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Social media bots threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed in 2016 to influence the presidential election. Half a decade ago we were among a handful of researchers who could see the power of… Read More »

Nandan Nilekani will not receive any remuneration for his current post: Infosys

India’s second largest IT services firm Infosys said on Friday that incumbent non-executive and non- independent chairman Nandan Nilekani will not receive any remuneration for his current post. In a BSE filing, the company said Nilekani’s office as director shall be subject to retirement by rotation and the remuneration proposed to be paid to him is nil. Nilekani… Read More »

LEARN HOW TO USE DO NOT DISTURB MODE IN ANDROID

Our smartphones command our attention several times every day. Some people even check their phones in the middle of the night. Why do we allow this endless torrent of incoming notifications, which are often unimportant, or worse, email spam, to interrupt us? If you can’t resist that blinking LED or that buzzing in your pocket, then you need to get to grips… Read More »

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable. Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. They accuse Qatar of backing terrorism. Among other things, they have demanded the closure of Al Jazeera… Read More »

Microsoft not planning new features for current Windows phones

Original Windows 10 Mobile is officially on maintenance mode During a Q&A session with the Windows Insider team, Microsoft revealed that the ‘feature2’ branch will be the last update for current Windows phones running the 32-bit Windows 10 Mobile. After the roll out of the Creators Update this spring, the company started working on the Redstone 3 (Creators… Read More »

Hope they kill us, not rape: Former IS sex slave’s sombre return to Iraq village

A prominent Yazidi activist held as a sex slave by Islamic State militants returned to her home village in Iraq on Thursday where she was captured three years ago, pleading for international help to free other Yazidi women still held prisoner. Nadia Murad, 24, was one of about 7,000 women and girls captured in northwest Iraq in August… Read More »

G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

Leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily. However, differences over climate change remain between US President Donald Trump and the others, said the host, Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni. Mr Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed plans to boost trade, including… Read More »

WannaCry Attacks: Microsoft Criticised for Not Offering Free Patches to ‘Unsupported’ Windows XP Users Earlier

American software giant Microsoft held back from distributing a free security update that could have protected computers from the WannaCry global cyber attack, the Financial Times reported Thursday. In mid-march, Microsoft distributed a security update after it detected the security flaw in its XP operating system that enabled the so-called WannaCry ransomware to infiltrate and freeze computers last… Read More »

Can a Computer Be Hacked If It’s Not Connected to the Internet?

Hacking has become synonymous with today’s digital ecosystem, and whether it is the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or JP Morgan, size, resources or capability are irrelevant if someone wants the information you have badly enough. The breach these organizations experienced is proof. But in these cases, some points of their infrastructure were connected… Read More »

Microsoft Warns Users Not to Install Its Latest Windows Update, For Now

With its Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft promised that users would have the option to postpone future updates for a limited period of time and many rejoiced. But now that the update has started rolling out, it’s become apparent that there are still some stability issues and performing a manual installation isn’t recommended right now. In a… Read More »