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RFID to sniff out mobiles during West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination

Representative image KOLKATA: Carrying banned electronic devices inside examination halls would be nearly impossible for West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination aspirants this year. The JEE board has decided to arm every centre-in-charge with a hand-held RFID (radio frequency identification) device to detect mobile networks on campus. The decision was taken at a meeting of the JEE board last week. Over a lakh candidates will… Read More »

90% of ‘Active’ Twitter Users Spread Falsehoods During Disasters: Study

Nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s ‘active’ users tend to spread falsehoods in the case of public emergencies or disasters, a study of more than 20,000 tweets has found. The researchers found that 86-91 percent of the users spread false news, either by retweeting or liking the original post. Five to 9 percent sought to confirm the false news, typically… Read More »

Obama points finger at Putin for hacks during U.S. election

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the computer hacks of Democratic Party emails that American intelligence officials say were aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump win the Nov. 8 election. But with only a month left in office, during a sombre press conference before leaving for a family holiday in… Read More »