Researchers at security company, Lookout, have identified a family of malware, referred to as 'SonicSpy' on Google Play Store, that can remotely control infected Android smartphones, the media reported. The samples of 'SonicSpy' most recently found on the Play Store, called 'Soniac', is marketed as a messaging app, the researchers said on Sunday....
According to a new study that was conducted by Norwegian software firm; Opera and digital reading non-profit WorldReader - found out that women in Africa are using mobile internet heavily more than the men do. According to reports by IT News Africa, Opera ran a survey on 1,500 women and...
Governments around the world are enlisting "cyber troops" who manipulate Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to steer public opinion, spread misinformation and undermine critics, according to a new report from the University of Oxford. Adding to growing evidence of government-sponsored efforts to use online tools to influence politics, researchers found 29 countries using social media...
The findings of a new report show that the more fliers use technology throughout their travel experience, the higher their passenger satisfaction levels rise. In the recently released 2017 SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey, travelers reported higher levels of satisfaction when they were able to use self-service technologies, compared to...
According to online reports, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Rostock in Germany have developed EarFieldSensing (EarFS), that recognizes facial gestures via a special ear plug. The researchers evaluated various technologies with which the movements of a person's head and face can be interpreted. In this process, great importance was placed...
Playing video games can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills -- skills that enable us to recognize a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -- as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies. In the study,...
More than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics, according to the new study. When people install a new Android or iOS app, it asks the user's permission before accessing personal information. Some of the information these apps are...
According to sources from TimesOfIndia, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) system, developed by researchers from University of Adelaide in Australia, analysed the medical imaging of 48 patients' by simply looking at the images of their organs and were able to predict which of them would die within five years, with...
In a new study that was conducted by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance firm, has shown how agriculture nonprofit organization; One Acre Fund in partnership with Citi Inclusive Finance, successfully digitized loan repayments for farmers in Kenya, a move that significantly boosted transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and...
WhatsApp chat groups help teenagers communicate with their peers and express themselves better compared to classrooms they are part of, a new study claims. The findings of the study say students in WhatsApp groups are able to develop closer and more open relationships with their classmates because of the...