No jobs force engineers to pay extra

Promises of guaranteed placements during the economic slowdown are driving engineering graduates to spend extra money on courses which they’ve already graduated in. . By Yashasvini Razdan Declining placement rates in engineering colleges are forcing engineers to spend money on additional courses, to make themselves employable as per industry standards. Arpitha, a Computer Science engineer […]

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Accounts of contact less debit and credit card users at risk

Over a dozen fraud cases have been registered with the city cybercrime police station in Bengaluru in past one month. By Abhinav Kumar Contactless debit and credit card users in Bengaluru are under higher risk of banking frauds. Around 15 cases have been registered with the Cyber Crime Cell in the month of October.  Such […]

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DigiLocker bugs thwart Digital India

Meity’s DigiLocker fails as users complain of bug issues time and again By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: Ever since the launch of the DigiLocker application in 2015 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), Government of India, over 30,000 critical reviews regarding bug and login issues are found in PlayStore alone. “There hasn’t been […]

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Cyber crime around town, only one station lodging complaints

Though 50 to 60 cybercrime cases are reported every day in the city, victims of cybercrime have to go to the only cybercrime police station in Infantry Road to lodge a complaint. Yumna Ahmed There is one cybercrime station in Bangalore and officials say that there is a delay in solving cases due to shortage […]

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Trapped in another world

The numbers of patients taking treatment for gaming addiction are increasing in the city. By Abhinav Kumar SHUT (Service for Healthy Use of Technology) Clinic at NIMHANS Bengaluru has seen 720 patients in 2017-18 obsessed with online gaming in computers, play stations and smartphones. Aman, a patient of SHUT clinic, said, “Before getting the treatment, […]

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Harassment on Mobile Apps

Chairperson of Karnataka Women’s Commission calls for a ban of TikTok. By Ajay Ramanathan Bangalore, April 9, 2019. The Chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Women Nagalakshmi  Bai noted that 70 to 80 percent of complaints registered were for harassment on mobile applications. Explaining why the harassment of women was particularly problematic, Bai remarked, […]

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Electric Vehicles May Not be the Future

The automobile industry in India is looking forward to making a future out of electric vehicles (EVs). By Rohit Chatterjee Bengaluru, April 9, 2019: The Indian automobile industry is trying hard to match with other countries in the segment of electric vehicles,to make them  the new mode of transport. However, certain problems are making it hard […]

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The Thief Lurking In Your Device

Hackers are infecting devices with crypto-malware to steal computing power. By Sharathkumar Nair Bengaluru, April 8, 2019 The world has been gripped by a new wave of cryptocurrency revolution. The advent of Bitcoin in 2009 has created new ways for people to do transactions globally. Bitcoins were primarily created as an alternative to the traditional […]

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