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Pakistani batsmen and umpire Marais Erasmus greet Indian players after their T20 World Cup match in Dubai on 24 October | Photo: ANI

4.9 lakh cyberattacks from Pakistan targeted India during 24 October T20 World Cup match

Sectrio, cybersecurity division of telecom analytics firm Subex, says this is the first time such cyberattacks have been linked to a sports event involving subcontinent teams.
A visitor takes photographs in front of signage at Meta Platforms headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on 29 October 2021 | Photographer: Nick Otto | Bloomberg

Facebook is shutting down facial recognition system over privacy concerns

The social media giant has been using facial recognition since 2010 to encourage people to tag friends, family members or alert people in photos and videos that they’re in.
Cybersecurity | Representational image | Commons

We have adapted to cloud and remote working tech. Now it’s time for a ‘zero-trust’ model

Several organizations such as Google or Microsoft established methodologies to implement and operationalise it, but it is yet to be widely adopted.

Leaked photo reveals Meta planned competitor to Apple Watch

Meta (earlier Facebook) has been planning to launch its first watch in 2022, but a final decision on timing hasn’t been made yet.

Goodbye, Facebook; Hello, Meta — Why name change reflects poor judgement by Zuckerberg

Whether Meta can separate itself from the problems brought to light by whistleblower Frances Haugen needs to be seen. There is no guarantee the final result won’t be a car crash.

Facebook changes name to Meta as it shifts focus to virtual reality

The new name won’t affect how the company uses or shares data, and the corporate structure isn’t changing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said 'the metaverse is the next frontier'.
The CDSL, a government-registered share depository, manages all investor accounts trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange | Representational image: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

‘Data breach at India’s biggest demat depository exposed 4.39 cr investors’: E-security firm

CyberX9 claims a vulnerability in CDSL, which manages trading accounts on BSE, NSE & other exchanges, exposed sensitive data. CDSL denies breach, says it was fixed quickly.
A Facebook pop-up-office at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Facebook knew hate-speech problem was bigger than it disclosed publicly

Documents submitted by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to US Securities and Exchange Commission suggest that the platform was only removing 5% of hate speech or less.
The WSJ report quotes internal Facebook research as saying that 'rumors and calls to violence spread particularly on Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service in late February 2020, when communal violence in Delhi left 53 dead' | Representational Image | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Facebook research flagged ‘inflammatory content’ against Muslims in India, says WSJ probe

Facebook, the WSJ report says, has been so ‘concerned’ about how their services were linked to communal rifts in India that it sent researchers to interview ‘dozens of users’.
A Facebook pop-up office in Davos, Switzerland | Photographer: Jason Alden | Bloomberg File Photo

How Facebook led a new India user to gore, fake news in just 21 days

While whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures have painted a worrying picture of Facebook, the India experiment suggests that its influence globally could be even worse.

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X-ray image of a person's lungs | Representional image |

Lung cancer is deadly and an unequal burden. Poor countries deserve disease-free ageing too

Worldwide, approximately 70 per cent of cancer deaths occur in lower and middle-income countries, a large fraction of which is due to lung cancer.
File photo of Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

RBI supersedes board of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Capital over defaults in payment

The central bank also appointed Bank of Maharashtra's former executive director Nageswar Rao Y as the administrator of the NBFC.


Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.