Monthly Archives جولای 2020

Florida teenager is charged as ‘mastermind’ of Twitter hack

Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested in his Tampa home early Friday, state officials said. He is believed to be the linchpin of a hack that turned into an embarrassment for Twitter and called into question the security measures of a range of tech companies. Two other people were also charged with taking part in the hack.

Federal authorities were already tracking Clark before the Twitter hack. In April, the Secret Service seized more than $700,000 worth of Bitcoin from him, according to legal documents. The Tampa youth faces 30 felony charges, including fraud, and is being charged as an adult.

The Twitter hack began July 15 as an effort to steal and sell unusual user names. It quickly escalated as the hackers took over accounts belonging to cryptocurrency companies and celebrities...

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Programme supporting small businesses has grown 4 times: Flipkart

The programme currently supports over six lakh artisans, weavers and craftsmen across India and is working towards bringing more such sellers to the platform, the company said in a statement.The programme currently supports over six lakh artisans, weavers and craftsmen across India and is working towards bringing more such sellers to the platform, the company said in a statement.

Flipkart on Friday said the company’s Samarth programme that aims to support small businesses has seen a nearly four times quarter-on-quarter growth since its launch in July last year. The firm’s other marketplace segments have been typically growing at 1.5 times to two times on a quarterly basis since the past five to six years.

The programme currently supports over six lakh artisans, weavers and craftsmen across India and is working towards bringing more such sellers to the platform, the company said in a statement.

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Pandemic job losses and flooding spark fears of hard times in Bangladesh

But severe floods that struck Bangladesh the last week of June, driven by heavy monsoon rains, are now keeping the 22-year-old from that work as well.

Instead, he finds himself stuck at home, one of millions of Bangladeshis affected by the flooding, which has hit nearly half of the country’s 64 districts and killed 41 people so far.

“My wife and I lost our jobs because the factory said they weren’t getting orders due to the coronavirus,” Sumon said.

“At my hometown I managed a job as a mechanic but that did not work because the water had risen and I couldn’t step out,” he said.

Now, with a baby daughter born just nine days ago, “I don’t know how we will manage. I am depending on a loan right now, but if things continue like this, we will be in trouble,” he said.

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Indian Oil net profit at Rs 1,911 crore, down 47%

IOCL was more hurt by coronavirus in the preceding quarter, when it recorded a loss of Rs 5,185.3 crore, dragging down the overall FY20 profit by 92% annually to Rs 1,313.2 crore. IOCL was more hurt by coronavirus in the preceding quarter, when it recorded a loss of Rs 5,185.3 crore, dragging down the overall FY20 profit by 92% annually to Rs 1,313.2 crore.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) reported a net profit of Rs 1,910.8 crore on a standalone basis for the quarter ended June 30, recording a 46.9% drop from the same period a year ago. The state-run oil refining and marketing company attributed the fall in profit to inventory losses, stemming from fluctuations in global oil prices.

The inventory loss in the quarter was Rs 3,196 crore against gains of Rs 2,362 crore in the corresponding period a year ago, said IOCL chairman SM Vaidya.

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After days of gloom, Dhaka cattle traders smile big on Eid eve amid pandemic

Sale of sacrificial animals on the internet also appeared to have satisfied the traders as many chose online marketplaces over the traditional ones mostly to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection amid the pandemic.

A few cows were left at Kamalapur market on Friday afternoon. Idris Mia, a trader from Barishal, said they were finally making profits as the customers began crowding the market from Wednesday.

Only one of the 12 cows he had brought was left unsold. “I doubted I would get this much price even amid the coronavirus outbreak,” he said, claiming that he had sold the first five cows at lower prices.

Meherpur’s trader Chan Mia said he also made a “little” profit after the customers had offered half the asking prices in the opening days...

