Facebook Admits Storing Passwords In Plain Text

San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking giants employees. “To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone […]

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IT Ministry Collaborates with OLX

IT Ministry Collaborates with OLX to Promote Technology Sector

KARACHI – Pakistan is one of the countries where sharing economy is growing and platforms like OLX are facilitating the process by connecting people who want to share, sell or buy items. The Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication has taken notice of this trend and signaled a strong interest in facilitating the growth of […]

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Scientists develop device to power electronics with Wi-Fi signals

WASHINGTON –American and Spanish scientists have developed a flexible device that can convert Wi-Fi signals into electricity to power electronics, wearable gadgets and medical devices. The study published in the journal Nature described the fully flexible radio-frequency antenna that can convert AC electromagnetic waves into DC electricity. The antenna is made of a novel two-dimensional rectifier […]

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Pakistan’s largest gaming tournament ‘GameBird Game Fest’ concludes in Lahore

LAHORE – Pakistan’s biggest gaming tournament ‘GameBird Game Fest 2018’ has concluded in Lahore with 7 teams from across Pakistan emerging victorious and taking home a total of PKR 5 million in prize money. The tournament was sponsored by Telenor Pakistan as part of its efforts to strengthen the local gaming community. Gaming enthusiasts from […]

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MIT study – Amazon’s facial tech shows genre, racial basis

NEW YORK – Amazon has emerged as a frontrunner in the field of facial recognition. However, experts argue that it shows gender and racial biases. The technology is used in police departments and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the US. According to a study published by the MIT Media Lab on January 24, the facial technology […]

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Youth to be imparted training in various fields of artificial intelligence: President

KARACHI – President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that the world is on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution and the youth will be imparted training in various fields of artificial intelegence. He was addressing the students appearing in the entry test of the Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing in Karachi on […]

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Bird Box challenge: YouTube bans harmful prank videos

After many dangerous challenge videos have gone viral, like the Bird Box and Tide Pod challenges, YouTube has updated its guidelines to directly ban all challenges and pranks that are dangerous or emotionally distressing. The move comes in response to challenges that have sometimes resulted in death or serious injury. Just a few days ago, […]

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AIOU to hold two-day int’l conference on “Nano-material Sciences” next month

ISLAMABAD – Allama Iqbal Open University will hold a two-day international conference on ‘Nano-material Sciences next month. The conference will deliberate upon Nano-materials, modeling and simulation, in order to keep its students well-equipped with new innovations in the field of science and technology. According to the Department of Physics, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum lay […]

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Tech Trends to Look Out For in 2019

ISLAMABAD – Bjørn Hansen, Vice President at Telenor Research, took a deep dive into the seven tech trends that will shape 2019. These seven trends identify the upcoming global developments in the IT industry and how these will shape the way people interact, consume, connect, and even perceive the world around us this year. Held […]

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Iran satellite fails to reach orbit

TEHRAN – Iran failed to launch its satellite into orbit today after the rocket carrying it did not reach escape velocity. Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi in a tweet said the satellite failed at the third stage because the rocket did not reach adequate speed. Meanwhile, Washington has warned Tehran against undertaking three planned launches. […]

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