Day: March 17, 2020

Google Removing Fake Coronavirus Videos From YouTube: Pichai

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company has taken down thousands of videos related to dangerous or misleading coronavirus information using its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology.

In a blog post, Pichai said that since January, Google has blocked hundreds of thousands of ads attempting to capitalise on the coronavirus pandemic.

“Last week, we announced a temporary ban on all ads for medical masks and respirators,” he said on Monday.

“We continue to remove videos that promote medically unproven methods to prevent coronavirus in place of seeking medical treatment. On Google Maps, our automated and manual review systems continue to take down false and harmful content such as fake reviews and misleading information about healthcare locations,” Pichai elaborated.

Meanwhile, Google said the coronavirus tracking and screening website that US President Donald Trump announced the company is building with 1,700 engineers is delayed to “later this week”.


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CovidLock ransomware exploits coronavirus with malicious Android app

The app promises access to a coronavirus map tracker but instead holds your contacts and other data for ransom, DomainTools found.

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Cybercriminals have been busy lately trying to exploit the coronavirus for their own malicious purposes. As such, the spread of COVID-19 has led to an increase in phishing emails and other malware designed to entrap people looking for information about the virus. A new type of ransomware known as CovidLock encrypts key data on an Android device and denies access to the victims unless they pay up, according to the threat intelligence firm DomainTools.

SEE: Ransomware: What IT pros need to know (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

After the first cases of the coronavirus came to

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Realme 6i Launch Set for Today: Expected Price, Specifications, and More

Realme 6i will be launched today in Myanmar. It will come with a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC making it the first phone to be powered by the new chip. The Realme 6i will have a quad camera setup on the back and a single selfie shooter housed in the water drop notch. It will also pack a massive 5,000mAh battery, which was recently confirmed by the company through its launch poster. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the Realme 6i smartphone and what has been confirmed.

Realme 6i: Expected price and launch details

The Realme 6i is expected to be cheaper than the Realme 6, which is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB + 128GB model, and Rs. 15,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant. The phone will be available in Myanmar with no information on

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Redmi Note 9 Pro to Go on Sale in India Today via Amazon, Price in India, Offers, Specifications

Redmi Note 9 Pro, the latest budget smartphone from the Xiaomi sub-brand is set to go on sale in India today. The Redmi Note 9 Pro that was launched along with the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max last week, has two variants which come in three colour options – Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will go on sale in India on March 25. Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available through both online and offline outlets in the country.

Redmi Note 9 Pro price in India

The Redmi Note 9 Pro (Review) price in India is set at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs. 15,999. If you are planning to buy the smartphone via Redmi’s official India website, the company

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