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Everybody loves watching videos. You click on an exciting video shared by someone or find it on YouTube. The video seems legitimate, featuring a well-known personality and good production quality. You think, why not watch and check it out? However, the video could include a link that leads to a...

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Find your adventurous spirit, get off the beaten path and discover unique places to experience near and far, all contributed by Atlas Obscura’s global community of explorers. Google maps mostly displays popular places on the map. Atlas Obscura gets you off the beaten path and discover unique...

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Last month, after his deepfake video went viral on the internet, criticising prime minister Narendra Modi over unemployment and inflation, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh reacted by saying, ''Deepfake se bacho dostonnnn". He is not the lone victim of deepfakes – almost everybody from Sachin...

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Join the best chat app, a single app to chat on WhatsApp, SMS / RCS, Messenger and 10 other networks. You can see all your chats in just one inbox. And, you can find the chats you are looking for with multi-network search which makes it a breeze!   Beeper does store copies of your messages on...

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Pixel Search is an all-inclusive search tool for your Android device. With this tool, you can search through your phone’s contacts, files, shortcuts, apps and even get web-search suggestions. All of this is included in just one place which makes it super convenient to handle.   For example,...

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Dr Gopal Krishna 03 May 2024
“For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself” with the government spying on its people, Winston struggles to conceal old feelings from Big Brother.   – p162, part 3, chapter 4, 1984, George Orwell, quoted at p.1 of the verdict in writ...

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The concept of the golden hour plays a very crucial and important role in our lives, be it for prompt medical and surgical treatment to prevent death after an accident or clicking magical photos during the golden hour shortly after sunrise or before sunset. The same golden hour concept also...

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Last week, a former colleague called to seek guidance on handling calls she had received on WhatsApp from a 'police inspector'. She says the 'police inspector' told her that they had arrested a few youngsters in a rape case and wanted to know the whereabouts of her daughter. She found it fishy...

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This is one app that can save you many hours daily! It forces you to take a deep breath whenever you open distracting apps and gain back control over your time.   It’s as simple as it is effective: You will reduce your social media usage just by becoming aware of it. ‘one sec’ is the focus...

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Most Bollywood films of yore had a scene where the villain would hold someone dear to the good guy to ransom to force the hero to do his bidding—like signing on a paper or agreement to transfer assets, etc. Fast forward to 2024 and you hardly find such scenes in films or television serials....

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Many a times, we have large photos which are difficult to send online due to their large size. Image Compressor Lite will be your helpful companion at such times!   This app allows you to easily compress and re-size images on your device. You can compress images to a particular size, or to a...

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While most Indians are busy with the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Lok Sabha elections, this week turned out to be quite alarming for mobile users, in terms of newer threats and cyberattacks. Apple has issued a threat notification about mercenary spyware attacks on a very small number of...

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These days, all of us have multiple devices—maybe a phone and a tablet, a phone and a computer or even multiple phones. It is always a struggle to keep the devices in sync, especially for important files and folders.                                         Syncthing is a very simple...

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Challenging Brazil's court order to block certain popular X accounts, tech billionaire Elon Musk has said that he will lift all the restrictions even if they have to close their office in the country.   This move comes after X Corp has been forced by court decisions to block certain popular...

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In 2009, Germany, technologically one of the most advanced nations, ended electronic voting with the Federal Constitutional Court finding that the inability to have meaningful public scrutiny meant that electronic voting was unconstitutional. Stressing the need for transparency, constitutional...

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Do you have a tablet or secondary phone lying around, and you'd like to get an alert before its battery dies completely rather than finding it out at an inconvenient time? Are you responsible for charging your kids' or parents' devices? Are you on the computer most of the time and like to know...

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A day after a massive earthquake rattled Taiwan, a key supplier of chips and displays to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), industry leaders said on Thursday there will not be any impact on the global supply chain serving mobile phones and other electronics.   Pankaj Mohindroo, chairman...

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The number of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions witnessed a staggering growth at 56% y-o-y (year-on-year) in the second half of last year (H2FY22-23), with the volume being at 65.77bn (billion) from 42.09bn in H2FY21-22, a new report showed on Wednesday.   The value of...

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Meta said that it took down over 13.8mn (million) pieces of bad content across 13 policies for Facebook and over 4.8mn pieces of objectionable content across 12 policies for Instagram in India in February.   In February, Facebook received 18,512 reports through the Indian grievance...

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Chief justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Monday said that adequate safeguards must be established to prevent abuse of AI (artificial intelligence) and other advanced technologies.   Delivering 20th DP Kohli Memorial Lecture on the occasion of CBI (central bureau of...

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