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Minimum Age to Use Social Networks in India

For other nations it is an easy policy of 13 years or so. In India, we have different situations. The legal framework of India does not allow anyone under the age of 18 years to join any social network, and for some reasons it is a matter of great pride for kids to join these networks creating profiles with fake ages.


Facebook and Google Could be Nationalized in 5 - 10 Years

After reading Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony, and viewing some video clips of his appearances before Senate and House committee hearings last week, it became very clear to me -- and I expect many in Congress (these were unprecedented events, and it's an election year) -- that social media companies need to be regulated.


What is Augmented Reality and How It Works?

Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user's environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it.


Trends and highlights from Embedded World 2017

The largest embedded systems conference in the world is taking place this week in Nuremburg (Nurnberg) Germany. The conference is nearly overwhelming, with over four exhibitions halls containing more than 1,000 exhibitors, 15 classes, and 36 sessions covering topics on Systems Engineering, Wireless Technologies, the IoT, Security, and Software engineering to mention just a few.


Ethical Hackers in Police Investigation: Is it legal?

The number of incidents with the involvement of third parties like ethical hackers, in criminal and civil investigations is on the rise. More than ever now, I have been dealing with such cases of blatant violation of rights of individuals where proper procedures are not followed.


How to protect yourself from Ransomware data loss?

No, anti-ransomware is not going to protect you. Neither is a high end firewall, nor a sophisticated software. I know of cases of theft of data where victims have been across all possible domains. Defense personnel, Techies, Lawyers and Security Researchers are just a few out of all. The problem is that most of us are okay with being infected …

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