Data

  • Twitter buys social data provider Gnip, plans to offer more sophisticated data analysis 16-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it bought social data provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount, signalling that it would take on a new role of packaging and selling data, a service in demand by business and government. The social media company said separately that it hired a Google executive...
  • Delhi North East decoded at CNN-IBN-Microsoft Elections Analytics Centre 10-04-2014 11:50 AM

    Watch all the election-related information on Delhi North East Lok Sabha seat at CNN-IBN-Microsoft Elections Analytics Centre. ...
  • Nokia, Airtel partner to offer free 3G data to Nokia X users 09-04-2014 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: Finnish handset giant Nokia has partnered country's largest private telecom firm Bharti Airtel to offer 500 MB 3G data per month for three months for buyers of its recently launched Nokia X Android-powered smartphone. Customers in non-3G circles can enjoy the same benefit on 2G data, the handset...
  • Airport users to get facility to pay charges from air 14-03-2014 05:23 PM

    In a move to attract more chartered flights into India, the civil aviation ministry plans to introduce a new system which will enable the aircraft operators to pay the user charges even before landing, said a top official. Aimed at making tourists, private and business operators, flying clubs and others...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles 01-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Users of email solutions provider BharatSync will now get functions like protection from unauthorised access to email, SMS backup, call log and call recording besides push mail and contact sync on their low-end mobile phones. IT company Data Infosys, who has developed the services, launched them for BSNL customers with...
  • Google fined $204,000 over privacy policy 09-01-2014 10:27 AM

    Paris: The French digital privacy watchdog is fining Google 150,000 euros ($204,000) for breaking rules on ensuring data privacy. The CNIL agency said on Wednesday that Google's new privacy policy - which applies to all of its services from e-mail to calendars - isn't specific enough about how and why...
  • Google opens first data centres in Asia; no plans for India, China 11-12-2013 03:33 PM

    Changhua, Taiwan: Google opened its first two data centres in Asia on Wednesday to cater to the world's fastest growing consumer technology markets, but the company has no plans to open one in China or India. Choosing Taiwan and Singapore instead illustrates the problem that tech companies face in trying...
  • Government decides to tighten process of accessing phone call record 19-11-2013 10:06 PM

    Tightening the process of obtaining telephone call data records (CDRs), the Centre has decided that an officer no less than the rank of Superintendent of Police or above will be authorised to seek such details from telecom operators. The move comes days after three Delhi Police personnel and as many...
  • Yahoo promises to encrypt all its users' personal data 19-11-2013 03:51 PM

    San Francisco: Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centres around the world. The commitment announced Monday by Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer follows a recent Washington Post report...
  • India made an average 15 user data requests a day to Google 18-11-2013 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: In signs of growing Internet snooping by the enforcement authorities, India made an average about 15 requests per day to Google to access personal web details of users during January-June this year. In terms of the number of requests for web user details during the first half of...
  • Three arrested for hacking call data records of a lawyer 16-11-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: In another case related to hacking of call data records after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's records were traced, 3 people including a policeman and a businessman have been arrested from the national capital. The case pertains to hacking of call data records of a lawyer...
  • Google's Eric Schmidt says NSA spying outrageous, illegal if true: Report 04-11-2013 05:42 PM

    Bangalore: Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said widespread US government spying on its data centres would be outrageous and potentially illegal if true, the Wall Street Journal reported. "It's really outrageous that the NSA was looking between the Google data centers, if that's true," Schmidt said in an interview....
  • Google to spend another 450 million euros on Finnish data centre 04-11-2013 04:09 PM

    Hamina: Google said on Monday it would invest another 450 million euros ($607 million) over the next few years on a data centre in southeastern Finland, a boost for a country struggling with Nokia's decline and weakness in paper and steel industries. The investment is in addition to 350 million...
  • Vodafone slashes data prices by 80 per cent across India 31-10-2013 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: In a Diwali bonanza to its customers, Vodafone India said it has slashed data rates by up to 80 per cent across the country, with effect from November 1. In June, the company had reduced the price from 10 paisa per 10 KB to 2 paisa per 10...
  • NSA breaks into Google, Yahoo data centres: Report 31-10-2013 10:27 AM

