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NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

28 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok, the current talk of the town, got Walmart as the latest bidder for its business.

Galen Gering returns to 'Days of Our Lives' sans Alfonso

19 Aug 2020

Galen Gering returns to 'Days of Our Lives' sans Alfonso

Days of Our Lives is retaining Galen Gering a.k.a. the dashing Rafe Hernandez.

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

03 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

A lot has happened over the weekend.

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

01 Aug 2020

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.

Teaser of 'The Comey Rule' shows a menacing Trump

30 Jul 2020

Teaser of 'The Comey Rule' shows a menacing Trump

The teaser for miniseries The Comey Rule is out and its fleeting depiction of US President Donald Trump is remarkable.

FBI is using a travel company for global surveillance: Report

19 Jul 2020

FBI is using a travel company for global surveillance: Report

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employs a range of tools and databases to de-anonymize and track criminal suspects.

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

17 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.

Dawood Ibrahim tests positive for coronavirus, hospitalized: Report

05 Jun 2020

Dawood Ibrahim tests positive for coronavirus, hospitalized: Report

Wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim has contracted coronavirus and is admitted to an army hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, News18 reported on Friday citing top government sources.

Chinese hackers tried stealing US COVID-19 vaccine research: Details here

14 May 2020

Chinese hackers tried stealing US COVID-19 vaccine research: Details here

Even as the world remains battered by the coronavirus pandemic, hackers are not stopping from disrupting the work going on to fight the crisis.

Here's your chance to be in a Martin Scorsese film

16 Apr 2020

Here's your chance to be in a Martin Scorsese film

If you have ever dreamt of working with Hollywood greats like Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Leonardo DiCaprio, now is the time to make it happen.

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

07 Apr 2020

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

According to US prosecutors, former FIFA executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup.

Apparently, Saudi Crown Prince hacked Jeff Bezos's phone via WhatsApp

22 Jan 2020

Apparently, Saudi Crown Prince hacked Jeff Bezos's phone via WhatsApp

Last year, Gavin de Becker, a security specialist known for assisting the CIA and FBI, claimed that the Saudi government had hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man.

#ScareAlert: This app can pull name, other details from images!

21 Jan 2020

#ScareAlert: This app can pull name, other details from images!

As Europe mulls banning public use of facial recognition systems, a new and potentially scary avatar of the technology has come to light.

#GamingBytes: Five best detective video games of all time

18 Dec 2019

#GamingBytes: Five best detective video games of all time

The thrill of solving a puzzle before the protagonist is what draws us to detective films and stories.

#ComicBytes: Who are the creepiest serial killers in Batman universe?

14 Nov 2019

#ComicBytes: Who are the creepiest serial killers in Batman universe?

Murder, mystery, the macabre, humans have always been fascinated by the depravity of human nature. Serial killers thus hold a 'special' place in our quirky minds.

#ComicBytes: Five times Iron Man has killed in comics

17 Oct 2019

#ComicBytes: Five times Iron Man has killed in comics

Marvel superhero Iron Man is famous as the bad boy philanthropist do-gooder with his own unique brand of charm and flamboyance.

Ranking the top controversies in NBA to date

08 Oct 2019

Ranking the top controversies in NBA to date

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the top basketball tournament in the world and produces some big moments each and every season.

Love 'Billions'? You can try these five intriguing shows

23 Sep 2019

Love 'Billions'? You can try these five intriguing shows

Billions is a captivating drama series that mixes the world of politics with that of New York high finance.

Five super weird facts about Superman

13 Sep 2019

Five super weird facts about Superman

Superman is one of DC's and our world's most recognizable superheroes.

Ransomware everywhere: One coordinated attack hits 22 American towns

22 Aug 2019

Ransomware everywhere: One coordinated attack hits 22 American towns

Even two years after the super-dangerous WannaCry ransomware attack, government computer systems haven't been equipped with the technology to thwart critical cyber-crimes.

Apple's Face ID just got hacked in most bizarre way

11 Aug 2019

Apple's Face ID just got hacked in most bizarre way

Apple's Face ID is said to be one of the safest available biometric locks.

Jeffrey Epstein, accused in sex-trafficking case, dead in apparent suicide

11 Aug 2019

Jeffrey Epstein, accused in sex-trafficking case, dead in apparent suicide

Disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell in an apparent suicide on Saturday.

