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Coming, a 'made in India' Android smartphone for Rs.251!
New Delhi : What can you buy with Rs.251 -- a meal at McDonald's or a cold coffee at Starbucks? Well, if technology has its way, you will be able to buy the world's cheapest -- and "made in India" -- Android smartphone for this much money.
 
Offered by an Indian company Ringing Bells, "Freedom 251" is a smartphone that has features like Android 5.1 operating system, a 4-inch qHD IPS display, a 3.2-megapixel primary and a 0.3-megapixel front camera, for just Rs.251. 
 
Set for launch on Wednesday in the Capital, it has 3G connectivity and has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory and supports external memory cards of up to 32GB.
 
The smartphone comes with pre-installed apps like Swachh Bharat, Women Safety, WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, among others.
 
To power "Freedom 251", the company has put a 1,450mAh battery and claims to have a service network of 650 centres across India.
 
The smartphone will be available for pre-order on the company website from February 18.
 
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jossie

1 year ago

This could be another scam in the making with BJP leaders involved in the launch of the cheap smart Phone.

How can some company claim to sell phone at Rs 251/- where as Industry expert say that the cost cannot be less than Rs 3000/-. Today paper say that the company expect to make a profit of Rs 31/- from each phone sold.

Andrew Vinoj

1 year ago

I believe it to be a fraud

Ramesh Poapt

1 year ago

vow!!! Great !!!
Achhe din aye kya!!!

Cyber thieves selling your information for millions: Researchers
New York : Cyber thieves who steal credit and debit card numbers are selling your information for millions of dollars, a team of researchers has warned.
 
Thomas J Holt, Michigan State University criminologist and lead investigator of one of the first scientific studies to estimate cybercrime profits, said the findings should be a wake-up call for consumers and law enforcement officials.
 
"In the past two years, there have been hundreds of data breaches involving customer information, some very serious like the Target breach in 2013. It is a real economic phenomenon that has real economic impact and consequences," said Holt, associate professor of criminal justice.
 
For the results, Holt and fellow researchers analysed online forums in English and Russian where criminals sold stolen financial and personal information, often in batches of 50 or 100.
 
On average, a batch of 50 stolen credit or debit cards can make a seller between about $250,000 and $1 million.
 
Although, buyers, in turn, assume more risk of getting caught but if they succeed in using the information, they could make between $2 million (if only 25 percent of the cards worked) and nearly $8 million (if all cards worked).
 
"If we do not understand the scope of this problem, if we just treat it as a nuisance, then we are going to enable and embolden this as a form of crime that would not stop," Holt noted in a paper published in the journal Deviant Behavior.
 
Ultimately, Holt said he hopes to help protect consumers from the potentially disastrous effects of identity theft and credit fraud.
 
"My goal is make people cognizant of just how much their personal information means, how much value there is," Holt said, adding that "if we don't understand the scope of this problem, if we just treat it as a nuisance, then we're going to enable and embolden this as a form of crime that won't stop."
 
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Lawyers scuffle, photo-journalist beaten in Delhi court complex
New Delhi : Two groups of lawyers on Wednesday scuffled within the Patiala House court complex here while supporting or opposing students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who have been booked on the charge of raising anti-India slogans.
 
The showdown took place in the court premises before JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was to be presented in a court for hearing of the sedition case registered against him. Kumar's police custody ends on Wednesday.
 
A section of lawyers carrying Indian flags shouted slogans like 'Bharat mata ki jai' and 'JNU murdabad'. They also shouted slogans against the JNU and demanded shutting down of the premier educational institution, terming it "anti-national".
 
The lawyers also manhandled photo-journalist Sameer Yasik, of the Firstpost news organisation, who was covering the protests.
 
On the other hand, a group of lawyers protesting against Kanhaiya Kumar's arrest demanded his immediate release. 
 
Kumar was arrested after anti-India slogans were raised at an event held on the JNU campus to commemorate parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's execution on February 9.
 
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