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Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears

Photo: Ernie Field holds up a live video of himself taken by a Ring doorbell camera at the front door at his home in Wolcott, Conn.  Dhaka, Jul 19 : The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn’t see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell cameras to some homes, he didn’t hesitate. ...

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New election systems use vulnerable software

Washington, Jul 13 : Pennsylvania’s message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60 percent have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand new electoral systems. ...

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Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations

The US Federal Trade Commission has reportedly voted to approve fining Facebook roughly $5bn to settle an investigation into the company’s privacy violations that was launched following the Cambridge Analytica revelations. The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, both citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, reported Friday afternoon that the settlement was approved by a 3-2 vote that broke ...

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India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race

Photo: An Indian woman takes a photograph of her son as he poses in a cut-out of an astronaut at the Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 11, 2019. New Delhi, Jul 12 : India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with its second ...

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Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft lands for final asteroid mission

A Japanese spacecraft has landed on a faraway asteroid, where it will collect space rock that may hold clues to how the universe evolved. The successful touchdown on the Ryugu asteroid was met with relief and cheering in the control room at Japan’s space agency, JAXA. It is the second landing for the unmanned Hayabusa-2, which touched down on the ...

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UK health service to use Amazon Alexa to give medical advice

In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, an Amazon Alexa display is seen at a store in Hialeah, Fla. Britain’s health agency is teaming up with Amazon’s digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the agency’s official website. London, Jul 10 : Alexa will see you now. Britain’s health care service is teaming up with ...

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No scope of arbitration with GP, Robi over dues: BTRC chairman

Dhaka, July 7 : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Md Jahurul Haque on Sunday said there is no scope of arbitration with Grameenphone and Robi as per the existing law over realising dues from them. “The path of dialogue is open but the mobile phone operators must pay the dues. They can sit with us anytime they want. However, ...

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp photo glitch fixed

Facebook say glitches affecting its platforms have now been resolved. Users across the world had been unable to upload or view photos, videos and other files. The problems had affected its Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp apps.”The issue has… been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone,” it tweeted. It added that an unspecified issue had been accidentally ...

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Vodafone switches on 5G network in seven UK cities

London, Jul 4 : Vodafone has become the second UK mobile operator to turn on its 5G network, offering faster speeds and the opportunity for new services, reports the BBC. The network is going live in seven UK cities, including Cardiff, London, Manchester and Glasgow. Making a success of the service could be crucial to the firm which has seen ...

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Nokia distances itself from boss’s warning over Huawei 5G kit

Dhaka, Jun 30 : Telecoms giant Nokia has disowned the comments one of its senior executives made about rival Huawei, reports the BBC. Nokia’s chief technology officer Marcus Weldon told the BBC that the UK should be wary of using the Chinese hardware. He said Huawei’s telecoms kit had vulnerabilities that meant it posed a risk to 5G networks. In ...

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