Day: October 17, 2020

Google Trusted Contacts Officially Pulled From App Stores, Support to Stop After December 1

Google has officially pulled the plug on its Trusted Contacts app. First introduced in 2016, the app offered users a way to share their device activity status and location with selected contacts. It has now disappeared from both Google Play store and the Apple’s App Store. The tech giant will also stop support for the app starting December 1 this year. The move follows a series of measures that Google has taken recently to optimise its products and services. Trusted Contacts follows in the footsteps of Google’s two other location sharing apps — Google Latitude and Google+ Location Sharing — that were scrapped earlier.

Trusted Contacts was first inducted exclusively to Play Store for Android users. A year and some upgrades later, it was made available for iOS users via the App Store. By then, it was integrated with Google Maps and offered useful features like allowing a trusted contact

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Personal Website Data Allegedly Leaked on the Dark Web: Report

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website data has allegedly been leaked on the dark Web. The leaked data is said to include a “substantial amount” of personally identifiable information of lakhs of people. This includes name, email addresses, and mobile numbers, according to a report. The latest development comes just over a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website’s Twitter account was hacked. Several tweets were posted at that time, asking for people to donate cryptocurrency to the PM’s National Relief Fund.

Cybersecurity firm Cyble claimed that it was tipped off on October 10 about the databases of the Prime Minister’s personal website, Narendramodi.in, being available on the dark Web. Upon analysing the data leak, the firm allegedly found personally identifiable information of over 5,74,000 users, with over 2,92,000 of them appearing to have made donations through the website.

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) did not

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