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New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

30 Jul 2020

New Android malware can steal your banking credentials, Government warns

The cybersecurity agency working for the Government of India has raised alarms over a dangerous new strain of malware on Android.

This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps

16 Jul 2020

This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps

After Joker, a new strain of malware called 'BlackRock' has surfaced on the internet.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: F8 cancellation, Nest outage, Decathlon leak, Apple's store, more

01 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: F8 cancellation, Nest outage, Decathlon leak, Apple's store, more

This week, we have witnessed a lot of buzz in the world of tech, thanks to several launches, leaks, announcements, and scary security threats.

Hackers are mysteriously stealing from PayPal accounts for online shopping

25 Feb 2020

Hackers are mysteriously stealing from PayPal accounts for online shopping

PayPal, one of the biggest payment platforms in the world, has been marred by a major, albeit unknown, security flaw.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is Facebook Pay, how to use it?

13 Nov 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is Facebook Pay, how to use it?

In a major move, Facebook has launched its own payments system to enable seamless peer-to-peer transfers and purchases across all its products.

Why eBay, Mastercard, Visa ditched Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project

12 Oct 2019

Why eBay, Mastercard, Visa ditched Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project

When Facebook announced Libra in June, it had promised a digital token for personal and store payments.

'Sign In With Apple' not fully secure, says OpenID Foundation

01 Jul 2019

'Sign In With Apple' not fully secure, says OpenID Foundation

At this year's WWDC, Apple announced 'Sign In With Apple' - a novel way of signing into apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Facebook co-founder bashes company's cryptocurrency plans, calls them 'frightening'

22 Jun 2019

Facebook co-founder bashes company's cryptocurrency plans, calls them 'frightening'

Just a few days back, Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency based on a blockchain-based network called Calibra.

Instagram turns into mall, lets users shop directly: Here's how

20 Mar 2019

Instagram turns into mall, lets users shop directly: Here's how

In another e-commerce focused move, Instagram has added the ability to shop directly from its Android and iOS app.

Six held in Noida for using malware to dupe foreigners

17 Nov 2018

Six held in Noida for using malware to dupe foreigners

Six persons were arrested from Noida on Thursday for allegedly using malware to lock up computers of American and Canadian citizens and then demanding money to fix it, police said yesterday.

Soon, Mumbai Metro commuters can recharge smart cards via PayPal

11 Oct 2018

Soon, Mumbai Metro commuters can recharge smart cards via PayPal

Reliance Infrastructure's Mumbai Metro has partnered with PayPal, one of the biggest platforms in the world for global online payments.

PayPal to acquire Simility, AI-based fraud specialist, for $120 mn

23 Jun 2018

PayPal to acquire Simility, AI-based fraud specialist, for $120 mn

Digital payments giant Paypal has signed a deal to acquire Palo Alto-based fraud prevention solutions provider Simility for $120 million. It is an all cash deal.

How the gay leaders of the corporate-world are changing perceptions

04 Jun 2018

How the gay leaders of the corporate-world are changing perceptions

It's Pride Month, and celebrities are once again in the public to take forward the LGBT campaign. And rightly so.

#FinancialBytes: 6 apps that help you send money aboard

08 May 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 apps that help you send money aboard

Sending money abroad was once an extremely complicated process but the advent of technology and Internet has made the process quite simple and fast.

7 smartphone apps that can earn you real money

28 Mar 2018

7 smartphone apps that can earn you real money

Everyone owns a smartphone these days, and almost everything we do on them requires an app.

Love to quiz? These apps help you learn and earn

12 Feb 2018

Love to quiz? These apps help you learn and earn

Quizzers and people with a thirst for knowledge are in for some good news.

40,000 users affected by credit card security breach: OnePlus

20 Jan 2018

40,000 users affected by credit card security breach: OnePlus

Smartphone maker OnePlus has confirmed that the recent credit card security breach on its official website has affected up to 40,000 customers.

US-based PayPal officially launches domestic operations in India

08 Nov 2017

US-based PayPal officially launches domestic operations in India

Upping the competition in the Indian digital payments space, global online payments pioneer PayPal has officially launched domestic operations in India.

