curfew declared, social media banned, world condemns blasts

    Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after a string of eight explosions, mostly in Colombo, left at least 192 people dead and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday, authorities said. Sri Lanka also imposed 'temporary' social media ban after blasts.Xinhua news agency reported that the death toll in the multiple blasts had risen to 192 even as two fresh...

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    Priyanka Gandhi: Will contest from Varanasi if Rahul asks

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday said she will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi if asked by her brother and party President Rahul GandhiShe said this just before departing from Wayanad on a helicopter after winding up her two-day trip to the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency from where Rahul Gandhi is contesting, apart from his Amethi seat in Uttar...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    'Our battle is to regain our Constitution': Saeed A Mirza

    Post the Gujarat riots and massacre of 2002, under the watch of then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, I had met Saeed Akhtar Mirza, maker of such films as Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Daastan, Salim Lagde Par Mat Ro, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho, and Naseem. His cult classic Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata hai has been remade and is releasing on April 12. The older film underlined the importance of...

    • 12 hrs ago

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