एफ़बी मैसेंजर के ज़रिए फैल रहा है वायरस

August 25, 2017 Leave a comment

फेसबुक मैसेंजर के ज़रिए भी मैलिशियस कोड आपके फ़ोन या कंप्यूटर को इंन्फेक्ट कर सकता है.

येे कोड कैसे काम करता है जानने के लिए पढ़ें सिक्योरलिस्ट के डोविड जेकोबी की ब्लॉग

https://securelist.com/new-multi-platform-malwareadware-spreading-via-facebook-messenger/81590/

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इलोन मस्क सुलझाएंगे ट्रैफिक की समस्या

August 25, 2017 Leave a comment

 

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source: www.teslarati.com/

ज़मीन के ऊपर सड़कों का जाल को समझ आता है. लेकिन ज़मीन के नीचे भी!

 

टेस्ला और स्पेस एक्स के मालिक इलोन मस्क पहले ही ऐलान कर चुके हैं कि ट्रैफिक जाम की समस्या को सुलझाने के लिए वो सड़कों के नीचे सड़कों का जाल बिछाने की कल्पना कर रहे हैं. इस बारे में उन्होंने इसी साल एक वीडियो भी जारी किया था जिसमें यह बताया गया था कि यह तकनीक कैसे काम करेगी.

इसी महीने टेस्लाराटी ने ज़मीन के नीचे सड़क बनाने की अपनी योजना, यानी 3.2 किलोमीटर की सड़क की एक झलक पोस्ट की है.

 

In virtual world Privacy is all about Data Protection

August 25, 2017 Leave a comment
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Source: Wikipedia

Talking about the latest 547 page long verdict from the 9 Judge bench of Supreme Court of India about Right to Privacy, it is important to note that the verdict is futuristic and looks into the tech-enabled future.

Here are few things worth noting down –

About Informational privacy the Verdict agrees It is also an age of “big data” or the collection of data sets. These data sets are capable of being searched; they have linkages with other data sets; and are marked by their exhaustive scope and the permanency of collection. The challenges which big data poses to privacy interests emanate from State and non-State entities. Users of wearable devices and social media networks may not conceive of themselves as having volunteered data but their activities of use and engagement result in the generation of vast amounts of data about individual lifestyles, choices and preferences.

The balance between data regulation and individual privacy raises complex issues requiring delicate balances to be drawn between the legitimate concerns of the State on one hand and individual interest in the protection of privacy on the other.

Apart from national security, the state may have justifiable reasons for the collection and storage of data.

After reviewing international best practices, the Expert Group proposed nine privacy principles one of which is- A data controller shall give individuals choices (opt-in/optout) with regard to providing their personal information, and take individual consent only after providing notice of its information practices.

In an age where information technology governs virtually every aspect of our lives, the task before the Court is to impart constitutional meaning to individual liberty in an interconnected world. While we revisit the question whether our constitution protects privacy as an elemental principle, the Court has to be sensitive to the needs of and the opportunities and dangers posed to liberty in a digital world.

The need to protect the privacy of the being is no less when development and technological change continuously threaten to place the person into public gaze and portend to submerge the individual into a seamless web of inter-connected lives.

As we move towards becoming a digital economy and increase our reliance on internet based services, we are creating deeper and deeper digital footprints – passively and actively.

These digital footprints and extensive data can be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions and hence, is valuable information. This is the age of ‘big data’. The advancement in technology has created not just new forms of data, but also new methods of analysing the data and has led to the discovery of new uses for data. The algorithms are more effective and the computational power has magnified exponentially.

If the individual permits someone to enter the house it does not mean that others can enter the house. The only check and balance is that it should not harm the other individual or affect his or her rights. This applies both to the physical form and to technology. In an era where there are wide, varied, social and cultural norms and more so in a country like ours which prides itself on its diversity, privacy is one of the most important rights to be protected both against State and non-State actors and be recognized as a fundamental right.

The technology results almost in a sort of a permanent storage in some way or the other making it difficult to begin life again giving up past mistakes. People are not static, they change and grow through their lives. They evolve. They make mistakes. But they are entitled to re-invent themselves and reform and correct their mistakes. It is privacy which nurtures this ability and removes the shackles of unadvisable things which may have been done in the past.

