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  • Coding site GitHub faces denial-of-service cyber attack Yesterday

    New York: US coding site GitHub said on Sunday that it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyber attack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. "Eighty-seven hours in, our mitigation is...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • At Humayun's Tomb, the 'king' gets its 'crown' back March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The historic Humayun's Tomb in the capital city has finally got its finial back, after a storm dislodged its iconic 'crown' last May. "The new finial was installed sometime last week," ASI Delhi Circle Superintendent Archaeologist Atul Kumar Bharagawa said. Almost a replica of the previous one, the new...
  • Photo sharing on social media killing real-life enjoyment March 16, 2015

    New York: Is your penchant for sharing photos on social networking sites preventing you from enjoying real life experiences? May be, suggests a new study. The study has found that 58 percent of people believe that "posting the perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life's experiences". The study was conducted by...
  • NDMC to install 'smart signages' for heritage sites, monuments March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Heritage sites and monuments which fall in areas under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon have 'smart signages' as part of the 'smart city' initiative. "A total of 160 signages will be installed at around 40 locations. Specially-designed boards will be used for the...
  • Twitter can help you find a job. Here's how February 25, 2015

    London: Twitter is no longer just a plain micro-blogging site but can now also become your new job hunting ground. Twitter seems keen to position itself as a resource for job seekers. According to a Twitter survey, 77 per cent of polled British Twitter users think the service could help them...
  • Reddit, Google crack down on nudity; ban explicit photos, videos on their sites February 25, 2015

    San Francisco: Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn't given permission for it to be...
  • China shuts 65 'obscene and lascivious' dating, matchmaking websites February 17, 2015

    Beijing: China's Internet regulator has shut 65 dating and other match-making websites after accusing them of spreading obscene content and allowing registration with false names, Xinhua state news agency said on Tuesday. Sites closed included ones with names like "Get a one-night stand" and "Playing with you net", Xinhua said, citing...
  • Addicted to social networking sites? You could be insecure in relationships, says a new study February 11, 2015

    New York: People who are generally insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on the social media site - frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something - in the hope of getting attention, researchers said. The study suggests that there are at least two kinds of...
  • The Pirate Bay is back online after 2 months February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, which was taken down on December 9 after Swedish police seized servers and computers from a server room in Stockholm, is now back online. Following a period of unavailability for about 2 months, the site has now resurfaced. Its homepage now features a...
  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...
  • Facebook may become top video-sharing site: Report October 18, 2014

    New York: Videos on Facebook are fast catching up with YouTube in terms of number of shares and the social networking site may overtake YouTube in video sharing through its news feed soon, say researchers. An analysis based on 20,000 Facebook pages and 180,000 posts over one year found that Facebook...
  • Women more addicted to their cellphones than men September 1, 2014

    Washington: Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found. Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on...
  • Laws must be faster than technology, says SC as Centre says it can't block 4 cr porn websites in India August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern as the government has informed it that it cannot block 4 crore porn websites operating in India. The government has told the apex court that they cannot direct Internet service providers to block these websites. The government has told the court that efforts...
  • Tension grips Kheteta village over a damaged madarsa wall August 9, 2014

    Communal tension prevailed in Kheteta village under Aliganj police station area of Bareillydistrict when a madarsa wall was partially damaged on Friday, following a dispute over prayer site. SP (rural), Brijesh Srivastava on Saturday said that there was a move to start Friday namaz in a private madarsa after installing a...
  • Saving the Ganga: The majestic and mystical world of Sundarban August 9, 2014

    CNNIBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans. The Sundarban is a UN World Heritage site over parts of India and Bangladesh. The name Sundarban comes from the Sundari tree found in the mangroves here. ...
  • Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season August 7, 2014

    The district administration banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory and objectionable...
  • Ahead of festive season, Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites August 6, 2014

    The district administration on Wednesday banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory...
  • Medak: Protests break out at accident site where 17 children were killed July 25, 2014

    Medak (Telangana): Protests broke out at the site of a horrific accident in Medak district of Telangana in which 17 school children were killed. The bus driver and cleaner, were also killed when NandedSecunderabad Passenger train collided with the bus on the railway track at around 9 AM on Thursday. The...
  • Monitors gain better access to crash site in eastern Ukraine July 20, 2014

    Ukraine: International monitors said on Saturday they had been allowed to see more of the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in rebelheld eastern Ukraine, though gunmen still stopped them approaching some of the wreckage. In sometimes tense scenes with proRussian rebels clearly uncomfortable at having observers and the press present,...
  • Lack of security at Malaysian plane crash site unacceptable: US July 20, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday condemned "unacceptable" insecurity at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine, renewing calls for better access to the debris amid reports of evidence tampering. "The site is not secure, and there are multiple reports of bodies being removed, parts of the...
  • Unesco draws action plan to safeguard Iraqi heritage July 18, 2014

    Paris: Concerned about illicit excavation of archaeological sites and trafficking of artefacts in conflicttorn Iraq, Unesco on Friday said cultural heritage experts have agreed on an "emergency response action plan" to safeguard the country's rich and diverse cultural heritage. The plan, held in consultation with Iraqi and international cultural heritage experts,...
  • How to respond to negative comments on Facebook June 29, 2014

    There are times when our opinions on a given subject differ from those of our friends and acquaintances. And with the widespread use of social networking sites, such disagreements are often expressed on public platforms than in person. It is observed that difference in opinions often lead to clash of...
  • Quiz: These 31 World Heritage sites in India are recognised by UNESCO. Can you identify them? June 24, 2014

    There are 31 World Heritage Sites in India recognised by UNESCO. All of these are places of natural and cultural importance in India. The first two sites from India made it to the World Heritage sites list way back in the year 1983! Can you identify all of these...
  • Gujarat's 'Rani Ki Vav' in Unesco heritage site list, Modi hails move June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rani ki Vav (queen's stepwell), in Gujarat's Patan town, has been added to Unesco's list of World Heritage sites, an official statement said Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the decision, calling it a "matter of great pride" for the state. "Rani Ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat, has been...
  • Beas tragedy: Special search fails, rescuers to use sitescan radar June 14, 2014

    Mandi: The rescue agencies have decided to use sitescan radar for underwater search to trace the 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad, who had drowned in the Beas river, after Saturday's special search operation yielded no results. "We have procured a sitescan radar for underwater search and divers will be provided...
  • Twitter in talks to buy audiosharing site SoundCloud: Report June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Microblogging platform Twitter Inc has been in talks with Berlinbased audio sharing website SoundCloud in its efforts to add a music service to its offering, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. Twitter has weighed up deals worth billions of dollars and has also considered buying musicstreaming...
  • Blocking porn websites in India not possible, would cause greater harm: Centre to SC May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Blocking all websites with pornographic content in the country is not possible and it would cause more harm as literary content containing such words would also not be available for public on Internet, the Centre today told the Supreme Court. Appearing before a bench headed by Justice B...
  • Want to be taken seriously on Twitter? Here are 8 tips for you April 21, 2014

    Would you ever bother to entertain a salesperson, who reaches your doorstep in stained jammies, unkempt hair, and fails to even articulate the features of what he has on offer? You might, but I believe, most of us won't. It is instinctive that we tend to pay more attention to...
  • Obsessed with selfies? You may be mentally ill April 14, 2014

    London: Taking lots of selfies is not an addiction but a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), psychologists warn. "Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post...