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    US Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Cyber-Attack on Children’s Hospital

    A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for carrying out a cyber-attack on a hospital on behalf of the hacking activist group Anonymous to protest the treatment of a teenager in a high-profile custody dispute. Martin Gottesfeld, 34, was sentenced by US District Judge Nathaniel Gorton in Boston nearly […]

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    Google Search Bug Allows People to Hack Results to Spread Misinformation

    An innocuous-looking Google bug has been revealed that has the potential for spreading misinformation. The bug was documented by a London-based researcher, who discovered that Google’s Knowledge Panel can be tricked to show up with unrelated queries, thus allowing a malicious actor to use them for disseminating false information or propaganda. With the world already […]

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    Google Can Limit Right to Be Forgotten to EU, Says EU Court Adviser

    An EU rule forcing search engines to comply with requests to remove links should be limited to Europe, the senior legal advisor to the bloc’s top court said Thursday in a boost for Web giant Google. The legal clash pits Google against France over the “right to be forgotten” rule, which the US firm would like to […]

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    Kaspersky Lab Helped NSA Catch an Alleged Data Thief

    The National Security Agency discovered what has been called the largest breach of classified data in its history after a tip from a Russian cyber-security firm that the US government has banned from its networks as a spy threat, according to people familiar with the matter. Federal prosecutors in August 2016 arrested a former NSA contractor, […]

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    Google’s New Activity Cards Aim to Help You Find Past Searches

    Google has started rolling out a new feature called activity cards to make it easier for users to pick up the threads to past searches and continue exploring a topic. “Activity cards will roll out today on mobile web and the Google app in English in the US,” Andrew Moore, Google’s Product Manager for Search wrote in a […]

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    Smart Speakers Have 97 Percent Satisfaction Rate in India: Accenture

     Standalone voice assistants – or smart speakers – are one of the fastest adopted technologies in India and have a 97 percent satisfaction rate among Indian consumers, according to a report from Accenture. Half of online consumers globally now use digital voice assistants, led by emerging markets such as India with 72 percent adoption, said the […]

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    RBI Extends Tokenisation Services to Online Merchants

    Continuing its efforts to improve the safety of card transactions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday extended the use of tokenisation – hiding of actual card details with a unique token – in the wider payments ecosystem. To date, the RBI had allowed card payment networks like Visa and MasterCard to use the tokenisation technology […]