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Bedlam in UP Assembly, paper missiles thrown at Governor

Value-Added Tax was implemented in the northern state on January 1, 2008, during the previous Mayawati-led government. This session of the assembly is the last one before GST is rolled out across the country in July. On May 2, the chief minister approved a proposal regarding the implementation of GST in the state during the Cabinet meeting. Despite Speaker Hridaya Narain Dixit having urged members in an all-party meeting to maintain decorum, Opposition members trooped into the Well of the House.

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Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

Cyber-security is a game of cat and mouse, with criminals always thinking of new ways to attack systems, so no organisation is totally impenetrable. Researchers around the globe have predicted that a second wave of ransomware attacks is likely anytime soon. "The growth rate of infected institutions on Monday has slowed significantly compared to the previous two days", said Chinese security company Qihoo 360.

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The latest on VR and AR at Google I/O

Google plans to launch "Standalone VR" headsets that won't require a smartphone to work. Google worked with Qualcomm to develop the design for the standalone headset. Meanwhile, according to a recent Thrive Analytics study, the main reason people say they don't own a VR headset is simply because they're not interested.

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Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert

Whenever Microsoft learns of vulnerabilities with its operating systems (OS) it releases a Security Update . Senior technical director and state informatics officer Ajay Singh Chahal said no websites in Himachal have been affected from WannaCry ransomeware.

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Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

These devices will automatically get Android Go instead of the full version. Also called Lens, it lets people point their cameras at real-world items and find out where to buy them, or find similar things online. This is thanks to integrations by third-party companies such as Panera, which was demo'd by Google at its conference today. As it's been their standard for a number of years, Google have dropped the Android O into their Beta program during the Google I/O Keynote - previously it ...

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Shadow Brokers Promises Exploit of the Month Club

The hacker group came to public attention previous year when it attempted to auction off a set of older cyber-spying tools, which it said was stolen from the US National Security Agency. Spokesperson from Microsoft has already said that they will be preparing a response for this claim from the hacking group. "They claim they still have zero-days".