30 October, 2023
28 October, 2023
Identity theft is an enormous problem. While the ever-growing use of modern technology to make purchases, bookings, and fast payments is highly convenient, the downside is that this leaves many opportunities for scammers and fraudsters to take advantage.
26 October, 2023
Launched in 2022 by the Browser Company, a company founded by former Facebook employees Josh Miller and Hursh Agrawal, Arc Browser is a Chromium-based web browser that aims to change how a traditional browser works.
Since it is based on Google's open-source code, users can import all their existing bookmarks, extensions, login information, and more, from other browsers. But that's just a basic understanding of it.
It is not until you take a look at its features, that you realize just how interesting it is.
Arc browser features
Arc Browser has a wholly different UI compared to its peers.
It features a vertical tab bar that allows users to see a large number of tabs comfortably.
It transforms your bookmarks and tabs and brings them into an app launcher-like UI.
There is also an option to create Spaces for various categories or tasks where you can store related tabs. You can also have different accounts, 6 pinned pages, and more in each Space.
Arc browser also allows you to save up to 8 tabs as favorites.
The Arc Browser allows you to view multiple tabs at once in a split-screen which can increase productivity, and come in handy in situations where you need to access the contents of two different web pages simultaneously.
Interestingly, it comes with built-in tools like whiteboard and notes, something which you can only access with extensions on traditional Chromium-based browsers.
With a new feature called Boost, you can even change the way websites look.
You can change elements from websites such as layout, background, colour, font, and brightness of web pages. you can even remove items using the Zap tool. It is basically ?editing the internet?, according to the Browser Company.
If you're used to opening a plethora of tabs at once, closing them becomes a hassle.
Arc Browser does this work for you as it automatically closes tabs every 12 hours.
You can choose to save tabs by pinning them.
It also features a built-in command bar through which you can execute multiple commands such as toggling extensions, opening/closing tabs, and more by just pressing the command key along with the designated number key.
Due to its vastly different UI from other Chromium-based browsers, Arc Browser requires a bit of learning, but it can become an organizer's dream once you get accustomed to it.
22 October, 2023
Artificial intelligence (AI) is developing rapidly.
Many chatbots are emerging based on this.
The catch with these is the reliance on internet and data systems.
Age of AI, LLC has created an innovative GPT to solve this problem.
Its name is Freedom GPT.
It is totally censor free and personal.
With this software, generative AI engines can be run on computers anywhere.
It does not compromise privacy offline.
Hence it is expected to boost the freedom of individuals. To use freedomget..go to the freedomget.com website and select either the Internet, Windows, or Mac versions depending on the PC.
Just set the software and install one of the LLAM and Alphasa chatbots.
You can chat on your device without internet.
Creating Powerful, Uncensored, Unbiased, Private, Powerful AI for everyone
FreedomGPT 2.0 is your launchpad for AI.
No technical knowledge should be required to use the latest AI models in both a private and secure manner.
Unlike ChatGPT, the Liberty model included in FreedomGPT will answer any question without censorship, judgement, or risk of ‘being reported.’
When a lot of users try to use the website at the same time, it can be slow. When you download and run it offline, it will always be as fast as your machine allows.
Ask AI any questions without fear of judgement because the data never leaves your device. Nothing is more private than running Al locally on your own device.
On an airplane, mountain or deserted island, space ship? No problem! You can use FreedomGPT to access the world's knowledge even if you are completely offline.
20 October, 2023
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Transferring files in WiFi doesn't require the USB wires and cables and other apps like iTunes etc.
ScanTransfer enables you to transfer files from multiple devices at the same time.
Transfer in Bulk
Transfer hundreds of photos and videos from your phone to the PC at a time.
Transferring files in Local Area Network(LAN) makes your privacy and files safe.
Transfer Photos from iPhone & Android Phone to PC without the USB Wire / Cable
ScanTransfer is a free Windows desktop software program which enables you to transfer photos and videos from your smart phone to your computer or laptop without the USB wire / cables. The best part of ScanTransfer is the program DOESN'T REQUIRE you to install any app into your phone. If you use iPhone or iPad, you even do not need to install the iTunes program. All you need to do is to use your Camera, Twitter or QR Scanner App to scan the QR code on the ScanTransfer, and then you will be able to start transferring instantly. The program also allows you to transfer hundreds of files at a time, and it will finish the task within just a few seconds through the transfer speed acceleration technology.
ScanTransfer supports multiple devices transferring which enables you to transfer files from more than one smart device at the same time. In addition, your personal files and privacy will be protected well due to ScanTransfer is a LAN(Local Area Network) application that will never leak your data out.
