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ISRO gets ready to launch navigation satellite IRNSS-1I on Thursday

Chennai: The stage is all set for India to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1I from Sriharikota rocket port on Thursday, a senior Indian space agency official said. “The countdown is progressing normally. The rocket stages (engines) have been fuelled up. The various systems are being checked now,” the official, who ... Read More »

India operationalises first smart fence on Bangladesh border in Assam

New Delhi: Taking the first but crucial step towards ensuring zero-transgression borders with Bangladesh and Pakistan, Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday operationalised the first smart fence on a riverine stretch with Bangladesh in Assam. The smart fence reportedly comprises of automated surveillance technology and alarm detection systems but BSF has ... Read More »

Uber Buys Dockless Bike-Share Company Jump

Uber is officially entering the dockless bike-sharing space. The ride-hail company has acquired electric bike-share startup Jump Bikes for an undisclosed amount. Owning and operating its own bike-share service may help Uber mitigate the threat that e-bike and e-scooter services pose to the ride-hail company’s business, specifically for trips under ... Read More »

Report: Ransomware Behind 39 Percent of Malware Cases

Ransomware viruses like the types that recently impacted public services in Atlanta and Baltimore accounted for nearly 40 percent of malicious software-related security breaches last year, including the vast majority of malware incidents within the health care sector, according to Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) released Tuesday. Verizon’s ... Read More »

Feds Seize Backpage.com, Website Owners Face Charges

Seven executives at the classified advertising site Backpage.com have been indicted on 93 counts, including promoting prostitution and money laundering. The Backpage officials were arrested Friday, the same day federal authorities seized all of the company’s websites around the globe and raided the Arizona home of one of its founders, ... Read More »

Zuck in DC: What We Learned about Facebook’s Data Practices

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg faces a second day of grilling before Congress today. Yesterday, Zuckerberg spent five hours fielding questions about how his company handles users’ personal data and how it plans to prevent others from misusing that information to spread false news stories, manipulate public opinion, fuel ... Read More »

Valimail Debuts Next-Gen Email Authentication Platform

SAN FRANCISCO — April 11, 2018 — Valimail, the world’s only provider of fully automated email authentication, today unveiled its next-generation authentication platform, the Valimail Identity-Driven Email Anti-impersonation (IDEA)™ platform. This modular platform is designed for robustness, global availability, four-nines of reliability, and extensibility. Unlike current solutions in the market, ... Read More »

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