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Ranchi lab in Whatsapp push against fake news
12 Apr 2019

Ranchi lab in Whatsapp push against fake news

Do you get provocative forwards on WhatsApp that make you angry at certain communities or political parties? Most likely, they are fake videos and messages created by vested interests to make you react that way. To sieve out fake news, Cyber Peace Foundation based in Ranchi is now a part of a global think tank …

Are we being responsible Netizens?
12 Apr 2019

Are we being responsible Netizens?

This hypothetical situation is for the children out there. You are surfing the Internet, and you chance upon a website that asks you to rate your classmates based on how cute and smart they are. What will you do? (a) Rate them (b) Ignore it (c) Find out who manages the website and ask them to …

26 Jan 2019

Cyber criminals spewing links on WhatsApp to dupe users

Clicking on unknown links shared over WhatsApp may leak personal information from your phone and make you susceptible to cyber fraud, Ranchi police warned on Monday. They issued a circular asking people to be careful about which URL they follow on the smartphone messaging app as cyber frauds were now sharing links and unfinished texts …

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Start-Ups Step In To Plug Gaps In India’s Cyber Security Shield
14 Dec 2018

Start-Ups Step In To Plug Gaps In India’s Cyber Security Shield

At a special meeting at the DRDO that assessed India’s cyber vulnerability, experts said security agencies are now using face-recognition techniques developed by Indian start-ups. he risk of data leak and hacking by cyber criminals is increasing as smartphones become more and more complex and internet penetration widens. India saw 53,000 incidents of cyber attacks …

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Fighting fake news
14 Dec 2018

Fighting fake news

Jayalakshmi from CyberPeaceFoundation interview Live on BBC News with Matthew Amroliwala

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WHATSAPP HAS HIRED 20 RESEARCH TEAMS WORLDWIDE TO CURB MISINFORMATION SPREAD
14 Dec 2018

WHATSAPP HAS HIRED 20 RESEARCH TEAMS WORLDWIDE TO CURB MISINFORMATION SPREAD

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide – including experts from India and those of Indian origin — who will work towards how misinformation spreads and what additional steps the mobile messaging platform could take to curb fake news. Shakuntala Banaji from London School of Economics and Political Science …

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First Digital Literacy and Online Safety Programme for young girls and women is launched in Imphal
14 Dec 2018

First Digital Literacy and Online Safety Programme for young girls and women is launched in Imphal

“The women of the North East, particularly women of Manipur are highly talented and they deserve to be sufficiently empowered with the digital technology for a space in this highly competitive world,”said Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla while launching the first Digital Literacy and Online Safety Programme for young girls and women in Imphal on Wednesday. State social ...

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