Google Maps: New Safety Features
Google Maps has a new safety feature, introduced exclusively for Indian users, for the moment. When you set your navigation to a particular destination, before you tap on Start, there is an option at the bottom—Stay Safer
 
If you tap on this option, you get two more options – (a) You can share your live trip with family/friends by selecting the persons with whom you wish to share your trip; and (b) You can get an alert if your taxi or ride goes off route for more than 500 Metres.  
 
You can choose to override the alert or quickly call someone for help. This is a pretty useful feature for those who are new to a particular area and even for those who know the route but get confused, sometimes.
 
Play safe—alert your family and friends about the ride you take!
 
 
  • Like this story? Get our top stories by email.

    User

    COMMENTS

    tanay

    1 month ago

    Google maps is also now showing the live speed of vehicle in km/hr

    BeautyPlus: Beautify Your Photos
    This is a wonderful app to beautify your photos. There is a comprehensive list of features as well as an easy-to-use interface. There are several retouching options, a tone slider, make-up tool and also a hair dyer.The selfie edits are so subtle that no one will ever suspect you’ve used an app, allowing you to show off your natural beauty without harsh filters.
     
    You can manually edit your skin colour, brighten eyes and create that perfect smile. There is an auto-editor also which does stuff for you automatically that you can preview before saving it.
     
    The professional photo-editing feature can create blur, re-size and trim, apply filters (from romantic to dramatic) and professional control to stretch, slim and rotate your pictures.
     
    And, if your life is not all about selfies, you have the same professional options for landscapes and portraits that you can share instantly on your favourite social media apps. Stickers, FX brushes and AR (augmented reality) filters add that extra charm to this extremely versatile app.
     

     

  • Like this story? Get our top stories by email.

    User

    Boss on call? Beware as cyber thugs impersonating CEOs' voices
    In a warning, an Israeli cyber body has unearthed a new type of attack where hackers are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to impersonate senior company executives.
     
    The main innovation is the attacking software, which learns to mimic the voice of a person defined for it and makes a conversation with an employee on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
     
    The most common types are phishing messages and an invoicing fraud in which the attacker impersonates the vendor, submits an invoice to the company and tries to motivate an employee under time pressure to make a bank transfer, provide information or allow access to the company's network, informed the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD).
     
    In this method, instructions are given to the companies staff members to perform transactions such as money transfers, as well as malicious activity on the company's network.
     
    Reports on cyber attacks of this kind were received at the operations centre of the INCD, reports Xinhua.
     
    The new offensive is of the business email compromise (BEC) type -- frauds by email against commercial and government organizations to motivate employees using social engineering methods to act for the attacker's benefit.
     
    The method of attack escalates and includes the use of the AI-based software, which makes voice phishing calls to senior executives.
     
    Today, there are already programmes that, after listening 20 minutes to a particular voice, speak in the voice everything that the user types.
     
    According to the INCD, for an organization that falls prey to such fraud, economic damage may be high.
     
    In its announcement, the INCD also issued suggestions for taking precautions and raising awareness among organizations -- such as training employees, paying attention to deviations in organizational processes, verifying instructions and using technological means to prevent misuse of email.
     
    Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.
  • Like this story? Get our top stories by email.

    User

    We are listening!

    Solve the equation and enter in the Captcha field.
      Loading...
    Close

    To continue


    Please
    Sign Up or Sign In
    with

    Email
    Close

    To continue


    Please
    Sign Up or Sign In
    with

    Email

    BUY NOW

    online financial advisory
    Pathbreakers
    Pathbreakers 1 & Pathbreakers 2 contain deep insights, unknown facts and captivating events in the life of 51 top achievers, in their own words.
    online financia advisory
    The Scam
    24 Year Of The Scam: The Perennial Bestseller, reads like a Thriller!
    Moneylife Online Magazine
    Fiercely independent and pro-consumer information on personal finance
    financial magazines online
    Stockletters in 3 Flavours
    Outstanding research that beats mutual funds year after year
    financial magazines in india
    MAS: Complete Online Financial Advisory
    (Includes Moneylife Online Magazine)