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230 new emoji are coming to your devices this year

California, Feb 6: Unicode has announced a list of interesting new emoji which will make their debut on your devices in 2019. The list includes 59 new emoji with 171 variants for gender and skin tone, making the total count of 230.

Some of the new emoji include mechanical arm, deaf person, drop of blood, waffle, ice cube, yawning...

Google deletes 29 malicious ‘beauty camera’ apps that steal user information

Google has deleted 29 malicious "beauty camera" apps that were sharing pornographic content and forwarding users, particularly in India, to phishing websites to steal their information.

Some of these Android apps have been downloaded millions of times and a large number of the download counts originated from Asia -- particularly in India, said a report from US-based cyber security...

5G vulnerable to snooping: Report

Berlin, Feb 2: Ahead of the roll-out of the advanced SG network protocol, researchers have revealed the sheer vulnerability in the network that allows for spying of data over airwaves.

A research paper by researchers from the Technical University of Berlin, ETH Zurich and SINTEF Digital Norway details the privacy threat with the 5G network. The vulnerability affects Authentication...

Man ends life for not getting mobile phone of his choice

Mumbai, Feb 1: A 19-year-old man allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Kurla here on Friday, as he was apparently upset over not getting a mobile phone of his choice from his family, a senior police official said.

The deceased, Nadeem Sheikh, hanged himself from the ceiling fan of the kitchen around 4 am, the official said....

Facebook made millions by duping gamer kids

Typically, if an accidental purchase happens from a minor, a company takes steps to ensure the refund is initiated. However, Facebook reportedly engaged in a 'friendly fraud' to allow children to spend thousands of dollars on games without their parents' permission.

According to an investigation by Reveal, the social network orchestrated a multiyear effort that duped children and their...

Drinking, cooking in open to attract Rs 2k-10k fine in Goa

Panaji, Jan 25: The Goa government has decided to charge fines between Rs 2,000 and Rs 10,000 from people for drinking and cooking in the open, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said Thursday.

The Tourist Trade Act will be amended suitably during the Goa Assembly session beginning on January 29 for this purpose, he informed.

"People found creating...

Carcasses of 250 endangered sharks seized in mid-sea interception

Kendrapara, Jan 23: Indian Coast Guard personnel have seized a trawler carrying carcasses of around 250 endangered sharks during a mid-sea crackdown on illegal fishing in prohibited Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.

Seven crew members, all hailing from Andhra Pradesh, of the intercepted vessel were arrested and handed over to the forest department Tuesday, a Coast Guard official said.

The...

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight 'fake news'

San Francisco, Jan 22: Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp has announced it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.

In July, WhatsApp rolled out safeguards in India that included limiting the number of users to whom a message can be forwarded. It also ran newspaper...

‘World’s oldest man’, 113, dies in Japan

Tokyo, Jan 21: "World's oldest man" Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity's first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said.

Nonaka was born in July 1905, according to Guinness World Records — just months before Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity.

Guinness officially recognised Nonaka...

Car windshield wipers may help prevent flooding: Study

Washington, Jan 21: Tracking windshield wiper activity can provide faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar and rain gauge systems currently in place, potentially helping predict and prevent flooding, according to a study.

Researchers at the University of Michigan in the US said that a community armed with that real-time data could move more quickly to prevent...