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How can you report a cyber fraud?
short by Ankush Verma / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
To report a cyber fraud one needs to visit and then click on 'Report Suspect' in 'Suspect Data' drop down menu. One can then choose option to report a Website URL, WhatsApp Number, Phone Number, E-mail Id, SMS Header or Social Media URL. "In case of online financial fraud dial 1930," the X handle of government's Cyber Dost tweeted.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:39 pm on 24 Feb
Gemini not always reliable: Google on chatbot's response on PM Modi
short by Pragya Swastik / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Google said its Gemini AI chatbot "may not always be reliable, especially when it comes to responding to some prompts about current events, political topics, or evolving news". Earlier, Google's chatbot was criticised over an objectionable response and bias to a question about PM Narendra Modi. MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said Gemini's answer was in direct violation of IT rules.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:52 am on 25 Feb
Watch: top scientists - working in trenches, aiming for stars
short by Bhana Neur / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
In conversation, Shaili Chopra, founder of SheThePeople & Gytree, the country's greatest scientists dived into their experiences as women in STEM and reflected on their challenges and triumphs. They also explored their experiences as mothers and the challenges of balancing professional careers with family responsibilities.
short by Bhana Neur / 05:46 pm on 24 Feb
Iranian authorities have traced Kourosh Company's head Amir Hossein Sharifian, who is accused of cheating people willing to buy iPhones of over ₹290 crore. Due to US sanctions on Iran, Apple isn't allowed to directly sell iPhones in Iran. Sharifian used fake half-priced deals and celebrity endorsements to lure customers, who didn't eventually receive the iPhones they'd paid for.
short by Ashley Paul / 01:09 pm on 25 Feb
Oprah Winfrey deepfaked in ad for ₹3,000 'manifestation' course
short by Ashley Paul / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
US TV personality Oprah Winfrey, British presenter Piers Morgan and British TV cook Nigella Lawson are among celebrities deepfaked by a US-based influencer to lure people using a 'manifestation' course advertisement. The ad promotes "Genie Script", Wesley Virgin's course's centrepiece, for $37 (over ₹3,000). The deepfake videos claim Genie Script is a "missing" Hebrew Bible scripture of 20 words.
short by Ashley Paul / 09:00 am on 25 Feb
Bezos, OpenAI invest in humanoid robot startup Figure AI: Report
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, OpenAI, Microsoft and NVIDIA are among the firms that are investing in a $675 million round of humanoid robot startup Figure AI, Bloomberg reported. While Bezos' Explore Investments has reportedly committed $100 million, Microsoft is investing $95 million. NVIDIA and OpenAI are investing $50 million and $5 million, respectively.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 02:58 pm on 24 Feb
Thinking of you: Apple CEO Cook on Steve Jobs' 69th birthday
short by Ashley Paul / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Apple CEO Tim Cook shared Co-founder Steve Jobs' pic on his 69th birth anniversary. "Thinking of my friend Steve on his birthday - the lives he touched, the vision he shared and the profound impact he had on our world," Cook said. "We're here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why here?" Cook added quoting Jobs.
short by Ashley Paul / 10:01 am on 25 Feb
Xiaomi 14 Ultra launched at Rs 76,000 with 4 50-MP cameras
short by Mohul / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
Xiaomi introduces its latest flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, featuring a quad-camera setup with Leica optics, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, and a 6.73" AMOLED display. With satellite connectivity and an IP68 rating, it offers advanced features. Available in China starting at CNY 6,499, it's set to launch globally at the Mobile World Congress.
short by Mohul / 08:58 am on 24 Feb
Microsoft is testing a "hot patching" update method for Windows 11 that allows installing monthly security updates without needing PC reboots. Already used in Windows Server, Xbox, hot patching for Windows 11 is expected to debut with version 24H2 later this year, needing restarts just 4 times annually.
short by Mohul / 08:52 am on 25 Feb
Google Pay shuts down in this country from June, 2024
short by Mohul / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
Google has announced terminating the Google Pay app in United States from June 4th, 2024 while shifting all payments features to Google Wallet. But it has clarified the highly popular Google Pay service will continue unchanged for India and Singapore markets as per region-specific needs. Migration of all Google Pay users to Google Wallet has already started.
short by Mohul / 08:14 am on 24 Feb
Can India face the fight between facts & AI-made fake news?
short by Aakriti Sanghi / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
The World Economic Forum's report highlights the rising threat of misinformation and disinformation globally, especially during elections. India tops the list of at-risk countries, driven by factors like low information literacy, identity-based politics, and historical social divisions. The use of generative AI amplifies the problem, leading to concerns about fake news causing real-life violence.
short by Aakriti Sanghi / 11:54 am on 24 Feb
Some Apple Vision Pro units develop crack on front glass: Reports
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
Some owners of Apple Vision Pro have complained about their headsets' front glass getting cracked in the middle, media reports said. While the cause of the issue is unknown yet, the owners said the headsets weren't dropped or stored incorrectly. Apple launched the mixed-reality headset in the US this month, with a starting price of $3,499.
