Technology

Apple explains environmental benefit behind eliminating chargers from iPhone, Apple Watch

Facts       Apr 19, 2021

  For people speculating different reasons behind Apple's decision to remove chargers from last year launched iPhone, iWatch packaging, the company has got an answer for you, and it is for the positive impact on the environment. Despite criticism en-masse from experts and consumers, Apple seems...

Crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate

Facts       Apr 19, 2021

  LONDON: What do you do with a US$69 million artwork that doesn't physically exist? That's the question faced by the Singapore-based investor calling himself Metakovan, who made headlines last month when he bought the digital artwork Everydays: The First 5000 Days by the American artist...

M Rajeshwar Rao, deputy governor,Reserve Bank of India

Customer privacy, data protection non-negotiable: RBI deputy governor

Indian News       Apr 17, 2021

  MUMBAI: Reserve Bank deputy governor M Rajeshwar Rao has said that technological innovation in banking is of paramount importance but cannot be pursued at the cost of customer privacy and data protection which are non-negotiable. "We must generate trust amongst the customers that their data...

White House blames Russian spy agency SVR for SolarWinds hack: statement

      Apr 16, 2021

  The White House said in a statement on Thursday that Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, was responsible for the (SWI.N) SolarWinds hack, which led to the compromise of nine federal agencies and hundreds of private sector companies. Senior U.S. government officials had...

Fears of vaccine exclusion as India uses digital ID, facial recognition

Indian News       Apr 16, 2021

  Fears of vaccine exclusion as India uses digital ID, facial recognitionMillions of vulnerable people are at risk of missing out on Covid-19 vaccines as India uses its national digital identity for registration and pilots facial recognition technology at inoculation centres, rights groups and experts said....

How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

International News       Apr 16, 2021

  BOSTON: A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. Law enforcement has been largely powerless to stop it. One big reason: Ransomware rackets are dominated by...

EU set to ban surveillance, start fines under new AI rules

Indian News       Apr 16, 2021

The European Union is poised to ban artificial intelligence (AI) systems used for mass surveillance or for ranking social behavior, while companies developing AI could face fines as high as 4% of global revenue if they fail to comply with new rules governing the software...

Lloyd’s Lab announces its sixth cohort with a focus on product simplification and climate

International News       Apr 15, 2021

  London: Lloyd’s has today announced the next eleven InsurTech start-ups joining the sixth cohort of the Lloyd’s Lab innovation accelerator programme, which will be focused on creating simpler products for customers, including building solutions related to climate risks. This follows Lloyd’s commitments to reducing complexity...

Flexible working is more than just a laptop at Home, Survey says

Facts       Apr 15, 2021

  Employers risk creating an unhealthy working culture in the post-pandemic world by embracing remote work without true flexibility, a survey led by King’s College London found. Businesses need to avoid giving the illusion of flexibility while still expecting staff to put in long hours and...

Malware attacks on mobile devices in India jumped in Oct 2020-Mar 2021 period: Report

Indian News       Apr 14, 2021

Malware attacks on mobile devices in India increased by more than nine-fold between October 2020 and March 2021 period, cyber security firm Check Point Technologies said on Wednesday. According to its 2021 mobile security report, 97 per cent of organisations in 2020 faced mobile threats...

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