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Chrome, Firefox browser extensions leaked millions of users' data

Popular browser extensions like ad blockers have been caught harvesting personal data of millions of consumers who use Chrome and Firefox -- not only their browsing histories but also exposing tax returns, medical records, credit card information and other sensitive data in the public domain.

According to an independent cyber security researcher Sam Jadali, the data has been leaked...

No entry for two-wheeler riders without helmet on Lucknow-Agra Expressway

Lucknow, Jul 15: Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) on Monday barred entry of two-wheeler riders without helmets on Agra-Lucknow Expressway.

"Keeping in mind public interest and security, a decision has been taken to prohibit entry of two-wheeler riders without a helmet on Agra-Lucknow expressway. Orders have been issued for implementation of this decision with immediate effect," a...

To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap

Washington, Jul 14: The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before landing, the atmosphere grew tense as the crew encountered a series of problems.

It was July 20, 1969, and as the world followed the spacecraft's progress, it briefly lost radio contact with mission control in...

Chandrayaan-2 a very important, prestigious mission: ISRO Chairman

Tirumala, Jul 13: Chandrayaan II is a very important and prestigious mission for India, said ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan on Saturday ahead of the lunar mission's launch on Monday.

The ISRO chairman on Saturday visited the Sri Venkateswara temple here.

Speaking to the media after visiting the temple, he said, "On Monday early morning at 2.51 am, we...

Train with 25 lakh litres of water reaches parched Chennai

Jolarpettai, Jul 12: Indian authorities on Thursday filled tanks with water and loaded them onto a train in Tamil Nadu to supply its manufacturing capital Chennai where reservoirs have run dry.

The train number WAG 5 HA 23907 which had left Jolarpet with 50 wagons of water at 7:30 am reached Villivakkam near Chennai on Friday.

Technicians in...

Aadhaar can be used for cash transactions beyond Rs 50,000 in place of PAN

New Delhi, Jul 7: India’s national biometric ID Aadhaar can now be quoted for cash transactions of more than Rs 50,000 and all other purposes where traditionally income tax PAN number was a must, according to a top official. Banks and other institutions will make backend upgrades to allow acceptance of Aadhaar in all places where quoting PAN is now...

Egyptian relic to be auctioned in London despite protests

London, Jul 5: A brown quartzite head of young king Tutankhamen was due to be auctioned in London with an estimate of more than $5 million on Thursday, in the face of Egyptian demands for its return.

The more than 3,000-year-old sculpture, on display at Christie’s London auction house, shows the boy king taking the form of the ancient...

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on plea over cattle law

New Delhi, Jul 3: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the central government on a plea challenging validity of certain provisions amended in the Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Act which deprives a person from ownership of cattle during the pendency of trial.

The earlier provision prescribed that the custody of an animal can be taken only...

Facebook will ban ads that tell people in US not to vote

Washington, Jul 1: Facebook Inc will ban ads that discourage people from voting ahead of the 2020 US presidential election, according to its second annual Civil Rights Audit published on Sunday.

Facebook pledged to put its new “don’t vote” policy prohibition into effect in the fall, before the 2019 US elections on Nov. 5, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg...

Twitter to put notice on political leaders’ outrageous tweets

Twitter has decided to go hard on political figures like US President Donald Trump who frequently violates its policies, saying it will put out a notice for tweets from accounts belonging to political figures, verified users, and accounts with more than 100,000 followers if they violate its rules.

The notice -- a screen you have to click or tap...