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Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter Account Hacked, Profile Picture Changed to Pakistan Prime Minister’s

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Monday night by Ayyildiz Tim, which claimed to be a Turkish hacker group. The group replaced Bachchan’s profile picture with a photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and also changed the bio, adding “Love Pakistan” and an emoji of the Turkish flag.  A spokesperson for Mumbai Police told PTI that ... Read More »

WhatsApp Two-Step Verification, HTC Bolt, Rs. 500, 1000 Ban Fallout, and More: Your 360 Daily

Highlights WhatsApp beta for Android, Windows 10 Mobile get a new security feature Alibaba sold goods worth $1 billion in 5 minutes on Single’s Day OnePlus 3 to get Android 7.0 Nougat ‘community’ build in November Friday saw the launch of HTC Bolt, a 2016 smartphone with a 2015 processor; WhatsApp adding two-step verification to its beta apps; record Single’s ... Read More »

Twitter, Amazon, Spotify went down following massive DDoS attack

Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages yesterday after a massive DDoS attack Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages today as a US internet provider came under sustained cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic, said that it had suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Join Coalition to Improve Online News

Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news organizations will be part of its partner network to share information on best practices for journalism ... Read More »

Facebook Live feature now available in India

If you have been waiting to broadcast yourself via Facebook, then the wait is nearly over. The Mark Zuckerberg-founded company has started rolling out its “Go Live” feature for both Android and iOS users in India. Earlier, the feature was rolled out on beta and was only available on Facebook pages and select individuals. You could go to the option ... Read More »

5 tips to protect yourself on social media

One normally starts thinking about security only when it gets compromised. But the services you normally use put in a lot of effort to keep you and your data secure. Here’s a quick rundown of the steps you need to follow to secure your online presence. Apart from changing your password often, one of the easiest things you can do ... Read More »

Microsoft to Warn Email Users of Suspected Hacking by Governments

Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it will begin warning users of its Outlook.com email service when the company suspects that a government has been trying to hack into their accounts. Microsoft told Reuters about the plan in a statement. It comes nine days after Reuters asked the company why it had decided not tell victims of a hacking campaign, discovered ... Read More »

Facebook plan to take over the web

There seems to be a lot going on at the big blue social network these days. A spate of headlines from the past several weeks have outlined some very ambitious plans: Facebook is building a real-time news tool that could kill Twitter. Facebook’s testing shopping products that could take on Amazon. Facebook’s making its own YouTube. On Friday, the company ... Read More »