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Facebook used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar, says report

Facebook used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar, says report

Technology
Facebook has said it agrees with a report that found it had failed to prevent its platform being used to "incite offline violence" in Myanmar.The independent report, commissioned by Facebook, said the platform had created an "enabling environment" for the proliferation of human rights abuse.It comes after widespread violence against the Rohingya minority which the UN has said may amount to genocide. The report said Facebook would have to "get it right" before 2020 elections.Facebook has more than 18 million users in Myanmar. For many, the social media site is their main or only way of getting and sharing news.The network said it had made progress in tackling its problems in Myanmar but that there was "more to do". Last year, the ...
Pittsburgh shooting: Gab drops offline after attack

Pittsburgh shooting: Gab drops offline after attack

Technology
A Twitter-rival used by the man accused of a gun attack on a US synagogue has gone offline after several technology services withdrew support from it.Gab describes itself as a defender of "free speech and expression" with nearly 800,000 users.It has faced criticism in the past for providing an outlet for far-right figureheads and conspiracy theorists banned from other social networks.The service has said it has "zero tolerance" for terrorism and violence.It has, however, acknowledged that a verified account whose details matched those of the alleged Tree of Life Synagogue shooter had been active on its service.The account, registered to Robert Bowers, had posted several anti-Semitic messages on the platform. And in a final update...
Aadhaar Paperless Local e-KYC allows offline verification of identity, limits data sharing

Aadhaar Paperless Local e-KYC allows offline verification of identity, limits data sharing

Finance
Following the Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar and in order to address privacy concerns and limit data sharing, UIDAI has launched a 'Aadhaar Paperless Local e-KYC' method which is an offline method for identity verification wherein verification can be done without sharing biometrics or even Aadhaar number. This method also allows you to choose the Aadhaar related details you want to share for identification purposes. According to a Times of India report, government is pushing for offline tools to verify Aadhaar of a person by a method which will not require sharing of biometrics or involve UIDAI servers. According to the report, there are two ways of offline Aadhaar verification - by using QR code on the Aadhaar card and via Paperless local e-KYC. The Paperless local e-KYC involves gene...
UK Government site goes offline after hack

UK Government site goes offline after hack

Technology
More than 5,000 websites have been hacked to force visitors' computers to run software that mines a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin.Users loading the websites of the Information Commissioner's Office, the Student Loans Company, as well as the council websites for Manchester City, Camden, and Croydon - and even the homepage of the United States Courts - had their computers' processing power hijacked by hackers.Malicious code for software known as "Coinhive", a program advertising itself as "A Crypto Miner for your Website" would start running in the background until the webpage is closed.Security researcher Scott Helme was alerted to the hack by a friend who sent him antivirus software warnings received after visiting a UK Government website.:: North Korean hackers target cryptocurrency M...