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Do You Use Truecaller? Your User Data Might be Available for Sale Online – Top Trending Stories

Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!

#5

DO YOU USE TRUECALLER? YOUR USER DATA MIGHT BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ONLINE

According to a report by a leading news agency, the data of Truecaller’s Indian users which includes their names, phone numbers, email addresses, is available for sale online. It said that the data of around 140 million users is sold for 1.5 lakhs INR on the dark web. A sample set was also analysed by the agency and it found that details like personal identifiers, mobile service providers and state of residence of the users, etc. were indeed available in the same. Read more

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#4

GOOGLE AI BETTER THAN RADIOLOGISTS IN DETECTING LUNG CANCER

An advanced artificial intelligence (AI) system was unveiled by Google recently which was able to detect lung cancer in early testing and performed even better than professional radiologists. The system was trained on around 42,000 CT scans that were taken during a National Institutes of Health clinical trial and was able to detect 5% more cancers and 11% false positives, the study showed. Read more

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#3

OFFLINE GROCERY STORES TO BE OPENED ACROSS INDIA BY FLIPKART

India’s top e-commerce portal Flipkart is looking to set up physical grocery stores across India, a move that comes at a time when it only recently opened its fifth online grocery store in Mumbai. The action is in line with parent company Walmart’s strategy, a spokesperson said. Read more

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#2

300 CR INR DEFENCE CONTRACT SIGNED BY TECH MAHINDRA WITH INDIAN NAVY

This Tuesday, domestic IT company Tech Mahindra announced a defence order worth 300 cr INR, its biggest so far, with the Indian navy. It said that it will implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based Access Control System for all naval bases and ships under the ‘Armed Forces Secure Access Card’ (AFSAC) Project. Read more

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BOARDING PASSES AT AIRPORTS TO BE SOON REPLACED BY FACIAL RECOGNITION

Under a project named “Digi Yatra”, the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is looking to set up a facial recognition system that can replace the boarding passes of the passengers of various domestic airlines. A spokesperson said that the authorities are finalizing the departure control systems (DCSs) now and the first phase of the project shall be ready by the third quarter of 2019. Read more

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