Want to read the judgement, click here http://supremecourtofindia.nic.in/pdf/LU/ALL%20WP(C)%20No.494%20of%202012%20Right%20to%20Privacy.pdf

Government knows far too much about what happens

February 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Location information can be very sensitive. If you drive your car around the United States, it can reveal if you go to a therapist, attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, if you go to church or if you don’t go to church. And when that information about you is combined with the same information about everyone else, the government can gain a detailed portrait of how private citizens interact.

This information used to be private. Thanks to modern technology, the government knows far too much about what happens behind closed doors. And local police departments make decisions about who they think you are based on this information.

This is from a Ted Talk in 2014. Read more here – The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you

Google India confirms Lollipop for Android One handsets

February 5, 2015 Leave a comment
Android One

Android One

For the Indian users who have purchased the Android One cheap smartphone handsets from Google, they will soon get the new operating system update.

Google has confirmed that it will offer the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (OS) upgrade for the Android One handsets. On its Google plus page it said “Android One users in India — you’ll be getting the Lollipop update in the next few weeks.”
The Android One was launched in India with the Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

Apple Samsung hold same share in smartphone market now

January 30, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Q4 2014 Global smartphone shipments

Q4 2014 Global smartphone shipments

The fight between Apple and Samsung is getting interesting day by day. Now Apple is in straight competition of Samsung in terms of smartphone share in the market.

According to latest data revealed by Strategy Analytics, during the Q4 2014, Apple caught up with Samsung’s growing sale with the latest launch iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Global smartphone shipments grew 31 percent annually from 290.2 million units in Q4 2013 to a record 380.1 million in Q4 2014. Strong growth was seen in markets like China, India and Africa.

Apple shipped 74.5 million smartphones worldwide and captured a record 20 percent marketshare in Q4 2014, increasing from 18 percent a year earlier.

Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones worldwide and captured 20 percent marketshare in Q4 2013, dipping from 30 percent in Q4 2013.

Samsung continues to face intense competition from Apple at the higher-end of the smartphone market, from Huawei in the middle-tiers, and from Xiaomi and others at the entry-level.

Reserve price for 2100MHz Band is Rs 3705crore per MHz.

January 29, 2015 Leave a comment
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, has approved the proposal of the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to proceed with auction in 2100 MHz band alongwith 800, 900 and 1800 MHz bands. The Reserve price approved for 2100 MHz Band is Rs 3705 crore pan-India per MHz.

A 5 MHz Block will be offered in all service areas except Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab. Thus a total of 85 MHz in 17 Licensed Service Areas (LSAs) is being put to auction.

The estimated revenues from the auction of 2100 MHz Band are Rs.17555 crore of which Rs.5793 crore is expected to be realized in the current financial year.

Payment Terms

Successful Bidders shall make the payment in any of the following two options:

(a) Full upfront payment within 10 days of declaration of final price or pre-payment of one or more annual instalments; or

(b) deferred payment, subject to the following conditions: (i) An upfront payment; of 33 percent in the case of 2100 MHz band.

(i) An upfront payment; of 33 percent in the case of 2100 MHz band.

(ii) There shall be a moratorium of two years for payment of balance amount of one time charges for the spectrum, which shall be recovered in 10 equal annual instalments. (

(iii) The first instalment of the balance due shall become due on the third anniversary of the scheduled date of the first payment. Subsequent instalment shall become due on the same date of each following year. Prepayment of one or more instalments will be allowed on each annual anniversary date of the first upfront payment, based upon the principle that the Net Present Value of the payment is protected.

Who can apply?

i) Any licensee that holds a Unified Access Service (UAS)/ Cellular Mobile Telephone Service (CMTS) / Unified License (Access Service) UL(AS) / UL licence with authorization for Access Services for that Service Area; or

(ii) any licensee that fulfils the eligibility for obtaining a UL with authorization for AS; or

(iii) any entity that gives an undertaking to obtain a UL for access service authorisation through a New Entrant Nominee as per the DoT guidelines/licence conditions.

can bid for the Spectrum (subject to other provisions of the Notice).