China tech companies dictating standards for Facial recognition

Chinese tech companies are at an advanced stage of shaping facial recognition and surveillance standards at the UN, as they aspire to dominate markets in the developing world for their designs. China Telecom, ZTE, Dahua are among companies proposing global standards in the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for facial recognition, video monitoring, city and…

Facebook agrees to settle Cambrige Analytica fine

Facebook has dropped its year-long appeal against a £500, 000 fine imposed by the UK’s data watchdog for its failure to protect users’ information in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, without accepting any admission of liability. The payment comes amidst intense scrutiny of Facebook’s role in the democratic process, with a fresh dispute emerging over the…

Google makes fundamental changes by introducing Bert

Google, the world’s most popular search engine,  is adopting artificial intelligence in its ranking algorithm. The change which Google explains as the most significant revision in at least five year, uses a new form of language analysis to understand users’ queries better and will affect its responses to one in `10 searches , according to…

Will Super-intelligent robots enslave humanity?

Alarms already sounded by Bill Gates, late Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk,  about artificial intelligence and how one day super-intelligent robots  will one day wipe out or enslave humanity. Superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just human relationships and jobs but civilisation itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as…

Google reveals -Apple’s privacy  reputation has been knocked by iPhone hack

Apple’s reputation is dented by the discovery that iPhone owner’s were exposed to more than a dozen software vulnerablities  for the last two years. Hackers were able capture iPhone owner’s text messages, photos and device locations on hundreds of thousands of devices until security researchers at Apple’s smartphone rival Google revealed it of the sustained…

Fake BSE website blocked

A Bombay Stock Exchange fake website has been used by scammers to con you into paying for stock transaction and also harvest your credit card and   bank details.. The fake site looking very convincing, and can be difficult to spot any differences between the real one and the fake. Mumbai Cyber police have initiated investigations…

2.4m customers of Carphone Warehouse data breached in Cyber attack

2.4 million customers of Carphone warehouse personal details have been compromised in a cyber attack according to a statement from mobile phone retailer. At least 90,000 customer’s encrypted credit card information may have been accessed according to their statement. The retailers owner Dixons Carphone says they are very sorry for the attack. The affected part…

Google fixed a bug in YouTube that let people delete anybody’s video!

Kamil Hismatullin, a Russian coder  and security researcher, revealed a great discovery – how to delete any video on YouTube.  He discovered a flaw in YouTube that allowed anyone to delete any video uploaded to the site In January 2015 Google, launched a new experimental program called Vulnerability Research Grants rewarding security researchers that look…

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