Google’s New Algorithm Can Remove Watermarks From Photos, Suggests Replacement

21-08-2017

 HIGHLIGHTS Google has created an algorithm that can erase watermarks from photos Researchers say consistency in watermarking process can be inverted It's done by introducing random geometric perturbations to the watermark Researchers at Google have created an algorithm that can erase watermarks from photos automatically, warning that pictures are vulnerable copyright violations even with superimposed logos used to protect them.  Visible watermarks, the most common mechanism for protecting the copyrights of photographs, are logos or patterns that are overlaid on digital images. Researchers developed a computer algorithm that can get past this protection

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Google Pixel XL review: It’s as good as the iPhone 7 Plus
January 15, 2017

The Google Pixel XL is as good as the iPhone 7 Plus and makes jumping to Android painless. Though the 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL are the first Google-branded phones, the company has a fairly long history of designing and making phones. The Moto X, via Google’s (albeit brief) ownership of Motorola Mobility, was in effect a Google phone.

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WhatsApp Denies Encrypted Messages Can Be Intercepted
January 14, 2017

WhatsApp has denied the reports that encrypted messages on its platform can be read or intercepted, saying it has a design decision relating to message delivery, with new keys being generated for offline users in order to ensure messages do not get lost in transit. The Guardian reported on Friday that a security vulnerability that can be used

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Solar-powered boat starts service in Kerala
January 13, 2017

Kottayam, Jan 12 (PTI) Launching a solar-powered boat service at Vaikom in the district, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the Centre would extend support to introduce more such boats in Kerala's waters as it is keen to promote environment friendly projects. Goyal launched the service in Vaikom-Cherthala-Thavanakadavu waterways along

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Anti-science culture is growing, need to engage and educate, say Nobel Laureates
January 13, 2017

Nobel Laureates Serge Haroche (Physics 2012), Harold Varmus (Medicine 1989), William E Moerner (Chemistry 2014) in New Delhi on Thursday. Harikrishnan Nair Moerner, Varmus, and Haroche were in Delhi Thursday to attend the Nobel Prize Series—India Programme 2017, a conference organised by Nobel Media AB, Sweden, in collaboration with the

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Google wants to make encryption easier for everyone
January 13, 2017

REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo The Key Transparency project hopes to eliminate some of PGP's headaches. As more and more of our daily lives take place online, more and more sites, apps and services are increasing their encryption to keep users' data safe and secure. However, being the web monolith that it is, Google's Security and

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Infosys Hits $10 Billion Milestone, Names Ravikumar As New Deputy COO
January 13, 2017

Infosys has appointed Ravikumar S. as Deputy Chief Operating Officer reporting to Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, with immediate effect. Infosys now expects to post a constant currency revenue growth of 8.4-8.8 per cent in FY2016-17. HIGHLIGHTS Infosys reports net profit of Rs. 3,708 crore in December quarter. Infosys crossed $10

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