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Govt asks WhatsApp to explain breach, says Centre

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The government of India has now asked the Whatsapp to explain the breach of privacy for the Indian users who were quickly targeted by the Israeli spyware earlier this year in 2018. It also revealed that attempts to malign the government for the reported breach were also completely misleading, and strict action would be going to be taken against those who were found to be guilty of violating the law.

The government of India, in a statement, revealed that India is committed to protecting the fundamental rights of the Indian citizens, which includes the right to privacy. It is even clarified that the government even operates strictly as per the provisions of law and even laid down some of the protocols. There are, as of now, some of the adequate safeguards to make sure that there are no innocent citizens that will be harassed or his privacy breached.

At least two of the activists on the snoop list have told the role of the government, which was also emphatically denied it.

The Israeli NSO, the cybersecurity company, also believed to have used the spyware, according to the report revealed, that the technology is not even designed or licensed for the use against the human rights activists and journalists, and is even licensed only to vetted and legitimate government agencies. As Facebook has also sued the NSO, accusing it of with the Whatsapp to spread the malware.

The IT and Union Law Minister Ravi Prasad revealed that also hit out at the opposition Congress, accusing it of snooping on the highly reputed individuals, at the instance of one family.

Mr. Prasad’s statement came after the Whatsapp has confirmed that there are various Indian users that have been targeted by the Israeli Spyware earlier this year in the hacking spree that includes the lawyers, activists, journalists, and senior government officials. The journalist’s activists are believed to have been spied on for the two weeks in the month of April. Whatsapp parent company Facebook has also sued the Israeli cyber security company NSO for alleging it used the Whatsapp servers to spread malware to 1400 across the 20 countries. Pegasus, spyware developed by the NSO, was used to break into the smartphones.

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 Central Government: Zoom App, Not a Secure Option for Video Calling. What After Zoom App? 

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Zoom App has hit various controversies in the past few days. It has been noted that the app is leaking the data of its users. Its server is not secured for video calling. Central Government has also informed the public to avoid using this app and find some alternative to it. Reports show that Zoom App server is hacked by some hackers and they are disclosing the data of its users.

As in this situation, the Government has ordered institutions, companies to carry on with their work via video conferencing so users are finding zoom App, a better option to carry on. As zoom App is perfectly functioned and is capable of holding meetings with a large mass of people without any interruption so people are finding it easy. But reports reveal that Zoom App has come under scrutiny for privacy, with its users pointing that their data is hacked or leaked to some unwanted people via this app. 

After that, the Government of India raised questions regarding its privacy and handed this issue to the home ministry to look after it. India’s Computer Emergency Response Team has also looked into it and has raised concerns on it over potential attacks of crime. 

After this issue the Government of India has launched a  video conferencing app development challenge for the Indian companies and developers to make a perfectly secured video conferencing app and the government of India has announced prize money of 1crore Rupees to the winner. 

The “innovation challenge for the development of video conferencing Solution” has been introduced and has been ordered to work from home. The app must work in every device and with poor connections also. The results will be announced on July 29.

With the exit of Zoom App, various apps are coming Into action which include Google hangouts, facetime, house party, Bunch a video and games conferencing app. 

WhatsApp is also going to update its video call options and from next week, the user will be able to connect video calls among eight people. WhatsApp has increased the number to double and will help at this time. This feature will be accessible in beta version for both Android and iOS. This feature is expected to roll in next week. 

Facebook is coming up with some solutions to video calls at this crucial time, as they are introducing messenger rooms, it’s a dedicated video call tool that lets you call with up to 50 people at a time but is not much secured. 

WhatsApp feature is completely secured with eight participants on a video call and the feature will roll in next week. 

 

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WhatsApp launches ‘coronavirus information hub to fight with fake news

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On Wednesday WhatsApp said that it” would launch a website to help combat misinformation surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic”.

This will help to overcome from coronavirus conspiracy theories and COVID-19 scams flooding the internet and also to help fight this, WhatsApp has planned to hand over $1 million to the Poynter Insitute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)

Also, a ‘WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub’ will see the Facebook-owned company partner with the WHO and UNICEF to provide reliable information to users, providing ‘simple, actionable guidance’ for people.

Users will be able to access the ‘messaging hotlines’ via the coronavirus information hub, available at whatsapp.com/coronavirus.

Will Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp in the statement, said “We know that our users are reaching out on WhatsApp more than ever at this time of crisis, whether it’s to friends and loved ones, doctors to patients, or teachers to students. We wanted to provide a simple resource that can help connect people at this time.

