Facebook Rolls Out 4 New Privacy Features

San Francisco: Facebook has updated its Privacy Checkup tool with four new features to help users improve account security and control how their information is used. The Privacy Checkup tool has been live since 2014 and the new version is rolling out globally this week. The “Who Can See What You Share” feature will help users review who can see their profile information, like phone number and email address, as well as their posts. “‘ How to Keep Your Account Secure’ feature will help you strengthen your account security byRead More

How online shopping boom has created a new sector of employment

Key to a great online shopping experience is the final delivery of that box home — on time, always, intact — come rain, hailstorm, blistering summers or the cold wave currently sweeping across most of north India. The experience that starts on a shopping app ends with a delivery agent knocking on the door. Unlike brickand-mortar retail, where buyers get to see and feel the product before buying, online shoppers wait impatiently for the delivery boy to arrive so the package can be opened. “Behind all the tech wizardry, itRead More

CBDT extends till January 31 deadline for compounding of income tax offences

New Delhi: The CBDT has extended till January 31 the last date for taxpayers to avail a “one-time” facility to apply for compounding of income tax offences, an order issued on Friday said. The earlier deadline was December 31, 2019. In I-T parlance, compounding means that the taxman does not file a prosecution case against the offender or tax evader in court in lieu of payment of due taxes and surcharges. The decision to extend the last date was taken “in view of references received from field formations, including requestsRead More

At least one 2020 iPhone may come with in-display fingerprint scanner: Report

San Francisco: The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to reintroduce a fingerprint scanner on at least one high-end iPhone model this year. Latest patents and leaked data claims that the top-end 2020 iPhone will feature a notch-free front display, with Touch ID moved under the screen and Face ID ditched, LetsGoDigital reported recently. As per report, Apple’s suppliers are finalising the development of a full-screen display for 2020 iPhone model. Additionally, iPhone maker had earlier applied for three design patents in Japan for a smartphone without any displayRead More

Smartphones face high hacking risk in 2020: Report

New Delhi: There was 54 per cent increase in data breaches in 2019 as compared to 2018 and 2020 will see significant rise in the number of mobile-focused malware and banking Trojans, a new report has predicted. With 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) devices arriving on the horizon, data speed will increase but the speed of cyber attacks would also rise, said the report from leading accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton. “Threat actors are expected to deploy advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI)-led attacks to boost the speed and impactRead More

PAN Card, Aadhaar Card Linking New Deadline Announced. 5 Things To Know

NEW DELHI : The income tax department has once again extended the deadline for linking of PAN card and Aadhaar card. After the 2018 Supreme Court verdict on constitutional the validity of Aadhaar, the 12-digit identification number is mandatory not only for filing of income tax returns (ITR) but also for Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. PAN card, Aadhaar card linking rule explained in 5 points: 1) If you are applying for a new PAN card, quoting of Aadhaar is compulsory in your application form and after that you are allowed toRead More

Businesses to be fined from 1 February for not accepting select electronic payment modes

Businesses with more than ₹50 crore sales will have to compulsorily offer electronic payment modes such as debit cards powered by RuPay from 1 January 2020 and a penalty for defaults will kick in from 1 February, finance ministry has said. The ministry said in a notification signed on Monday that the specified payment modes to be compulsorily adopted are in addition to the electronic payment modes already provided by firms. The suggested payment modes are debit cards powered by RuPay–a payment network offered by National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI), Unified PaymentsRead More

Cybercrime: Warning! Online Payment Systems To Be Prime Targets In 2020

More cybercriminal groups will target online payment processing systems in 2020, researchers from global cybersecurity and anti-virus brand Kaspersky have warned. Over the past couple of years, so-called JS-skimming (the method of stealing of payment card data from online stores), has gained immense popularity among attackers. Kaspersky researchers in their latest report said they are currently aware of at least 10 different actors involved in these type of attacks. Their number will continue to grow during the next year, the report said, adding that the most dangerous attacks will beRead More

Bank Holidays 2020: Indian banks to remain closed on these dates – Check full list

Bank Holidays 2020: New Year is here and it’s time to have a fresh start. And, what could be better than planning your finances and managing your bank accounts. However, at the same time, it is also important to know on which dates banks will remain closed. This will allow you to plan important tasks in a better way. The Reserve Bank of India or RBI has released the list of bank holidays for 2019, informing customers about the days when the operations will remain closed. The first bank holidayRead More

GST returns not filed? The taxman can freeze your bank account

Not filing goods and services tax (GST) returns could cost you your property and money. According to a TOI report, a new set of rules have given the green light to GST authorities as a strategy to ensure better compliance. With over 1 crore GST-registered entities failing to file return on time, the new set of rules enable GST-authorities to attach your property and banks accounts if despite repeated reminders you fail to file tax returns. Top officials of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs have been toldRead More