In the first case, a 21-year-old was duped of Rs 52,000. The victim, had responded to an advertisement on OLX regarding the sale of a two-wheeler, last year. The accused promised to send the bike by courier, after the victim deposited the said amount into his bank account. When the bike failed to arrive, the victim


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An American man has been charged with allegedly spying on thousands of people via their computers for more than a decade. The US Justice department accused Philip Durachinsky of creating malware to infiltrate victims' computers. During the campaign, Mr Durachinsky is alleged to have stolen data and secretly


twitterTwitter has added zero users since the first quarter, posting $574 million in revenue in the second quarter this year which is a decrease of five percent YoY (year on year). Twitter now has 328 million monthly active users (MAUs) the same number it reported in the first quarter of 2017. On the contrary, Facebook has over two billion users, WhatsApp now reports over one


paytmMobile payment platform Paytm has enabled payment of traffic challan on its platform. Users can simply log onto the app, tap on 'Traffic Challan', enter their vehicle number and proceed to make the payment after verifying a few other details.

"Traffic challan payments in India largely happen at select counters



To connect more people on Facebook Live, the social network giant has announced a new feature that will let users go live with an another friend for a collaborative broadcast. "The feature was previously available to public figures, but now it is rolling out wide, allowing users to argue or chat with friends in a Live setting," technology



Indian Army has recently taken ‘proactive action’ against Pakistani attempts of infiltration and targeted Pakistan Army forward posts in Naushera sector across the Line of Control. In a video clip provided by Army sources, heavy artillery bombing on Pakistani bunkers can be seen which decimates the Pakistani base.


Reliance Jio recently revealed its wide variety of Jio Prime plans for subscribers, but the company was certainly not done with its announcements. Reliance has now announced a limited period "buy one get one free recharge" offer for users who subscribe to Jio Prime before March 31. Under the new Jio Prime "buy one get one free recharge" offer,



Reliance Jio has changed the telecom landscape in India and the latest company to introduce an attractive plan (Internet data + unlimited calls) to counter the Jio offerings is Idea Cellular. As part of its new mobile prepaid pack, Idea is offering 500MB of Internet data per day along with free unlimited calls to its select users at just Rs. 348.



After the Intex Aqua Lions 4G smartphone launch, the Indian smartphone company has now launched the Intex Aqua Strong 5.1+ device in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 5,490, and will be made available in Gold and Black colour option across major retail outlets in the country. The Intex Aqua Strong 5.1+ is the successor of the Aqua Strong 5.1



In an age of superfast computers and interconnected everything, the only sure way to protect the integrity of election results is to return to paper and pen.

That is the view of Sijmen Ruwhof, an ethical or "white hat" hacker, who last month revealed that the Dutch election's commission computer software was



Amazon has said that a simple typo was the cause of several several high-profile websites and services being knocked offline earlier in the week.

Hours of problems struck services like Q&A forum Quora, and Giphy, an image



iPhone 8 was reported earlier this week to sport a USB Type-C port instead of its own Lightning connector we've seen over some years on the iPhone. However, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo clarifies that all the three devices slated to release this year will continue to sport the Lightning port, but Apple looks to deploy the 'USB Type-C Power



Shares in Snap, owner of messaging app Snapchat, began trading on the US stock market on Thursday.

At the close of trade shares were $24.48 each, a jump of more than 40%. The flotation valued the company at $17 a share, or $24bn in all, although Snap has never made a profit. The firm's inital public offering (IPO)



Well that's not the whole story. Not this time.
If you're a parent, a letter home from school is common.
But today, Simon Chiu, the president of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California, wrote to parents to share some "monumental news".
In 2012, he began, the school invested $15,000 in a cool new app that was being



If data is the new oil, then there is a gigantic oil spill all around you. Your personal data -- be it your residential address, your phone number, email id, details of what you bought online, email ids, age, marital status, age, income and profession -- is all up for sale. Most of this personal data is sold for less than a rupee per person – the cost of a



“It’s like a physical broadband,” says Nick Earle, SVP Global Field Operations for Hyperloop One – a company working towards building functional hyperloop systems in the world. The technology uses electric propulsion to levitate pods carrying passengers or goods at a low-cost, energy-efficient, and safe manner. After kick starting the pilot project in Los



Until the advent of Moto G4 Plus, the camera was never a strong point on Moto G series. The G4 Plus camera has a 16MP Omnivision sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The camera is assisted by Laser and PDAF autofocusing systems. The result is an astonishing camera that takes great pictures with ample details and accurate saturation levels. In a nutshell, it redefined



India needs more scientists to harness technology for the benefit of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while hailing the scientific community for the record launch of 104 satellites and the successful test-firing of a new missile.
"The attraction for science among our young generation should increase. The country needs more



Samsung has, for the first time since 2013, opted not to unveil a flagship Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show.
Instead, it showed off two new tablet computers and a virtual reality headset that comes with a remote control.
However, a new smartphone was briefly teased at the end of the company's presentation


Google's voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system.
Until now, Google Assistant had only been available on the firm's own Pixel phones.
The service, like Siri on iPhones, allows users to interact with apps and ask questions.
LG was one of the first



China has made a “mistake of ignoring” science and technology experts from India, Chinese official media said on Friday, underlining that the Communist giant should attract high-tech Indian talent for maintaining its innovation ability. “China has made the mistake of ignoring Indian talent, and instead has attached a greater



NEW DELHI: It is back to basics for India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). It is tapping into World War-era phone-based technology and its vast network of postman to target a customer base of around 850 million, which either have no access to telephony or still depend on feature phones.
"Banks and payments banks are two different things. Over 90% households



Online marketplace Snapdeal has confirmed that it is undertaking layoffs within the organisation, but declined to specify the exact number of employees affected by the decision, as the company looks to turn around its fortunes after a dismal 12 months.

“On our journey towards becoming India’s first profitable e-commerce company in two years, it is



Andhra Pradesh has today signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with fintech multinationals Visa and Thomson Reuters at Mumbai.

The milestone represents another step by the state government designed to catapult Fintech Valley Vizag as the national and global hub for financial technologies (fintech) innovation.

The Government of Andhra



The ongoing protest by drivers linked to Uber and Ola cab services in the city is likely to continue on Friday. As a large chunk of drivers remained off the roads on Thursday, people who depend on these services, were put to inconvenience.

On Thursday, a few of the agitating drivers obstructed those who were working. Police detained at least 10 of the



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