We will also continue to work directly with health ministries around the world for them to provide updates right within WhatsApp.” WhatsApp, in its information hub, has listed seven firms — out of 18 organisations listed under IFCN’s fact-checking network — to counter fake news. According to the company website, “WhatsApp helps you connect with those who matter most. Here are some of the ways you can use WhatsApp to look after friends and family, stay up to date with the latest official health information, and share information responsibly.”

The portal will also include information regarding direct messaging hotlines by WHO and UNICEF.

The social media app is stated to be working with local governments in countries like Singapore, Israel, South Africa, Brazil, and Indonesia, to send citizens message regarding coronavirus.

You can connect remotely by using WhatsApp features, like groups, voice, and video calls to stay connected and provide support to loved ones even though you might not be able to be in the same place.

You can also choose reliable sources of information as the website says, “connect with local, national, and global organizations. Turn to trusted sources, like the World Health Organization or your national health ministry, for the latest information and guidelines.”

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Bill Gates Resigns from Microsoft Board

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 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from Microsoft Board to devote his entire time in social work. He will be now engaged in the organisation which he started with his wife Melinda.

Gates served as the Microsoft Board of directors early in 2014 and has now stepped away entirely from the Microsoft work. 

Microsoft on Friday announced That Bill Gates on Friday has resigned from the Board of Directors to devote his time to social work in the foundation. 64-years old has worked hard to lead Microsoft to this stage and was involved in the day to day activities in the firm. 

Bill Gates served as the Chairman of Microsoft Boards till 2014 and has now resigned. Satya Nadella reported that- “It’s been a tremendous honour and privilege to work and learn with Bill over the past years”. He further added that- “Bill founded the company with the belief of monitoring software and enhancing the technology with the latest innovations and enrichment of data”. Nadella said that Bill will continue to benefit Microsoft with his guidance and advice in the field of software, and will remain as a technical supporter in Microsoft. 

Bill Gates left the CEO position in 2000, handing over the company to Steve Ballmer to devote his time to the foundation. He gave up the role of chairman at the same time Satya Nadella became the third CEO of Microsoft. 

Bill Gates Early Days and Establishment of Microsoft 

Bill Gates was a geeky good looking man when he invented Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen. Bill gas brought up in Seattle with two sisters. His father was an attorney and his mother Mary was a school teacher and chairwoman of United Way International. 

Bill learnt the programming skills at the age of 13 during his school days and he fell in love with machines and technology. 

Gates was a hard-working student in his early days, he used to indulge in  programming and get tickled with it and discovered new concepts. 

After his schooling, he was dropped out of Harvard to start Micro-spf with his friend Allen. 

He worked hard with his team to gain new heights in Microsoft. 

Now Microsoft is one of the world’s top software companies. Its reputation has achieved new heights all over the World. 

After the successful establishment of Microsoft, now Bill Gates is trying to move his focus from Microsoft and is now going to engage in the foundation which is established by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

 

Bill Gates is the renowned personality in the field of technology and has achieved new feats with his hard work and determination. He has led the technology field to the next level through his innovations and tactics to handle technology. 

 

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March 8 : Lets celebrate International Women’s Day with Google doodle

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March 8   Lets celebrate International Women’s Day with Google doodle

March 8, is pinned as the World International Day, so on this big day Tech giant, Google respected ladies over the globe with its innovative doodle. The intelligent and innovative doodle celebrate ladies meeting up together from all over the world and ages with a multilayered 3D paper mandala (-circle, it’s a geographical configuration of symbols with a very different application) animation design.  Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft, the New York and London based guest illustrated today’s doodle. Marion Willam and Daphne Abderhadlen, the Zurich based guest animated the doodle.

In the video, the Mandala’s highly contrasting focal layer reflects ladies around the globe during the last 1800s to the 1930s in the midst of work developments while the subsequent layer portrays ladies from the 1950s to the 1980s, a milestone time in the women’s activist history which focused on gender equality and quick changes to business as usual.

The last layer of the doodle symbolizes ladies from the 1990s to the present day, with regards to advance produced using more than 100 years of Women’s right movements. It pays tribute to break hindrances from former traditional & cultural and gender roles, as women are always pointed out and continue to question and reclassify thoughts regarding the jobs women do in the society. Last yet not the least, the doodle respects all the women across sectors, countries, ventures, ages and societies, who endlessly resolute to assume responsibility together and proceed with the heritage of ladies who have fought and made forfeits in the previous eras while preparing the way for the previous generations to come.

