After internet banking, mobile banking problems, RBI orders lender to stop digital launches, new credit cards



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HDFC Bank failed transactions: Reserve Bank of India  (RBI) has issued an Order dated  December  2, 2020 to HDFC Bank Limited with  regard  to certain incidents of outages in the internet banking / mobile banking / payment utilities of the Bank over the past 2 years, including the recent outages in the Bank’s internet banking and payment system on November 21, 2020 due to a power  failure in the primary data  centre.  

The  RBI  vide  said  Order  has  advised  the  Bank  to  temporarily  stop

i)  all  launches  of  the  Digital  Business  generating activities planned under its program ?Digital 2.0 (to be launched) and other proposed business generating  IT  applications

(ii)  sourcing  of  new  credit  card  customers.  In  addition,  the  Order  states  that  the  Bank’s  Board  examines the lapses and fixes accountability.   

The above measures shall be considered for lifting upon satisfactory compliance with the major

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How to stop Google from tracking your computer and limit its data collection of your online history



a man standing in front of a sign: There are several ways you can disable or limit how Google tracks you. Alain Jocard/Getty Images


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There are several ways you can disable or limit how Google tracks you. Alain Jocard/Getty Images

  • You can stop Google from tracking your computer by going to your Google Account page and turning off Web & App Activity and Location Services. 
  • Google tracks your activity and location on any device when you’re signed into Google. 
  • If you force Google to stop tracking you, you’ll lose Google’s ability to personalize its services based on your web behavior and location.  
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While it may be cliché to say that Google knows everything about you, there’s also a lot of truth to that statement. If Google’s various tracking services are enabled, it knows both where you are and what your online search activity has been.

There are benefits to this tracking, of course — for example, Google can provide information

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How to stop Google from tracking your computer

  • You can stop Google from tracking your computer by going to your Google Account page and turning off Web & App Activity and Location Services. 
  • Google tracks your activity and location on any device when you’re signed into Google. 
  • If you force Google to stop tracking you, you’ll lose Google’s ability to personalize its services based on your web behavior and location.  
  • Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.

While it may be cliché to say that Google knows everything about you, there’s also a lot of truth to that statement. If Google’s various tracking services are enabled, it knows both where you are and what your online search activity has been.

There are benefits to this tracking, of course — for example, Google can provide information and assistance that’s more relevant to you. But if you don’t want the search engine to track you, you can

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Tim Tebow Launches A New Social Media App Meant To Stop The Trolls

What will it take to bring down the trolls?

One new app has the answer: Make them give out a credit card number.

It’s an innovative approach, but before we dive into what makes the app special, here’s a little background on troll behavior that might help.

In recent years, trolls have taken over. They comment on posts and find the one thing they disagree with. We’re living in an age when airing your grievances is the norm.

It’s not hard to imagine what a troll looks like.

He or she is likely sitting on an expensive performance chair wearing earmuff headphones. A few empty bags of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos are scattered on the floor. “Timmy/Kimmy, pick up your trash” yells a middle-aged mom down the staircase as the troll furiously types up yet another insult on

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COVID-19 testing in Mass. is ‘far short’ of levels needed to stop the spread

Another takeaway: A ramped-up testing infrastructure will remain crucial to public health, well after vaccines are widely available.

“It’s not at the pace we would have expected,” said Donna Hochberg, a partner at consultancy Health Advances who leads the firm’s diagnostics practice. “Testing really does help control the pandemic.”

Bain Capital cochair Steve Pagliuca, who leads the tech council’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, hosted the event on Monday. The tech council’s main goal is to educate employers and public leaders about the continued need to focus on testing strategies even as the fight against COVID-19 enters a new phase with the arrival of vaccines. In its latest report on the issue, the tech council recommended that federal, state, and local governments develop a systematic, expanded testing regime using multiple kinds of tests and employing public-private partnerships.

Pagliuca, also a co-owner of the Boston Celtics, noted how the number of

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Why You Should Stop Texting From Your Android Messages App

If you’re a user of Google’s Messages app on your Android smartphone, then you will now likely have the RCS update intended to bring standard text messaging into the current century. RCS is now available in all major countries except China, Russia and Iran. Building on standard SMS capabilities, this adds chat functionality to compete with WhatsApp and iMessage. But, in truth, it doesn’t compete at all. There’s a glaring issue that doesn’t look like being properly fixed anytime soon. This is now bad enough that you should now go use something else.

The issue, of course, is end-to-end encryption. Six months ago, reports emerged that Google was developing this level of security to upgrade RCS. As of this week, this is now finally available for public beta testing. On the surface, its intent is to deliver Android users with an iMessage alternative. But there is a glaring issue—and

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Finally, Maduro is Listening

On Monday, Bloomberg broke the news that Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro is inching toward official dollarization. He has ordered the Banco Central de Venezuela to engage in discussions with Venezuelan bankers on the modalities of creating a clearing and settlement system in U.S. dollars. Maduro, in a rare display of good judgment, is taking a necessary step toward what I have been advocating for many years: official dollarization in Venezuela. Indeed, I first proposed this when I was President Rafael Caldera’s chief adviser in 1995.Unlike the opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has been recognized as interim president by the United States, the European Union, and others, Maduro has finally received the message about the only way to stop Venezuela’s hyperinflation immediately. If he continues on this path, he will smash hyperinflation and remain in the saddle.Venezuela’s bolivar is worthless, and its annual inflation rate

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Stop package theft now: 5 smart home devices that protect your deliveries

With online shopping and holiday gift deliveries ramping up, package theft becomes a bigger concern. 

“It’s a quick theft,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Genae Cook told CBS affiliate WTTV. “[What] you’ll notice is cars going back and forth up and down the street, so it’s a good time for your neighbors to be diligent watching out for strangers in the neighborhood.”

Fortunately, the proliferation of smart home devices means you can now monitor deliveries from your phone. Read on to find out what products and services will help you keep a virtual “eye” on your holiday packages, no matter where you are. 

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Connected buzzers work in much the same way as traditional security cameras. The hardwired Arlo Video Doorbell has high-definition resolution, a live video feed, motion alerts and more. Subscribe

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Why You Should Stop Using This ‘Dangerous’ WhatsApp Setting On Your iPhone

WhatsApp is the world’s leading messenger—with two billion users sending 100 billion messages each day, no other platform comes close. WhatsApp built its userbase by offering a secure alternative to SMS, popularizing the availability of end-to-end encryption. On the surface, security remains central to the WhatsApp proposition. “Privacy and security are in our DNA,” it says. But that’s a mantle that’s now slipping. Delve beneath those marketing messages, though, and WhatsApp is not as secure as you might think.

Nowhere is this more evident than for new iPhone 12 users right now. When you come to move your WhatsApp account from your old device to your new one, you’ll be directed to use WhatsApp’s iCloud backup option to transfer your message history, media and settings. But those backups are not protected by WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption. It’s a serious privacy and security vulnerability—one that rivals iMessage and Signal have

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‘AirTags’ appear to include privacy features to stop unwanted tracking

Apple looks to be including safety and privacy features in its “AirTags” accessory that could address concerns about unwanted tracking or stalking via the Find My app.

Those features were revealed by code strings buried in the first developer beta of iOS 14.3, which was briefly released and then pulled on Thursday.

Developer and MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, discovered the new “AirTags” features.

One of the code strings reads “If you feel your safety is at risk due to this item, contact your local law enforcement. You may need the serial number of this item.”

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