Google, Microsoft, Amazon are considered most authentic brands in India

21 Oct 2017

Google, Microsoft, Amazon are considered most authentic brands in India

Google is considered the most authentic brand in India, claims a recent report by New York-based global communications firm Cohn & Wolfe.

Personalized medicines: Silicon Valley doctor calls for optimized treatment

30 May 2017

Personalized medicines: Silicon Valley doctor calls for optimized treatment

Dr. Molly Maloof isn't your everyday doctor but one that believes that one can only stay healthy by 'optimizing one's health'.

Alipay wages war against Apple Pay for US market

10 May 2017

Alipay wages war against Apple Pay for US market

In a move to expand to the international market, Alipay, operated by Ant Financial, has sealed a deal with First Data, giving it access to four million retail partners and will now compete with the likes of Apple Pay.

Twitter hacking for a living, legally

23 Apr 2017

Twitter hacking for a living, legally

If you think hacking could only put someone in jail then you may have misjudged the potentials of a hacker.

Start-up pitching "love" against "porn" fails to impress investors

04 Apr 2017

Start-up pitching "love" against "porn" fails to impress investors

MakeLoveNotPorn (MLNP) lets its users upload videos of them engaging in consensual sex.

Under pressure, North Carolina repeals anti-transgender law

31 Mar 2017

Under pressure, North Carolina repeals anti-transgender law

Under pressure after several sports teams and businesses boycotted the state, North Carolina has repealed a controversial law that restricted transgender people's bathroom use.

Going cashless to support "Digital India"

25 Mar 2017

Going cashless to support "Digital India"

Indians are more accustomed to having money in their physical wallets than a digital one.

Gmail rolls out new feature to send and request money

15 Mar 2017

Gmail rolls out new feature to send and request money

Gmail users can now send, receive and request money through their Gmail app on Android.

New CFO-backed Flipkart returns to the game

26 Feb 2017

New CFO-backed Flipkart returns to the game

India's largest online retailer Flipkart is looking at a fundraising of as much as $1.5 billion from investors including Microsoft, eBay, PayPal among others at a valuation of $10-12 billion.

Trump revokes Obama's transgender bathroom rules

23 Feb 2017

Trump revokes Obama's transgender bathroom rules

The Trump administration has withdrawn rules put forward by the Obama administration that allowed transgender students at schools to use the bathroom that suits their gender identity.

Uber CEO quits Trump's business advisory

03 Feb 2017

Uber CEO quits Trump's business advisory

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quit US President Donald Trump's business advisory group citing differences of opinion over the Trump administration's controversial immigration policies.

Paypal founder Peter Thiel considering running for California governor

17 Jan 2017

Paypal founder Peter Thiel considering running for California governor

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is reportedly considering to run for California governor in 2018, according to three major Republicans.

Trump, Tech CEOs break the ice at meeting

16 Dec 2016

Trump, Tech CEOs break the ice at meeting

President-elect Donald Trump's meeting with the CEOs of top US companies was closely watched by analysts; many of the CEOs openly opposed Trump's presidential bid.

Donald Trump meets with a bevy of corporates

14 Dec 2016

Donald Trump meets with a bevy of corporates

President-elect Donald Trump will be meeting with the biggest names of Silicon Valley today including Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg and Tesla Founder Elon Musk.

Palantir relentlessly raising funds

26 Nov 2016

Palantir relentlessly raising funds

According to a new SEC filing, American software and services company, Palantir, has raised another $20 million.

Meet Musical.ly, an app that is taking USA by storm

18 Oct 2016

Meet Musical.ly, an app that is taking USA by storm

Founded in Shanghai in 2014 as a platform to create, share and discover short music videos, Musical.ly has grown in popularity, particularly in the US, and has over 100 million users today.

Berkeley's Premier Cru wine seller pleads guilty to fraud

20 Aug 2016

Berkeley's Premier Cru wine seller pleads guilty to fraud

John E. Fox, the owner of Premier Cru, a wine shop in Berkeley, has pleaded guilty to running a wine-ponzi scheme.

Nigeria: A major hub for African e-commerce start ups

19 Aug 2016

Nigeria: A major hub for African e-commerce start ups

Even 3 years ago, online payment systems in Nigeria were inefficient and often led to failure of payments.