The theme of International Women’s day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Generation Equality is uniting people together of all gender, race, religion, age, ethnicity and nation, to create the gender-equal world, the world we deserve to live in.

Happy Women’s day!

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Google Assistant will read Web pages in 42 different languages 

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Google is going to roll its new feature in Google assistant that from now onwards Google assistant can read the content on the screen in 42 different languages, or you can say that it can now read content in your preferred language and it will translate it via translation menu. It is named ‘Read Out Loud’. It always tries to come up with new ideas that may help its visitors significantly.

This feature was previewed away back in January at CES 2020. But now it’s becoming globally accessible to all its users. 

To enable this features, users simply need to say something, like for example Good Morning, read it Google or Good Morning, read it Google and the assistant will read it out in your default language. But once you enable the feature it will read for you in your preferred language. Reading text will be highlighted on the screen by Google so that users can follow each and every word and can listen in their preferred language. If the user wants to skip to another, then just simply tap. On the screen. A person who listen news two times, this feature can also help them in listening in two different languages. They can adjust the speed accordingly. 

This feature will be helpful to the users those who can’t understand English or Hindi, Google assistant will be reading for them in their preferred language. It will certainly be a good evolution for the users those who  have a problem while reading from a small screen and now can listen in their preferred language. This is also the better option for the ladies in their kitchen, now they don’t need to say Next after every step, Google assistant will repeat every now and then. 

This feature will be available in Android devices, iOS and other devices as well. Keep checking for its further updates and enjoy this awesome feature of Google Assistant.

 

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Unforgettable 200 years of Sir John Tenniel, a British illustrator

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February 28 is pinned as the 200th anniversary of British political cartoonist, illustrator, graphic humorist Sir John Tenniel. In his memory, google doodle also gave a tribute on his anniversary.  ”Tenniel’s illustration has animated the imagination of children and adults alike for generations. His legacy continues to thrive, as readers cherish these timeless work of art to this day” google wrote this description while dedicating the doodle to him.

Sir John was born in Bayswater, West London in 1820. He was only sixteen when his first painting was exhibited. At the age of 20 he received a major eye injury and he lost the vision of his right eye.

In 1850, he began his work as a political cartoonist at the weekly magazine called Punch.  Due to his near-photographic memory, he had a distinctive style. In 1864, Sir John met Carroll in Alice’s Adventure in wonderland. It was the start of his success, which continued with “Thought of the Looking Glass” in 1871. After a while, Sir John decided not to work with Carroll and returned to work with Punch as a political cartoonist.

In 1893, Sir John has acknowledged a knighthood for his contribution as a political cartoonist at Punch in addition to his illustrations in the two books by Carroll. 

Google doodle has showcased his illustration wherein a girl named Alice is looking up at the Cheshire cat in a tree. Letter L of the google is made by the bent arm of Alice. The google doodle is a photograph of the drawing in Tenniel’s style.

Sir John Tenniel died on 25th February  1914, at the age of ninety-three. He died  3 days before his twenty-fourth birthday. 

May his soul rest in peace!

 

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What is Online Bill Payment: Reasons to use an Online Billing Program

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An online bill payment, in invoicing, is an electronic way (through the internet) of paying for the buyer and charging the invoice for the seller of a commercial operation.If you manage a company, regardless of its size, or you are autonomous, you may have thought about using an online billing program to speed up all the procedures that a business activity entails. HPS WorldWide is a simple, intuitive and professional billing program that, thanks to applications, allows you to use online bill payments to collect your invoices and that are marked as paid.

There are barely two weeks left until a new year begins and, even unconsciously, we all make plans to improve our lives. The illusion, they say, is the last thing lost. If you manage a company, regardless of its size, or you are autonomous, you may have thought about using an online billing program to speed up all the procedures that a business activity entails. And if you start from January? We want to help you and we will give you 10 reasons to use an online billing program in 2020.

1) Billing Instantly with the Online Billing Program

No matter where you are. With an online billing program, you will only need a mobile device – phone or tablet – and Internet connection to issue an invoice. In addition, with applications such as Ticketless you can use the tickets as invoices automatically. Forget the dreaded paper chaos: with a photo, the application uploads the ticket to the online billing program and the document is registered.

2) Automatic Accounting

With an online billing program, it is possible to automate recurring accounting tasks. In this way you will always have all the information at hand and you can review it in real time. The main reports (VAT model 303, the income statement and the balance sheet) are generated at the moment, automatically. In this way, last-minute accounting jams are avoided at the end of the quarter.

