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WhatsApp online status can help Stalkers!

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A new bug has been detected in the popular social networking app WhatsApp, which will enable third parties to stalk users. The bug has been confirmed by security researchers as well. This issue has been found to exist through the online status feature of WhatsApp which is available by default. There is a whole bunch of android and iPhone apps and Web services that will exploit this online status feature and allow third parties to track individuals without their consent. Such tracking solutions are used by cyberstalkers and keep an eye on the users of the app.

A blog has been published by a cybersecurity firm Traced that has discovered apps and services which might be used by cyberstalkers when a user becomes active on WhatsApp. The company has explained that if a mobile number is entered and if the person uses WhatsApp the status tracker will provide the exact date and time at which the user has opened WhatsApp. This bug will allow online trackers only to see when the users are active and do not allow them to look at their messages or any other online activity.

Cyberstalking apps aren’t allowed to be published on the play store by Google. However, whatsapp online tracking apps on Google play pretend as solutions for parents and spouses so that they will know when their family and friends are online on WhatsApp.

Whatsapp has reportedly designed its online status feature that is probably the way through which third parties are cyberstalking their victims. Additionally, it has also been found that some WhatsApp online status trackers enable users to enter the phone numbers of two individuals. This lets cyberstalkers know that whether the two users are chatting with each other on the app at a particular time.

What does WhatsApp got to say about this new bug: “We provide a setting to allow people to choose who can view the time a user was ‘last seen’ within WhatsApp. To help prevent abuse, we regularly work with app stores to seek the removal of apps that attempt to violate our terms of service. We have banned the WhatsApp accounts associated with such websites, requested Google remove such apps from the Play Store, and also take legal action, as appropriate. Automating WhatsApp’s features to scrape information is a violation of our terms of service and we will continue to take action to protect the privacy of our users and help prevent abuse.”

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LG To Launch Facemask With Built-in Mic, Speakers

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LG plans to launch a face mask with a built-in microphone and speakers that will allow users to carry on conversations without having to remove the mask. LG released the Puricare wearable air purifier last year, and the beta model is now being improved.The microphone and speakers are supposed to utilize VoiceON technology, which eliminates the need for users to remove their masks or raise their voices in order to converse.

“Employing LG’s unique air solution technology, the new PuriCare Wearable delivers enhanced all-around performance with a smaller, lighter, more efficient motor. What hasn’t changed are the reliable LG DUAL fans which control airflow automatically by sensing the user’s breathing patterns to make breathing easier and more natural,” LG notes in a statement.

The weight of the mask is 94 grams and has a 1000 mA battery that lasts up to 8 hours and can be recharged in two hours using an easy charge USB cord. According to LG, the PuriCare Wearable’s elegant, ergonomic design reduces air loss around the nose and chin, resulting in a tight but pleasant seal for hours.

LG has not specified whether the mask filters the air that its users exhale in the same way that it filters the air that they inhale. The company has not mentioned the date of launch, but has stated that it will be officially launched in Thailand in August, with other markets to follow if local regulators give their approval. The Puricare masks were also worn by 120 Thai players, coaches, and staff for the summer games in Tokyo, according to the firm.

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Amazon Apple Days: Discount On iPhone 12, IPhone 1, Other Devices

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Amazon announced Apple Days on Monday and there will be a host of deals and offers on Apple’s latest iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11, and other products. Apple Days will be there till July 17, 2021. Customers may get the iPhone 12 for Rs 70,900 during the Apple Days sale, with a discount of Rs. 9,000. Customers can also avail an additional discount of up to Rs 6,000 on HDFC Bank Credit Cards transactions on other products. Apple is also going to bring offers on iPad Mini, MacBook Pro and other products.

Amazon India’s website notes – “If you are in search for an Apple product, shop at the Apple Days and avail exciting deals on the latest iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Apple Watch. Choose from an extensive selection of Apple products at the best prices online at Amazon India.” It further notes that users can avail offers during Apple Days with discounts on iPhone models from iPhone Xs Max to iPhone 6s. It will also give discounts on iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone XR, iPhone X and other Apple models at discounted prices online. One can also purchase iPads, Apple Watches, iPad accessories and other Mac accessories such as keyboards, cables, power adapters and much more at discounted prices. Amazon also announced Prime Day sale that is on July 26th when many smartphones will come for a huge discount.

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Know How To Set Up Payments On WhatsApp

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WhatsApp Pay went live in India in November last year. Now, this feature is going to be available for the users. Android and iOS users can use this feature and allows users send money from their bank accounts.

About the new feature, WhatsApp had said, “This secure payment experience makes transferring money just as easy as sending a message. People can safely send money to a family member or share the cost of goods from a distance without having to exchange cash in person or going to a local bank.”

The feature was designed in collaboration with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) using the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) that enables transactions with over 160 supported banks.

Know how to set up payments on WhatsApp:

First go to the Settings menu on your app

Click on Add New Payment option given at the bottom of the screen

You will then be redirected to a page with a list of banks. Choose your bank from the list

Verify your phone number through SMS. Then a message will be sent from your number automatically

Then select a bank account linked to the phone number. Click on the bank account you want to add
You can now send and receive payments

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