Github is a code repository designed for companies and individual programmers. Conceptualized in 2007, Github is used by 65+ million developers and 3+ million organizations to build, ship, and maintain software code. Github claims it is the world’s largest and most advanced development platform in the world. The company also provides collaborative version control and package repository management. It is headquartered in California and has been a subsidiary of Microsoft since 2018. Github was originally a flat organization with no mid-level managers and everyone was considered as a manager. Employees could choose to work on any project but the pay was decided by the CEO. In 2014, a layer of middle management was introduced. Github’s interesting mascot is an “octocat”, a cat with eight octopus-like arms. The character was created by graphic designer Simon Oxley as clip art for sale on iStock. Github noticed his work after Twitter chose a bird Oxley designed as their logo. The mascot has since been adapted for different purposes of Github.
03 Jan 2022Delhi
The Delhi cyber police have registered an FIR against a dubious application that uploaded images of Muslim women "for auction."
27 May 2020NITI Aayog
In a major development, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has open-sourced Aarogya Setu, its contact-tracing app for COVID-19.
07 May 2020Twitter
A few hours ago, Spotify, Tinder, TikTok, Pinterest, and many other popular apps started crashing on iOS.
22 Apr 2020Elon Musk
You may already know about deepfakes, the AI-generated clips that show one person's face or voice in another person's video.
05 Oct 2019WhatsApp
A new vulnerability has been discovered in WhatsApp which allows hackers to gain access to your files and messages by leveraging malicious GIFs.
05 Jul 2019YouTube
In a shocking development, multiple outlets have reported that DeepNude, the app that made women appear nude, is still available on the internet.
24 Jun 2019Microsoft
Microsoft appears to have banned certain software products for its employees.
05 May 2019Technology
Reportedly, GitHub has been hit by hackers who are hijacking private code repositories and deleting them in order to blackmail their owners for ransom.
23 Mar 2019Microsoft
Back in the day, when Microsoft Office wasn't really popular, it had an animated assistant called Clippy.
01 Nov 2018Microsoft
An artificial intelligence (AI) program, that earlier used to recognize faces on Facebook, has been modified for a special purpose.
25 Oct 2018Microsoft
A new zero-day vulnerability that can be exploited to delete Windows system files has been uncovered by a security researcher.
28 Sep 2018Android
A new Android-based spyware has been spotted on the internet, one that could compromise your smartphone's critical data including your WhatsApp messages, photos, and contacts.
04 Jun 2018Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
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04 Jun 2018Microsoft
Microsoft has acquired world's largest open-source code repository website, GitHub for a whopping $7.5 billion in an all-stock deal.
02 Jun 2018Microsoft
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31 Mar 2018Facebook
The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted how Cambridge Analytica obtained user data of 50 million people from Facebook without their permission to allegedly help Donald Trump get elected as the US President.
03 Mar 2018Technology
The largest known DDoS attack in the world targeted software development platform GitHub this week, and the latter was impressively able to overcome it in under 10 minutes.
22 Nov 2017Uber
Uber is facing another PR nightmare. It has emerged that the company concealed a massive data breach affecting 57mn users/riders for a whole year.
23 Sep 2016North Korea
North Korea's internet service came to a standstill when links to websites available in North Korea were posted online on Reddit.