Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 Leak: Star India Partner Says Leak Was ‘Not a Hack’

August 18, 2017

An India-based media technology company said Wednesday that it regrets the recent leak of an episode of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones by four of its current and former employees. Indian police have detained the four suspects, but said their motive for leaking the episode titled The Spoils of War was unclear. The fourth episode in the television series’ seventh season leaked three days before its planned August 6 air date and quickly circulated…

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Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer Moves to Dark Web After GoDaddy, Google Ousting

August 18, 2017

Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, which helped organise a gathering in Virginia on Saturday that turned violent, moved to the so-called Dark Web on Tuesday because its registration to use the open Internet was revoked. GoDaddy and Alphabet Inc’s Google cancelled Daily Stormer’s Internet registration on Monday, saying the group had violated terms of service, which prohibit clients from using their sites to incite violence. Andrew Anglin, the founder of Daily Stormer, did not respond to…

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Apple’s iCloud Facility in China to Be Overseen by Guizhou Province

August 18, 2017

China’s Guizhou province, where Apple has set up its first data centre in the country, plans to create a working committee chaired by communist party members to oversee the US company’s iCloud facility. China has started to police the Internet more closely and introduced a new cyber-security law on June 1 that imposes tougher controls over data than in Europe and the United States, including mandating that companies store all data within…

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DreamHost Fights US Government Over Trump Protestor Data

August 18, 2017

A Web hosting firm is fighting a demand by US prosecutors for data on visitors to a site organising a protest during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in a fresh clash over digital privacy rights. The firm DreamHost said it was challenging a warrant seeking to identify the visitors of the protest site DisruptJ20, which organised a demonstration against Trump at the time of his swearing-in on January 20. DreamHost said…

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Amazon Continues UK Expansion With New Distribution Centre, Will Create 1,000 Jobs

August 18, 2017

Online retailer Amazon said on Wednesday it would open a distribution centre in Bristol, south west England, in 2018, continuing a rapid expansion that saw its investments in the UK triple last year to over GBP 400 million ($513.96 million or roughly Rs. 3,309 crores). Britain is Amazon’s third-largest market outside North America, with sales of $9.5 billion (roughly Rs. 60,905 crores) last year – up almost 20 percent in sterling terms…

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Amazon Does ‘Great Damage’ to Retailers, Trump Tweets

August 18, 2017

President Donald Trump once again unloaded on Amazon, tweeting that the company is hurting other retailers and implying that it’s killing industry jobs across the US. Amazon is causing “great damage to tax paying retailers,” Trump said in a Twitter post Wednesday, causing shares in the online retailer to fall as much as 1.2 percent in early trading. “Towns, cities and states throughout the US are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” Trump said…

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Aadhaar Card: How to Verify Your Phone Number Using UIDAI Website

August 18, 2017

Are you sure that the contact information registered with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for your Aadhaar Card is correct? If not, we would advise you to head to the UIDAI website and check it out for yourself. Aadhaar card is increasingly becoming the most important proof of identification and considering that the government has made it mandatory to link your Aadhaar cards with PAN card for filing income…

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Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi High Court Expresses Concern Over Suicides

August 18, 2017

The Delhi High Court on Thursday expressed concern over children allegedly committing suicide while playing the ‘Blue Whale’ Challenge, an Internet suicide game, that has been allegedly linked to the deaths of several children worldwide. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also wondered why adults were getting into this game, in which dangerous tasks like self-inflicting of wounds on the body, are assigned to…

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Lithuanian Man Pleads Not Guilty to Defrauding Facebook and Google

August 18, 2017

A Lithuanian man accused of defrauding Facebook and Google out of more than $100 million pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in US court on Thursday. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, entered his plea through an interpreter before US Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses in federal court in Manhattan, clad in a blue and white striped shirt and faded blue jeans. He arrived in New York on Wednesday night after being extradited from Lithuania, US prosecutors said….

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Facebook, Google Activate SOS Features After Barcelona Attack

August 18, 2017

Soon after the Barcelona attack that left 13 people dead, Facebook and Google activated their safety check features to let users in the vicinity inform their friends that they were safe and get nearby support. Facebook created a page, titled “The attack in Barcelona, Spain” which users used to “check in as safe”, The Telegraph reported on Thursday. Recently launched SOS alert feature by Google gave people up-to-date news and information about Barcelona attack. The page…

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