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In an attack on Afghan police, Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 and leaves 40 wounded

Three buses were attacked as they approached the Afghan capital from neighboring Wardak province

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Members of Taliban. Image source: www.newsweek.com

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 police and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul.

A police official said that, according to preliminary information, three buses were attacked as they approached the Afghan capital from neighboring Wardak province.

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“Initial information we have is that two suicide bombers were involved and there are many casualties,” he said, declining to be identified by name.

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack on the western outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan June 30, 2016. Image source: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack on the western outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan June 30, 2016. Image source: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Interior Ministry official said at least 27 people were killed and 40 wounded.

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The incident comes 10 days after an attack on a bus carrying Nepali security guards working for the Canadian embassy in Kabul that killed 14 people.

In April, at least 64 people were killed by a Taliban attack on a security services facility in Kabul in the deadliest bombing of its kind in Afghanistan since 2011.

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Google Announces to Bring Two-factor Authentication for all Nest Users

Google announces two-factor authentication for Nest users

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Nest to bring two-factor authentication for all users, announces Google. Pixabay

Google has announced that all Nest users will require to enroll in two-factor authentication to further protect their account, starting this month.

With the new update, when a user tries to log in using their username and password, they will now receive an email from accounts@nest.com with a six-digit verification code to be entered in order to sign in.

Google says that this code is to verify that it is actually the user who is trying to access their account, and without this code, one won’t be able to log in.

The change will apply to any users who have not already set up two-factor authentication via a phone number, or who have not migrated to a Google account.

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Nest users to get two-factor authentication. Pixabay

“Your privacy and security are important to us, and adding this feature will reduce the likelihood of an unauthorized person accessing your Nest account, even if they have your Nest username and password,” the company said in a statement.

Google notes that before it makes this security change, it will notify users that the feature has launched.

“Before making this security change, we will let you know when this feature has launched. However, until then, ensure you can still access the email associated with your Nest account,” the search engine giant added.

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The new changes were announced earlier this year in response to reports of Nest cameras being hacked in the US.(IANS)

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Lockdown: Bengluru Police to Return all Seized Vehicles

The decision has been approved by Chied Minister and Home Minister

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The City police will return all 6,852 vehicles . Pixabay

City police will start returning more than 6,852 vehicles seized during Covid lockdown from Friday onwards, a top police official said on Thursday.

“It has been decided to return the Corona seized vehicles from May 1 (Friday) onwards. Those seized first will be returned first,” tweeted Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao.

Rao said the move has been approved by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

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“The documents will be verified and vehicles will be returned. This has approval of chief minister and home minister. We are doing the paperwork to ease the process,” said Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao. (Representational Image).Pixabay

“The documents will be verified and vehicles will be returned. This has approval of chief minister and home minister. We are doing the paperwork to ease the process,” he said.

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Almost a month ago on April 1, police had already seized 6,852 vehicles, comprising 6,321 two-wheelers, 227 three-wheelers and 304 four-wheelers.

Rao did not reveal how many more vehicles were seized in the last 30 days. (IANS)

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Zoom Unveils “5.0 Update” For Ensuring Users’ Safety and Privacy

Now, meeting hosts and co-hosts can report a user in their meeting who is misusing the Zoom platform

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Now, meeting hosts and co-hosts can report a user in their meeting who is misusing the Zoom platform. Wikimedia Commons

After facing several security and privacy issues, video meet app Zoom on Wednesday released a much-awaited 5.0 update to its popular video conferencing service with several security and privacy improvements.

The new features include improved AES 256-bit GCM encryption, data routing control, improved host controls and more for its over 300 million daily users globally. A system-wide account enablement to AES 256-bit GCM encryption will occur on May 30 and only Zoom clients on version 5.0 or later, including Zoom Rooms, will be able to join Zoom Meetings starting May 30, the company said in a statement.

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Now, meeting hosts and co-hosts can report a user in their meeting who is misusing the Zoom platform. “Found in the Security icon, the option sends a report to Zoom’s Trust and Safety team for review. The report can include a specific offense, description, and optional screenshot,” informed the company.

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After facing several security and privacy issues, video meet app Zoom on Wednesday released a much-awaited 5.0 update to its popular video conferencing service with several security and privacy improvements. Wikimedia Commons

With the new update, a new encryption shield appears in the upper left of your Zoom Meeting window and indicates a secure, encrypted meeting. After May 30, the shield will be green for all users, denoting enhanced GCM encryption. Clicking the icon also takes the user to the Statistics page for additional encryption details.

Additionally, meeting hosts can now select data center regions at the scheduling level for meetings and webinars. The Zoom client also shows which data centre the user is connected to in the Info icon in the upper left of your Zoom window.

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With a new UI update, hosts can clearly decide between ending or leaving a meeting.

If the host leaves, they can now easily select a new host and have the confidence that the right person is left with host privileges, said the company. (IANS)