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Facebook’s Fatal Flaw: Monitoring and deleting sexual content

Facebook had to assess nearly 54,000 potential cases of revenge pornography and “sextortion” on the site in a single month, according to a leaked document. Figures shared with staff reveal that in January Facebook had to disable more than 14,000 accounts related to these types of sexual abuse – and 33 …

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A lesson in Security: 11 year old Boy hacks cyber-security to show ‘weaponisation’ of toys

An 11-year-old “cyber ninja” has stunned an audience of security experts by hacking into their Bluetooth devices to manipulate a robotic teddy bear, showing in the process how interconnected smart toys “can be weaponised”. Reuben Paul, a sixth grader from Austin, Texas, and his teddy bear Bob wowed hundreds at …

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A Lesson Worth Learning: Falling in Love over Facebook

I fell in love with a boy over Facebook. At first, we didn’t speak either online or offline. But he always gave ‘likes’ on my posts.I waited for his ‘likes’ every day. I posted multiple photos of Barbie dolls every hour just to get ‘likes’ from him. One day, he …

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Cyber attack: Ransom-ware cripples computers in 70 countries

At least 70,000 attacks reported, including Russian Interior Ministry, by programme that demands $300 to unlock data. A ransom-ware virus has reportedly targeted organizations in more than 70 countries, including the Russian Interior Ministry and the NHS in the UK. Security software company Avast reported “more than 57,000 detections”. Hospitals …

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Blue Whale Online Game Encourages Teenagers to Commit Suicide

The Blue Whale suicide game is an online social media group that is encouraging people to kill themselves. Here is how it works- a group administrator assigns daily tasks to members which must be completed over 50 days. The tasks include self-harm, watching horror movies, waking up at unusual hours …

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Kudos to this Class X student who has developed a device to detect silent heart attack!

It is a proud moment for us Indians to know that a student of class X has contributed towards inventing a medical device and being a Responsible Indian in the process. Akash Manoj from Tamil Nadu was interested in reading medical literature since he was in eight grade and travelled …

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Viral: Elon Musk takes 5th Grader’s Advice for Tesla

Elon Musk isn’t just a tech genius – the Tesla CEO has made headlines for taking the time to respond to a child’s letter. The father of a 5th grade student named Bria sent a scanned letter written by his adorable daughter to the tech genius on Twitter. In the letter, Bria …

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Artistic Discovery : Robotic arm turns digital doodles into pen-and-paper drawings

Scientists have developed a new robotic arm that can re-create a digital doodle with pen and paper, by mimicking a user’s drawing motions. The robotic drawing arm, dubbed Line-us, was designed by a team of researchers, who combined their knowledge of kinetic art, drawing machines and internet-connected microprocessor chips to …

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It’s never too late: 81-year-old woman creates iPhone game after learning programming

Senior citizens are not known to be incredibly tech-savvy but an 81-year-old Japanese woman has gone ahead to prove that notion wrong by creating an iPhone app despite learning about computers late in life. Masako Wakamiya is behind the app called Hinadan which is based on a traditional Japanese holiday …

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Counter-Jio: Airtel removes roaming charges on calls

In what can be seen as the first signs of a rate war after Reliance Jio announced its tariff plan, Bharti Airtel on Monday said that from April 1, it will abolish national roaming charges and reduce international roaming charges by up to 90 per cent. On the national front, …

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