Google Workspace and Google Chat are now for everyone

Google Workspace and Google Chat are now for everyone

Google has opened Google Workspace and Google Chat for its users. Now all users with Google Accounts will be able to use Google Workspace, G Suite. With this update, Google users will now be able to use more new systems in Google Apps, including Gmail, Docs, Chat, Meet, Drive, and Sheets. All these apps can now be used in one tab.

Previously, the Google Workspace and Chat feature were only available to its paid users, especially Office users. According to Google, about two billion users are using the Google workspace so far. Since June 14, Google has made this feature available to all individual users. To use the new features, go to Gmail settings and enable the chat and meet options.

It also introduces "Google Workspace Individual" for individual users. Users will be able to use their own workspace with additional features like smart booking service, professional video meeting, personalized email marketing by paying US 9.99 per month in their regular account. For now, Google has made it possible to upgrade an individual subscription to a starting price of  7.77.

Google has also announced that it will soon introduce Google Chat Room as "Space". Space and chat rooms will not be much different, but Google claims that space and chat rooms will be different depending on the work. According to Google, there will be some changes in the space including message thread, user rolls, moderation tools, and new emoji reactions will be added. Google has said that it will bring it to the users soon after completing the necessary preparations for space.

Similarly, Google is now targeting large companies in the workspace to enter the enterprise option. This means that companies will now be able to share files on the drive, perform activities including client data encryption with more security.

Over the past few months, Google has been rapidly updating its workspace. And in these updates, Google seems to be focusing on improving its products as well as how to keep all those producers connected to each other.

Sixx, not FiveG, passed the test

Of course, in most countries of the world, FiveG has not started. Testing has started in our neighboring country India since last Wednesday. In such a situation, the concept of SixG becomes even more distant for us.

But who can stop this development of technology? Testing of SixG has already started while FiveG is in the process of expansion. This may sound strange. But, or is it real. Samsung has just completed testing the SixG in its lab.

The SixG test was completed in a joint effort by the University of California and Samsung Research America. They tested a 140 GHz transmitter.

The receiver needed for this was first discovered in 2017 by Professor Mark Rodwell, a UCSB electrical and computer engineer.

It is said that the receiver was built during the test of FiveG at that time. Samsung is currently testing 6G in its lab with the same receiver. It is said to have worked with 2 Gbps bandwidth through 140 GHz frequency.

What you need to know to use social media safely

There has been a significant increase in the use of social media in recent times. Social media is becoming the most suitable way to spend time at home, especially with the lockdown imposed due to Covid 19.

Many are now spending most of their time on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tiktak, YouTube. Therefore, the issue of how to operate such social networks safely is important to us. Because your identity is also connected with social media.

If someone has access to your social network, it is important to assess the damage it can do to your life. Meanwhile, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority, the regulatory body for the telecommunications sector, has provided information on how to stay safe while using social media.

Based on the information provided by the regulatory authority, here we are giving you information on how to stay safe while using social media:

Keep separate and strong passwords for your account on different social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter).

Use Multi-Factor Authentication (Two Factor Authentication. Mobile Number, OTP, Fingerprint, etc.) to secure your digital account on social networks.

Use Recovery Email and Mobile Number to recover your social network account.

Use your device (mobile, laptop, computer, tablet) as much as possible when using social media. Lock your personal devices (laptop, mobile, etc.) with a password, pattern, or fingerprint (biometric).

Let's immediately change the password of the social network account when the device used on the social network (mobile, tablet) is lost.

Since every social network has a Privacy Setting feature, use it to customize/configure which details to make public / not. For example, showing or hiding your email and phone number on Facebook. Whenever possible you should have your personal details such as Home Address, Phone Number, etc. on social media.

Do not share Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on social media including your personal sensitive photo, User Name, and Password, Bank Credit Card Number, PIN Code, Citizenship Number.

Be careful when posting any message or photo. (For example, details like where I'm going, what I'm doing, who I'm with can be misused by others.)

If someone pressures you to post a photo, refuse. If necessary, remove bad friends on social networks (showing uncomfortable activities) from the block or friends list.

As much as possible, don't accept a friend request from a stranger. Let's accept the Friend Request on social media only after considering the post made by the person and the details kept by the person.

Click / Open only by correctly identifying the links and attachments shared by friends on social media. If the link and attachment seem suspicious, do not open them.

Don't reply/respond to messages, phone calls, etc. that are sent or threatened by showing various temptations including prizes, gifts, lotteries, etc. received through social media.

If you feel any uncomfortable activity related to sexual abuse while using social media or if there is an incident, let's collect evidence and lodge a complaint with the police.

Ncell will now use Google Cloud, a workspace service for thousands of Nepali businesses

 Ncell, a leading private sector mobile service provider, will use Google Cloud. In addition, the company will serve thousands of small and medium entrepreneurs in Nepal as an integrated ICT portfolio through Google Workspace.

For this, Ncell's investment company Axiata has recently collaborated with Google. Axiata has partnered with Google Cloud to bring digital transformation to millions of companies in the Asian region.

