In Brief: Apple rolls out tools to create stronger passwords; IISc designs ventilator prototype

In Brief: Apple rolls out tools to create stronger passwords; IISc designs ventilator prototype
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8 Jun, 2020

Cupertino, California-based technology giant Apple has launched an open-source project to help developers create stronger passwords for its users, The Economic Times reported. Dubbed Password Manager Resources, the project is available on open source repository GitHub, and aims to help developers of password managers collaborate to build strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites, the financial daily said, citing a statement from Apple.

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IISc team designs indigenous ventilator prototype

An engineering team, backed by faculty members of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), has designed a prototype of an intensive care unit (ICU)-grade ventilator, called Praana. The ventilator is built using a custom-designed pneumatic system controlled by a microprocessor, and supports both invasive and non-invasive ventilation, according to a statement. The project was funded by external investors, including the office of the principal scientific advisor, the government and the corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund of the State Bank of India Foundation, it said. 

MyGate implements data protection guidelines 

MyGate, a security management app for gated communities, has implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines, considered the gold standard for data privacy and protection. The Bengaluru-based company will enable more than 9,000 societies that use its platform to adhere to the guidelines by August 1, as per a statement. With this enhancement, MyGate and the resident welfare associations that govern its societies, will be ready to comply with the requirements laid out in the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, the statement added.