Compatible Smart Devices List
Apple/iOS: iPhone, iPad and all latest iOS devices. (iOS 9.0+)
Android: Android Smart Phone (Samsung, Nexus, LG, Motorola, HUAWEI etc.), Android Pad (Nexus, Galaxy Tab, Lenovo TAB etc.)
18 October, 2023
The Central Election Commission has made it easy to download e-Voter Identity Card (e-Epic) in the wake of Assembly elections.
For that, key changes have been made in the website.
In this system, the Central Election Commission announced that by registering the mobile number, one can get the e-Voter ID card in moments and it will be valid for exercising the right to vote.
Form-8 designed for changes and additions to the voter list should be used for this purpose.
A separate column is available for mobile number entry in that application.
Click on it and submit the application after entering.
After that go to https://voters.eci.gov.in/ "E-Epic" section and enter the voter ID card number in the specified field.
As soon as you enter the mobile number, the OTP will be sent to that phone.
After registering it, the e-voter ID card will be downloaded.
That document is valid like all certificates.
There is no need to wait for the voter identity card sent by the Election Commission.
Although this facility existed in the past, it took a long time to get approved.
Once the registered details are approved by the concerned Assembly Constituency Election Officer, the process will be completed.
Recently the Central Election Commission has simplified this process.
16 October, 2023
Cyber Crime Volunteers Concept
Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) has been established under Ministry of Home affairs (MHA) to act as a nodal point at National level in the fight against cybercrime. It aims to provide a platform to deal with cybercrimes in a coordinated and comprehensive manner. One of the important objectives of I4C is to create ecosystem that brings together academia, industry, public and government in prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes.
I4C has envisaged the Cyber Crime Volunteers Program to bring together citizens with passion to serve the nation on a single platform and contribute in fight against cybercrime in the country.
Good Samaritans are welcome to register as Cyber Crime Volunteers in the role of Unlawful Content Flaggers for facilitating law enforcement agencies in identifying, reporting and removal of illegal / unlawful online content.
We also welcome individuals who are willing to volunteer in any other area that can help in fighting cybercrime. The applications shall be received directly by the State Nodal and they shall contact the applicants on an as-needed basis.
Terms & Conditions
• This is purely volunteer program and volunteer shall not use this program for any commercial gain.
• Volunteer shall not be entitled for any monetary benefits or Identity Cards/Designation etc., at present or in future.
• Volunteer shall not issue any public statement about his/her association with this program.
• Volunteers are strictly prohibited from using the name of Ministry of Home Affairs or claim to have an association with Ministry of Home Affairs on any social media or public platform.
• Volunteer is strictly prohibited from creating social media account in the name of this program or issue any statement about this program or pursue discussion or share his/her work or express opinions on public platforms on behalf of this program.
• Volunteer shall maintain strict confidentiality of task assigned/carried out by him /her, as a part of this program.
• Volunteer shall not share any information, logo, slogan relating to this program on social media or public platform.
• Volunteer shall furnish his/her true and correct personal information.
• The volunteer would work within the Indian legal framework and rules made there under.
• Volunteer shall sign a declaration of acceptance of terms and conditions of this program. Volunteer shall be de-registered in case of violation/breach of any of the terms and conditions of ‘Cyber Volunteer Program’. The State Nodal Officer of States/UTs also reserves the right to take legal action as the provisions of law against the Volunteer, in case of violation of terms and conditions of Cyber Volunteer Program.
Unveiling the Cybervolunteer Program of The Ministry of Home Affairs, India
The digital age quite literally offers an incredible repository of opportunities, offering new channels to connect and protecting our virtual engagements. Enshrining this idea, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India has introduced the Cybervolunteer program (https://cybervolunteer.mha.gov.in). It's a program that invites civilians to participate actively in fortifying the country's cybersecurity framework. This article is an exploration into what this program is all about and how it's becoming a beacon for cybersecurity in India.
### Understanding the Cybervolunteer Program
Launched under the aegis of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), MHA, the Cybervolunteer program is a pioneering step aimed to increase citizen participation in cybercrime awareness, detection, and prevention. Joining the program, as a Cybervolunteer, one can contribute by reporting illegal/unlawful content encountered on the internet.
This citizen-friendly initiative is serving as a bridge between the masses and the cybersecurity world, bringing higher transparency, increasing awareness of cybersecurity, and reducing cyber threats.
### Who can participate?
The Cybervolunteer program invites participation from all across India, from every walk of life, including students, professionals, cybersecurity experts, and anyone interested in contributing to the cybersecurity landscape in India. The program promotes citizens' engagement and paves the way for a safer digitized India.
### How does it work?
On the official website (https://cybervolunteer.mha.gov.in), interested individuals can join as a Cybervolunteer by registering themselves. Post-registration, a volunteer can report unlawful content on the internet in four defined categories: against national security, against safety of children, against women safety, and other cybercrimes.
