Distortion of Truth

While other leaders were marshalling resources to combat the greatest pandemic in modern times, President Donald Trump was watching Fox News over six hours a day which his staff refers to as “executive time”. In January 2020, when Fox News began to downplay COVID-19, the president was quick to agree. In March, as the deadly…

Political Warfare by disinformation

Thomas Rid,  a German  born political scientist who is now professor at the John Hopkins, a renowned expert on technology and national security traces the revelatory and dramatic history of misinformation, reveals the rise of secret deception operations from the interwar period to contemporary internet troll farms. “We live in a age of disinformation –…

The Eternal Couple

Wildlife photographer  Mithun H, whose shot of black panther leopardess went viral, revealed he had to wait for six days and night in the same spot to get the shot. ” It is a fruitful though. Sayya the Black Panther and Cleopatra the Leopardess, have been courting for four years”. The Bengaluru-based wildlife photographer during…

Twitter hacker accessed 36 accounts

Twitter has revealed that hackers viewed  36 accounts and its private direct messages and one of the accounts affected was according to local Dutch report is far-right politician Geert Wilders. His profile image was replaced with that of a cartoon of a black man, and his account’s background image was changed to that of a…

Coordinated social engineering attack on twitter by hackers

Twitter was hit with a massive hack on Wednesday as several high-profile accounts tweeted about the same Bitcoin wallet, urging followers to send cryptocurrency with the promise of returning double the amount. This, of course, was an orchestrated scam. The company says it’s still investigating the incident, but has shared what it knows so far.…

Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care Unit

Boris Johnson has been moved from intensive care back to the ward at St Thomas Hospital, Downing Street has said. Mr> Johnson has spent three nights in a high dependency unit at St Thomas’ Hospital in London this week having being admitted from late Sunday due to contracting coronavirus. As soon as he was given…

Twitter crosses $1bn in quarterly revenue

Twitter crossed $1bn in quarterly revenue for the first time in the final three months of 2019 shocking Wall Street estimates and sending Twitter stocks soaring by 18 per cent in early trading yesterday in New York. Mr. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, insisted although he was planning to spend as much as six months…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

Face scans mandatory for new mobile phone users in China

  A regulation announced in September 2019, was due to come into effect on Sunday when all people in China are required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of hundreds of millions of internet users. China has for years been trying to…