It is said that the two will cooperate in two phases. In the first phase, Axiata will use Google Workspace to build an integrated ICT portfolio for small and medium enterprises through its six service providers. It is believed that millions of entrepreneurs in the Asian region, including Nepal, will benefit from this.

In the second phase, Axiata will use Google Cloud in its telecommunications service providers. Under this, Dialog of Sri Lanka, Ncell of Nepal, Cellcom of Malaysia, XL Axiata of Indonesia, Robi of Bangladesh, and Smart of Cambodia will use Google Cloud's computer, storage and networking services to modernize their infrastructure.

The CEO of Axiata Enterprise, Dr. Gopi Kurup said that Google Cloud and Axiata have a common vision to digitize the business and they have worked together for a long journey.

Ruma Balasubramanian, managing director of Google Cloud Southeast Asia, said the partnership was partnered with Axiata to accelerate the digital transformation of millions of companies in the region. He is confident that this cooperation will solve the complex business and technical challenges of the business community.

An 18-year-old Nepali youth found serious security vulnerabilities on Facebook and received a reward of over Rs 3.5 lakh

Nepali youths studying in class 12 have discovered serious security vulnerabilities of Facebook. Samip Aryal, 18, of Chitwan has found a vulnerability in Facebook's messenger chat room.

In addition, Facebook has awarded him 3,125 (Rs. 365,665) as a Bounty Reward, along with a Hall of Fame (recognition and honor for a researcher who helps strengthen the company's cybersecurity).

This is not the first bug he has discovered. In October last year, he discovered a bug (security vulnerabilities and technical glitches) in Facebook's "Watch Together" feature.

The bug had trouble viewing the call history (private and private videos watched privately by the caller) while using the Watch Together feature. Even if the phone was not unlocked, such a person could dig into another user's watch history.

Samip received a 500 reward for information leading to the bug. Impressed by the bug, he was thinking of hunting bugs in the messenger rooms again.

"I was just checking Messenger's chat room. That's when the bug was discovered, "he said. According to Samip, the caller had a problem easily view all the photos, videos, and other contents of the gallery on the phone of the person receiving the call without unlocking the phone.

Not only that, but the caller could also paste the photos/videos of the person receiving the call on his social network without unlocking his phone. This meant that anyone could easily access the photos/videos in your gallery via Messenger Room Call.

Taking advantage of this kind of security vulnerability, there was a risk of serious abuse. But after Samip reported the bug, Facebook has now fixed the bug. Now only the person making the photo and video call on your mobile can see it if you give permission.

Samip, who is waiting for the Class 12 exam, has been listed at number 24 in Facebook's Hall of Fame along with the last bug. People close to him have been attracted to Bug Bounty since last year after he was spotted on Facebook's Hall of Fame.

Greedy for the Hall of Fame, he is now even more excited after receiving a reward of more than three lakh 65 thousand rupees.

Samip had two Facebook accounts to check the messenger chat room. One of them logged on to the laptop and the other to the mobile. Created a room from the account logged in to the laptop and called the account logged in to the mobile. After receiving the call, he tried to use other features like Watch Together, Ad People, and others.

‘Not all features have the same problem as before. You had to unlock the phone to use those features, "he said in a conversation with Tekpana," but suddenly my eyes went to the chat box in the call room. From there, not only to chat with the friends in the group call but also to see the photos/videos in the gallery of the phone without unlocking the phone. ”

He then recorded a video of the entire process. Facebook has accepted the same bug and given a bounty reward of  3,125 to Samip.

"It simply came to our notice then. "I never thought Facebook would pay me so much for this bug," he said. "It's a bit skeptical of the privacy of our daily apps. We never thought that Facebook would pay me so much for this bug." Yes

He has been involved in bug hunting since last year after friends he knew did bug hunting and saw his name in the Hall of Fame of various international companies. "At first I didn't know anything about Bug Bounty. One day, I found out that Facebook has put Binit Ghimire's name in the Hall of Fame. At that time, I didn't even know that Facebook would pay, 'said Samip.

He was very attracted to the Hall of Fame. Then began his bug hunting journey. ‘I didn’t know anything about it at the time. However, I reported as many as 15 bugs. But Facebook didn’t care about any of that, ’he adds,‘ then I felt I had to learn something. And I contacted Vineet Ghimire. He gave a lot of information about it. ”

Aryal, who does bug hunting for one or two hours a week, has so far received around Rs 1 million in bounty rewards for 11 bugs from Facebook. "Some of the already closed bug reports are being recognized by Facebook even after looking back," he said of his experience.

Along with the award, Aryal's Facebook Hall of Fame has been continuously upgraded. After finding a bug in Watch Together last year, Safal Samip has risen to the 24th position along with the last bug. He is now one of the top four Nepali youths to be inducted into the Facebook Hall of Fame.

Aryal, who is studying at Gurukul Higher Secondary School in Chitwan, has not yet made up his mind as to which subject to study after completing his Class XII examination. He still needs to learn a lot of things, he wants to learn some programming language.

So he has already started learning basic programming. He is still in a dilemma as to whether to pursue IT in the future after learning programming languages ​​such as Java and Python.