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State Bank of Pakistan advises not to share personal details on calls

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has advised people not to share personal information like Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) number, bank account number and password on fake calls from individuals impersonating as officials of the central bank. The bank has advised public to inform such incident to law enforcement agencies and approach their banks immediately in case of any loss arising because of leakage of personal information. "It has been noticed that time and again fraudsters make phone calls to…

Toshiba gains breathing room with $5.4 billion share issue to overseas investors

TOKYO/HONG KONG: Toshiba planned $5.4 billion new share issue to overseas investors is set to provide it with most of the funds it needs to avoid a delisting - a quickly arranged deal that underscores both the weakness of its finances and the allure of its chips unit. Burdened by billions of dollars in liabilities at its bankrupt US nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse, Toshiba has been seeking to make up the difference by the end of the financial year in March or face a delisting. A long and contentious auction for its $18…

Italy, US to share fingerprint databases in terror fight

ISCHIA, Italy: The United States and Italy on Friday signed an agreement to share their fingerprint databases in a bid to root out potential extremists among migrants travelling to the West. The "technical understanding", which updates a serious crime accord from 2009, was signed by Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti and Elaine Duke, acting US Homeland Security Secretary. The pair were at a G7 interior ministers meeting in Italy dedicated to working out how to deal with a potential flood of foreign fighters…

Instagram: Now share multiple photos/ videos in single post

Social networking service, Instagram has upgraded its software to enable sharing multiple photos and videos in a single post. Through this feature you can upload up to 10 photos and videos and share them as a single post. Only first photo/ video of the bunch of your photos/ videos will be displayed in feed with a row of dots below it. You can tap the post and swipe through to see photos/ videos as a slide. “With this update, you no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to…

Automakers, suppliers team up to share costs of self-driving cars

LAS VEGAS: Automotive suppliers and automakers are expanding alliances to develop self-driving car technology that can serve multiple automakers, as the race to put such vehicles on the road separates companies that can go it alone from those that need help sharing the financial and technical burdens. While some companies, such as Tesla Motors, General Motors and Ford Motor, are trying to develop proprietary driverless systems, a larger group of automakers appears to have decided it makes more sense to develop…