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#Techy!! Millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers may still be exposed online

#Techy!! Millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers may still be exposed online

Data scraped from an exposed Facebook database containing user phone numbers and information that linked those phone numbers to names and other profile information has popped back up in a separate online repository, even after the initial database was mysteriously pulled offline, according to a report last night from CNET. The initial, unprotected database contained more than …

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#Techy!! India second-biggest market for Automation Anywhere

#Techy!! India second-biggest market for Automation Anywhere

Leading global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform Automation Anywhere said India is currently their second biggest revenue generator after the United States. Global capabilities centers, service providers and Indian enterprises form the largest base of the company’s customers in India. Without disclosing exact investments, the company said it would expand its footprint by opening four …

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#Techy!! Android Q quits sweet naming tradition. Is now Android 10

Google on Thursday revealed that the next generation of its mobile operating system, previously called Android Q, will be ditching the dessert monikers that have been a part of its system updates for years. It will simply be known as Android 10. “As a global operating system, it’s important that these names are clear and relatable for …

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#Techy!! Indian PC Market Grows 49.2 Percent in Q2, Lenovo Leads: IDC

CA Study Recording a strong 49.2 percent year-on-year (YOY) growth, the traditional PC market in India (desktop, notebook and workstation) shipped 3.4 million units in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. However, the consumer PC market declined by 14 percent (YoY) as the expected revival post-elections remained …

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#Techy!! Samsung’s 108-megapixel sensor pushes phone cameras to next level

Fresh off unveiling its Galaxy Note 10 phones, Samsung is looking to the future of cameras with its 108-megapixel mobile image sensor. On Monday, it showed off the 1/1.33-inch Isocell Bright HMX, developed in collaboration with Xiaomi. You’ll be able to take 108-megapixel photos in brightly lit settings, while in low-light situations the company’s Tetracell tech will …

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#Techy!! New Google Gestures, The Capital One Hacker & More News

THE TOUCHLESS PHONE-GESTURES of the future are here, the Capital One hacker didn’t cover her tracks, and we’ve got some suggestions for cleaning up your air. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Today’s Headlines Google’s new gesture controls aren’t just for the Pixel Google says the next Pixel will recognize “touchless gestures,” …

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#Techy!! Google’s ‘Internet Saathi’ Programme now active in 2.6 lakh Indian Villages

Google India’s Internet Saathi programme aimed to empower rural women how to use the Internet has now added two more states — Punjab and Odisha — thus reaching 2.6 lakh villages in 20 states, the company announced on Tuesday. Launched as a pilot project in 2015 along with Tata Trusts, ‘Internet Saathi’ programme focuses on educating women …

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#Techy!! A fake ‘updates’ app tricked millions of Samsung users: Here’s what happened

A security firm group CSIS has spotted a fake app on Google Play Store that was scamming Android users, more specifically Samsung phone users, in the name of firmware and security updates. The app, which has now been removed from the Play Store, would take users to ad-filled pages and charge them for software updates. The details of the malware app …

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#Techy!! If Robots Steal Our Jobs, Maybe We Should Make Them Pay Tax

Walk into this San Francisco restaurant and you are greeted with a wall of numbered cubbyholes with acrylic doors. Dotted around the room are tablet screens for placing orders. What you won’t find are any people serving. There’s no counter, no human to take your order or hand over the food. Instead, customers scroll through …

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#Techy!! Indians Consume the Highest Average Data per Smartphone: Ericsson

India reportedly has the highest average data usage per smartphone. This is stated in the Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2019 edition. As per the report, the average data consumption via smartphone reaches to 9.8GB per month. This is largely attributed to the increased numbers of LTE subscriptions, attractive data plans being offered by service providers, …

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#Techy!! You can now use an Android phone as a physical security key for two-factor authentication on iOS

Google is expanding the ability to use an Android phone as a physical two-factor authentication security key to include iOS devices (the feature previously launched in April, but only worked with Chrome OS, macOS, or Windows 10), as noted by 9to5Mac. Due to limitations on how iOS works, the process is slightly different here: instead of using Chrome to communicate with the device …

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#Techy!! Amazon’s helping police build a surveillance network with Ring doorbells

If you’re walking in Bloomfield, New Jersey, there’s a good chance you’re being recorded. But it’s not a corporate office or warehouse security camera capturing the footage — it’s likely a Ring doorbell made by Amazon.  While residential neighborhoods aren’t usually lined with security cameras, the smart doorbell’s popularity has essentially created private surveillance networks powered by Amazon and …

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#Techy!! WhatsApp Ads to Launch in Status Section Next Year, Business to Get Richer Message Formats: Report

WhatsApp is all set to start serving advertisements in 2020, Facebook has reportedly revealed at the annual Facebook Marketing Summit in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The ads will initially be featured within the WhatsApp Status feature — similar to how the ads are being served through Instagram Stories since January 2017. Notably, WhatsApp was previously reported to …

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#Techy!! Google Now Lets You Control Assistant Data Uptake From Google App, Also Eases Deleting Voice Log

Google laid a considerable amount of stress on the privacy aspect of its ecosystem at Google I/O 2019, promising to give users more control over their data. Well, it appears that Google has started taking steps to put the plans in action by making it easier for users to control the amount of data collected by …

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