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Beware of the Blue Whale app

Eerily similar to the movie Nerve, a sick ‘suicide challenge’, known as Blue Whale, is goading teens in some countries into committing suicide. The terrifying online craze is said to have claimed more than 130 lives in Russia, where it is suspected to have originated. The game has now found followers in UK, apart from Portugal, Brazil and Dubai. Schools ... Read More »

WhatsApp Back Online After Global Outage of ‘A Few Hours’

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook, suffered a widespread global outage on Wednesday that lasted for several hours before being resolved, the company said. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience,” WhatsApp said in an ... Read More »

Google Docs Phishing Scam Doused After Catching Fire

A ‘phishing’ scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the Internet giant after spreading wildly. The purpose of the scam, and the culprits behind it, remained unknown late in the day. “We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs, and have disabled offending accounts,” a Google spokesperson ... Read More »

Google Translate and Gboard Improve Indian Languages Support, Google Search Will Include Hindi Dictionary Results

Google on Tuesday announced that the company is introducing improved support for Indian languages in its products. After introducing support for machine-learning based translation for Hindi last month, the search giant has now extended its neural machine translation to 9 more Indian languages. The company has also extended its new translation technique’s support to Chrome browser’s built-in auto-translate functionality. Additionally, ... Read More »

Uber’s CEO surrendered in showdown with Apple’s Tim Cook after iPhone maker threatened to effectively shut down ride-sharing app when it was caught violating privacy regulations

Uber folded in a showdown with Apple after the iPhone maker threatened to effectively shut down the ride-sharing app after it was caught flaunting its privacy regulations, according to a report Sunday. Travis Kalanick, 40, the oft-criticized head of Uber, was summoned for what turned out to be a tense meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook in 2015 at Apple ... Read More »