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    British Airways IT Outage Reportedly Caused by Contractor Who Switched Off Power

    A contractor doing maintenance work at a British Airways data centre inadvertently switched off the power supply, knocking out the airline’s computer systems and leaving 75,000 people stranded last weekend, the Times newspaper reported on Friday. Quoting a BA source, the newspaper said the power supply unit that sparked the IT failure was working perfectly […]

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    India Among Countries Worst-Affected by New ‘Fireball’ Malware: Check Point

    While enterprises across the globe are still recuperating from the massive “WannaCry” malware attack, security firm Check Point has warned of a new outbreak that has already infected 250 million computers worldwide with India among the worst-hit countries. The new threat called “Fireball” is designed to hijack browsers to change the default search engine and […]

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    Japan Reportedly Arrests 14-Year-Old for Creating Ransomware

    Japanese authorities on Monday arrested a 14-year-old boy for creating a ransomware virus similar to WannaCry which was responsible for global cyber-attacks last month. The boy, a student at a secondary school in Osaka prefecture, is accused of creating the ransomware – a malware, or malicious software programme that limits or prevents users from accessing […]

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    Google Home Smart Speaker Users Reporting Outages

    Google pinned a lot of hope on its virtual assistant Home to take on Amazon’s Alexa but it appears that it has gone bonkers with the users reporting indifferent behaviour from Home. The virtual assistant is spitting out errors instead of controlling smart home devices and answering questions. “According to multiple online complaints, there’s a […]

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    UPI Payments May Be Chargeable From July 10

    In a bid to convert the masses to try cashless payments, the government launched UPI payments in the country last year. The aim was to form a simplified payment system that allows money transfer between any two bank accounts with a phone. Many banks followed the government’s regulation and launched their respective UPI apps that […]

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    Amazon Offers Prime Discount for US Customers on Government Aid

    Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would offer a discount on its popular Prime subscription service for shoppers who receive US government aid, taking aim at a key customer base for rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Amazon said it would offer the $10.99-per-month (roughly Rs. 710) or $99-per-year Prime (Rs. 499 in India) service – which […]

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    Google to Teach School Kids About Online Safety, Etiquette

    Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble. The program announced Tuesday is called “Be Internet Awesome.” Google coordinated the curriculum with several online safety groups, including the Family Online Safety Institute, the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and Connect Safely. The lessons are […]

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    Google’s AlphaGo AI to take on world’s top Go player in May

    After Google-owned DeepMind’s virtual Go champion AlphaGo took on and defeated one of the top-ranked human players in the world, it looks like Google wants to build some bridges, explore the AI-human interaction dynamic – and see if AlphaGo can take on the very best human Go player in the entire world. Google is partnering […]