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Signage is displayed at the TikTok Creator's Lab 2019 event hosted by Bytedance Ltd. in Tokyo. | Photographer: Shiho Fukada | Bloomberg

This is how US’ Facebook and China’s TikTok differ in threats they pose in cyber space

India still hasn’t woken up to its incompetence in cyber sphere, despite the ‘excellence’ claim being humiliatingly dispelled in last two months.
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Indian Army faced two cyberattack attempts every month in 2019

India is in the process of setting up a tri-service Defence Cyber Agency as the world grapples with deepening cybersecurity threats.
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When the man who invented passwords says it’s time to move on, it probably is. Here’s why

Most recent data breaches stem from stolen passwords. As digital platforms pile up gigabytes of data, cost of attacks for hackers has decreased significantly.
India’s largest civil nuclear facility, the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu | Commons

If at all cyber attack happened, was confined: Union minister on Kudankulam nuclear plant

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India had recently reported a malware attack on one of the computers at the Kudankulam Nuclear plant but said systems were not affected.
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Indian Army asking officers to stay away from Facebook a knee-jerk, ineffective diktat

Indian Army must not be contained in cantonments and should embrace information age.
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Activists hit by WhatsApp snooping write to govt, ask if public money was spent on Pegasus

In open letter, 19 activists & lawyers demand to know if there was any contract between govt & NSO Group to ‘deploy’ Pegasus spyware in India.

America isn’t safe from Russian hackers in 2020 elections either

In the modern digital landscape, we need to protect not only the voting systems themselves, but the email, file-sharing and other communication systems of campaign groups, officials and plenty more.
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Iran-linked group govt tried to hack emails of a US presidential campaign, says Microsoft

Microsoft’s announcement comes amid concerns that the 2020 US election faces the same dangers as the Russian hacking and social-media effort in 2016.
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Modi govt launches big revamp of official computer systems to counter hacking & cybercrime

Modi government has so far updated a large number of official websites after 700-plus instances of hacking between 2013 and 2016.
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Najam Sethi, man for all Pak seasons, back in new ‘bird’ avatar

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Human rights minister angry as niqab-wearing girl not allowed entry in Lahore school; Pak Air Force hit by developing cyber attack.

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Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
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The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

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This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.