Google Issued 1,755 Warnings to Users on Government Backed Attacks

Google sent out 1,755 warnings to users globally, including up to 100 in India, in April whose accounts were the target of “government-backed attackers”. In a blog post, Google said its Threat Analysis Group (TAG) tracks more than 270 targeted or government-backed groups from over 50 countries. It, however, did not clarify which governments have […]

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COVID-19 PF Withdrawal: How to Avail Provident Fund Advance using UMANG App

The government had recently allowed salaried employees to withdraw PF contribution up to a certain amount in order to tide over the financial crunch that they may be facing during the COVID-19 crisis. The maximum limit that one can withdraw is 75 per cent of the PF balance or three months of basic wages plus […]

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Nirmala Sitharaman Launches Facility for Instant, Free PAN using Aadhaar

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 28, 2020 officially launched the instant Permanent Account Number (PAN) facility which uses Aadhaar number based e-KYC. The beta facility was earlier launched in February 2020 on the income tax department’s e-filing website. The is a paperless, real-time basis facility. As per the income tax department, the turn-around time of allotting the PAN through this facility […]

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WhatsApp Scam: Hackers Claim to be Technical Team, to Steal Passwords

Popular instant messaging application, WhatsApp is facing another scam where users are being duped into giving away their WhatsApp one time verification passwords. These accounts are posing as the technical team of WhatsApp and even use the official logo as the profile picture. WhatsApp users are advised not to pay heed to such texts asking for passwords […]

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YouTube Rolls Out Chapters to Make it Easier to Navigate Longer Videos

Content creators on YouTube often struggle to strike a balance between long and short formats for videos. Shorter videos help content creators get quicker content consumption but many prefer longer format, especially for explainers, round tables, interviews, and more. The interface for longer videos hasn’t been user-friendly as it’s difficult for viewers to skip to […]

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Google Maps’ New Feature will Change the Way You Share Locations

In today’s time, almost everyone depends on Google Maps for their commute. The process of using the app has always been quite simple, however, Google has added a new functionality that makes the process of sharing for a location super elementary. The internet search giant has rolled out a feature called ‘Plus Codes’ which represents a user’s address that […]

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CBDT Notifies Revised Form 26AS, to now Include Real Estate, Share Transaction Details

The income tax department on Thursday notified the revised Form 26AS, containing details of tax collected or deducted at source which will now include information pertaining to property and share transactions. With this, Form 26AS has now been revamped to an ‘Annual Information Statement’ which apart from the TDS/ TCS details, shall now contain comprehensive information relating […]

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