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The government has warned Android users in India about a malware called Drinik to steal sensitive information by promising to generate income tax refunds. Customers of more than 27 Indian banks have already been targeted with the malware, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) wrote in an advisory released online. The nodal agency that
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Pokemon Unite, the franchise’s first multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, has been released for Android and iOS platforms on Wednesday, September 22. The latest offerings from The Pokemon Company and TiMi Studios is free-to-play with optional in-game purchases just like any other mobile game. Earlier, Pokemon Unite was only available on Nintendo Switch. The
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Amid reports of Amazon probing bribery-related charges against some of its legal representatives in India, the US e-commerce giant on Monday said it takes allegations of improper actions seriously and investigates them fully to take appropriate action. Without confirming or denying allegations, Amazon said it has “zero tolerance for corruption”.According to a report by The
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Former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who had warned people in July this year against government agencies using military-grade spyware to keep a tab on them, has now urged them to not use the services of ExpressVPN. “If you’re an ExpressVPN customer, you shouldn’t be,” he tweeted. Snowden also shared a tweet by Joseph Menn, an investigative
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The Teamsters workers’ union has launched campaigns to organise employees in at least nine Canadian facilities of US e-commerce company Amazon, according to Reuters interviews with union officials. The influential union took the first step earlier this week to organise employees at one of Amazon’s Canadian facilities, and the interviews reveal it is widening such efforts
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Zoom is introducing a range of new features to make video meetings more productive and assist the hybrid and remote working culture. At its annual Zoomtopia conference, Zoom announced that it is adding real-time, multi-language transcription and translation for Zoom calls soon. The new real-time translation feature will help to reduce language barriers during video
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Jason Rohrer, an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and game designer, had created a chatbot using OpenAI’s text-generating language model GPT-3 for fun during the pandemic last year. Rohrer named the chatbot “Samantha” and programmed her to be very friendly, acutely warm, and immensely curious. He allowed others to customise his creation — which he named
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Microsoft has purchased Clipchamp, a Web-based video editing application for an undisclosed amount. The tech giant announced the acquisition of the startup through a blog post on Tuesday, September 7. The deal will allow Microsoft to bolster Clipchamp’s video editing technology with Windows and integrate the product offerings available through Microsoft 365. Clipchamp is already
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Minnal Murali, the Tovino Thomas-led Malayalam-language superhero movie, is headed to Netflix. On Monday, the world’s biggest subscription-based video streaming service announced that it had acquired the Indian superhero movie — and that it would be “coming soon” to Netflix. In Minnal Murali, the titular character is an ordinary man (Thomas) who turns into a
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LinkedIn is removing the ‘Stories’ feature it introduced last year exclusively for its mobile users that allowed them to post short, ephemeral videos on the platform. The Microsoft-owned company has announced that the change will come into force on September 30. Launched almost exactly a year ago, LinkedIn Stories mimicked Facebook and Instagram and allowed
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China has launched a multi-pronged crackdown on its tech companies, leaving startups and decades-old firms alike operating in a new, uncertain environment. Here are sectors that are facing regulatory pressure: Gaming companies Chinese regulators have slashed the amount of time players under the age of 18 can spend on online games to an hour of
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Hopscotch, a coding app for kids on Apple’s App Store, opened up about its recent frustrations over an update issue and persistent rejections from the company. The rejections were later found to be “a mistake” caused by a “glitch” in Apple’s automated software. In a heated tweet thread, Hopscotch’s CEO Samantha John vented out her
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Instagram is working to expand Search capabilities with the addition of showing videos and photos as results. The Facebook-owned photo and video sharing platform said that the change in Search is currently under development and will be rolled out for users soon. In addition, Instagram is also working on adding support for other languages in
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A South Korean parliamentary committee voted on Wednesday to recommend amending a law, a key step toward banning Google and Apple from forcibly charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases, the first such curb by a major economy. Apple and Alphabet’s Google have faced global criticism because they require software developers using their app stores
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