Reliance Jio Still Sharing Your Call Information With Foreign Countries, Warns Anonymous India

Reliance Jio Still Sharing Your Call Information With Foreign Countries, Warns Anonymous India
Anonymous claims Jio apps are leaking call data to foreign companies
The group has identified My Jio and Jio Dialer apps as the culprits
Reliance denies these allegations put forth by Anonymous
There’s no stopping the juggernaut that is Reliance Jio from making headlines. However, the circumstances are a bit different today. Hackers from the infamous hacking group Anonymous have claimed that Reliance Jio apps are leaking user call data to foreign countries.

Anonymous India (@redteamin ) claims that Reliance Jio is sending this data to companies in the US and Singapore and has also listed a step-by-step guide for anyone to verify this themselves.

While we haven’t been able to verify this ourselves, the group has informed certain media outlets that the My Jio and Jio Dialer apps are the ones sending this information to an ad network called Mad-Me. The group further elaborates that the data being sent across to these overseas companies is encrypted, which means there’s lesser chance of someone intercepting these packets.

The hacker group has also posted a screenshot that allegedly proves the data is being set overseas. “From the above it is clear that Jio app is using third party SDK and not verifying what data the SDK is collecting and where it is sending. This violates the [sic] user privacy,” claims Anonymous.
In response to this allegation, Jio Infocomm (RJIL) told Gadgets 360 in an emailed statement, “Jio takes its customers security and privacy very seriously. In keeping with its highest standards of governance, Jio does not share its customers’ data with any other entity. Any information captured by Jio is only for internal analysis to deliver better quality of service and recommend offerings from Jio’s product portfolio.”

Little more than a year ago, Anonymous called out RJIL for sending unencrypted data from the Jio Chat app to servers located in China. This charge was immediately denied by the company, terming it “unfounded and malicious allegations against the Jio Chat App.”

RJIL further elaborated, saying, “This is a common practice for any app wishing to provide location-based services within China. However, when used Globally, Jio Chat (outside of China) always uses Google Maps.”

WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court Its New Policy Doesn’t Infringe on User Privacy

WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court Its New Policy Doesn't Infringe on User Privacy

WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform, Wednesday said its new privacy policy does not infringe on the privacy of users and no third party can read the messages due to its end-to-end encryption.

When a user deletes his or her WhatsApp account, the information of that person is no longer retained on its servers, the company claimed before the Delhi High Court.

WhatsApp, which is opposing a petition challenging its new privacy policy, told a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal that a message is deleted from its server after it is delivered to the recipient and they may keep it on its server for upto 30 days, only in case the message is not delivered.

 

It said that if the message is undelivered even after 30 days, it is deleted.

Senior advocate Pratibha M Singh, who was appearing for petitioners Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi, opposed the contention, saying WhatsApp was not giving “any choice at all” to the users so that their information is not shared on Facebook.

“They (WhatsApp) should give a full opt-out option to the users from their information being shared with Facebook and they should not be allowed to use the information for any purpose without the consent of the user,” she said.

Singh also sought that the information of such users, who completely opt out of WhatsApp, should be deleted from the servers.

“What will happen if a user completely deletes WhatsApp,” the bench asked senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for WhatsApp.

“We are only concerned about the users who will opt out saying they do not want to accept the terms and conditions of the new policy. We do not want to go into other issues,” the bench told Luthra.

Responding to this, Luthra said “no data will be shared if the user opts out. When you (user) will delete WhatsApp account, the undelivered messages will be deleted. We will retain nothing.”

The bench said it would pass appropriate order on September 23 on the PIL against the recent WhatsApp decision to share user data with parent company Facebook.

WhatsApp had made extensive changes to its privacy policy on August 25, the first time since it wasacquired by Facebook, giving users the option of sharing their account information with the social network giant. It gave its users 30 days till September 25 to opt out of the policy.

During the hearing, the petitioners told the bench that there was a “stark contrast” in the contentions advanced by WhatsApp as it has claimed that it does not retain messages, but on the other hand, they were saying they can keep messages for a longer period of time to improve performance.

They also opposed WhatsApp’s claim that nothing would be shared with Facebook.

In its affidavit filed in the court, WhatsApp has said, “To improve performance and deliver media messages more efficiently, such as when many people are sharing a popular photo or video, WhatsApp may retain that content on its servers for a longer period of time.”