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Data consumption on OTTs surges 947% in March-July

Ericsson’s mobility report (June 2020) projects average traffic per smartphone to hit 25 GB a month by 2025 with additional 410 million smartphone users expected to be added during the same time.Ericsson’s mobility report (June 2020) projects average traffic per smartphone to hit 25 GB a month by 2025 with additional 410 million smartphone users expected to be added during the same time.

Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdown opened the flood gates in terms of demand for data as work from home (WFH) became a reality. In last roughly four-and-a-half months beginning March, India’s data consumption grew at a scorching pace with demand on OTT and VoD platforms rising by a whopping 947% compared to what it was in February, with indications that the rally is far from over.

According to Frankfurt-based internet exchange, DE-CIX, data consumption on OTT and video on demand (VoD) platforms rose by 249% during March and April, as against February 2020...

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Alan Parker, director of ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Mississippi Burning’, dies at 76

Parker, who also directed “Fame”, “Mississippi Burning”, “Evita”, “The Commitments” and other successful movies, died after a lengthy illness, a spokeswoman said.

Known for his eclecticism, Parker was equally at ease in the worlds of musical comedy and of hard-hitting true crime drama.

“Bugsy Malone”, Parker’s highly original feature film debut in 1976, was a musical parody of Prohibition-era gangster movies, performed entirely by children. It featured a young Jodie Foster as the glamorous singer Tallulah, and other child actors who went on to have successful careers.

Parker followed up with “Midnight Express”, based on the true story of an American man imprisoned in Turkey for smuggling hashish. The film won two Oscars, including one for Oliver Stone, who wrote the script.

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Suspected gas leak in northern Japan kills 1, injures 17

Tokyo, July 30

A sudden explosion from a suspected gas leak blew out walls and windows in part of a northern Japanese town Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring 17 others.

There was no sign of a fire and investigators suspect that a gas leak may have cause the blast, Koriyama fire department official Hiroki Ogawa said. Local media say a gas leak and explosion occurred at a restaurant.

So far, one person was confirmed dead and 17 others have been taken to hospitals. Two of them were seriously injured, Ogawa said.

The area has been closed off and neighbours have been evacuated.

NHK footage showed only a skeleton left of a building, the steel structure gnawed and pieces of wall and glass scattered around. Several employees and customers at a nearby bank were injured, NHK said.

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Markets skid for third straight day, post weekly fall

The Sensex declined 129.18 points, or 0.34%, to close at 37,606.89 while the Nifty was down by 28.7 points, or 0.26%, to close at 11,073.45.The Sensex declined 129.18 points, or 0.34%, to close at 37,606.89 while the Nifty was down by 28.7 points, or 0.26%, to close at 11,073.45.

Equity markets fell for the third straight day on Friday because of profit booking in heavyweight Reliance Industries (RIL) and weak global cues. The Sensex declined 129.18 points, or 0.34%, to close at 37,606.89 while the Nifty was down by 28.7 points, or 0.26%, to close at 11,073.45. Both the Sensex and Nifty fell more than by 1% on a weekly basis.

Sanjeev Zarbade, vice president — private client group research, Kotak Securities, said, “This week, the global markets were in a consolidation mode and a similar thing played out in India as well as reflected by the BSE-30 Index which declined 1.3% in the current week...

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Five Chattogram newspapers pause publication after journalists protest for payment

Bangla newspapers The Daily Azadi, the Daily Purbokone, the Suprobhat Bangladesh, the Dainik Purbodesh, and the Dainik Bir Chattogram did not hit the newsstands on Thursday and Friday.

The Chattogram Union of Journalists has expressed concerns over the decisions by the owners and editors to suspend the publication “indefinitely” when the newspaper industry is teetering amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Newspaper circulation dropped by around 90 percent in Chattogram when the government imposed a lockdown in late March to stem the spread of the virus.

The newspapers could not offset the losses after sales increased slightly following the end of the lockdown.

Some newspapers decided to pay the journalists half the Eid allowances, angering the media workers...

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