Malware from Google Play Store grew by 100% in 2018

San Francisco, April 2  Covering malware trends in 2018, in its annual Android security report, Google has revealed that malware installed from Google Play grew by a 100 per cent last year. Click-fraud apps, also called “adware” accounted for 55 per cent of all Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs) installed through the Play Store, followed by […]

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WhatsApp unveils tipline to report fake news in India

New Delhi, April 2 WhatsApp on Tuesday launched a service in India where over 200 million users in the country can tip off fake news, misinformation and rumours related to elections. Launched by PROTO, a media skilling start-up, the tipline will help create a database of rumours to study misinformation during elections for Checkpoint — a […]

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Thales completes security firm Gemalto’s acquisition

New Delhi, April 2 French conglomerate Thales on Tuesday announced it has completed the acquisition of Gemalto, a global leader in digital identification and data protection, for 4.8 billion euros. The acquisition announced 15 months ago creates a global leader in digital identity and security employing 80,000 people, the company said in a statement. “With […]

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Educational institutions closed in Poonch district

Jammu, April 2  Authorities on Tuesday closed all educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district where a child, a woman and a Border Security Force (BSF) officer were killed on Monday in Pakistan shelling. All these institutions were within 5 km distance of the Line of Control (LoC). Due to indiscriminate targeting of defence […]

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Thales completes security firm Gemalto’s acquisition

New Delhi, April 2  French conglomerate Thales on Tuesday announced it has completed the acquisition of Gemalto, a global leader in digital identification and data protection, for 4.8 billion euros. The acquisition announced 15 months ago creates a global leader in digital identity and security employing 80,000 people, the company said in a statement. “With […]

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Veteran Tamil filmmaker J. Mahendran dead

Chennai, April 2  Well-known Tamil filmmaker J. Mahendran, most popular for making some path-breaking films with superstar Rajinikanth, breathed his last here at his residence on Tuesday. He was 79. According to his publicist, Mahendran had been critically ill and was undergoing treatment at Apollo hospital for over a week. On Monday night, he was […]

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