Regarding end-to-end encryption, it has said that neither WhatsApp, nor any third party can read the users messages and the only person who can read it is the recipient to whom the message is sent.

“When a user deletes his/her WhatsApp account, his/her undelivered messages are deleted from WhatsApp’s servers as well as any of the user’s other information. WhatsApp no longer needs to operate and provide the WhatsApp services,” the messaging platform has said in its affidavit.

WhatsApp had on September 14 opposed in high court the plea which alleged that privacy of its users have been threatened by a new privacy policy announced by Facebook, saying regulations were in place and the latter does not have access to any data as it provides end-to-end encryption.

The plea has also sought a direction to prohibit WhatsApp, Facebook Inc and Facebook India Online Pvt Ltd from sharing, in any manner, details and data of every kind of subscribers with any entity including Facebook or its family of companies.

 

iMessage Gif Search on iOS 10 Throws Up Porn Results; Apple Scrambles to Fix

iMessage Gif Search on iOS 10 Throws Up Porn Results; Apple Scrambles to Fix

  • Gif search in iMessage seems to give inappropriate results
  • Less provocative keywords are also throwing NSFW results
  • Apple is swiftly cleaning the gif search to eradicate porn

There’s a huge problem with iMessage in iOS 10 that has come to light and Apple is doing everything to fix it as soon as it can. Apparently, iOS 10 is surfacing porn gifs in iMessage, and innocent search words like ‘huge’ and ‘bounce’ are giving out rather NSFW inappropriate results.

This was first spotted by Deadspin’s Kyle Wagner, who apparently was served with animated My Little Pony porn when he searched for the word ‘butt’ in the default gif search of Messages. Soon after, the word ‘huge’ was also found to throw up some uncensored gif image results.

While Apple has already blocked many obvious adult words to weed out porn, but it evidently didn’t anticipate porn to surface through words like ‘huge’ and apparently – ‘butt’. In any case, the team atApple is aware about the issue and is steadfastly cleaning up its search. Apple is doing everything it can to rectify the misstep, and words like ‘porn’, ‘huge’, ‘butt’ are now blocked in iMessages gif search, and shows no results. Presumably, this issue is because Apple must be pulling gifs from third parties like Giphy, and did not anticipate porn to filter in (or so we think).

As for iMessage in iOS 10, it’s got a major overhaul with a brand new Messages app that supports new emoji centric features for social play, and brings the addition of an app drawer for third-party integration.

Some of the features include the Digital Touch handwriting feature that allows sending handwritten messages to other users, who will receive it in an animated manner. The chat app now also lets you emote through text bubbles, by choosing options like shout, whisper, and more.

What do you think of the new iMessage app? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Facebook Open Sources Its Object Recognition Machine Vision Software

Facebook Open Sources Its Object Recognition Machine Vision Software

Facebook has decided to make its set of vision software tools, used for object recognition in images, available to everyone by open sourcing the project. The set of tools, DeepMask, SharpMask, and MultiPathNet, were developed by the Facebook AI Research team and essentially work towards a process called segmentation to recognise objects by their shapes in images.

The research team has decided to share their research papers and demos along with the code for the tools with everyone in expectation “that they’ll help rapidly advance the field of machine vision,” it said in its blog on Thursday. The team further said that it will continue to publish its latest results and will update the open source tools we make available to the community.

All three of the research team’s tools work in collaboration in order to distinguish objects and identify their type. In its blog, Facebook AI Research team said that the advancement in visual recognition technology helps visually challenged people in recognising the content of images that have no captions associated with them, without needing external help. The company rolled out this feature to its iPhone app in April.

 

 Going ahead, the company says its goal is to “enable even more immersive experiences that allow users to ‘see’ a photo by swiping their finger across an image and having the system describe the content they’re touching,” it said in its blog.

Interestingly, the team is working towards applying these recognition techniques to videos as well.

 

Huawei Flagship Smartphones to Come With Truecaller Preloaded From September

Huawei Flagship Smartphones to Come With Truecaller Preloaded From September

  • Huawei flagship devices to come preloaded with Truecaller
  • Truecaller says app being used to make calls half a billion times a month
  • Truecaller to roll out to Huawei devices in India by September end

Truecaller on Friday announced it has partnered with Huawei. As a part of this collaboration, Huawei’s flagship phones will now come preloaded with the Truecaller app, starting with the Honor 8.

“Truecaller will be rolled out on Huawei mobile phones in America, Middle East & North Africa, South East Asia & India by end of September 2016,” the company said in itsblog on Friday.

