Monthly Archives: September 2018

Facebook Said to Have Won Legal Battle in US Against Wiretapping of Messenger Calls

US investigators failed in a recent courtroom effort to force Facebook to wiretap voice calls over its Messenger app in a closely watched test case, according to two people briefed on the sealed ruling. Members of a joint federal and state task force probing the international criminal gang MS-13 had tried in August to hold Facebook in contempt of… Read More »

Studymate ‘Road to Boards ’18’ launched

Studymate, the chain of learning centres launched by the Hindustan Times in Delhi-NCR, has announced the launch of this year’s version of a programme titled the Road to Boards aimed at supporting the students who are gearing up for the Class 10 and 12 board examinations, according to a press release. The comprehensive four-month initiative… Read More »

Snapchat Ties Up With Amazon for Point-and-Buy

Snap said on Monday it is testing a new way to search for products on Amazon.com through its Snapchat app’s camera, allowing users to shop directly using the messaging app. The visual search function will allow Snapchat users to point its camera at an item or barcode and buy it from Amazon. “Beginning this week, we’re testing a new way… Read More »

Engineer fined for blogging exactly how to hack a hotel’s Wi-Fi

It’s one thing to report website vulnerabilities before they’re used maliciously. It’s another to blog about a vulnerability online. Singapore authorities fined Zheng Dutao, an engineer at Chinese internet giant Tencent, S$5,000 (about $3,660) this week after discovering he hacked into a hotel’s Wi-Fi system and shared sensitive information on his blog, ZDNet reported Tuesday. Zheng was staying at the… Read More »