3) Control of Income and Expenses and Bank Reconciliation

This advantage is closely related to the previous one. By being able to keep an automatic accounting, you can keep track of current income and expenses This will let you know the payment status of your bills and your expenses. In addition, another reason why it is better to use an online billing program is to facilitate bank reconciliation. All this will help you improve the control of economic resources, have greater security in case of a possible inspection and have updated information to make decisions.

4) Connection with Banks

The online billing program allows a direct connection of business accounting with the bank. In this way, taxes can be paid directly from the application, with integrated digital certificates and manage the files with remittances of payments and collections which allows to have the treasury data updated daily.

5) Save Time

All the automatic operations performed by the online billing program have a main advantage: they save time. The program will help you complete the data of your customers and suppliers immediately. They also allow you to automatically submit the quarterly VAT and IRPF forms, and the data will remain registered. It will not be necessary to introduce them again when making annual summaries.

6) All Regularized

An online billing program is a guarantee that all your billing complies with the law. For this, it is important that you know how to choose the online billing program that interests you most. The one that is approved by the AEAT and meets all the requirements established by the legislation.

7) Error Reduction

We have already commented on occasion how Word or Excel invoice templates, as well as other invoice models, say, rudimentary, can lead to errors such as duplication of quantities, data that can be forgotten, and so on. With an online billing program, you will no longer have to worry about those delays.

8) More Organization

Thousands of folders or filing cabinets will no longer be necessary to save all the information. With the online billing program, you will have everything stored in the cloud. More accessible and faster than anywhere else. The information is stored on the provider’s servers with all security guarantees, so that the documents are always ready for comparison.

9) Better Relationship with the Advisor or the Agency

Why do I want a cloud accounting program if I have an advisor? The answer is obvious: having an online billing program is not only compatible with having an advisor but it also improves the relationship since you can have all the accounting data immediately, without the need for calls or visits to your office to clarify numbers or Provide invoices at the last minute.

10) Easy to use

This is perhaps the biggest advantage. It is not necessary to attend an accounting course or read complicated instruction manuals. The HPS WorldWide online billing program is designed by professionals with more than 50 years of experience in professional accounting, taxation and finance management. The program presents an interface that allows viewing the results of all online accounting from a simple and very intuitive control panel. The user will only need an Internet connection to access their fiscal data in a completely confidential way and from any device (phone, computer or tablet).

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Top 5 Best Android Games 2020

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Best Android Games 2020: What’s better than to spend your free time playing some adventurous games on Phones and enjoying every bit of it. It has some mind-blowing functions that will boost your energy and the graphics of the games, makes it even more interesting. With a bundle of games available at Google play store, it would be tough for gamers to choose among many games.

Best Android games 2020:

1-Rest in Pieces

This is the clever spin game on endless running and you have to save from the obstacles that are in your way. It is somewhat like the temple run where you have to dodge yourself right or left to save from dying, but in this instead of running, you are supposed to hang on the rope and have to swing right or left to be in the game. Steps to play this game is easy, but have to practice a bit to make it count. The thing which makes it different from other games is his theme. The motive of this game is that you have to save a series of beautiful characters from a nightmare, counting with poor Georgina and the evil clown. Various ascents can be downloaded which makes the game quite interesting, in this, you will square off against characters like Kraken, Medusa, and even count Dracula before the game gets over. 

2-AI Dungeon

This game is the Android version game that uses the mechanics of ancient adventures but fuses them to AI that creates a story and fly off. AI runs between forgetful, bonkers, brilliant, and imaginative stories. Its graphics can be changed in a move and the game grasp the kinds of people at one go. It provides endless opportunities to revel in the dreamlike narrative world. It just requires some introductory lines to get started with. Fully automated game with adverse a different level and an interesting game to play with friends. 

3- Beach Buggy Racing 2

Racing games have been among the top picks of the gamers. Beach Buggy Racing 2 is one of them. It is a high octane Kart racer game. Vehicle bent around sideways and moves quickly to reach the destination, taking it from medical times to breathing dragons, to early times of dinosaurs and gigantic sea creatures. 

Main step. To cross is to get checkered flag first, across just two laps, to do this you must have to find shortcuts and make use of power-up runs that turn up your game to excel. You have to turn towards opponents into a block of ice, blast them. Into heavens and far from beside. There is no league stage in this game and beach Buggy Racing 2 offers you two race choices at any given time. It’s a bit hard to play but this game has a compulsion loop which is extremely strong to handle and will give you some for the best racing games experience. 