Deadly chemical weapon found inside Facebook's headquarters, four buildings evacuated

02 Jul 2019

Deadly chemical weapon found inside Facebook's headquarters, four buildings evacuated

The deadly nerve agent sarin, which can cause paralysis and respiratory failure, might have entered Facebook's headquarters in Silicon Valley, prompting the tech giant to evacuate four buildings on Monday.

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

29 Jun 2019

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

An Islamic teacher in Virginia, who engaged in sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court earlier this year.

'Black Mirror' 'Smithereens' Review: Relevant message; Sub-par storyline [Spoilers]

08 Jun 2019

'Black Mirror' 'Smithereens' Review: Relevant message; Sub-par storyline [Spoilers]

The current season of Black Mirror feels different from the others and not in a good way.

Shows and movies to watch on Amazon Prime in June

31 May 2019

Shows and movies to watch on Amazon Prime in June

Your binge-watching schedule for June is all set because Amazon Prime Video is here with some amazing new content.

Teen hacked Apple's system to get job, got caught

28 May 2019

Teen hacked Apple's system to get job, got caught

A 17-year-old teen from Australia has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple's computer systems.

GoT's Emilia Clarke rejected '50 Shades of Grey'. Here's why

27 May 2019

GoT's Emilia Clarke rejected '50 Shades of Grey'. Here's why

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke shot to global stardom after the show's premiere in 2011.

What your favorite 'Game of Thrones' stars are doing next

20 May 2019

What your favorite 'Game of Thrones' stars are doing next

While Game of Thrones might have ended with a tad bit disappointing finale, the future for the cast of this fantasy drama looks far from bleak.

I'm f****d: Trump after Mueller was appointed for Russian probe

19 Apr 2019

I'm f****d: Trump after Mueller was appointed for Russian probe

US President Donald Trump's first reaction to Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel was "this is the end of my Presidency" and the President was so furious that he reacted with an expletive, according to the counsel's report.

Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos's phone, accessed private data

31 Mar 2019

Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos's phone, accessed private data

In a shocking revelation, a top-level security specialist has alleged that the Saudi Arabian government had hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man.

US man pleads guilty of kidnapping 13-year-old, murdering her parents

29 Mar 2019

US man pleads guilty of kidnapping 13-year-old, murdering her parents

A 21-year-old Wisconsin man, Jake Thomas Patterson, pleaded guilty of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, and murdering her parents.

Trump didn't "conspire" with Russia for 2016-campaign, concludes Mueller probe

25 Mar 2019

Trump didn't "conspire" with Russia for 2016-campaign, concludes Mueller probe

In what qualifies as one of the best days of Donald Trump's presidency, the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller concluded the US president didn't "conspire" with Russia during 2016 elections.

Mueller concludes Russia probe, submits report to US Attorney General

23 Mar 2019

Mueller concludes Russia probe, submits report to US Attorney General

Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted the much-awaited probe report to US Attorney General William Barr on alleged collusion between Russia and US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, ending an investigation that has cast a shadow over the Trump presidency for nearly two years.

'Desperate Housewives' actor Felicity Huffman charged in college entrance scandal

13 Mar 2019

'Desperate Housewives' actor Felicity Huffman charged in college entrance scandal

In one of the largest college admissions scams in the US, Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives star, was arrested on Tuesday.

US handcuffs, deports Air India pilot for downloading child pornography

10 Mar 2019

US handcuffs, deports Air India pilot for downloading child pornography

An Air India pilot was handcuffed, deplaned and deported from the US for allegedly accessing and downloading child pornography, officials of the national carrier said on Sunday.

#ComicBytes: Five lesser-known facts about Superman

09 Mar 2019

#ComicBytes: Five lesser-known facts about Superman

Superman is one of DC's and our world's most recognizable superheroes.

Trump's former campaign-manager Paul Manafort gets 47 months in prison

08 Mar 2019

Trump's former campaign-manager Paul Manafort gets 47 months in prison

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison yesterday for tax crimes and bank fraud.

Donald Trump calls Apple CEO Tim "Apple", Internet LOLs hard

07 Mar 2019

Donald Trump calls Apple CEO Tim "Apple", Internet LOLs hard

According to US President Donald Trump, the last name of Apple CEO is "Apple" and not "Cook", and we aren't making this up.

Indian-origin man sentenced to 33 months in US-prison over embezzlement

04 Mar 2019

Indian-origin man sentenced to 33 months in US-prison over embezzlement

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution for being convicted of mail fraud and embezzlement (theft of employer's funds).