Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train tracking apps

Google  is increasing its efforts in India after it snapped up the team behind popular transportation app ‘Where is my Train.’ The app claims 10 million registered users and, as the name suggests, it helps commuters track arrivals and departures as well as buying seats. That’s no small job given that India is estimated to operate some […]

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The First Sex Robot Was Conceived in Ancient Greece

The age of android brothels and lifelike sex robots may seem cutting edge—until you’ve heard the story of the man who had sex with his ivory sculptures, and the Greeks who habitually had public intercourse with statues. In an excerpt from her new book, Gods & Robots, a deep and lively look at how Greek and […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for ‘tone deaf’ Myanmar tweets

Twitter’s chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. In a series of tweets, Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar last month for a meditation retreat. “The people are full of joy and the food is amazing,” he […]

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Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou

China has demanded that Canada release the arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou or face consequences. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng separately summoned both the US and Canadian ambassadors and lodged a “strong protest” urging her release. The ministry described Ms Meng’s arrest as “extremely nasty”. Ms Meng, Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of the […]

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When algorithms go wrong we need more power to fight back, say AI researchers

Governments and private companies are deploying AI systems at a rapid pace, but the public lacks the tools to hold these systems accountable when they fail. That’s one of the major conclusions in a new report issued by AI Now, a research group home to employees from tech companies like Microsoft and Google and affiliated with New […]

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An Overview of the California IoT Security Law

The California Civil Code has recently been amended to accommodate three additional Sections. These are reportedly added to regulate the security accorded to the Internet of Things Devices (IoT Devices), which have earlier been subject to vulnerabilities. The legislation however uses the term ‘Connected Device’, in order to mean any devices connected to the internet. […]

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Huawei CFO Arrested in Canada

Meng Wangzhou, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the world’s second largest Telecom giant Huawei, and the daughter of its Founder RenZhengfei was recently arrested in Vancouver, Canada and extradited to the US. Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, demanded the immediate release of Miss Meng Wangzhou. The Spokesperson said  “To detain someonewithout giving […]

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Yoast SEO 9.1 Vulnerability Could Allow Command Execution

A few days ago, a researcher discovered a serious security flaw in Yoast plugin. This Yoast SEO 9.1 Vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands. Fortunately, Yoast has patched the flaw in the recent release 9.2. Therefore, the users should ensure upgrading to the latest version to stay protected from potential attacks. Yoast […]

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How scientists are studying dreams in the lab

Once, studying dreams was the domain of mystics, prophets, and a certain sex-obsessed Austrian psychoanalyst. With neuroimaging techniques and better technology, dreams have become a focus of scientific research, from efforts to record dreams to studies investigating how lucid dreaming might be beneficial to mental health. Journalist Alice Robb is the author of Why We Dream: The […]

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Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud

A few days ago, Google removed popular Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech apps from its Play Store following a BuzzFeed investigation, which discovered the apps were engaging in ad fraud. Today, as a result of Google’s ongoing investigation into the situation, it has discovered three malicious ad network SDKs that were being used to conduct ad fraud […]

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