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N NEW DELHI: A whopping 16 million accounts of Indian influencers on Facebook-owned Instagram are fake, revealed a new study, suggesting such people are artificially boosting "vanity metrics" that marketers often use while selecting influencers, including followers and engagement.
... read morer /> The research by Swedish e-commerce start-up A Good Company and data analytics firm HypeAuditor jointly assessed 1.84 million Instagram accounts across 82 countries.

Learn more- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/16-mn-accounts-of-indian-instagram-influencers-fake-study/articleshow/70207096.cms

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An artist is auctioning off a laptop that is housing some of the nastiest malware to ever exist in it. Its title is "The Persistence of Chaos". It supposedly contains six of the most dangerous malware to ever have been created.

Learn More - https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/25/18638308/laptop-viruses-malware-auction-persistence-of-chaos-guo-o-dong

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China has gone ahead and completely banned community-fed encyclopedia, Wikipeida, in all its available languages.

The site was initially banned in the country, however it was only the Chinese version that was banned, and specific pages with search terms that were deemed sensitive such ... read moreas the Dalai Lama and Tiananmen massacre. However, they have taken a step ahead and completely banned the whole site.

Unfortunately, Wikipedia becomes the latest site to join the long list of already banned sites in China.

This has forced users to use VPNs to get over what is being called the "Great Firewall of China".

Lean more- https://time.com/5589439/china-wikipedia-online-censorship/

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The entire market capitalization for cryptocurrencies fell by $18 billion over the course of three days, according to CoinMarketCap.com

Bitcoin ended the week down 5 percent but other top cryptocurrencies XRP and ether were down 12 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

The ... read moresell-off began after reports that cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex was going to suspend all deposits from fiat currencies, according to Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of BKCM.

Learn more- https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjE9OGH-pzfAhXKWisKHXgrCFgQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2018%2F10%2F12%2Fcryptocurrencies-suffer-18-billion-drop-in-value-over-three-days.html&psig=AOvVaw2nDYCvAGui-m2dN3xdvuAz&ust=1544795563490362

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IBM announced plans to acquire Red Hat in a deal valued at about $34 billion.

Prior to the acquisition, Red Hat's market capitalization stood at approximately $20.5 billion.

The acquisition is by far IBM's largest deal ever, and the third-biggest in the history of U.S. tech... read more.

Learn more- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/28/ibm-to-acquire-red-hat-in-deal-valued-at-34-billion.html

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Blockchain detects fake diamonds.

Hong Kong jewelry company Chow Tai Fook has partnered with Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to create a blockchain-based app that will enable customers to ascertain the origin and authenticity of stones purchased.

Learn more- ... read moreet='blank_' href="https://www.ccn.com/hong-kong-jeweler-introduces-blockchain-app-for-diamond-authentication/">https://www.ccn.com/hong-kong-jeweler-introduces-blockchain-app-for-diamond-authentication/

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Drone-based surveillance still makes many people uncomfortable, but that isn't stopping research into more effective airborne watchdogs. Scientists have developed an experimental drone system that uses AI to detect violent actions in crowds. The team trained their machine learning algorithm to recog... read morenize a handful of typical violent motions (punching, kicking, shooting and stabbing) and flag them when they appear in a drone's camera view. The technology could theoretically detect a brawl that on-the-ground officers might miss, or pinpoint the source of a gunshot.

Learn more- https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/06/drones-use-ai-to-spot-violence-in-crowds/

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Facebook gave user data to four Chinese companies, including Huawei, flagged as a security thread by US intelligence.

Learn more- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/technolog... read morey/facebook-device-partnerships-china.html

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In the mid 80s, desktop computers changed everything. In the mid 90s, it was the Internet and in the mid 2000s, we saw the advent of smartphones. It's the mid 2010s now and what technology do you think will be owning the next decade?

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Mozilla’s New Game for Teaching Encryption Basics with Emoji.
Today,Mozilla launched "Codemoji",a fun, educational tool that introduces everyday Internet users to ciphers — the basic building blocks of encryption — using emoji. Try Now :- http://learning.mozilla.org/codemoji

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