Month: February 2021

Airtel and ShortsTV have collaborated to offer content from the over-the-top (OTT) platform to Airtel Xstream users, as per a report. ShortsTV offers a plethora of content that includes professionally produced live action, animation, and documentary short movies round-the-clock. As per the report, the platform will leverage the data, distribution, and the network of Airtel
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Ukraine is formally pointing fingers at Russian hackers for hacking into one of its government systems and attempting to plant and distribute malicious documents that would install malware on target systems of public authorities. “The purpose of the attack was the mass contamination of information resources of public authorities, as this system is used for
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One of the European Union’s most powerful data regulators has warned companies may yet face massive disruption to translatlantic data flows as a result of an EU court ruling last year, despite efforts by policymakers to avoid that outcome. Europe’s highest court last July ruled an EU-US data transfer agreement was invalid, citing concerns the
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President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday meant to address a global chip shortage impacting industries ranging from medical supplies to electric vehicles. The order includes a 100-day review of key products including semiconductors and advanced batteries used in electric vehicles, followed by a broader, long-term review of six sectors of the economy. The
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New research has uncovered a significant increase in QuickBooks file data theft using social engineering tricks to deliver malware and exploit the accounting software. “A majority of the time, the attack involves basic malware that is often signed, making it hard to detect using antivirus or other threat detection software,” researchers from ThreatLocker said in
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Amazon today announced the general availability of Amazon Lookout for Vision, a cloud service that analyzes images using computer vision to spot product or process defects and anomalies in manufactured goods. Amazon says that Lookout for Vision, which is available in select Amazon Web Services (AWS) regions via the AWS console and supporting partners, is
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Telegram has a new auto-delete feature for messages, home screen widgets, expiring invite links, and more with the latest update. The auto-delete feature will allow users to set an auto-delete timer for messages they send in any chat (presently this feature is available on Telegram for its secret messages option). The home screen widget allows
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India approved a Rs. 7,350-crore plan to boost local manufacturing and exports of IT products such as laptops, tablets, personal computers, and servers, the technology minister said. The production-linked incentive (PLI) plan will help India export IT goods worth Rs. 2,45,000 crore, minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told a news conference. It provides manufacturers cash-backs of
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With browser makers steadily clamping down on third-party tracking, advertising technology companies are increasingly embracing a DNS technique to evade such defenses, thereby posing a threat to web security and privacy. Called CNAME Cloaking, the practice of blurring the distinction between first-party and third-party cookies not only results in leaking sensitive private information without users’
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VMware has addressed multiple critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities in VMware ESXi and vSphere Client virtual infrastructure management platform that may allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands and take control of affected systems. “A malicious actor with network access to port 443 may exploit this issue to execute commands with unrestricted privileges on the
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Facebook’s oversight board has received a “user statement” for the case it is deciding about whether the social media company was right to indefinitely suspend former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, a board spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday. Facebook handed the case to its independent board in January after it blocked Trump’s access to
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LinkedIn, Microsoft’s professional networking site, said on Tuesday it had resolved a technical glitch on its platform, after thousands of users reported difficulties in accessing the website. Downdetector, an outage tracking website, showed there were close to 26,000 incidents of people reporting issues with LinkedIn. Earlier in the day, LinkedIn said an issue across its
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Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer of Twitter Inc. and Square Inc., speaks during an Empowering Entrepreneurs events at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Cole Burston | Bloomberg | Getty Images Square bought $170 million worth of Bitcoin, the company revealed in its fiscal fourth quarter financial report on Tuesday.
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Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), the country’s self-regulatory voluntary organisation for advertising, has issued a set of draft guidelines that directs that all social media influencers must prominently label content that promotes products and services on digital platforms. The guidelines come at a time when leading brands are gradually leaning more on influencers on
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