Flipkart Launches ‘Project Nanjunda’ to Safeguard Delivery Staff

Flipkart Launches 'Project Nanjunda' to Safeguard Delivery StaffFor the safety of their field executives or “Wishmasters”, e-commerce platform Flipkart on Wednesday launched “Project Nanjunda” that enables them to raise an alarm in case of an emergency.

The project has been named after “Wishmaster” Nanjunda Swamy, who was found murdered in Vijayanagar in Bengaluru recently.

“Flipkart Wishmasters form the backbone of our business, delivering wishes daily to millions of customers across India. Ensuring their safety is a primary priority for us. Over the days following the demise of Wishmaster, Nanjunda Swamy, our teams have worked relentlessly to deliver this feature in less than a month – in order to ensure our field staff is safe while on their delivery trips,” said Nitin Seth, Chief Operating Officer, Flipkart.

He further added, “We firmly believe in adopting a safety-first approach while delivering wishes, and with this SOS feature, our Wishmasters will be able to go the last mile in delivering high-quality field services to our customers with the utmost trust and safety.”
The Wishmasters’ mobile phones will be equipped with an app that features an SOS button, called “Nanjunda”.

During an emergency, a field executive can trigger an SOS by pressing the “Nanjunda” button which sends SMS and email notifications, alerting the hub-in-charge and nearest field executives.

It requires only mobile network connectivity to operate this feature, thus making it effective in virtually any place within India, the company said.

FBI Can Easily Spy on Journalists Working in the US, Report Claims

FBI Can Easily Spy on Journalists Working in the US, Report ClaimsJournalists working in the United States of America received yet another chilling reminder of the powers of surveillance the country’s security agencies enjoy. A new report claims that certain rules allow FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) agents to get journalists’ phone records with relative ease.

According to The Intercept’s report, the FBI uses national security letters to obtain these records. These letters allow the FBI to get detailed phone records of journalists with approval from just two internal officials, the report claims. It says these rules date back to 2013 and that changes were made to these rules in 2015 but it wasn’t clear how the rules were changed.

Why should journalists worry about this? It’s because it gives FBI the power to try and track down their sources without going through a proper judicial process, according to the report. This means that the security agency can put a journalist under surveillance as long as officials agree that it’s relevant to a national security investigation, the report claims.
These guidelines weren’t known in this much detail until this report was published by The Intercept, with only heavily redacted versions being available. The extent of surveillance that the FBI is authorised to conduct on journalists and their potential sources has only been revealed now. Changes to these rules are still not known and these date back at least to 2015, which means that the information is accurate only till almost two years ago.

The report claims that FBI issued nearly 13,000 national security letters in 2015, but said it’s not known how many of these relate to journalists. If a company is asked for information using these letters, it is bound by law not to disclose that it received such a request. This restriction has been relaxed slightly and companies can now reveal some data points such as the number of requests received but even that may vary from case to case.

NASA Exoplanet Discovery Commemorated in Thursday’s Google Doodle

NASA Exoplanet Discovery Commemorated in Thursday's Google DoodleGoogle on Thursday celebrated with a doodle NASA’s announcement of the discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a single nearby star – believed to be the best target yet for studying the atmospheres of potentially habitable worlds outside our solar system.

“This just in! Turns out it wasn’t just dust on the telescope lens: NASA just announced the discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting the same star only 235 trillion miles away. In space terms, that practically makes us next-door neighbors!” Google said in a statement.

Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets.

This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in Chile.

“What exactly does this new solar system TRAPPIST-1 mean for our universe? Well, three of these newly discovered planets land smack-dab in the middle of what scientists call the habitable zone, or the distance from the star it orbits ‘where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water’,” the statement added.
Though scientists have some serious studying to do before we can definitively say whether any of the new TRAPPIST-1 planets are habitable, the potential is very promising.

So if three of these new TRAPPIST-1 planets land in the habitable zone, what about the other four?

