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Ancient footprints have been found in the United States dating back 23,000 years, implying that people inhabited North America much before the end of the last Ice Age, as per a study published in the journal Science on September 23. The footprints were discovered in silt on the shores of a long-dried-up lake, now part of the New Mexico desert. Reportedly, the sediments were marked and solidified into hard rock.
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After harsh criticism by the government over ongoing errors in the new tax portal, Infosys has highlighted on September 23 that "three crore taxpayers have completed transactions using the site and 1.5 crore tax returns were filed". Based on interaction with over 1200 taxpayers directly, Infosys has fixed the glitches. Reportedly, Infosys is now focusing on steadily increasing the Income Tax E filing.
According to a private cybersecurity firm in the US, India's National Identification Database (NID) has been hacked by the Chinese state-sponsored groups on September 22. Reportedly, the hackers used 'Winnti Malware' which is solely shared across multiple Chinese activity groups. However, China has denied any kind of state-sponsored hacking and claimed that the country is a significant victim of cyberattacks.
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Following the Pegasus snooping row case, an inquiry committee will be set up by the Supreme Court, said CJI NV Ramana on September 23. "We wanted to pass an order on the matter before this week. We will try to pass an order on Pegasus next week" he said. The Wire purported that leaders, journalists and industrialists were on the target list.
Social Media giant Facebook is likely to launch its Portable version of the Portal video calling devices. Reportedly, the company is looking forward to entering the digital device market after the launch. According to the reports, the portal device will cost around $199 (USD). However, the first line of the device was launched in 2018. Moreover, the company is planning to add the Microsoft Team's feature to the device.
OnePlus has retaliated against a lawyer, Gaurav Gulati, by sending a cease and desist notice to him following he claimed his OnePlus Nord 2 exploded in his office and it affected his hearing and vision capacity. The company termed Gulati's claim as ''defamatory'' as he didn't let it ''perform a proper diagnosis''. Moreover, OnePlus said, ''We'll follow the proper legal procedures to resolve this matter.''
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Twitter announced that it will pay $809.5 million to resolve shareholder class-action lawsuit alleging that the firm misled investors about how often its platform was utilized, on September 20. The deal put an end to a case that shareholders sued in September 2016. Jury-selection was supposed to begin on September 20, but U.S. District-Judge Jon Tigar in Oakland, California postponed it until late November at a hearing on September 17.
Following a trendy TikTok Challenge, "Devious Licks" US school students are unnecessarily sabotaging school property and stealing items like fire extinguishers. The incident is reported on September 21 in New Jersey and Connecticut. School authorities in Connecticut have raised their voice against users and ask TikTok to… read-more
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The vpnMentor research team, led by Noam Rotem, found that over 20 million VPN users' data is publicly accessible because a group of free VPN apps left their servers completely open. The VPN apps include UFO VPN, FAST, Super, Flash, Rabbit VPN. Reportedly, the users may face fraud, blackmail, extortion as their IP addresses, home addresses, phone models, device ID and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are public.
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