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Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

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Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced today will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004, even though it raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users. To help finance …

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‘POCSO e-box’ encourages kids to report cyber crime

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Child victims of cyber crime can now lodge complaints at the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights’ (NCPCR) ‘POCSO e-box’ online platform. The initiative, which was launched last year, aims at encouraging children to register complaints of sexual abuse, cyber bullying and stalking, morphing of images and child pornography. …

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TN assembly lauds NASA for successful launch of KalamSat

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Tamil Nadu Assembly today lauded a team of young scientists from Tamil Nadu whose satellite was successfully launched by NASA. Named ‘KalamSat’ after former President late APJ Abdul Kalam, the satellite weighs just 64 gm and was a payload of a NASA sounding rocket that blasted off from the US …

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PSLV-C38 mission to hold special place for TN students

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ISRO’s PSLV-C38 mission will be special for Tamil Nadu as it carries a satellite indigenously developed by students of a university in Kanyakumari district. NIUSAT satellite, developed by Noorul Islam University in Kanyakumari district, will ride piggyback with 29 other satellites of various countries in the 40th mission of PSLV, …

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CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

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Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world’s largest online social network’s mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups. The move comes as Facebook faces pressure from smaller rivals such as Nextdoor and Meetup, whose online networks bring together …

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Warming temperatures could result in extinction of sea turtles

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Warmer temperatures mean sea turtles could be driven to extinction, suggests a new study. The study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Lalo? of the University’s College of Science argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, and could impact …

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