Truecaller said the app has optimised to work seamlessly with all the devices it will come preloaded on. Apart from making calls, the app will also let users search for numbers, block spam calls, check availability, and call duration.

The company also highlighted in its blog that four months after the integration of its Truedialer app and its dialler features into the main Truecaller app, around half billion calls are being made per month through the inbuilt dialler in the Truecaller app.

“Our vision of how the dialler should naturally evolve – with features like caller Availability, Caller ID, and smart call history, provide a gateway for user’s to fully communicate with each other at the right time and to the right person,” Truecaller said in the post.

Truecaller rolled out an update last month for iOS that added important features to the app like Smart Call History and a built-in dialler that allowed users to make calls from within the app. However, the iOS app – currently at version 7.0 – still lacks an important functionality, there is still no really Live Caller ID feature identical to the one available on Android.

In an emailed statement, Nami Zarringhalam, co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Truecaller, said,”Our partnership with Huawei is a big milestone and is the first of its kind that has only scratched the surface of the immense potential that is yet to be discovered with Truecaller.”

George Zhao, President of Honor, said, “As we were planning the launch of our flagship device Honor 8, we were looking for partners who can truly redefine the user experience, Truecaller was an obvious choice to help improve the native calling functions. They provide an indispensable service for millions of users each day. We are joining hands to ensure that respective brands get the best of both worlds.

 

How to Save YouTube Videos to Watch Offline

Frankly speaking the amount of content available on YouTube is staggering, and more is being added literally every single minute of every single day. With all those videos out there, many have found that they are able to spend hours going over the ones that interest them – though for most people there are at least a couple of videos that they end up watching over and over again.

It could be a particular music video that you enjoy, or it may be a funny video of a cat – the point is that if you have a particular video (or several) that you watch regularly, why not save it so that you can watch it offline? By saving the video, you will be able to watch it without an internet connection, and can even transfer it over to your mobile devices as well to convert MOV to MP4

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Although YouTube itself doesn’t allow you to save your videos directly, the trick is to use Movavi Screen Capture Studio. As screen capture software, it will let you rip YouTube video by recording it as it is playing on your screen. If you want to try that, just follow these steps:

  1. Start Movavi Screen Capture Studio and select the ‘Capture screen’ option in the main menu.
  2. Reposition and resize the yellow capture frame to encompass the YouTube video.
  3. Check that the ‘System Audio’ icon has a green tick, and click it once otherwise.
  4. Press ‘REC’ to start recording and play the video at the same time.
  5. Press ‘Stop’ when the recording is complete and click ‘Save’ to save it.

As you save the YouTube video you will be able to choose practically any video format that you require. Alternatively you could use one of the presets available to optimize it for a specific device or platform, or save it as an audio file if you only want to keep the audio track.

With the video editing tools that are built in to Movavi Screen Capture Studio you can do even more if you choose to. It can cut and combine segments of video, improve the video quality, include background music, add special effects, and much more. Suffice to say, you could combine several YouTube videos and end up with a professional-looking and attractive compilation video of your very own if you choose to go down that route.

Create Partition in your system with EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS is one of the leading names in the software and utility services. They provide a large number of effective and powerful recovery software and tools that help you to manage your data efficiently. It doesn’t require the system to be rebooted for creating the partitions in the systems.

Some of the features of the EaseUS partition manager are:

  • Help to copy one hard disk to another without the need to reinstall Windows
  • Partition Manager allows you to recover and restore that that was lost or deleted accidentally
  • Converts the Master Booth record to GUID Partition Table and vice versa, without leading to any loss of data in the system.
  • Supports wipe partitions so that the critical data can be wiped out from the system entirely
  • Assist in merging the partition so that they can form one big entity.

EaseUS provides great assistance and technical support for free of cost. There are several additions available of the EaseUS partition master. You can take an update and get free technical assistance with it. You can also download a free trial version of it from their official web page. You can also copy high volumes of data, without the need to update your Windows or re-install it.

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Why use EaseUS partition Manager:

  • Provides interface that is user friendly
  • Includes help files that assist you
  • You can easily merge, copy, and delete partitions as per your needs

You have the provision to install Windows on an external hard drive; but it is not feasible to install windows in a hard disk that has default settings in it. For people who are not very computer and tech savvy, it is not a very simple task. Once you connect you hard drive to the system, you might see the installation screen on your system, but when you make an attempt to install it , it doesn’t work out. For installing windows you will have to format your external hard drive first and then connect it to your computer.

