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Hackers Attack Indian Healthcare Website, Steal 68 Lakh Records: FireEye
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This is where the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation come into a very crucial role, and every digital media professional need to be abreast with the knowledge and understanding of the IoT and analytics.
Indian Express
New Delhi | December 12, 2020
— Written by Manpreet Jangra
Communication these days is not only limited to humans but there is a network of a number of physical devices around the world, connected to the internet, talking to each other by means of collecting and exchanging data. Sensors, networks, augmented intelligence, and behaviours are the key drivers in enabling the implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more …

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Right to access internet is part of RTE and right to privacy: Kerala High Court

The single bench of Justice PV Asha was hearing a petition by a third-semester female student of Sree Narayana College in Kozhikode who was forced to vacate from the girls’ hostel as she had challenged the restrictions on mobile phone usage.
Sep 19, 2019
Responding to a writ petition by a student of a college in Kerala challenging restrictions on usage of cell-phone in the hostel, the Kerala High Court ruled Thursday that right to access the internet ‘becomes the part of right to education and right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution of India’. …

Hackers Attack Indian Healthcare Website, Steal 68 Lakh Records: FireEye

22 August 2019
In a startling revelation, US-based cyber-security firm FireEye said on Thursday that hackers broke into a leading India-based healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing patient and doctor information.
Without naming the website, FireEye said cybercriminals — mostly China-based — are directly selling data stolen from healthcare organisations and web portals globally including in India in the underground markets. …


JUL 12, 2019
Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home.
The company acknowledged that humans can access those recordings after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. Google product manager David Monsees acknowledged the leak in a blog post on Thursday, and said the company is investigating the breach.

How internet may be changing your brain

Hans News Service
7 Jun 2019
High levels of Internet use may change the brain in a way which could affect our attention, memory and social interactions, according to a study.
The research, published in the journal World Psychiatry, found the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition, which may reflect changes in the brain. …

Google tracking your online purchase history

May 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO: Google is quietly keeping track of every single purchase you have made in years, thanks to purchase receipts sent to your personal Gmail account.
According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the information is made available to users via a private web tool which, the company claims, keeps your data private. …

What Google knows about you even if you don’t use its products

Times of India
Apr 04, 2019
Google is everywhere. It is nearly impossible to go through a day without interacting with a Google product — from Maps to YouTube. Google’s video platform, email service, and map application have over 1 billion monthly active users each. It’s sheer ubiquity means the technology giant has ample opportunity to collect data on you, whether you like it or not. …

10 ways Google Assistant can make people’s lives easier

APRIL 3, 2019
Amid sharp competition from popular AI assistants like Siri and Alexa, Google Assistant arguably has a major advantage — the Android mobile operating system.
Smartphones are still the number one way people speak to their assistant, and as the smart display market grows, the assistant that interacts with YouTube, Google Maps, Google Photos, and Gmail could change the way people think about computing.

Google knows a lot about you; Here’s how to find out how much

March 12, 2019
Just go through how your photos are categorized, it is most probably – the people and things in the photo.
While Facebook hogged the attention over misuse of data and other privacy issues in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and data breach last year, Google has so far avoided scrutiny.
However, you will be shocked to know that Facebook knows far less about you than Google does. In fact, Google even records your steps. …

Now you can access web content on Google Chrome without an internet connection

Google is introducing a new feature for its Android devices that would allow users to access web services with a constant Internet connection.
The new update of Chrome will be launched for Android users from India and nearly 100 other countries like Nigeria, Indonesia, and Brazil. It will allow users from these countries to surf web without a constant internet connection. …

Here’s why a man Googled himself and sued Google after doing so

Jun 14, 2018
Most of us have — at least once or perhaps more — Googled ourselves for some reason or the other. Out of plain curiosity or maybe for cheap thrills, it’s a common occurrence all over the world. However, one man’s Googling himself is set to prove costly for the search giant. According to a CNET report, in a long-standing battle with Google, Melbourne-based Milorad Trkujla has finally won the appeal to file a defamation suit against Google. Trukjla’s legal battle has almost everything: guns, gangsters and a commoner taking on a billion-dollar corporation. …


9 big announcements Google made for India

Gadgets Now | Sep 28, 2016
Google’s planning big for India. On the occasion of its 18th birthday, the search giant held a ‘Google for India’ event in nation’s capital. …

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Even your Wi-Fi can cause cancer

Jun 12, 2015
NEW DELHI: More than 200 scientists from across the world, including professors from JNU, IIT, AIIMS and University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), DU, have urged a UN body to issue necessary guidelines in order to restrict the use of radiation emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones, Wi-Fi, smart meters among others. …

Internet on brink of collapse: Experts   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 4, 2015
The internet is heading towards a ‘capacity crunch’ and could reach its limit in just eight years, say scientists. …

Internet will ‘disappear’, says Google boss Eric Schmidt   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Jan 23, 2015
DAVOS, Switzerland: Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted on Thursday that the internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively “disappear” into the background. …

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