According to NASA, all seven planets could have liquid water, the most crucial ingredient for life – assuming the right atmospheric conditions.

The star-studded doodle created by artist Nate Swinehart, depicts the discovery of the exoplanet system with the help of a telescope.

Unlike our solar system, the planets in TRAPPIST-1 are very close together.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas SlayingAmazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect’s Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven’t established that their investigation is more important than a customer’s privacy rights.

The issue comes in the investigation into the death of Victor Collins, who was found floating face-up in a hot tub in a friend’s Bentonville home in November 2015. The friend, James Andrew Bates, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Benton County prosecutors asked a court to force Amazon to provide data that Bates’ Echo may have collected. Echo devices “listen” for a user’s voice and respond to commands.

In a response filed Friday, Amazon said prosecutors hadn’t established the need for Amazon to violate its customers’ constitutional rights. Amazon said prosecutors must prove the information isn’t available elsewhere.

Amazon also wants the court to review the recordings before turning them over to prosecutors to ensure they’re actually relevant to the case.
“Given the important First Amendment and privacy implications at stake, the warrant should be quashed unless the Court finds that the State has met its heightened burden for compelled production of such materials,” Amazon said in the court documents.

The company had previously spoken about prosecutor’s request for the information in more general terms, but this is Amazon’s first formal legal response to the subpoena for audio recordings and transcripts from the night of Collins’ death.

“Amazon will not release customer information without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us. Amazon objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands as a matter of course,” the company said in a statement.

The Associated Press left a phone message Wednesday seeking comment from prosecutors in the case.

Briton Arrested Over Deutsche Telekom Hacking

Briton Arrested Over Deutsche Telekom HackingA British national has been arrested at a London airport on suspicion of staging a cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a million German households offline, officials in both countries said Thursday.

The 29-year-old, who was subject to a European arrest warrant, was detained on Wednesday by officers from Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA), German federal police and prosecutors said in a statement.

“The Briton stands accused of attempted computer sabotage in a particularly serious case,” they said.

Around a million of Deutsche Telekom’s 20 million customers were unable to connect to its network in late November, with the company saying a hacking attack targeting household routers was to blame for the hours-long disruptions.

An NCA spokesperson said the arrest took place at London’s Luton airport at the request of German police but that the suspect was also wanted “in connection to separate offences committed in the UK”.

German federal prosecutors said they were now seeking the suspect’s extradition from Britain.

If found guilty, he faces up to 10 years’ jail in Germany.

Cyber fears
In their statement, German police said the goal of the Deutsche Telekom assault was to infect users’ computers with a “botnet” operated by the accused – a network of web-connected machines that can be manipulated with malware.
The suspect allegedly offered the botnet for sale on the deep web, the statement added.

Deutsche Telekom was able to fend off the attack by advising customers to disconnect their routers and restart them after a software update.

The large-scale strike fuelled concerns over cyber-security in Germany and officials have warned that more online assaults are possible ahead of a general election in September.

The country has already been the victim of repeated hacking attacks in recent years.

Last September, several political parties were targeted with fake emails purporting to be from NATO headquarters but which in fact contained a link that installed spying software on victims’ computers.

In 2015, hackers targeted Germany’s lower house parliament in an attack that security services have since blamed on Russia.

Germany has also anxiously eyed the impact of leaked documents obtained by hackers during last year’s US presidential campaign.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said late last year that cyber-attacks from Russia were now so common that Germany must learn to cope with them as “part of daily life”.

Google Translate and Gboard Improve Indian Languages Support, Google Search Will Include Hindi Dictionary Results

Google Translate and Gboard Improve Indian Languages Support, Google Search Will Include Hindi Dictionary ResultsGoogle on Tuesday announced that the company is introducing improved support for Indian languages in its products. After introducing support for machine-learning based translation for Hindi last month, the search giant has now extended its neural machine translation to 9 more Indian languages. The company has also extended its new translation technique’s support to Chrome browser’s built-in auto-translate functionality. Additionally, it has announced that its Gboard Keyboard app will now support all 22 scheduled Indian languages. Finally, Google Search results will now include results from Hindi dictionary as well.

