• Microsoft announces new resources to report hate speech

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    New York: Software giant Microsoft has announced a new dedicated web form for reporting hate speech on its hosted consumer services and a separate online form for petitions to reconsider and reinstate content. "We will continue our notice-and-takedown approach for removing prohibited content on hosted consumer services, and the new form aims to improve the quality and speed of our reviews," Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft, said in a blog post. "When hate speech is reported to us, we will evaluate each complaint, consider context and other factors, and determine appro...Read More


  • Are you a criminal now? Users may get 3-yr in jail for viewing torrent site

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    Delhi: blocked URL in India Are you a criminal now? Users may get 3-yr in jail for viewing torrent site, blocked URL in India Call it the new Digital India. The Indian government, with the help of internet service providers, and presumably under directives of court, has banned thousands of websites and URLs in the last five odd years. But until now if you somehow visited these "blocked URLs" all was fine. However, now if you try to visit such URLs and view the information, you may get three-year jail sentence as well as invite a fine of Rs 3 lakh. This is just for viewing a torrent file, or do...Read More


  • Google is working on a new operating system named Fuchsia

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    1: 'Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System).' Here's a puzzle: Google appears to have started work on a completely new operating system, but no one knows quite what it's for. The project's name is Fuchsia, and it currently exists as a growing pile of code on the search giant's code depository and on GitHub, too. The fledgling OS has a number of interesting features, but so far Google has yet to comment on its intended function. All we really know is that this looks like a fresh start for Google, as the operating system does not use the Linux kernel — a core of basic code that under...Read More


  • China to launch first quantum communication satellite

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    1: Chinese scientists are ready to conduct experiments on quantum communications after the country launches the world's first quantum satellite at the end of this month. Quantum communication boasts ultra-high security as a quantum photon can neither be separated nor duplicated. It is hence impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through it. Anton Zeilinger, an Austrian physicist at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, says that the upcoming experiment is of great significance as it is related to long-distance data transmission and commun...Read More


  • Google’s Gmail will now warn users of malicious links in messages

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    1: Gmail on Android and the web will warn users if they receive a message with a dangerous or malicious link. Google’s Gmail is getting a new security update on Android and the web, where it will warn users if they receive a message with a dangerous or malicious link. Google’s App Security blog posted they will warn users if they receive a message that can’t be authenticated with Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DKIM. Users’ will notice a question mark appear next to the sender’s profile photo, corporate logo or avatar, highlighting a potential risk. Google’s blogpost on the Gmail updates s...Read More