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Roposo App Trends After TikTok Ban; Is It The Replacement?

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TikTok is one of the apps banned by the Indian government, which includes a total of 59 Chinese apps. Since the ban, people have been looking for an alternative platform for short-form videos. Roposo is one of the apps that's in the limelight now, thanks to its Made in India tag. What's more, the Roposo app is already trending.

Roposo App After TikTok Ban A lot of TikTok influencers have begun shifting to Roposo, which now includes more than 65 million downloads. The app has also secured the number one social app on the Google Play Store, following the ban on the TikTok app. The Roposo app, available in 12 Indian languages, claims of 14 million video creators and 80 million videos created monthly. Following the ban of TikTok and other Chinese apps due to security and privacy concerns, Mayank Bhangadia, Co-Founder of Roposo notes that they "have built Roposo as a clean and ethical platform. The unique idea of channels in Roposo provides every talented Indian with an oppor…

Amazon Pantry service is now live in over 300 cities in India

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Amazon today announced the expansion of its popular program Amazon Pantry to over 300 cities across the country. The service offers grocery and everyday essentials to the customers. The brand has revealed that customers in Allahabad, Amreli, Bareilly, Betul, Bhopal, Bundi, Bhandara, Churu, Deogarh, Gonda, Jammu, Jhansi, Kathua, Kozhikode, Malda, Moradabad, Nainital, Pathankot, Rajkot, Shimla, Udaipur and Varanasi among others can now conveniently order groceries on Amazon Pantry. The company claims that with Amazon Pantry, customers get curated grocery and everyday essentials at great prices with savings of up to 35 per cent on monthly groceries of staples and branded FMCG products. The platform has a selection of 3,000 products from more than 200 brands. The brand says the products will be delivered to the doorstep in just 1-2 days. In select cities of Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune, customers can also choose from convenient time slots to schedule the…

Chingari App Hits 100,000 Downloads Per Hour After TikTok Ban

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The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps, including the popular video-sharing app TikTok. Now, similar applications like Chingari and Mitron are expected to garner more users in the country. Recently, Sumit Ghosh, co-founder and chief product officer of the Chingari app, revealed via a tweet that the app received about 100,000 downloads per hour. According to an earlier report, TikTok's alternative app Chingari has surpassed 25 lakh downloads on the Google Play Store. Chingari App Hits 100,000 Downloads Per Hour After TikTok Ban
The company also claimed that the app has reached 25 lakh downloads from about 6 lakh downloads in just ten days. The app is rated 4.7 out of 5 on Google Play Store and is also known as 'Original Indian Short Video App'. The app can be downloaded from the Google Store as well as the Apple Store. About Chingari App The Chingari app is a short video sharing platform created to compete with TikTok. It was created by two Bengaluru-based program…

Govt warns against massive Covid-19 related phishing campaign

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The CERT-In advisory asked users to report any unusual activity or attack at incident@cert-in.org.in.
The government has warned people to guard against a massive Covid-19 related phishing attack campaign that could imitate government organisations to steal sensitive personal data and financial information. The attack, expected to start today on June 21, is reported to target Indian individuals and businesses. According to the advisory issued by CERT-In, “The phishing campaign is expected to use malicious emails under the pretext of local authorities in charge of dispensing government-funded Covid-19 support initiatives. Such emails are designed to drive recipients towards fake websites where they are deceived into downloading malicious files or entering personal and financial information.” The CERT-In advisory said that the phishing campaign is expected to be designed to impersonate government agencies, departments, and trade associations who have been tasked to oversee the disbursem…

Black Lives Matter: Facebook Employee Tweets About 'Inaction' Gets Fired

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A Facebook employee lost his job after he tweeted about his co-worker not cooperating with him for the silent Black Lives Matter protest within the company.
"In the interest of transparency, I was let go for calling out an employee's inaction here on Twitter. I stand by what I said. They didn't give me the chance to quit," Dail tweeted, He mentioned the employee by name, saying that "intentionally not making a statement is already political".
Facebook receives criticism Facebook confirmed to CNET that that "Dail's characterisation of his firing was accurate" but didn't provide further explanation.
Several current and former Facebook employees have criticised Zuckerberg's inaction over controversial posts from the US President on glorifying violence, calling him to start fact-checking world leaders and labeling harmful posts. There has also been several resignations at the social networking platform over the lenient approach taken by Fa…

Whatsapp Working on new feature that allow users to search for message by date

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You will now be able to search for your messages on WhatsApp by date. The company announced that it is working on the search feature, making it easier for users to search for particular messages. 
First reported by WABetaInfo, the feature is still in the alpha stage and there is no launch date for the feature either. Right now, you can search for particular content on your chat box but with the new feature, the company is planning on making it much easier to look for messages. WABetaInfo@WABetaInfo WhatsApp is testing a Search by date feature!

The feature is under development and it will be available in future.https://wabetainfo.com/whatsapp-is-testing-a-search-by-date-feature/ …

Hackers Treatens To Sell Zee5 User's Data Online: Report

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New Delhi: A hacker identifying himself as John Wick has claimed to have accessed the network of popular streaming service ZEE5, allegedly stealing over 150GB of user data along with the source code of the website.
According to a report in cybersecurity news portal Quickcyber, the hacker who appeared to be from a Korean hacking group is now planning to dump the data in the public domain for open sale. The hacker told the publication that the stolen database of Zee5.com contains private details of the subscribers including their recent transactions, passwords, emails, mobile numbers, messages, etc.
ZEE5 was yet to comment on the report. The breach may have occurred between February end or March.
Ralph Wagner, CEO of software development firm Axinom that provides ZEE5 "software to manage content," told Quickcyber that they "do not manage Zee5 database" and "nor do Axinom system uses the mentioned MySQL database" which is part of the hacking.
"Additiona…

Xiaomi Mi CC10 With Snapdragon 775G Processor Likely Under Development: Report

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Xiaomi Mi CC9 which arrived as a mid-range offering by the company last year is likely to get a successor soon. The company is said to be working on the Mi CC10 which is expected to hit the stores by next month. A new leak online suggests the company will be packing some top-notch hardware; specifically, the camera.
Xiaomi Mi CC10 Leaked Hardware As per a report via Xiaomiksha, the Mi CC10 which has a codename CAS will arrive with a 108MP camera sensor. The leak further notes that the company won't be using the Samsung HM1 sensor rather will be equipping the handset with an upgraded HM2 sensor. For reference, the Mi CC9 Pro and the Mi 10 series were equipped with the Samsung HM1 sensor. However, it is currently unknown if the device will ship with a quad-lens or penta-lens camera module. Also, the details on the remaining camera sensors remain undisclosed. But, the report suggests that the handset might come with 12x optical and 120x digital zoom capabilities. The rumor mill hasn&…

Govt denies data BHIM breach but cybersecurity firm maintains data of 7 million users was out in open

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vpnMentor claimed personal records, including scans of Aadhaar cards and caste certificates, photos used as proof of residence, professional certificates and degrees, as well as screenshots taken within financial and banking apps as proof of fund transfers, along with scans of PAN cards were left accessible to everyone.
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has issued a statement saying there has been no compromise of data on the BHIM app, after Israeli cybersecurity firm vpnMentor’s claims that it had discovered a breach of personal records of around 7 million Indians used to onboard them to the mobile payment app. As per the report, the data was stored on a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket and was publicly accessible. The breach was discovered by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar of the vpnMentor research team who say the exposed records are highly sensitive as it includes many documents needed to open an account on BHIM. The firm said CSC e-Governance Service Ltd (th…

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