Month: January 2019

To handle Financial Crime the Payment or Financial bodies should call for digital IDs

To Verify a person’s identity and their associations with firms, assets, and other individuals can be complicated, expensive, and error-prone. However, advanced solutions such as biometrics mean Financial Institutions can now create and maintain digital ID solutions that benefit customers, the financial services industry, and potentially other industries.

Source: To handle Financial Crime the Payment or Financial bodies should call for digital IDs

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Open Letter to Government of India (Mr. R.S Prasad) by Mozilla, Wikimedia, and Github : Withdraw proposal and start fresh consultation

Global internet organizations Mozilla (a not-for-profit behind the popular web browser Firefox), the Wikimedia Foundation, and GitHub have submitted an open letter to the Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, expressing serious concerns over the draft intermediary liability rules proposed by the Ministry last month. The Ministry had invited comments from stakeholders till 31st January before initiating next steps.

Source: Open Letter to Government of India (Mr. R.S Prasad) by Mozilla, Wikimedia, and Github : Withdraw proposal and start fresh consultation

Facebook is paying Teens $20 per Month to Install ‘Facebook Research’ App That Collects Private Data – Project Atlas

The social media giant FaceBook was previously gripped for collecting user data data through Onavo Protect, which is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that it acquired in 2013, and due to data violation activities, being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple’s App Store. But Facebook is not a bit silent for the same rather it is paying teenagers around $20 a month to use its VPN app that aggressively monitors their smartphone and web activity and then sends it back to Facebook.

Source: Facebook is paying Teens $20 per Month to Install ‘Facebook Research’ App That Collects Private Data – Project Atlas

India’s Largest bank SBI with Poor Digital Security Practices – Leaked Millions of Customers Account Data

A report from Techcrunch on Wednesday disclosed that the SBI Data Server which is hosted at Mumbai have leaked details of millions of bank accounts information,  which had not protected the server with a password, allowing anyone who knew where to look to access the data on millions of customers’ information.This data center has stored two months of data from SBI Quick, a text message and call-based system used to request basic information about their bank accounts by customers of the government-owned State Bank of India (SBI), the largest bank in the country and a highly ranked company in the Fortune 500

Source: India’s Largest bank SBI with Poor Digital Security Practices – Leaked Millions of Customers Account Data

ASUS unveils smallest range of 13”, 14” and 15” ZenBook series laptops

ASUS has announced the most compact ZenBook series laptops, packing awe-inspiring aesthetics and superb performance. The latest models represent the high-tech couture ZenBook laptop series that is world-renowned for its beautiful, thin-and-light minimalist designs.

Source: ASUS unveils smallest range of 13”, 14” and 15” ZenBook series laptops

Facebook is plotting an Unified MasterPlan to Integrate Its ‘Family of Apps’ – A pitch for One third of World’s Population to Interact

Facebook is reportedly working on the plan to integrate its family apps WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger apps together. Is not it an incredible Idea.

Source: Facebook is plotting an Unified MasterPlan to Integrate Its ‘Family of Apps’ – A pitch for One third of World’s Population to Interact

Airtel, along with its QR scan, makes switching to the new TV pricing easy

Airtel Digital TV has announced the a-la-carte pricing of the channels on its website, as per the TRAI regulations. With the new TRAI pricing regime for TV coming into effect starting February 1, 2019, TV viewers can now opt to pay only for the channels they want to watch.

Source: Airtel, along with its QR scan, makes switching to the new TV pricing easy