Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Science & Technology

We will leave India if told to break encryption: WhatsApp tells Delhi High Court

Messaging application WhatsApp on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that the company would leave India if it was compelled to break encryption of messages and calls under the 2021 Information Technology Rules.

What is CSpace, India’s first government-backed OTT platform?

Kerala's state-owned Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) has officially launched CSpace, India's first government-backed Over-The-Top (OTT) platform on 7 March, Thursday, with its primary aim to support low-budget and independent films while addressing content selection and distribution challenges in the OTT sector.

Pegasus: US Court orders maker to hand over code to WhatsApp

Israel spyware company NSO Group has been ordered by a US court to hand its code for Pegasus...

The New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI could have major implications for the development of machine intelligence

Mike Cook, King's College London In 1954, the Guardian’s science correspondent reported on “electronic brains”, which had a form...

Security Breach at Indian Internet Service provider Hathway: Hacker exposes KYC data of 4 million users

In a strange turn of events, reports reveal that the KYC data of 4 million users has been accessed by a hacker from the Indian Internet Service Provider Hathway.

Decoding deepfake: Conversation with Anushka Jain on intersection of technology, privacy, and digital frontier

The present century has been witnessing the overflow of digital manipulation through deep generative methods. What you see is not always real, but the growth of deepfakes make unreal...

Lok Sabha passes Telecom Bill 2023

The Lok Sabha on 20 December passed the omnibus Telecom Bill 2023 which will replace existing laws, including the 138-year-old Indian Telegraph Act.
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Anti-cold fixed drug combination banned for under-four children

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has prohibited the use of anti-cold fixed drug combination in children below four years of age, PTI reported. The Fixed Dose Combination (FDC)...

Telecom Bill introduced in Lok Sabha, vests more powers with Union to suspend services over ‘national security’

The Indian Telecommunication Bill 2023, introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday, includes significant changes in the telecom sector. 
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Union issued 36,800 blocking orders to social media platforms since 2018 under IT Act

The Union government asked social media intermediaries to block at least 36,838 uniform resource locators, or URLs, between 2018 and October 2023 under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Electronics and Information Technology Ministry told Parliament on Friday.

How worried should we be about the pneumonia outbreak in China?

C Raina MacIntyre, UNSW Sydney; Ashley Quigley, UNSW Sydney; Haley Stone, UNSW Sydney, and Rebecca Dawson, UNSW Sydney Reports of a surge in pneumonia-like illness primarily affecting children in northern...
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Opposition leaders, journalists receive warning from Apple about ‘state-sponsored’ attack on phone

Several leaders of non-BJP parties and journalists have said that they have received a notification from Apple, saying that “Apple believes you are being targeted by state-sponsored attackers who are trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID ….”

Meta bans ‘Eye on Palestine’, Instagram account with over 6.1 million followers

The “Eye on Palestine” account, which has more than six million followers on Instagram and focuses on sharing content from Palestine, went dark on Wednesday.
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Palestinian digital rights group says 103,000 instances of hate speech in Hebrew since October 7

7amleh, a non-profit organization that advocates for Palestinian digital rights, has documented over 103,000 instances of hate speech and/or incitement in Hebrew out of 120,000 posts collected between October...

Nobel prize in physics awarded for work unveiling the secrets of electrons

Amelle Zaïr, King's College London The 2023 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to a trio of scientists for pioneering tools used to study the world of electrons. Electrons are...
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X removes headlines from articles shared on the platform

Elon Musk has introduced a new change to X, the social network previously known as Twitter, by removing headlines from articles shared on the platform.

Google turns 25

Google is celebrating its 25th birthday on Wednesday, 27 September 2023.
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