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October 4, 2017: News at a glance

October 4, 2017: News at a glance

1. Pakistan’s ISI will not let Dawood Ibrahim return to India, his brother has said

Oct 04, 2017, 11:15 AM IST
All 3 billion accounts were hacked in 2013 data theft, admits Yahoo

All 3 billion accounts were hacked in 2013 data theft, admits Yahoo

Yahoo said last December that data from more than 1 billion accounts was compromised in 2013, the largest of a series of thefts that forced Yahoo to cut the price of its assets in a sale to Verizon.

Oct 04, 2017, 07:33 AM IST
HC asks Centre to list the steps taken against Blue Whale game

HC asks Centre to list the steps taken against Blue Whale game

Taking a serious view of the Blue Whale Challenge game, the Madras High Court had on September 4 directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to explore possibility of banning it.

Sep 19, 2017, 18:43 PM IST
SC seeks details of complaints to Google, FB, WhatsApp on objectionable content

SC seeks details of complaints to Google, FB, WhatsApp on objectionable content

The Ministry of Home Affairs was also asked to inform it about the number of prosecution under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, during this period.

Sep 05, 2017, 00:39 AM IST

ICSE in West Bengal to sensitise children on online gaming, internet addiction

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea seeking direction to the internet majors to take down the links of the Blue Whale game.

Aug 22, 2017, 20:35 PM IST
Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi HC seeks FB, Google, Yahoo's response on plea to remove game links

Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi HC seeks FB, Google, Yahoo's response on plea to remove game links

In addition, response of Centre and Delhi Police was also invited on petition seeking direction to Internet firms to immediately remove links of the online game.

Aug 22, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
Instructions issued to all tech platforms to check spread of Blue Whale game: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Instructions issued to all tech platforms to check spread of Blue Whale game: Ravi Shankar Prasad

'The Blue Whale Challenge' had allegedly claimed the life of a Mumbai teenager Manpreet Singh Sahani in July.

Aug 16, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
Blue Whale Challenge: Kerala woman says game killed 16-year-old son last month

Blue Whale Challenge: Kerala woman says game killed 16-year-old son last month

A Kerala-based woman claims that her minor son, who hanged himself last month, was a victim of the infamous Blue Whale Challenge.

Aug 16, 2017, 11:39 AM IST
Blue Whale: Govt asks Google, FB, others to remove game links

Blue Whale: Govt asks Google, FB, others to remove game links

Government has directed internet majors - Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo - to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries.

Aug 15, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Use any email to access Yahoo Mail app now

Use any email to access Yahoo Mail app now

Users can now access the Yahoo mail app with their Gmail, Outlook or AOL email addresses, Yahoo announced on Monday.

May 01, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
Citizens have right to have access to internet: Supreme Court

Citizens have right to have access to internet: Supreme Court

Citizens have a right to have internet access and banning advertisements on pre-natal sex determination on websites do not curtail such rights.

Apr 13, 2017, 21:58 PM IST
No more torrent sites on Google search, Bing, Yahoo?

No more torrent sites on Google search, Bing, Yahoo?

Google, along with search engines like Bing and Yahoo are reportedly going to ban all the pirated torrent sites on their search.

Feb 13, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
Yahoo to change name to Altaba: Key things you should know

Yahoo to change name to Altaba: Key things you should know

The company plans to change its name to Altaba after it turns over its email, websites, mobile apps and advertising tools to Verizon.

Jan 11, 2017, 07:51 AM IST
Yahoo to change name to Altaba, Marissa Mayer to leave board after Verizon deal

Yahoo to change name to Altaba, Marissa Mayer to leave board after Verizon deal

Yahoo Inc said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. 

Jan 10, 2017, 09:14 AM IST
Yahoo says over 1 billion accounts hacked, information stolen

Yahoo says over 1 billion accounts hacked, information stolen

In what may be largest data hack at an email provider, Yahoo says that hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013.

 

Dec 15, 2016, 10:59 AM IST
PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar beat Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to become 'most searched sportsperson' in India

PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar beat Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to become 'most searched sportsperson' in India

Badminton ace Sindhu, who won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, topped the 'most searched sportsperson” category, ahead of trend-setting gymnast Karmakar.

Dec 01, 2016, 23:19 PM IST

Verizon-owned AOL trims jobs ahead of Yahoo buy

Verizon-owned internet firm AOL said Thursday it is trimming jobs as part of a restructuring plan making priorities of mobile, video and data.

Nov 18, 2016, 02:52 AM IST
Yahoo hack: Company reveals more details about the attack on users' accounts

Yahoo hack: Company reveals more details about the attack on users' accounts

Yahoo provided more details on Wednesday about an epic hack of its services, including that the culprits may have planted software "cookies" for ongoing access to users` accounts.

Nov 10, 2016, 10:06 AM IST
EU privacy watchdogs warn WhatsApp over information sharing with Facebook, Yahoo

EU privacy watchdogs warn WhatsApp over information sharing with Facebook, Yahoo

European privacy watchdogs said on Friday they had sent letters to WhatsApp over its sharing of information with parent company Facebook and Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and its scanning of customer emails for US intelligence purposes.

Oct 28, 2016, 15:11 PM IST

Yahoo calls for `transparency` from US spy agencies

Yahoo asked US spy agencies Wednesday to offer public "transparency" about data they make internet companies provide on users and to declassify any secret order served on the company.

Oct 20, 2016, 04:58 AM IST