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New App Helps Young Iranians Avoid ‘Morality Police’

A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic’s “morality police” is proving popular with the young, tech-savvy population but has quickly fallen foul of the authorities. The Gershad app allows users who spot checkpoints set up by the morality police, who enforce Islamic dress and behaviour codes, …

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Trojan T9000 Bypasses Antivirus Suites to Spy on Skype Calls, Chats

A newly discovered sophisticated backdoor trojan named T9000 is said to be targeting Skype users. The trojan steals information of a user by recording the conversation and capturing encrypted data. Furthermore, security researchers are warning that T9000 is also able to take screenshots of different applications on the victim’s computer. …

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Microsoft Acquires Groove Music App for iOS From Zikera

Microsoft has acquired the Groove music app for iOS from Canadian startup Zikera. The Groove app creators confirmed the acquisition stating that, “We are thrilled to announce that Groove has been acquired by Microsoft!” Zikera in its Medium post on Wednesday added that the Groove app is no longer available …

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Facebook and Messenger Apps for Android Causing Battery Drain, Users Report

Social media giant Facebook’s official mobile app for Android (as well as Messenger) is slowing smartphones by 15 percent and is consuming excess battery power, a media report citing users said on Tuesday. The hugely-successful apps were hit with controversy this week after a number of reports showed they drained …

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Top Internet Conspiracies Would Involve Too Many People to Stay Secret, Says Science

If Nasa really faked the moon landing in 1969, about 411,000 people would have worked together to keep that information from the public, and the whole thing would have been exposed about four years later, according to an Oxford researcher who has found a mathematical way to examine the viability …

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WhatsApp Could Soon Get Facebook Integration; End-to-End Encryption Indicator

WhatsApp could soon introduce a feature to allow its users to integrate their Facebook account with the instant messaging and voice calling app. While exactly how this will benefit users remains to be seen, the description reveals that the integration will “improve Facebook experiences.” The version 2.12.413 of WhatsApp for …

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Woman Faces Jail for Tagging Sister-in-Law on Facebook

A woman in the US was awarded a year in jail for violating a restraining order after she tagged her victim her sister-in-law on a Facebook post that called her “stupid”, a media report said. Maria Gonzalez, who was not allowed to contact Maribel Calderon, was charged with second-degree criminal …

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Prime Minister Modi’s Website Gets a Makeover

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website got a new look on Friday to provide detailed information on the various government initiatives and forge a greater connect with the people. Modi, a firm believer in the use of technology to speed up governance and make government’s work citizen-friendly, tweeted about his …

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Dell customers targeted by phone scams that might be an inside job

Dell famously increased its outsourcing program when it was riding high at the top of the PC market. The company’s fortunes have changed over the years, as it’s now a privately held firm once again, but it still outsources most tech support to call centers in India. Now, customers are …

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Luma delivers whole-house Wi-Fi for non-geeks, with per-device security

LAS VEGAS — Anyone who has had to cobble together more than one router, access point, or range extender to fully cover their home or office knows that it can be painful. Each device typically needs to be configured separately, probably offers its own policy for providing guest access, and …

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