TecQ: Latest PUBG Update, Aarogya Setu App Privacy Concerns & More

Here’s a look at the latest news from the world of technology and gadgets. 

Published10 May 2020, 04:47 AM IST
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PUBG 0.18.0 Update: New Guns, Changes to Miramar Map and More

PUBG Mobile is set to receive the new update on 13 May.
PUBG Mobile is set to receive the new update on 13 May.
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After weeks of speculation and teasers, the PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 update was finally released on Tuesday, 5 May, with major updates to the maps in the highly popular game.

The biggest feature of this 0.18.0 update is the change to the PUBG Mobile’s Miramar map. The map now features new landscapes, housing areas roads, and resources. There are also new weapons, UI changes, new currency, and skins, added with the latest update.

Additionally, the 0.18.0 update brings the new Royale Pass Season 13, which will be available from 13 May.

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Aarogya Setu Security Issue Exposed PMO, MHA Employee Data: Hacker

Image of Aarogya Setu contact tracing app, used for representational purposes.
Image of Aarogya Setu contact tracing app, used for representational purposes.
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French cybersecurity expert and hacker under the alias “Elliot Alderson” on Twitter claimed on Wednesday, 6 May, that a security vulnerability in the app allows an attacker to “know who is infected, unwell, made a self-assessment in the area of his choice.”

Alderson’s claim that the app is allegedly exposing sensitive health data of millions of Indian citizens comes hours after Electronics & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as well as the Aarogya Setu team denied the existence of security issues on the app.

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Amid Lockdown, Sale & Manufacturing of Smartphones Resumes in India

Smartphone makers have started operations across the country. 
Smartphone makers have started operations across the country. 
(Photo: Xiaomi India)

The Indian smartphone industry is currently struggling as the sale and manufacturing of smartphones had been put on hold in the country for the past couple of weeks.

Nevertheless, as a solution, the government of India has eased some of the norms for businesses to carry out operations. This includes the sale and manufacturing of smartphones which is now permissible in certain safe zones.

Major smartphone brands like Samsung, Oppo among others have started the sale of smartphone and some have even started their manufacturing units.

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How Can You Monitor Your Child’s Social Media Activity?

While software and apps can restrict access to social media sites, it's up to parents to build trust with their children.
While software and apps can restrict access to social media sites, it's up to parents to build trust with their children.
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The world is now in a 6-inch device in the palm of your hands. Children as young as 10 have their own smartphones.

There are apps that parents can install on their children's phones to restrict access to certain sites, control app usage, and set screen time remotely. However, it is quite difficult to monitor conversations, privacy issues aside.

The latest "Bois Locker Room" controversy, which erupted after a few male students of some Delhi-NCR schools were found objectifying and threatening fellow female students in an online chat group, has brought to light the need for parental controls.

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US-Based Company Vista to Buy Stake in Jio Worth Rs 11,367 Cr

Reliance Jio’s ‘Welcome’ offer will soon be replaced with the ‘Happy New Year’ offer.
Reliance Jio’s ‘Welcome’ offer will soon be replaced with the ‘Happy New Year’ offer.
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Reliance Industries Limited and Jio Platforms Limited on Friday announced that Vista Equity Partners will invest Rs 11,367 crore into Jio Platforms. This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 lakh crore and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 lakh crore.

Vista's investment will translate into a 2.32 percent equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis, making Vista the largest investor in Jio Platforms behind Reliance Industries and Facebook.

Jio Platforms has now raised Rs 60,596.37 crore from leading technology investors in less than three weeks.

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