A 26-year-old woman software engineer from Nagpur in Maharashtra was allegedly cheated of Rs 8.23 lakh by a man claiming to be an US government official, police said on Sunday. The victim, who was aspiring to work in the US, was in the need of International English Language Testing System Certificate (IELTS) and had posted a message for the same on her Facebook account, a police official said. The woman, who belongs to Nagpur, is currently working with a multinational software company in Hyderabad. "She was contacted by a man claiming to be a top-ranking official with the US government who promised her help in getting the IELTS certificate," he said. The woman sent her picture and passport details to the accused on the Whatsapp number shared by him. "As instructed by the man, the victim initially transferred Rs 26,000 to his bank account as the fee for the certificate. However, the accused kept on demanding more money under one pretext or the other like payment of government fees … [Read more...] about Woman techie loses 8.23 lakh in online job fraud
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Similar wage remediation action is currently being undertaken by rival Coles, after an internal review uncovered that those who were paid a salary under the General Retail Industry Award (GRIA) -- which were approximately 5% of its supermarket and liquor store managers, or less than 1% of the Coles Group's total workforce -- were incorrectly paid. … [Read more...] about WooliesX pushes total online sales up more than 31% for Woolworths
"Tampering in such a manner in the affairs of other countries is a breach of international law and is an affront of the principles that must guide the relations among them, especially among friendly nations,” Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. “A sovereign nation can never establish itself to the detriment of another sovereign nation. The right to safety of citizens of one country can never be guaranteed by violating the fundamental human rights of citizens of another country." … [Read more...] about How much influence can the UN have over online spying?
In a bid to hunt down novel coronavirus critics, China is making use of Twitter and WeChat to track down people who share information what officials consider as "negative information" about the deadly outbreak. People who have shared information about the virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan describe relatively tame social media interactions that nonetheless resulted in both direct and indirect responses from the Chinese government, the Vice reported on Monday. The outbreak of novel coronavirus has become a subject of disagreement in China, also giving way to online protests like the one following the death of whistleblower Li Wenliang racking up angry reactions that are then swiftly taken down. The hashtag "I want freedom of speech" spread on the Chinese social media site Weibo in the hours after Li's death, racking up two million posts that were removed by the following day, The Verge reported quoting NPR. According to reports, a man based in the country said that … [Read more...] about China using WeChat, Twitter to track people sharing COVID-19 info
If you pluck a rigid steel guitar string, he explained, the resulting vibrations will be much smaller than those you'd see if you plucked a more elastic nylon guitar string with the same strength. The same thing happened on the nanoscale in the experiment: Those ultra-elastic membranes allowed the researchers to see tiny heat vibrations that otherwise would not have been visible. By carefully bouncing light off those membranes, the researchers were able to observe phonons of heat crossing the still-minuscule gap. … [Read more...] about Physicists Use Bubbling Quantum Vacuum to Hopscotch Heat Across Empty Space