Coming first to the neural machine translation support, Google has announced that Google Translate will now use this improved technique to translate to and from Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Indiai, Malayalam, and Kannada. “Neural translation offers a huge improvement over the old phrase-based system, translating full sentences at a time, instead of pieces of a sentence. This change improves the quality of the translation in a single jump than seen in the last ten years combined,” the company said in a press release.

Google has now extended the Neural Machine translation to Chrome browser’s built-in auto-translate functionality as well in order to make full-page translations more accurate and easier to read. This means that users will be able to browse through websites with content translated from foreign languages to the aforementioned 9 languages. As the new technique has been claimed to be far superior to earlier one, the change is likely to make Web more user-friendly for people in India.

The search giant has extended the neural machine auto-translation to Google Maps as well and users will now be able to read the translated reviews for restaurants, cafes, or hotels among other places through the app in their local language as well.
In Google Search, users will now be able to see Hindi dictionary results from Rajpal & Sons dictionary in collaboration with Oxford University Press, the company said. “This new experience will also support transliteration, allowing users to use their existing keyboards to find meanings in Hindi. So when you’d like to know more about a word, say “Nirdeshak”, you can just type in “Nirdeshak ka matlab” in Search, and you’ll instantly get to see word meanings and dictionary definitions on the search results page, including English translations,” it said.

“The most important aspect of making the web more useful and meaningful for all of India is to make India’s Internet more representative of the India we live in. India today has 234 million Indian language users who are online, compared to 175 million English web users, we expect another 300 million Indian language users to come online in the next four years. With today’s launches, we are taking a huge step forward to bring down the barriers that stop Indian language users to get more out of the Internet and also help the industry to solve for the needs of billions Indians,” Rajan Anandan, vice-president of Google’s India and South East Asia operations was quoted as saying in company’s release.

Google introduced the neural machine translation to Google Translate last year and claimed that the technique makes articles “smoother and easier” to read.

Wikipedia Founder Aims to ‘Fix the News’ With Collaborative Website Wikitribune

Wikipedia Founder Aims to 'Fix the News' With Collaborative Website WikitribuneJimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, has launched a website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of volunteers and supporters to produce news articles.

The new platform, called Wikitribune, will be free to access and carry no advertising, instead relying on its readers to fund it, while the accuracy of news reports will be easily verifiable as source material will be published, Wales said.

“The news is broken, but we’ve figured out how to fix it,” he said in a promotional video posted on the website’s homepage.

The online proliferation of fake news, some of it generated for profit and some for political ends, became a major topic of angst and debate in many developed countries during last year’s US presidential election.

Wales argued in his video that because people expected to get news for free on the Internet, news sites were reliant on advertising money, which created strong incentives to generate so-called “clickbait”, catchy headlines to attract viewers.

“This is a problem because ads are cheap, competition for clicks is fierce and low-quality news sources are everywhere,” said Wales.

He also argued that social media networks, where an ever-increasing number of people get their news, were designed to show users what they wanted to see, confirm their biases and keep them clicking at all costs.
Social media giant Facebook was widely criticised last year for not doing enough to prevent fake news reports from spreading on its platform, and has announced new tools to tackle the problem.

Wales said Wikitribune would combine professional, standards-based journalism with what he called “the radical idea from the world of wiki that a community of volunteers can and will reliably protect the integrity of information”.

He said articles would be authored, fact-checked and verified by journalists and volunteers working together, while anyone would be able to flag up issues and submit fixes for review.

“As the facts are updated, the news becomes a living, evolving artefact, which is what the Internet was made for,” he said.

The Wikitribune homepage said the platform would go live in 29 days. It also indicated that the intention was to hire 10 journalists, but none had been hired so far.

