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Facebook ‘unintentionally uploaded’ emails of 1.5mn users

In a latest privacy goof up, Facebook "unintentionally" uploaded the emails of nearly 1.5 million of its users during the past three years.

A Facebook spokesperson admitted on late Wednesday that emails of 1.5 million people were harvested since May 2016 to help build Facebook's web of social connections and recommend other users to add as friends.

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Interesting nuggets about phase-2 of polls

New Delhi, Apr 18: Voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections is underway.

Here are some interesting nuggets about this phase.

* 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 11 states and one UT to go to polls.

* Nearly 15.80 crore voters to decide fate of 1,629 candidates.

* More than 1.81lakh polling booths set...

Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order

New Delhi, Apr 17: Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a Madras High Court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

The move comes hours after the Madras HC refused a request by China`s Bytedance Technology to...

WhatsApp renames, tweaks feature to ignore archives

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced "Vacation Mode", but has changed its name to "Ignore Archived Chats" and added certain tweaks to its functionality.

As part of the further development of this feature, WhatsApp's beta version for Android 2.19.101 shows that the "Ignore Archived Chats" feature would prevent the archived messages from coming on top...

Radio City launches ‘Votenalli Maja Ide’ campaign as Lok Sabha polls draw closer

Bengaluru : At the onset of Lok Sabha elections 2019, Radio City, India’s leading radio network, announced a voting awareness campaign, ‘Votenalli Maja Ide’, with the objective of increasing voter turnout in Bengaluru. The campaign aims to help the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike), enhance voter participation in Bengaluru which otherwise usually sees the lowest voter turnout amongst other metros....

'India concerned over threats from space’: Pentagon defends ASAT test

Washington: India is concerned about the “threats” it faces in space, the Pentagon has said, defending the country for acquiring anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test capabilities.

On March 27, India achieved a historic feat by shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile, making the country a space power.

The test made India the fourth country in...

Bots tweaking pre-election Twitter trends in India: US experts

New Delhi, Apr 9: In the run-up to the general elections, automated Twitter bots made a massive attempt to boost political hashtags, both in support of and in opposition to Prime Minster Narendra Modi, according to a research conducted by US experts.

The automated accounts were deployed on a massive scale on February 9-10, with small groups of accounts...

11-year-old boy writes to Mahindra chief asking to cut noise pollution

Mumbai, Apr 6: Mihika Mishra, an 11-year-old Mumbai girl, has in a letter to Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, suggested how to reduce noise pollution on roads.

Mishra requested Mahindra to produce cars with allowance of just five honks every 10 minutes, with each honk lasting just three seconds. "In this way, the noise will be minimised and...

India chose much lower for A-SAT test to avoid debris threat to global space assets: DRDO

New Delhi, Apr 6: India chose a much lower orbit of less than 300 km during Mission Shakti for "capability demonstration" and to avoid threat of debris to global space assets, DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy said Saturday.

His remark comes days after NASA raised concerns about the spread of debris from the Anti-Satellite Test (A-SAT) test India conducted...

World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

Seoul, Apr 5: Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system.

On Wednesday the South became the first country to commercially launch nationwide 5G services, with three superfast networks going live offering data speeds...