INTELLIGENCE

  • DRI seizes smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23 crore in Gujarat Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: In one of the largest seizures in recent times, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23.29 crore at Adani Hazira Port near Surat city, officials said. "Total 3.21 crore cigarette sticks of multiple brands, which include Gudang Garam, Djarum Black and Luvin Fresh were...
  • Facebook sheds more light on its virtual reality, artificial intelligence plans 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...
  • New technology in Ford's upcoming car will not let you overspeed 5 days ago

    New Delhi: How many times have you unconsciously exceeded the legal speed limits and only when the traffic cops asked you to pullover that you realise you actually did overspeed? To address the problem, Ford has introduced the Intelligent Speed Limiter that uses technology to help prevent drivers from unintentionally...
  • Smartphones are turning people into lazy thinkers March 9, 2015

    Toronto: Smartphones are turning people into lazy thinkers by keeping them from using their own minds to solve problems, according to a new study. The study, from researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada, suggests that smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers - more prone to relying on gut feelings...
  • Frequent use of smartphone's search engine function makes you a lazy thinker: Study March 8, 2015

    Toronto: Frequent smartphone use has turned us into lazy thinkers, researchers report, adding that the convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves. Smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers - more prone to relying on gut feelings and instincts when making decisions - frequently...
  • Intelligence agency asks DoT to ban app that allows callers to hide identity March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden. "A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the 'We Phone App' which facilitates its subscriber to spoof...
  • Facebook develops a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software March 4, 2015

    New York: Facebook has developed a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software. The test, developed by researchers at Facebook's Artificial Intelligence lab, involves 20 tasks, which get progressively harder. Any potential artificial intelligence (AI) must pass all of them if it is ever to...
  • Vanzara walks free; says "Acche Din" have arrived February 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Controversial ex-IPS officer DG Vanzara, an accused in the fake encounter cases of Ishrat Jahan and Soharabuddin Sheikh, on Wednesday walked out of the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad after spending almost seven and half years in prison. Soon after his release, an elated Vanzara said, "Surely, Acche Din (Good...
  • 'Intelligence' can be taught: Study February 11, 2015

    London: It is possible to teach people problem-solving skills which are widely known as "intelligence," a new study suggests. "Our research indicates that it should be possible to understand the complex psychological processes that enable people to solve problems, a construct that is more popularly understood as 'intelligence'," said Romain...
  • Air India crew member caught smuggling 3 kgs gold valued at Rs 78 lakh, claims Customs February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another major embarassment for national carrier Air India, some of its crew members are alleged to have smuggled gold in the flight. In a letter by the Customs Air Intelligence unit the department has highlighted serious lapses in the customs clearance by the Air India crew....
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 3, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Intelligence Bureau warns of a possible fidayeen attack on PM residence, Parliament February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence agencies fear a fidayeen attack on 7 Race Course Road, the official residence of the Prime Minister and the Parliament building in New Delhi. The Delhi Police and other central paramilitary forces have been put on high alert. Heavy deployment of the security forces have been...
  • Popular video-game character Mario becomes self-aware; now learns about his environment, experiences emotions, responds to voice commands January 20, 2015

    London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that allows Mario, a popular video-game character, to learn about his environment, experience emotions and respond to voice commands. Researchers at Germany's University of Tubingen programmed an artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Super Mario Advance so that Mario can play his own game. They claim...
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures January 19, 2015

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • IB issued look-out notice against Greenpeace activist, MHA fumes, sources say it is not legally valid January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the Intelligence Bureau on Tuesday submitted its report to Ministry of Home Affairs for stopping Greenpeace activists Priya Pillai from flying to London at New Delhi airport on Sunday, the move has come under question. In the report IB said that it issued a look-out notice against...
  • SC refuses to dismiss PIL questioning powers of intelligence agencies January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it cannot dismiss a pending PIL questioning legality of intelligence agencies exercising police powers in the absence of any law, by entertaining the plea of a person who wants to intervene. "At the instance of an intervenor, we cannot dismiss a pending...
  • Top Intelligence meet underway at Home Ministry on internal security, ties with Pakistan January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: A high level Intelligence meet on internal security is underway at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday. The situation along the international border with Pakistan is also on the agenda for the meet. The Chief of the Intelligence Bureau, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)...
  • Police probe threat call to Air India, security beefed after Kandahar-style hijack threat January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: After an Intelligence Bureau alert warning of a Kandahar-style hijack bid on the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan, Special Task Force and detective department of the Kolkata Police on Sunday launched an investigation while security has been beefed up at the NSC Bose International Airport in...
  • Alert issued for another Kandahar-style hijacking of Air India flight going to Kabul January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Sunday issued an alert for the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan. The alert warned of another Kandahar-style hijacking possible while adding that all the passengers and crew need to be scanned properly. Following the alert security checks have been increased and the...
  • Dawood Ibrahim's conversation caught on tape, location traced to Karachi December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Underworld don and the man who tops India's most wanted list Dawood Ibrahim has been caught on tape by a western intelligence agency. The agency has claimed to have recorded a telephonic conversation involving the underworld don, the location of which has been traced to Clifton suburb in Pakistan's...
  • Dineshwar Sharma to succeed Syed Asif Ibrahim as new IB chief December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the next chief of Intelligence Bureau(IB). A 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre known for keeping a low profile, Sharma is heading the crucial counter-surveillance of IB and is credited with success in several clandestine operations of the the agency in that...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • Facebook to prevent you from posting content that you might regret later December 11, 2014

    Washington: Facebook is building an artificial intelligence tool that would warn people when they are about to do something they might regret later such as uploading an embarrassing photo on the social networking site. Yann LeCun, who heads the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (Fair) lab, and his team are now laying...
  • Dineshwar Sharma tipped to become next IB Chief December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Special Director Dineshwar Sharma is tipped to be the next chief of Intelligence Bureau. The name of Sharma, a 1979-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre, has been sent to the Prime Minister's office for final clearance, official sources said on Friday. Sharma, who hails from Bihar, will succeed Syed...
  • Indian diaspora becoming vulnerable to terror attacks: IB chief November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al-Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim on Sunday said the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups. Addressing a conference of DGPs and IGPs, Ibrahim said al-Qaeda and ISIS pose serious security challenges for...
  • 60 extremist backers from Germany dead November 23, 2014

    Berlin: The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died. The number of extremists given by Hans-Georg Maassen in an interview with Sunday's Welt am...
  • Al Qaeda, IM team up to train terrorists and turn India into 'Syria and Iraq': Intelligence reports November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Decrypted communications between Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Al Qaeda and testimony from suspects have triggered alarm among intelligence officials in New Delhi: the groups appear to be working together to launch major attacks in the region. The officials told Reuters that plots they had uncovered included the kidnapping of...
  • Kolkata port under terror threat, Navy submarines, warships moved November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata is on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack. The Navy has withdrawn two of its warships docked at Kolkata port. Submarines have also been moved. Intelligence reports also said terrorists might use small boats to carry out attack. A senior Kolkata police official said that...
  • Japan offers to assist India on Intelligent Transport System October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan has offered to assist India in developing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas of the country. The two countries identified new areas of cooperation in urban development sector at the end of a day-long meeting of India-Japan Joint Working Group, that concluded late. Japan's Ministry of...
  • Google partners with Oxford University to accelerate artificial intelligence efforts October 24, 2014

    Google is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts. Google will make a "substantial contribution" to establish a research partnership with Oxford's computer science and engineering departments, the company...