UN’s North Korea Sanctions Monitors Hit by ‘Sustained’ Cyber-Attack

UN's North Korea Sanctions Monitors Hit by 'Sustained' Cyber-AttackUnited Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a “sustained” cyber-attack by unknown hackers with “very detailed insight” into their work, according to an email warning seen by Reuters on Monday.

The hackers eventually breached the computer of one of the experts on May 8, the chair of the panel of experts wrote in an email to UN officials and the UN Security Council’s North Korea sanctions committee, known as the 1718 committee.

“The zip file was sent with a highly personalized message which shows the hackers have very detailed insight into the panel’s current investigations structure and working methods,” read the email, which was sent on May 8.

“As a number of 1718 committee members were targeted in a similar fashion in 2016, I am writing to you all to alert you to this heightened risk,” the chair of the panel of experts wrote, describing the attack as part of a “sustained cyber campaign.”

A spokesman for the Italian mission to the United Nations, which chairs the 1718 sanctions committee, said on Friday that a member of the panel of experts had been hacked.

No further details who might be responsible were immediately available.

North Korea’s deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday “it is ridiculous” to link Pyongyang with the hacking of the UN panel of experts or the WannaCry “ransomware” cyber-attack that started to sweep around the globe more than a week ago.
Cyber-security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the WannaCry attack.

Reuters reported on Sunday that North Korea’s main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber-attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts.

The UN Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to the country’s five nuclear bomb tests and two long-range rocket launches. Pyongyang is threatening a sixth nuclear test.

A second email by the UN sanctions committee secretary to the 15 Security Council members on May 10 said the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology was “conducting an analysis of the affected hard drive.”

“Increased vigilance relating to 1718 Committee-related correspondence is therefore advised until data analysis and related investigations are completed,” the email read.

Amazon Launches Kindle Digital Books in 5 Indian Languages

Amazon Launches Kindle Digital Books in 5 Indian LanguagesAmazon’s ebook reader, Kindle will now support content in five Indian languages, including Hindi,

Gujarati and Malayalam, a move that will help the US-based firm tap into the niche but growing ‘digital regional content’ market in India.

“We are adding thousands of digital books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam, including the largest digital selection of best sellers, hundreds of exclusive titles and free classics to the Kindle Book Store,” Amazon Kindle Director (Content) Sanjeev Jha told PTI.

Readers can access these books on Kindle eReaders as well as the free Kindle apps for Android and iOS, he added.

“Subscribers of Kindle Unlimited will also have access to the Indian language content. The new language selection is in addition to over three million books that are already available on the Kindle Book Store,” he said.

Kindle already supports languages like Chinese, German, French, and Japanese among others, apart from English.

While Amazon does not share country specific growth numbers, Jha said India is among its fastest growing markets globally for Kindle.
Amazon will make available bestseller titles like Ishq Mein Shahar Hona by Ravish Kumar (Hindi), Rajaraja Chozhan by Sa Na Kannan (Tamil), Mrutyunjay by Shivaji Sawant (Marathi), Ek Bija Ne Gamta Rahiye by Kaajal Oza Vaidya (Gujarati) and Aarachar by K R Meera (Malayalam).

The exclusive titles include Banaras Talkies by Satya Vyas, Ki.Mu.Ki.Pi by Madhanand, Draupadi by Kaajal Oza Vaidya and titles like Mayapuri by Shivani will now be available in digital format for the first time.

“We are bringing features like font size adjustment, ability to add notes and highlights, and automatic save and sync of your furthest page read across all your devices,” he said.

According to industry reports, the print book market in India is estimated to be worth about $4 billion (roughly Rs. 27,340 crores). India ranks third in English language publishing, after the US and the UK.

India, which is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets globally, also has a significant number of people reading ebooks on their phones.

While there is ample amount of content in English available online, that in Indian language has been few. Companies like Google are taking a number of initiatives to increase penetration of regional content in the digital world.

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