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A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data

A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password. The app, Family Locator, built by Australia-based software house React Apps, allows families to track each other in real-time, such as spouses or parents wanting to know where their children are. It also lets users set up geofenced alerts to send a notification when a family member enters or leaves a certain location, such as school ...
Tags: Apps, Security, Australia, Computing, Database, Email, Internet, Photo Sharing, Social Media


Ola’s Karnataka aggregator license cancelled for running bike taxis in Bangalore

The State Transport Department of Karnataka has cancelled Ola’s aggregator license for 6 months, for plying bike taxis under the same license, TheNewsMinute reported. (hat tip: Sharath Kalagaru)  Tanveer Pasha, President of Ola, Taxiforsure and Uber drivers and Owners Association, told MediaNama... ...
Tags: News, Bike taxis, Government, Internet, Karnataka, Karnataka Government, Ola, Online Cab booking, Policy, Regulation


Hotstar launches VIP option for Rs 365 per year, will collect cash for subscription

Hotstar has launched a VIP subscription option where users can watch Hotstar original, STAR network content including the Indian Premier League, ICC Cricket World Cup etc for Rs 365 per year, reports the Indian Express. VIP subscribers can watch STAR shows before they’re aired on TV, at 6am. If... ...
Tags: News, Content, Hotstar, Internet, Mobile, Streaming, Video


Fake goods trading on the rise; footwear & clothing most counterfeited: report

The  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union’s intellectual property office (EUIPO) have released a report titled Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods which outlines that fake and pirated goods accounted for 3.3% of the global trade in the... ...
Tags: News, Commerce, Counterfeit Products, Cross border e-commerce, eCommerce, EUIPO, Fake, Fashion, Internet, OECD


Intermediary Liability Amendment: Civil society Counter Comments on ‘Unlawful Content’

Earlier this year MEITY released a draft of an Amendment to the Intermediary Guidelines for public consultation. The consultation included a counter-comment period, where a number of civil society organisations and researchers have made arguments with specific reference to Rule 3, which details the... ...
Tags: News, Government, India, Intermediary Liability, Internet, MeitY, Mobile, Policy, Safe Harbor, Safe harbour


WeChat may launch UPI-based WeChat Pay in India by May-June: report

WeChat is planning to launch a UPI app, likely called WeChat Pay, by the end of May-June. It is in the process of obtaining a payments license, reports Entrackr. The report adds that the Chinese parent of WeChat, Tencent, has partnered with Axis Bank, HDFC and ICICI, and would like to create its... ...
Tags: News, Digital Payments, Internet, Messaging, Mobile, Tencent, UPI, Wallets, WeChat


Wave Video, Créer des Vidéos Informatives et Virales (gratuit)

Source : Wave Video, Créer des Vidéos Informatives et Virales (gratuit) MaxiApple.com Créer automatiquement des vidéos informatives ou virales sans logiciel et sans connaissances particulières pour aussitôt les partager sur les réseaux sociaux c’est The post Wave Video, Créer des Vidéos Informatives et Virales (gratuit) appeared first on MaxiApple.com.
Tags: Internet, Windows, Seo, App Gratuites, WebApp, macOS


New Funding for Workplace Software Firms Skedulo and Scope AR

Two young San Francisco companies on Wednesday announced fundraisings to bolster their online services aimed at improving workforce efficiency.—Skedulo, which helps managers schedule assignments for field service personnel, says it raised $28 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture arm. Joining in the round were previous investors Blackbird, a venture capital firm based near Sydney, Australia, and Palo Alto, CA-based Costanoa Ventures. M12 principal Priya S...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Microsoft, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Unilever, Web, It, Vc, Software


Fake IDs: Are They Easy to Create?