You can go through the link install windows 10 on external hard drive, to get a step by step tutorial on how to install windows in your external hard disk. You can also learn windows 10 partition by browsing through this link.

One more challenge is to create disk partition windows 10. For users who are not very experienced inthis field can specifically face a problem. There are two ways in which you can proceed for creating disk partitions. Microsoft has its disk management tool that be used for this. Otherwise you can also go for professional software available on the internet. They offer you a step by step user manual guidance.

EaseUS offers free partition software that is very user friendly and can efficiently help in disk partition. The best feature of EaseUS partition master is that creates the partitions without any data loss. You can also resize your partitions or move them any time you feel like

 

 

How Data Recovery Wizard is recovering data

The world is getting inclined towards technology everyday and data is becoming the new assets of life. Any loss of data is now equivalent to the loss of wealth. Nobody likes to lose data under any circumstances. This is the reason it becomes very important to have a recovery system in your device. But in normal conditions you do not have such privilege. However, EaseUS has given you the opportunity to recover your lost data through Data Recovery Wizard Pro. This is a professional service and can be used at home as well as in business purposes. This enables you with the powerful recovery of the data lost for multiple reasons.

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How the data is recovered

The data recovery procedure of the Data Recovery Wizard Pro is pretty simple and basic. You can quick scan and get the files recovered. All you have to is to install the downloaded file in your system. Once you are done with it, you just have to scan the files that you want to recover with the file size or file extensions. You will get the list of files and all you have to do is click the recover button to get the file back in your system.

Which files can be recovered?

This is one of the best recovery software available in the market. The file types that can be recovered are spread across ranges. It can be document files, audio files, and even video files. The data that is lost due to accident or mistake, viruses, corrupt hard drive and so on. The data to be recovered are not those which are available in the recycle bin. Your data may get permanently deleted, but Data Recovery Wizard will allow you to get those back as well.

Where Data Recovery Wizard Pro is applicable

The significance of Data Recovery Wizard can be felt across devices. The best part of the software is that it is applicable for a range of devices. It can be used for the desktop, laptop, music player, digital camera so on and so forth. It is not about the managing the data but also about keeping your data safe and secure.

Features of Data Recovery Wizard

This is one of the finest solutions that you can have for your deleted data. The data recovery free download allows you to get it for free as well. If your data is anyhow deleted or lost then this could be as useful as anything could be. The process is very quick and easy. EaseUS is one of the most reputed technology firms and it understands the value of security and safety. The entire tool is very safe to use and is very secure. So, it is not only recovering data but also keeping the data safe in your system.

The data loss is one of the biggest concerns for the people and the industry. This is also the top priority of the people as they look to secure the data and recover it as well. The Data Recovery Wizard Pro of EaseUS is the finest solution one can have to counter the data loss problem.

Microsoft Testing Multi-Device Clipboard App OneClip and Office Now Cross-Platform Assistant

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Following news about a new email client for iPhone called Flow by Outlook, Microsoft is now seen to be working on a new cross-platform clipboard tool called OneClip, further rounding out its productivity arsenal. Details of the anticipated cross-platform ‘Office Now’ personal agent or work assistant have also made their way to the Web.Already listed on the Windows Phone Store, OneClip is in internal beta and will work only for Microsoft employees. The Microsoft OneClip tool is described as a ‘cross-device, secure, intelligent clipboard in the cloud’, and said to be compatible with Windows, Android, and iOS, apart from Windows Phone.

oneclip_h0x0d_twitter.jpgThe ‘About’ description of the app posted by the tipster indicates the OneClip clipboard would allow users to access photos, text, screenshots, and addresses they’ve copied, making them available across devices automatically. It is speculated to be powered by the OneDrive platform. The same tipster (via ZDNet) has also posted links to the app installations for Android, iOS, and Windows versions of the app.

Separately, the company has also been tipped to be working on Office Now, an app that may be the fruits of the ‘personal agent’ efforts Bill Gates revealed he was involved in back in January. @h0x0d has leaked the version notes of the Office Now app currently in private beta testing, while Neowin claims to have gotten hold of the image assets, including tutorials. The personal assistant will reportedly be available on Android, iOS, and Windows, and is a sort of organiser that helps users better manage their work days with easy scheduling, insights and highlights.