karimnagar ranked DM Hyderabad Technology 

Karimnagar ranked 11th in govt’s Ease of Living Index

New Delhi: Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai from Maharashtra were ranked today India’s three most livable places on the government’s inaugural ‘Ease of Living Index’, where the national capital came at 65th place out of total 111 cities. Rampur in Uttar Pradesh figured at the bottom of the livability index released by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. Chennai has been ranked 14th, while Kolkata did not participate in the survey. Kohima (Nagaland) and Patna (Bihar) were also placed in the bottom-three. In the top-ten, the three cities from Maharashtra…

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Microsoft Technology 

Regulate use of facial recognition technology: Microsoft

Microsoft has become the first tech giant to initiate a call for regulations to limit the use of facial recognition technology that can be used for mass surveillance affecting civil liberties. Highlighting the potential uses and abuses of facial recognition, Bradford L. Smith, the company’s president, on Friday posted a blog comparing the technology to products like medicines and cars that are highly regulated, the New York Times reported. Smith urged the US Congress to study it and oversee its use. “We live in a nation of laws, and the…

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fake Technology 

Suspending fake accounts to impact Twitter’s growth: Report (Lead)

To counter the spread of misinformation on its platform, Twitter is suspending over one million fake and suspicious accounts a day which may further hit its already-stalled users’ growth, the media reported.   According to The Washington Post, the rate of account suspensions has more than doubled since October when the micro-blogging platform revealed to US Congress how the Russians used fake accounts to manipulate the 2016 presidential election. More than 70 million accounts were suspended in May and June, the report said on Friday. Twitter currently has nearly 330…

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patent Technology 

Facebook won’t use tech in patent that turns phone mics on

In an attempt to assuage concerns raised by Facebook’s filing for a patent for software that could turn the mics of smartphones on in order to record secret messages in TV ads, the social networking giant has ruled out using the technology in any of its products. The patent had been filed “to prevent aggression from other companies,” Facebook Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Allen Lo told Engadget in a statement this week. The technology in this patent has not been included in any of Facebook’s products, “and never…

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blockchain Technology Telangana 

Telangana keen to collaborate with UAE in blockchain

Telangana is keen to collaborate with United Arab Emirates (UAE) in blockchain technologies, state IT Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Friday. He was talking to Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan who visited T-Hub, India’s largest startup incubator and appreciated the innovations being done here. Rama Rao, who escorted the UAE delegation, said Telangana, like UAE, was focussed on blockchain and had a strong ambition to become the national leader in this domain. Stressing that the state was keen to collaborate…

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keyword snooze Technology 

Facebook introduces ‘Keyword Snooze’ in News Feed

Facebook on Thursday introduced a new feature called ‘Keyword Snooze’ in News Feed that will allow users to hide certain keywords that they don’t want to see for 30 days. The feature is a variant of another option to “snooze” people and pages you do not want to see which was introduced 2017. Located in a post’s upper right-hand menu in News Feed, the “Keyword Snooze” feature gives people the option to temporarily hide posts by keywords, which are pulled directly from text in that post. “If you choose to…

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infinity display Technology 

Samsung India to launch ‘Galaxy On’ smartphone with Infinity Display

Samsung India is set to launch a new online exclusive smartphone under its ‘Galaxy On’ brand with Infinity Display in the first week of July. The new ‘Galaxy On’ smartphone will come with Super-Amoled display technology and will sport 4GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, industry sources The device, running on Samsung’s Exynos processor will be in the highly-competitive mid-price segment dominated by the Chinese players. Samsung will also roll out a digital campaign before the launch as it refreshes the “Galaxy On” series. In January, Samsung India…

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hezbollah Technology 

Facebook, Twitter shut accounts without notice: Hezbollah

Islamist political party and militant group Hezbollah said its Facebook and Twitter accounts have been terminated without any notice. Hezbollah said on Telegram — an encrypted messaging app — that the closures came without warning and were “part of the propaganda campaign against the resistance due to the important role of the organisation’s information apparatus in various arenas”, The Times of Israel reported on Saturday. There was no immediate explanation from either Facebook or Twitter on the decision to block the accounts. According to Ynet news, despite the closures, Internet…

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women Technology 

Women shine at Smart India Hackathon at IIT Kharagpur

Coimbatore’s Whistling Cookers of Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women bagged a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh by winning the Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Hardware Edition on Friday. The first runner-up was from the same college — Team Buddies. And the second runner-up was Team Askurvara from the Silicon Institute of Technology. The winner and runners-up were all women’s team, a IIT Kharagpur release said. The two runner-ups were richer by Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively. SIH2018 – Hardware edition is the first-of-its-kind innovation challenge initiated by the…

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submarine Technology 

3D technology explores Australian submarine wreckage

State of the art 3D modelling technology has been used to explore the wreckage of Australia’s first submarine lost at sea, with the interim findings of the research presented on Friday. Carrying 35 personnel, the HMAS AE1 capsized over 100 years ago in 1914, but up until last year it remained a mystery as to where the historic vessel was, reports Xinhua news agency. It was finally discovered at a depth of 300 metres near the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea. Since that time, in order to…

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