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2018-09-24

Twitter – Live Streams on Top of your Timeline

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According to a recent statement by Twitter, the social media platform is making it easier to find and watch live broadcasts. When accounts you follow go live, the stream will appear right at the top of your timeline.

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2018-09-24

Will a Web without URLs be Safer?

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Can the web exist without URLs? And if so, how do you look for websites? These are some of the fascinating questions that Google is asking as it strives to make you more secure on the World Wide Web.

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2018-09-24

New WhatsApp Dark Mode Coming Soon?

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There are many plus points of using a dark theme in apps. The feature will help lessen the strain on one’s eyes while using WhatsApp in the dark or low-light conditions. The new mode may also help save battery life while messaging on the app.

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2018-09-16

British Airways Hacked with Details of 380,000 Bank Cards Stolen

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If you logged into British Airways’ website any time between 2158 GMT on August 21 and 2045 GMT on September 5 chances are that your personal and financial details are at risk. Recently hackers broke into the servers of British Airways and stole data involving 380,000 bank cards. The airline states that personal and financial details of customers making bookings between Aug 21 and Sep 5 were stolen.

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2018-09-15

Momo Game: Suicide Cases Reported

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In an incident that seems to show the spread of the deadly Momo challenge, a 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy in Colombia committed suicide after reportedly playing the suicide challenge game. The two kids who died within 48 hours lived in the municipality of Barbosa, in the north-west Colombian area of Santander.

 
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2018-09-05

Banks in UAE raise an alert on vishing (voice phishing)

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In the recent months, there have been numerous complaints in the UAE of scamsters calling people, posing as agents from banks, to steal their personal information. The technique these criminals use is called vishing (The name is a combination of ‘voice call’ and ‘phishing’, which scamming people via email).

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2018-09-04

Dubai Teacher’s Child Sex Scandal Reminds us about the Dangers of Online Grooming

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This Dubai teacher’s child sex scandal will shock you! William Ball, a music teacher at the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai was arrested recently in Florida on charges of paedophilia. Ball reportedly travelled from Dubai to Florida, to ‘have sex with a seven-year-old girl he had solicited online’.

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2018-09-01

Facebook is making AI that can Identify Offensive Memes

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It’s virtually impossible for Facebook’s moderators to look through every image that gets posted on the social networking platform. Therefore, Facebook is an artificial intelligence system to help in moderation. Facebook recently posted an article on its blog, describing its new system called Rosetta. This new AI tool uses machine learning to identify text in images and videos and transcribe it to help Facebook’s machine to ‘read’ the text.

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2018-08-13

Stay away from the Scam Apps on Google Play Store

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Did you know that the Google Play store is filled with scam apps? While this may or may not be surprising to you, it’s actually quite possible that you might have one or several of these apps installed on your device. You will be surprised to know that these scam apps are actually some of the most popular apps on Google Play. Some of these are ‘battery savers’, ‘phone performance boosters’, and even anti-virus apps!

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2018-08-13

What to do if your WhatsApp is hacked in UAE? TRA issues advisory

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One of the most commonly used messages apps in the UAE, WhatsApp is no wonder being targeted by scammers who are trying to take advantage of its popularity to hack into sensitive information. While you might think WhatsApp is one of the most secure messaging services around, it’s actually very easy to hack someone’s WhatsApp account if one knows the phone number connected to a WhatsApp account.

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