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Hackers accessed data of 30 million Facebook users

Washington, Oct 13: Social media giant Facebook, which has its largest user base in India, said that a recent hacking into its system has affected about 30 million users.

Facebook product management vice president Guy Rosen on Friday said the cyber attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook's code that existed between July 2017 and September 2018....

People remember an average of 5,000 faces: Study

London, Oct 11: Scientists have for the first time put a figure on how many faces people actually remember -- a staggering 5,000 on average.

Researchers from the University of York in the UK tested participants on how many faces they could recall from their personal lives and the media, as well as the number of famous faces they...

NASA's Voyager 2 probe nearing interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe is approaching interstellar space and has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, the US space agency said.

Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 17.7 billion kilometres from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun. Since 2007 the probe has...

Indian astronaut may travel to ISS on board Russia's Soyuz in 2022

Moscow, Oct 3: Russia may bring an Indian astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz spacecraft for a short training mission in 2022, a source in the Russian space industry said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in August this year that his country would send a national crew to space on board domestically-developed Gaganyaan...

21 Gir lions dead, 4 of virus that killed 1,000 in Serengeti

Amreli, Oct 2: The Forest department of Gujarat, after a seemingly futile attempt to cover-up the death of Gir lions due to a suspected outbreak of some infectious disease in a particular range of Gir, the sole abode of Asiatic lions in the world, has finally confirmed the deaths of total 21 lions.

In a statement issued on Monday...

Facebook admits it shared users’ phone numbers for ads

San Francisco, Sept 29: Facebook on Thursday confirmed that advertisers were privy to phone numbers given by members of the social network for enhanced security.

A study by two US universities, first reported by news website Gizmodo, found that phone numbers given to Facebook for two-factor authentication were also used to target advertising.

Two-factor authentication is intended to...

WhatsApp appoints grievance officer for India

New Delhi, Sept 23: Under pressure to clamp down on sinister messages, WhatsApp has appointed a grievance officer for India and detailed out the process for users to flag concerns and complaints, including those around fake news.

Meeting one of the key demands that India had put on WhatsApp to curb fake messages that triggered mob killings, the Facebook-owned...

Couples in Tamil Nadu get petrol as wedding gift

Cuddalore, Sep 18: Owing to the skyrocketing prices of fuel, a group of friends here decided to gift petrol as a wedding present.

The group made the unusual move of gifting two bottles filled with petrol to their newly-wedded friends in order to highlight the plight being faced by common people due to steep rise in fuel prices across...

Social media causing sleep deprivation in pilots: IAF Chief

Bengaluru, Sept 15: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Friday said that being online for longer hours on social media is causing sleep deprivation in pilots.

Speaking at the 57th annual conference by Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine, the Air Force chief said that being active on social media till late hours causes sleep deprivations in pilots and...

'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' finds example in real world

Shivpuri, Sep 13: Remember how in Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', Jaya left her husband Keshav's house due to unavailability of a toilet? A similar incident has come up in real life in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district wherein a woman, named Nancy, decided to leave her in-laws' house after she was forced to defecate in open....