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Data breach hit over 5.6 lakh Indian users, 87 mn worldwide: Facebook

  New Delhi: Private data of over 5.6 lakh Indian Facebook users was compromised by a private marketing firm that later sold the personal details acquired through a quiz app to Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based company at the centre of a global privacy breach storm. The social media giant informed the Indian government on Thursday […]

Samsung Venture invests $4.6mn in Israeli tech firm

Seoul Samsung Venture Investment Corp, an affiliate of Samsung Electronics that specialises in fostering startups, said on Monday that it has invested $4.6 million in an Israel-based firm Audioburst. Audioburst specialises in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Yonhap news agency reported. The South Korean tech giant said the investment was made through the venture company last […]

AI can better predict biological age via smartphone data

Moscow: Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology can produce improved digital biomarkers of ageing and frailty via gathering physical activity data from smartphones and other wearables, a new study suggests. According to the researchers from the longevity biotech company GERO and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), AI is a powerful tool in pattern recognition and […]

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for data debacle, says ready to testify

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the data debacle that has upended the social media giant and said he was ready to testify before Congress, a media report said. “The short answer is I’m happy to if it’s the right thing to do,” Zuckerberg said in a CNN interview on Wednesday night. […]

YouTube videos may not help toddlers learn new things

  New Delhi: Do you let your toddler watch YouTube videos? It may not help them to learn new things, a study suggests. The study results indicate that toddlers up to two years of age could be entertained and kept busy by their parents showing them YouTube clips on smartphones, but they may not learn […]

Dinosaurs evolved frills and horns to attract mates: Study

Lodon:┬áThe elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus might have evolved to attract mates, not as a mechanism to recognise each other as earlier believed, says a study. It has been suggested that different species that live in the same location may evolve features in order to distinguish one […]

3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21

Washington: A Soyuz capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is set to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day trip to the International Space Station on March 21. The future Expedition 55-56 crew members, NASA Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel, along with Oleg Artemyev of Russian […]

Indian American-led team chasing information leakers at Facebook: Report

San Francisco: 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 to a report in The Guardian, an unnamed employee was called to a meeting in 2017 under the guise of a […]

With ‘Omen’, HP one of the leading PC gaming players in India

New Delhi:At a time when PC manufacturers are pushing boundaries in launching Next-Gen gaming products, HP Inc with its ‘Omen’ series has become one of the leading PC gaming brands in India in a short span of time, a top company executive said here on Thursday. HP on Thursday introduced a reinvented “Omen X” gaming […]

After Facebook, Google to ban cryptocurrency ads

San Francisco: Taking a cue from Facebook, Google has announced that it will ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and other “speculative financial products” across its ad platforms. The ban on such advertisements will come into force from June. “We updated several policies to address ads in unregulated or speculative financial products like binary options, cryptocurrency, foreign […]

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