Ranveer Singh's Deepfake Video Endorsing Political Party Goes Viral, Following Aamir Khan's Similar Incident

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:43am on 18 Apr 2024,Thursday Tech Today

Ranveer Singh's deepfake video endorsing a political party gains traction online, mirroring a recent incident involving Aamir Khan. Originally from Singh's Varanasi visit, where he discussed his spiritual experience, the AI-generated clip raises concerns amid the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Singh, along with Kriti Sanon, had visited Vishwanath temple before a fashion show. Aamir Khan faced a similar deepfake episode, prompting a complaint to Mumbai Police's Cyber Crime Cell. Both incidents underscore the growing challenge of misinformation and digital manipulation in public discourse.            

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Nasscom Report: India Leads in Digital Pursuit, Predicts Rise in Tech Spending

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:41pm on 15 Apr 2024,Monday Tech Today

According to Nasscom's report, "Digital Enterprise Maturity 5.0," India remains the top choice for enterprises expanding their digital services. With 71% of Indian enterprises allocating over 20% of their tech budget to digital in 2023, 90% plan to increase investments in AI, data analytics, and cybersecurity in 2024. The focus is expected to shift towards cybersecurity by mid-2025 due to the rise of generative AI. Notably, 83% of enterprises are prioritizing digital talent. Sectors like BFSI, high-tech, and telecom are actively expanding their digital services contracts, making India the preferred outsourcing destination.

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Artist Uses AI to Imagine How People Might Stay Cool in Different Worlds During Summer

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:19am on 13 Apr 2024,Saturday Tech Today

Artist Sahid SK captivates Instagram with AI-generated visuals depicting a futuristic solution to sweltering summer heat. Titled "Summer in a parallel universe," the series offers imaginative ways to stay cool. With a disclaimer highlighting its fictional nature, the post garners over 280,000 likes and spurs lively discussions. Emojis flood the comments section as users engage with the captivating artwork. The viral share underscores the widespread interest in innovative approaches to beat the heat.

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No Need for Cell Towers, China Revolutionizes Smartphone Communications with Satellite Technology

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:28am on 13 Apr 2024,Saturday Tech Today

Chinese scientists achieve a groundbreaking milestone with the launch of the world's first satellite, "Tiantong," enabling direct smartphone calls without the need for ground-based infrastructure. The satellite series covers the Asia-Pacific region and supports leading smartphone brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo. This innovation proves crucial during emergencies, ensuring communication even in areas with compromised networks. Overcoming technical challenges, China leads in satellite communication, revolutionizing global connectivity and bridging communication gaps.

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Apple Warns iPhone Users in India and 91 Other Countries of Potential Spyware Attacks

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:38am on 11 Apr 2024,Thursday Tech Today

Apple alerts iPhone users in India and 91 other countries about potential "mercenary spyware" attacks, including the notorious Pegasus spyware from NSO Group. The company previously warned Indian politicians of state-sponsored spyware threats. The email notifications, sent without attributing blame, urge caution with links and attachments. Apple emphasizes the sophistication and rarity of such attacks, aiming to target specific individuals. With warnings dating back to 2021 and recipients spanning 150 countries, Apple urges vigilance and offers support to potentially targeted users, amid ongoing global surveillance concerns.  

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boAt Faces Major Data Breach: Personal Information of 7.5 Million Customers Exposed on Dark Web

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:07am on 08 Apr 2024,Monday Tech Today

Over 7.5 million customers of boAt, a prominent Indian audio products and smartwatch manufacturer, have fallen victim to a significant data breach. The breach, disclosed by a hacker known as ShopifyGUY, includes sensitive details like names, addresses, contact numbers, and email IDs. This exposes affected customers to potential financial fraud and identity theft. Experts emphasize the urgent need for boAt to address the breach, notify affected users, and enhance security measures to prevent future incidents. The breach highlights the growing threat of cyberattacks targeting personal data of individuals and businesses.

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Amazon's 'Just Walk Out' Checkout Technology Was Made Possible By 1,000 Workers From India

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:51am on 07 Apr 2024,Sunday Tech Today

Amazon's cashier-less "Just Walk Out" stores utilized 1,000 Indian workers to manually verify transactions, despite the company's assertion of relying solely on computer vision. Reportedly, 70% of transactions required manual review. Amazon defends the Indian team's role as aiding in model training. Consequently, Amazon plans to replace "Just Walk Out" with Dash Carts at its Fresh stores, catering to customer preferences for simplified shopping experiences. This change addresses desires for easier product location, receipt access, and savings tracking.

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Microsoft Report: China Utilizing AI-Generated Content to Influence Lok Sabha Election

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:19pm on 05 Apr 2024,Friday Tech Today

A recent Microsoft report has raised concerns about China potentially leveraging AI-generated content to disrupt the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India. The report highlights China's use of sophisticated influence techniques, including memes, videos, and audio, distributed through social media platforms. Microsoft identified three target areas for these cyber campaigns: South Pacific Islands, South China Sea region adversaries, and the US defense industrial base. The report underscores the need for vigilance against foreign interference in electoral processes and emphasizes the importance of safeguarding the integrity of democratic elections.

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Elon Musk's X Introduces Community Notes in India to Combat Misinformation Ahead of Elections

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:25pm on 04 Apr 2024,Thursday Tech Today

Elon Musk's platform, X, formerly known as Twitter, expands its Community Notes feature to India, allowing select users to add fact-checks and context to posts. Musk confirms the rollout, aiming to curb misinformation ahead of the general election. Contributors can rate and eventually write notes on text, images, and videos. The move follows a global trend to tackle fake news. Interested users must meet eligibility criteria to become contributors. Google and Meta also implement measures in India to combat fake news and hate speech. Community Notes offer a collaborative approach to promoting truth and transparency on social media platforms.

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India Issues High-Risk Warning for Apple Users

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:54pm on 03 Apr 2024,Wednesday Tech Today

India's cybersecurity team warns users of Apple devices about a critical threat. The advisory flags a dangerous loophole in iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, and Vision Pro headsets. Attackers could remotely control these gadgets. It's crucial to update Apple devices immediately to the latest software versions. Users should avoid risky Wi-Fi networks and activate Two-Factor Authentication for added protection. Stick to trusted app sources and back up data regularly. This proactive approach can mitigate the risk of potential cyber threats and safeguard users' sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.

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