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Actor Paul Blackthorne from American TV show ‘Arrow’ to attend Delhi Comic Con in December

Actor Paul Blackthorne, who essays the role of detective Quentin Lance in the American TV show "Arrow", will attend the Delhi Comic Con in December

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New Delhi, November 14, 2016: Actor Paul Blackthorne, who essays the role of detective Quentin Lance in the American TV show “Arrow”, will attend the Delhi Comic Con in December.

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Blackthorne will be present on all three days of the event, starting December 3.

“We at Comic Con India are extremely thrilled to host Paul Blackthorne at Alto Delhi Comic Con 2016. Every year, we bring the best to Delhi with tons of surprises. Paul’s presence is one of the many things we have planned this year,” Jatin Varma, founder, Comic Con India, said.

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“I am super excited and can’t wait for him to reach Delhi and meet all his fans,” Varma added in a statement.

Blackthorne also starred in the film “Lagaan” as Captain Russell.

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Other international guests who will be attending the Comic Con include Erik Larsen, co-founder of Image Comics, and Tom Richmond, caricaturist, cartoonist and humorous illustrator for MAD Magazine, Cartoon Network, National Geographic.

The event will take place at NSIC Exhibition Complex. (IANS)

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?