### Importance of the Program
With the growing reliance on digital mediums, cybersecurity has become an essential concern for nations around the globe. The launch of the Cybervolunteer program is a testament to the commitment of the Government of India to leave no stone unturned in safeguarding the cyber realm.
By facilitating citizens' direct participation in combating cybercrime, this initiative not only strengthens the digital immunity of the country but also empowers the public. It highlights the importance of public participation in maintaining cybersecurity.
### Concluding Thoughts
The Cybervolunteer program from the Ministry of Home Affairs is truly a giant leap forward in incorporating citizens in the national cybersecurity front. This initiative sends out a strong message of unity, underlining the significance of every citizen's role in protecting the nation against the rising tide of cybercrimes.
This platform is a shining example of the government's trust in its people, showing faith in their integrity and their will to make the internet a safer place for one and all. By making every individual a stakeholder, the Cybervolunteer program indeed gears up India in the run to create a safer and secure cyber environment.
Credits: Original information sourced from [Cybervolunteer program]
14 October, 2023
NSDL e-Gov is now Protean:
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure got rebranded as Protean eGov Technologies.
The new identity aligns with the company's transformation in its offerings to the businesses and citizens of India. Nothing changes for customers and partners.
12 October, 2023
M-Kavach 2 is a comprehensive mobile device security solution addressing emerging threats related to Android based mobile devices. The major emphasis is on advising the users against security misconfigurations, detection of hidden/ banned apps and scanning the device for potential malicious apps installed on the user's mobile device.
Threat Analyzer is an attempt to detect malware on Android devices using a machine learning based approach
This feature gives the users a holistic security status of the device. It checks the status of various critical parameters of the user’s devices such as device root status, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB debugging status, hotspot status etc
Detection of Hidden/Banned Apps
This feature identifies the existence of any such applications on the user’s device and further analyze these applications to identify any potential threat they pose to the device
App Latest Update Statistics
This feature notifies you of the apps not updated for longer durations, apps not being used by you for longer durations and apps having sudden spikes in the data and active time usage
This feature scans all the applications installed on the device and notifies the user of the adware installed on the device
App locker provides an additional layer of security from unwanted/unauthorized access to critical applications.
10 October, 2023
Telecomtalk is a popular Indian telecom news portal, brings operator news, tariff plans, broadband, 4G updates and analysis on the DTH and Mobile sector.
TelecomTalk is a premier and credible provider of the latest news and analysis on the telecommunication industry. Through our network of reporters across the country, we post breaking news, interviews, analysis, policy developments and in-depth reports on a daily basis. We cover news ranging from device launches, joint ventures, research papers, mergers and acquisitions, the launch of new tariff plans and any other business and market development. We also focus on policy-related events. Our team regularly interacts with the decision makers in telecom companies and policy makers from Government segment to bring forth the major happenings in the telecom industry.
We at TelecomTalk strive to bring you the best and the most up-to-date information on
Regulatory news and announcements
Implications of different regulations on the entire communications ecosystem
Smartphones, tablets, and wearable launches around the world
Mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships happening in the telecommunications space
Technology advancements that enable CSPs to serve markets better
Interviews with leading executives in the industry
Tariff announcements and change updates for landline, mobile, data cards and DTH services
Product Reviews for gadgets, accessories, and services
General updates about the telecommunications market
08 October, 2023
06 October, 2023
RBI launches उद्गम - UDGAM - Centralised Web Portal for searching Unclaimed Deposits
The Governor, Reserve Bank of India today launched a Centralised Web Portal उद्गम UDGAM (Unclaimed Deposits – Gateway to Access inforMation).
This portal has been developed by RBI for use by members of public to facilitate and make it easier for them to search their unclaimed deposits across multiple banks at one place.
The Reserve Bank of India had announced the development of a centralised web portal for searching unclaimed deposits as part of the Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies dated April 06, 2023. Given the increasing trend in the amount of unclaimed deposits, RBI has been undertaking public awareness campaigns from time to time to sensitise the public on this matter.
Further, through these initiatives, the RBI has been encouraging members of public to identify and approach their respective banks for claiming unclaimed deposits.
The launch of the web portal will aid users to identify their unclaimed deposits/ accounts and enable them to either claim the deposit amount or make their deposit accounts operative at their respective banks. Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd (ReBIT), Indian Financial Technology & Allied Services (IFTAS) and participating banks have collaborated on developing the portal.
To begin with, users would be able to access the details of their unclaimed deposits in respect of major banks presently available on the portal.
UDGAM portal has the search facility for unclaimed deposits of 30 banks from September 28, 2023.
RBI Press Release:
04 October, 2023
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