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These Tweets Reveal How “India’s Two Leading Parties” Data Can be Easily Hack
INDIA

These Tweets Reveal How “India’s Two Leading Parties” Data Can be Easily Hack

CleverTap, a five-year-old US-based startup founded by three Indians is facing the heat after a pseudonymous researcher alleged that Indian PM Modi's Namo app was disclosing private information like name, email, mobile number, device information, and location, to servers controlled by the firm without the user's consent. The hacker & researcher known as Elliot Alderson on twitter, in a series of tweets, pointed the privacy lapses in the NaMO App and alleged that mobile marketing platform CleverTap was the beneficiary of the data transfer. Tweet 1- 1/ In this request, the @narendramodi's #Android #application sends silently and without the user's consent, his IP address and a unique identifier of his phone. This personal data is sent to the website https://t.co/XTWhe9kc5T whic...
Tech Lords Lost A Fortune In Today’s Wipeout
BUSINESS

Tech Lords Lost A Fortune In Today’s Wipeout

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he billionaire founders of the top tech giants- Facebook Inc, Amazon Inc, Netflix and Google's owner Alphabet Inc lost a fortune of $7.6 billion net on Wednesday as the Nasdaq 100 suffered the worst drop in the past three months. Among these the company that suffered the most was Facebook, whose founder Mark fell $2.6 billion alone as per the source Bloomberg. This drop also affected Amazon founder Jeff Bezos that caused him to slip below the $100 billion figure which he recently acquired, breaking Bill Gates record of 1999. The shares of Amazon.com Inc tumbled $2.5 billion off his net worth. The American entertainment company Netflix founder Reed Hastings fell $133 million while multinational conglomerate Alphabet Inc founder Larry Page and Sergey Brin around ...
Facebook Changes ‘Trending’ Feature to Rely Less on Human Editors
USA

Facebook Changes ‘Trending’ Feature to Rely Less on Human Editors

Facebook Inc changed its popular "Trending" feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company wrote in a blog post on Friday. The update is Facebook's latest attempt in recent months to stress its neutrality as its influence grows. The feature came under scrutiny in May after a news report alleged it suppressed conservative news, which prompted a demand from Republican members of the U.S. Congress for more transparency. Facebook said an internal probe found no evidence of bias. The Trending feature shows users the most-talked about stories and topics on the top right-hand corner of Facebook's home page with one-sentence descriptions. To eliminate the potential for bias, Facebook...
Rahul Gandhi will meet startup’s founders in Bengaluru today
News

Rahul Gandhi will meet startup’s founders in Bengaluru today

Rahul Gandhi, the Vice-President of Congress, India's main opposition party will meet founders of start-ups in Bengaluru today over tea. Mr. Gandhi will meet startups like Taxi aggregator Ola, grocery portal Big Basket, Skan Ray Technologies, Paper boat represented by their founders. Flipkart might be missed because its founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal are out of the city.  (more…)