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Fraud and sexual exploitation prime motives for cyber crimes in country: NCRB data

Uttar Pradesh tops the list in cyber crime, with a majority of the cases for fraud, while Mahrashtra saw the most number of sexually-motivated cyber crimes.
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Modi govt doesn’t want to annoy voters, puts off plan to levy security fee on e-payments

Govt planned to use the cess to build digital security infrastructure to curb growing number of cyber fraud cases.
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How a former Infosys engineer became a rich bitcoin miner and ultimately a ‘fugitive’

Amit Bhardwaj is alleged to have fled to Dubai after conning scores out of an estimated Rs 2,000 crore through a Ponzi scheme based on bitcoins. New Delhi: He is the son of a former government employee from Shalimar Bagh who now owns a house in Dubai’s ultra-upmarket Burj Khalifa. But this is not some grand story of a middle-class man hitting the big time. It’s quite something else altogether. Amit Bhardwaj, a former software developer with Infosys and stock broker, is alleged to have fled to Dubai after conning scores of people out of an estimated Rs 2,000 crore through a Ponzi scheme based on bitcoins, the largely unregulated digital ‘cryptocurrency’ that has been making headlines with its sharp spike in value. Bhardwaj, whose businesses are reported to have a turnover of millions, now faces fraud cases in several states, with investigative agencies struggling to get him back to the country. The...
Among the proposals made to make digital transactions safer from cyber fraud is the imposing of a 'security fee' for every digital payment made.

Safe Digital India cess? Govt considers ‘security fee’ for every digital payment

An expert said that the cess could be used to create a fund to battle the growing number of cases of online fraud in digital payments.

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Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
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Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.


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Navy gets battle-ready for Covid-19 with low-cost temperature sensor, oxygen supply system

The naval dockyard in Mumbai has designed a hand-held temperature sensor while a Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold was designed by personnel in Visakhapatnam.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.