short by Mansi Agarwal / 08:06 pm on 24 Feb
PM Modi appeals to first time voters during 110th 'Mann Ki Baat'
short by Somya Bansal / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his 110th and the last broadcast of Mann Ki Baat, appealed to first-time voters. The PM also pushed for 'Nari Shakti' or women empowerment and spoke to Drone Didi. PM's radio show Mann Ki Baat will not air for the next three months due to the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
short by Somya Bansal / 12:50 pm on 25 Feb
Elon Musk, the big boss of X, recently announced the upcoming launch of Xmail to compete with Google's Gmail. The confirmation surfaced following a tweet from X's Security Engineer who inquired about the launch date of Xmail. Musk's announcement came amidst rumours over a supposed shutdown of Gmail. However, Google clarified that Gmail not shutting down and will remain operational.
short by Vivek / 07:56 pm on 24 Feb
SEBI using AI for investigations: Whole Time Member Varshney
short by Debaroti Adhikary / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is using artificial intelligence (AI) for conducting investigations, its Whole Time Member Kamlesh Chandra Varshney said on Saturday. He added that entities should keep track of technological developments. As long as the market is transparent and no manipulation is happening, AI's use is fine with the regulator, he further said.
short by Debaroti Adhikary / 09:54 am on 25 Feb
Debate on draft global AI framework likely in June: MoS IT Rajeev
short by Ashley Paul / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said India has offered to lead the charge of creating a draft global AI framework. "We expect to have a draft framework discussed and debated before June or July of this year...[We expect] if not all countries...most countries...participate and agree on these guardrails," Chandrasekhar said. Framework must harness potential of AI, he added.
short by Ashley Paul / 02:40 pm on 25 Feb
If you are a Google user, and meet certain conditions, then you can get free access to highly advanced Google Gemini premium version and use the AI capabilities for maximum productivity. Certain Google One users, who have opted for higher plans, are eligible for this free access to Google Gemini advanced version.
short by Mohul / 09:08 am on 25 Feb
MoS IT Rajeev shares clip comparing Nvidia, Intel mcaps over 10yrs
short by Ashley Paul / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar shared an X user's video comparing market capitalisations (mcaps) of chipmaker Nvidia and tech major Intel over 10 years. The video shows Nvidia's mcap at $9.3 billion and Intel's at $128.3 billion on January 2, 2014. Around September 2015, Nvidia's mcap saw exponential growth due to rising craze of Bitcoin and Ethereum mining.
short by Ashley Paul / 04:22 pm on 25 Feb
KushoAI, a startup building AI agents to supercharge software reliability, has raised $600,000 in pre-seed funding led by Antler India. The round also saw participation from Blume Founders Fund, UpSparks Capital, and angels such as Mohit Kumar and Vatsal Singhal (co-founders, Ultrahuman), and Ashok Hariharan (CEO, IDfy), among others.
short by Vivek / 03:51 pm on 24 Feb
iPhone 12 is available for Rs 29,699, this is a great deal
short by Pravesh Maurya / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
The company is also giving 10 percent cashback through Mobikwik till 29th February. After this cashback, iPhone 12 can be purchased at a starting price of Rs 29,699. Apart from this, 18 months warranty and 100 percent battery health is also being offered on all devices. Customers will also have color options like white, blue, red and green to buy.
short by Pravesh Maurya / 03:53 pm on 24 Feb
Don't test unreliable models on Digital Nagriks: MoS IT to Google
short by Mansi Agarwal / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar has told Google to not test "unreliable" platforms, algorithms or models on Digital Nagriks. His statement comes after an X user accused Google's AI chatbot Gemini of showing bias against PM Narendra Modi. Responding to the issue, Google said Gemini is built as a creativity tool and "may not always be reliable".
short by Mansi Agarwal / 04:08 pm on 24 Feb
‘I continue to remain CEO’, says Byju Raveendran
short by Megha / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
Byju Raveendra, the CEO of edtech company BYJU's, has issued a statement via email to his employees affirming his position as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the company. This comes a day after the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of BYJU'S shareholders, which passed resolutions for the removal of Byju Raveendran from his CEO position.
short by Megha / 08:15 pm on 24 Feb
Beware of Zoksa Investment; many have lost lakhs to this scam
short by FPJ Online Edit / on 24 Feb 2024,Saturday
After the Free Press Journal reported on February 4 about a Dadar-based teacher who lost over Rs. 6.70 lakhs in an investment cyber fraud with an institutional trading platform called 'Zoksa', now several other victims of the same fraud are emerging from across the country. Recently, two people from Bangalore lost Rs. 40 lakhs and 13.3 lakhs.
short by FPJ Online Edit / 08:08 am on 24 Feb
Meta staff found last year that Instagram's paid subscription tools were being used by some parents to exploit their own minor children's accounts, The Wall Street Journal reported. Parents were selling content, often featuring young girls in bikinis and leotards, to a pedophile audience. Billionaire Elon Musk responded to the report saying, "Yet, Disney spends billions on advertising with Meta."
short by Ashley Paul / 12:18 pm on 24 Feb
Elon Musk shares new video of humanoid robot Optimus 'strolling'
short by Ashley Paul / on 25 Feb 2024,Sunday
Billionaire Elon Musk has shared a new video of his firm Tesla's humanoid robot 'Optimus' "strolling". The video shows Optimus walking around the EV maker's lab, turning and also walking in a circle. An X user compared the latest video with previous videos of Optimus, saying that the robot has likely gotten "30% faster" at walking.
short by Ashley Paul / 11:24 am on 25 Feb
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