4-Disc Drivin 2

Disc Drivin 2 is a driving based game with awesome graphics and functions. It works as when you flick your little disc about tracks suspended from the bottom, the tension ramps up your car from the track and runs in its own direction. To play it smoothly one has to. Learn its shortcuts and functions to get going with this game. Use the best use of bonus powers and revamp its Speed. One of the best Android games of driving and is worth playing this game. Get this game from the play store and start your game with a go. 

5-Carmageddon 

This game is a blast from the past. It’s masquerading as a racer and graphics are worth playing. The main attraction of this game is its roads and vehicles that are controlled by the controller in the network of roads. It is designed in such a way that people and animals move in between the path and they are destroyed in Pieces. Victory comes by completing laps, destroying all opponents and moving quickly. 

In the early 1990s, this game was banned once due to its unethical graphics, but it restored it by changing some of the features of the game and came back stronger. Interesting game to play with friends. 

 

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World richest Jeff Bezos will spend $10 billion to fight with climate change

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he “plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change”. Bezos, the world’s richest person, said in an Instagram post that “he’ll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth”. Bezos said in the post “I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change,” .

Amazon, the company Bezos runs, has an enormous carbon footprint. Last year, Amazon officials said “the company would work to have 100% of its energy use come from solar panels and other renewable energy by 2030”.

The online retailer relies on fossil fuels to power planes, trucks and vans in order to ship billions of items all around the world. Amazon workers in its Seattle headquarters have been vocal in criticizing some of the company’s practices, pushing it to do more to combat climate change.

Bezos said in the “post Monday that he will call his new initiative the Bezos Earth Fund. An Amazon spokesman confirmed that Bezos will be using his own money for the fund”.

Despite being among the richest people in the world, Bezos only recently became active in donating money to causes as other billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have done. In 2018, Bezos started another fund, committing $2 billion of his own money to open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that help homeless families.

Bezos founded Amazon 25 years ago, has a stake in the company that is worth more than $100 billion. In September, Bezos announced Amazon’s climate pledge to get the company carbon-neutral by 2040, 100% renewable energy by 2o30, and 100,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2030.

The move follows pressure from Amazon employees to push the company to do more to fight climate change. More than 350 employees signed a Medium blog in January calling for net-zero emissions by 2030, among other requests.

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Apple iPhone 12 2020 Price in India – Release date & Rumors

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Apple iPhone 12, awaited to launch in 2020 with 5G connectivity. We’ve also discovered that Apple will replace the Green color surface with navy blue, and set a fingerprint scanner in the display of gadgets.

Apple iPhone 12- Release date

The new iPhone release date will surely be September 2020 – and it’s always around the second week. So we can guess that Apple launch the iPhone 12 on 8 September, 2020.

Notch

The notch includes many great sensors – those for Face ID, for instance – and excluding it would increase design problems, of course. Apple may permit a punch-hole design, which is a settlement of its own. 

Screen size

Our belief is that Apple previously offers too many screen sizes crosswise its iPhone and iPad series. Still, it’s rumored that yet more dimension is about to be added to the collection. iPhones in 5.4in, 6.1in and 6.7in sizes will be driven in late 2020.

Color choices

The iPhone 12 arrives in gold, silver, Space Grey and Midnight Green color coatings

Apple iPhone 12 – 5G system

 Apple could now tender its modems, but that won’t be possible until 2021. In the meantime, it’s thought that contracts with other suppliers are on track for a 5G launch in the next half of 2020.

The other latent reason for Apple’s new entry to the 5G party could be that it expects to do the task accurately. You notice, there are various versions of the technology. Most people are endeavoring a mid-band version of 5G, working at sub-6GHz frequencies, and this is more potential than mmWave 

3D camera

Modern iPhones already feature 3D cameras, handled for Face ID facial identification, which makes it more difficult to market this as a discovery or flagship piece. In the case of the iPhone 12, it will have a series of around 15 feet, the site predicts, contrasted to just 25-50cm on the iPhone X series and 11. It will be utilized to scan the environment, whereas current 3D scanning is expanded on the user’s face.

Touch ID

This reintroduction of a first feature would be new in the way it’s applied – because to accomplish it on the iPhone 12 Apple would require to install the sensor somewhere other than in the Home button.

A less interesting but probably more practical choice would be to embed the fingerprint sensor in the power/side key, a method that is currently utilized on Samsung’s Galaxy S10e. 

This is an impressive prediction, especially because it fosters the uneasy idea of a cheaper product possessing a new feature that hasn’t yet been made accessible to the flagship standards. But it performs more sense if you believe that the top-end iPhone 12 will capture under-screen Touch ID in autumn 2020, presenting up space for the lower-end power button version the coming year.

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