Nowadays, you need an identification card or ID to do pretty much everything. Whether it’s something trivial such as providing proof of your age when... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Internet, Blogging


How Phishing Scams Are Evolving—And How Not to Get Caught

Phishing is one of the most reliable methods a would-be hacker can take to access your digital accounts or even your bank account—and these kinds of attacks are becoming more common and more sophisticated over time. Even if you think you know a phishing email when you see one, new strategies continue to spring up.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Email, Internet, Phishing, Email Security


Instagram users will be able to buy from brands on platform

‘Checkout on Instagram’ is new e-commerce service available to US customersFacebook is moving into retail, as the company partners with more than 20 brands to allow Instagram users to buy clothes, accessories and makeup on the social network without leaving the app.“Checkout on Instagram” is a step up from previous shopping features on the service, which ultimately pushed buyers to a brand’s web page to complete transactions. Users were then required to enter payment and shipping details, and of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Money, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, US, World news, Consumer affairs, E-commerce, US news, Online Shopping


The New Zealand Attack Exposed How White Supremacy Has Long Flourished Online

White supremacist ideology has lurked on the fringes for decades, but the Internet has given conspiracy theories unprecedented reach.
Tags: News, Internet, Uncategorized, New Zealand, White Supremacy


European Commission slaps Google with €1.49 billion for violating EU anti-trust rules

The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion, or 1.29% of Google’s turnover in 2018, for breaching EU antitrust rules. The commission said that Google abused its market dominance by placing restrictions on third-party websites which prevented Google’s rivals from placing ads... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Eu, European Commission, Anti-trust


Google Stadia: what developers think of the game-streaming service

Has Google got its head in the cloud, or can its sheer size help it succeed where many have failed in building a hardware-free future for gamers?Google’s announcement of game-streaming service Stadia may not have been a huge industry revelation; Google has made no secret of its ambitions to enter the video game market, and it was somewhat given away by public trials last September. Instead, it was the things that weren’t revealed at Tuesday’s Game Developers Conference keynote that took many by ...
Tags: Google, Games, Technology, Internet, Broadband, Culture, Game culture, Games consoles, Gizmodo, Live Streaming, Bethesda, Alex Cranz


EU Fines Google 1.49 Billion Euros for Abusing Its Dominance in Online Ads

(BRUSSELS) — European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, announced the results of the long-running probe of Google’s AdSense advertising business case at a news conference in Brussels on Wednesday. It’s the third time…
Tags: Google, News, Internet, Uncategorized, Eu, Brussels, Margrethe Vestager, Brussels European Union, Onetime, EU Fines Google


A finger in too many pies – India’s draft ecommerce policy barely scrapes the surface of any of the issues it raises

By Divij Joshi The Draft National E-Commerce Policy is an ambitious document – in the course of 42 pages, it aims to guide not only the future of India’s e-commerce sector, but the entirety of its digital economy. Unfortunately, this ambition is also its downfall – the policy’s articulation of... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, MeitY, Divij Joshi


New Accelerator Aims For Social Change With AR, VR, Gaming Startups

Games for Change, a non-profit that promotes the use of games and immersive technology for social good, is taking applications from startup teams for a new accelerator program it’s launching in New York City.New York-based Games for Change already encourages game and XR developers, by a variety of means, to build societal benefits into their designs. The organization, founded in 2004, holds an annual festival with demos, workshops, and training sessions, and also operates awards programs and st...
Tags: Startups, Games, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Virtual Reality, Berkshire Hathaway


Ola raises $300M from Hyundai and Kia, to work on fleet mobility and EV infrastructure

Ola has raised $300 million from South Korean car makers Hyundai Motor Group and Kia, it said in a statement. Ola has also signed partnerships with Hyundai and Kia where the three will work on becoming a “Smart Mobility Solutions Provider”, develop fleet and mobility solutions and work on... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Investments, Connected Devices, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Connected Cars, Hyundai, Kia, Ola, Hyundai Motor Group, Online Cab booking


Pine Labs acquires Amazon-backed Qwikcilver for $110 million

Pine Labs, a merchant platform based in Singapore, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Bengaluru-based gift card solutions provider Qwikcilver – which counts Amazon among its investors – for $110 million (approx Rs758 crore). It claims to manage an annualised gross transaction... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Singapore, India, E-commerce, Mergers & Acquisitions, Digital Payments, Qwikcilver, Pine Labs, Mergers And Acquisition


“It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Australian PM calls for global tech scrutiny

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after the New Zealand mosque shooting was live-streamed on Facebook last week. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japan’s prime... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Technology, News, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Social Media, Regulation, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit


Election Commission urges “voluntary restraint”; asks FB, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV to lay down code of ethics for elections

Social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV and the IAMAI will lay down a code of ethics for election-related operational details by today evening. In a meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora “exhorted the Social Media Organizations, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Regulation, Eci, Misinformation, Election Commission, Fake News


