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Aadhaar Virtual ID Verification Tool Now Operational, Must Be Deployed by Banks by August 31: UIDAI Read in

The Aadhaar virtual ID (VID) verification mechanism is now operational, the biometric system’s governing body UIDAI has announced. The new Aadhaar virtual ID system will allow users to provide a virtually generated code instead of the actual 12-digit identifier in an effort to safeguard privacy. Banks will have time till August 31 to deploy the tool for user verification […]

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LinkedIn QR Code Lets You Connect With Professionals Faster, New Translation Feature Announced

Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Thursday announced the launch of LinkedIn QR code targeted at making the process of connecting with people on the platform faster. QR code is available now on the LinkedIn Android and iOS apps, and can be used as a swift networking tool to view profiles and connect with professionals without having to ask for details […]

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Google Retires DoubleClick, AdWords Brand Names

Alphabet’s Google announced on Wednesday the biggest-ever rebranding of its advertising software, retiring the DoubleClick and AdWords brands to streamline entry points for advertisers and ad sellers. Google executives said its fees are not changing, and no services are merging. The company will retain the AdSense and AdMob brands for ad sales technologies that are aimed at small websites and mobile app developers, respectively. But […]

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Mozilla Partners ‘Have I Been Pwned’ to Develop Firefox Monitor, 1Password Also Gets Integration

US-based not-for-profit Web services firm Mozilla on Monday announced a partnership with HaveIBeenPwned.com (HIBP) to create a new user security tool called Firefox Monitor built right into the Mozilla Firefox browser. The new privacy tool will allow users to check if their email address has been part of a data breach merely by entering it into the search box of the […]

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PayPal to Acquire Fraud Prevention Company Simility for $120 Million

PayPal Holdings has agreed to acquire fraud prevention technology company Simility for $120 million (roughly Rs. 812 crores) in cash, it said on Thursday. Palo Alto, California-based Simility sells machine-learning-based technology to help online merchants spot fraudsters and improve risk management. PayPal plans to make Simility’s services available to its merchants following the close of the […]

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Amazon India Now Requires OTP to Complete High-Value Order Deliveries, Adds ‘No Rush Delivery’ Option

Amazon India has started giving a One Time Password (OTP) to customers making certain high-value orders to offer a more secure shopping experience. The OTP will need to be entered on the delivery agent’s device to complete and confirm the delivery. Additionally, the online marketplace has been spotted offering a ‘No Rush Delivery’ option under which […]

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Internet Now Has 333.8 Million Domain Names, Says VeriSign

Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Tuesday announced that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs). The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations in the domain […]