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Google identified as ‘serial privacy violator’ after making changes in policy: Report

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CALIFORNIA: American multinational technology company Google’s recent move regarding the policy change has now resulted it in being branded as a ‘serial privacy violator’, said a report by The Washington Post.

“Consumer Watchdog and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse have now filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stating that Google had made changes in its policy in the said month in order to gain more data from its users,” the report added.

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The recent move by the US search engine company has been branded as “highly deceptive” by the same consumer advocacy groups. The groups claimed that Google did not make it clear as to what had changed, which may have lead to plenty of its users blindly accepting those policy changes.

“Google has said that the changes were made after global testing hinting that a few users did know about the change,” they said.

The report further revealed that the company was also involved in a similar privacy-related incident back in 2011 that resulted in a consent decree with the FTC.

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“Google was fined $22.5 million in 2012 after allegations that the search giant was discovered tracking users using Apple’s Safari browser,” it said.




 

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Fallout of abortive Faizabad crackdown: TV remains off air, but savants unblocked social media using a bit of jugglery!

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KARACHI: PEMRA, while citing Clause 8 (8) of Electronic Media Code of Conduct had yesterday issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of Faizabad sit-in. 

Yesterday, most of the private channels were taken off air. Viewers trying to watch TV see PEMRA message saying that the channel was suspended on its orders.

Though Facebook, YouTube, Daily Motion, Twitter and instagram had also been blocked, many savants of the technology are using it through a bit of jugglery.

For instance, they get the  services unblocked  by placing themselves abroad in the cyber memory!

Moreover, Government is also pondering over closure of mobile phone signals

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Dubai Air Show: Sino-Pak J-F Thunder and Chinese stealth combat drones attract attention!

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DUBAI: While aerial and static display of Sino-Pak JF-Thunder attracted attention of many buyers, Chinese stealth combat drones Yunying too caused ripples at Dubai Air Show that concluded yesterday (Wednesday 16th of November).

According to details Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) – that has unveiled its 9m-long powerful aerial-photography stealth drones Yunying here at Dubai Air Show – claims these drones weighing three tons, with 17 meters in wingspan can capture images of objects on ground and destroy them.

By means of turbo engines, these could ascend higher and beyond the reach of most surface-to-air missiles.

Three types of Yunying drones:

YUNYING 1: Equipped with ultra-high-resolution long-range optic cameras as well as synthetic aperture radar, it is capable of scanning and imaging 10,000 square kilometers per hour from an altitude of 13km;

YUNYING 2: With the help of full-band radar signal sensors and cellular network sensors, these can pinpoint all surface radar and communication devices within a radius of 400km and 200km;

YUNYING 3: This highly maneuverable target drone is a combination of the previously mentioned two. It can destroy targets 50km away and can carry six anti-ship missiles Ying Ji-9E.

 

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Faulty iPhone charger kills a 14-year-old girl in Vietnam!

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HANOI: Torn cable of an iPhone charger took life of a 14-year-old girl here when she rolled over it during sleep.

According to details Le Thi Xoan got exposed to live wire during sleep and was found unconscious.

Her parents rushed her to hospital where she was pronounced dead by doctors who confirmed that she died due to electrocution.

Original iPhone or third-party device?

Investigators are examining the killer wire to find out  whether it was the original Apple or its cheap replica. 

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv, after examining snap of the burnt cable, held that killer-wire was shorter than the original 20-inch iPhone cable.

It is pertinent to mention here that victim must have known that the wire was torn as investigators have found a scotch tape wrapped around the defected part. 

 

 

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