Xiaomi launches Mi Pay as a UPI app on Indian Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its UPI payment app, for Xiaomi smartphone users in India. MIUI users can install Mi Pay from the Mi Store. Users can login with their Mi account or use another account. With Mi Pay, users can also pay utility bills (water, electricity, gas, phone recharges) across 120... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, India, Policy, Regulation, Xiaomi, UPI, RBI, Digital Payments, Data Localisation


Enforcement Directorate probing Flipkart and Amazon for forex violations

The Enforcement Directorate is investigating Flipkart and Amazon for alleged violation of foreign exchange law, it has informed the Delhi High Court, per Business Standard. A case under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) has been registered against the two companies, the ED told the court,... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Fema, Flipkart, Enforcement Directorate


Google testing UPI to onboard offline retailers on Google Pay: report

Google Pay is testing UPI based transactions with unspecified point-of-sale (POS) providers to onboard retail merchants, reports the Economic Times. Currently, Google is running small scale pilots with retail stores, to rollout over the next few months, and gain momentum in this market, the report... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Commerce, Retail, UPI, Digital Payments, Offline Stores, Digitisation, Google Pay, Economic Times Currently Google


Google’s new Stadia gaming platform is all about streamers

Google and while we’re still waiting to hear more details about how (and when) consumers will be able to access the service, it’s clear that Google clearly kept game streamers in mind when it designed this new service. Indeed, it’s the first modern gaming platform that was clearly designed from the ground up with game streamers in mind. During its presentation today, Google almost spent more time talking about streamers than the games that will be available on the service. Since Google owns...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Gaming, Internet, Youtube, Tech, Digital Media, Twitch, Live Streaming, New Media, World Wide Web, Video Hosting, Stadia, Twitch TV, Ryan Wyatt


Goats, cows and Devin Nunes' mom: how a Republican's Twitter lawsuit backfired

US congressman’s action against the company and its users has led to what is known as the ‘Streisand effect’The US congressman Devin Nunes sent the Twitterverse spiraling into hilarity late on Monday with his lawsuit listing the purported crimes of Twitter users “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow”.In the lawsuit against Twitter and a handful of users, the California Republican claims to be the victim of vicious internet trolls, as well as the victim of selective censorship by the social me...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, Republicans, California, US, Social Media, Devin Nunes


Ola and Uber to set up more kiosks at Delhi Metro stations: report

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has tied up with Ola and Uber to set up kiosks at multiple metro stations, reports the Times of India. The DMRC is looking to set up these kiosks at 218 of its 271 metro stations, in 400 identified spaces, which would be leased to these companies, the report... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Internet, Transport, Delhi, Ola, Delhi Government, Times of India, Delhi Metro, DMRC, Online Cab booking, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation DMRC


WhatsApp ties-up with Nasscom Foundation to hold workshops to fight fake news

WhatsApp has partnered with NASSCOM Foundation to run workshops to fight misinformation. The workshops will encourage people to “be mindful about forwarding rumors”, and will train people in tools which can be used to verify a forward, and how users can report problematic content to... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Elections, News, Internet, Whatsapp, Misinformation, NASSCOM, Nasscom Foundation, Fake News, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


[Infographic] Reinventing The Internet With Blockchain

The real mission of the blockchain revolution, for many experts, is to re-decentralize the internet. Believe it or not, the internet was decentralized at one time. To launch a website then, you had to buy a server and host your website on your own. This means that for each website, there may have been a separate server. Fast forward to current day, we now use centralized hosting services to host our websites, and other services from large corporations such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and othe...
Tags: Startups, Internet, Infographic, Blockchain, Facebook Google Twitter, Thinking Aloud, Blockchain Technology


Australian telcos block dozens of websites hosting Christchurch terror video

LiveLeak removed the horrific footage but still caught up in ‘extraordinary’ effort to censor the webA site that explicitly stated it would not host the horrific Christchurch terror video has been blocked by Australian telcos in an “extraordinary” effort to censor dozens of websites.Telstra, Vodafone and Optus have all confirmed they are actively blocking Australian customers on their networks from accessing websites that hosted the Christchurch terror video. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Australia news, Internet Safety, Christchurch, Optus, Christchurch shooting, Telstra Vodafone