Twitter to permanently delete accounts inactive for over 6 months

Twitter is set to permanently delete inactive accounts from December 11 that have not been used for more than six months.

The action will also impact accounts belonging to the deceased.

In a statement given to The Verge, Twitter said on Tuesday that as part of its commitment to serve the public conversation, it is working to clean...

India plans incentives for 324 firms including Tesla to capitalize on trade war

Nov 20: India is planning to offer 324 companies including Tesla Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Plc incentives to set up factories in the South Asian nation in a bid to capitalize from the trade war between China and the U.S., according to a document seen by Bloomberg.

The government proposes to provide the manufacturers land to set up a factory...

New WhatsApp bug via MP4 file triggers snooping concerns

If someone has sent you an MP4 file on WhatsApp, guard against downloading it as hackers may use a critical vulnerability in the Facebook-owned app to execute snooping attack on both Android and iOS devices.

The specially crafted MP4 file triggers the remote code execution (RCE) and denial of service (DoS) cyber attack.

"The vulnerability is classified as...

Amazon says 'bias' in Pentagon awarding $10bn contract

Nov 15: Amazon has challenged the awarding of a USD 10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract to Microsoft, alleging "unmistakable bias" in the process.

The 10-year contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program, better known as JEDI, ultimately will see all military branches sharing information in a system boosted by artificial intelligence.

"It's critical...

#Chandrayaan3: India may again attempt soft landing on Moon next November

New Delhi, Nov 14: After an unsuccessful bid two months ago, India may attempt another soft landing on the Moon by next year-end, probably in November, sources in ISRO said on Thursday.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had constituted a high-level committee, headed by S Somanath, Director of Thiruvanathapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the lead centre responsible for...

Mom takes oath to become lawyer while judge holds her baby, video goes viral

Washington D.C., Nov 13: While being a mother is nothing less than a blessing for many, getting sworn into a profession with their little one as the witness could make it an "indescribable" feeling.

One such video is making rounds on social media, where a lady is being sworn in as a lawyer while the judge holds her baby,...

Twitter leads in child abuse content on social media claims report

The UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has revealed that nearly half of the child abuse content in the social media space is being shared openly on micro-blogging platform Twitter.

According to a report in The Telegraph that accessed the IWF data, 49 per cent of the images, videos and URL links it found on social media, search engines and...

WhatsApp Pay may put Indian digital banking at risk: Experts

After WhatsApp accounts of 121 Indians were compromised by the Israeli spyware Pegasus, experts have warned that the payment feature the Facebook-owned platform is planning to launch in India may put the digital banking system at risk.

"WhatsApp payment needs to be seen with microscopic eye, primarily because in payment you will be dealing with sensitive personal data and...

100 app developers may have accessed users' data: Facebook

In yet another data breach, Facebook on Wednesday revealed that at least 100 app developers may have accessed Facebook users' data for months, confirming that at least 11 partners "accessed group members' information in the last 60 days".

The social networking giant found that the apps -- primarily social media management and video streaming apps -- retained access to...

NASA’s Voyager 2 becomes second spacecraft to reach interstellar space

More than four decades after beginning its epic journey, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has crossed the elusive boundary that marks the edge of the Sun's realm and the start of interstellar space, scientists have announced.

According to the researchers at the University of Iowa in the US, Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space...