    Washington: The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. A secret accounting dated January 9, 2013, indicates that NSA sends millions of...
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm gets unified telecom licence 25-10-2013 03:34 PM

    Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL), the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, on Friday said it has received a unified telecom licence that will enable it to offer voice telephony and high speed data services across the country. The Unified Licence for all 22 Service Areas across India will make the...
  • A new headset that plays music and tracks your health 21-10-2013 10:13 AM

    Washington: Want to know how many calories you burned today? Listen to some music! A new headset that plays music and gathers biometric data through the ears to monitor health has been developed. The headset gathers data on heart rate, speed, distance travelled, aerobic fitness level and calories burned. The...
  • Facebook buys Israeli mobile data analytics startup Onavo 14-10-2013 03:11 PM

    Tel Aviv: Facebook has agreed to buy start-up app-maker Onavo, the Israeli company said on its website on Monday, without giving any details of the deal. Facebook is paying between $150 million and $200 million, the Calcalist financial news website said, making it the social media company's biggest acquisition in...
  • India made 321 user data requests to Microsoft during January-June 29-09-2013 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: India made 321 user data requests between January to June this year to software giant Microsoft (including Skype), which disclosed subscriber/transactional data for nearly 80 per cent of those requests. For entire 2012 calendar year, Microsoft including Skype had received 471 user data requests from India. Microsoft's second...
  • Google to be fined by French regulator over data privacy 28-09-2013 12:12 PM

    Paris: France's data protection watchdog moved closer to fining Google for the way it stores and tracks user information after the search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices in line with local law. The privacy watchdog, known as CNIL, said on Friday it was opening a procedure...
  • 12,444 out of total 29,000 govt requests for user data this year from US: Yahoo 07-09-2013 08:29 AM

    Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States, according to the company's global transparency report. Yahoo on Thursday said in the report, covering the first six months of 2013, that 12,444 of the requests from worldwide governments...
  • Falling factory activity adds to rupee's woes 02-09-2013 04:58 PM

    The rupee remained frail after last week's record low, as pessimism generated by dismal economic growth data was compounded on Monday by survey showing factory activity in August shrank for the first time in over four years. Investors want bold reforms to restore confidence in India, spur growth, reduce a...
  • Facebook proposes changes in user data policy 31-08-2013 01:15 PM

    New Delhi: Facebook has proposed "updates" to its privacy policies that explain how the social networking giant would use personal data of about 1.2 billion users to deliver advertising and other personalised services. The social network is proposing these updates as part of a settlement in a US court case...
  • India made an average 18 user data requests daily to Facebook 28-08-2013 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: India, which has over 82 million Facebook users, on an average made 18 requests per day about data related to its users between January and June this year from the social networking giant, which complied with about 50 per cent of those request. The California-based firm in its...
  • India ranks 2nd in seeking user info from Facebook, demands data on 4,144 users 28-08-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday. India accounted for 3,245 requests that asked for information on a total of...
  • India made 3,245 requests for user information in 2013, reveals Facebook 28-08-2013 08:35 AM

    India placed the second highest number of 3,245 requests with Facebook for data related to its users in the January-June period of 2013, according to the first ever transparency report by the social network giant. The US with 12,000 requests is at the top of the list. Facebook, however, paid...
  • US spy agency edges into the light after Edward Snowden revelations 26-08-2013 12:56 AM

    There was a time when the US National Security Agency was so secretive that government officials dared not speak its name in public. NSA, the joke went, stood for "No Such Agency." That same agency in August 2013 held an on-the-record conference call with reporters, issued a lengthy press release...
  • Chidambaram calls for calm as Sensex crashes four per cent 17-08-2013 04:48 AM

    Terming the Indian equity sell-off that saw the Sensex crash nearly four per cent as a result of the US data reaction, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday urged investors to maintain calm. "I think this is time for calm. This is time for reflection. Let's see what happens next...
  • Airtel likely to launch 4G services in Delhi by September 05-08-2013 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: Expanding the footprint of its high-speed Internet services, Bharti Airtel is likely to launch by September fourth generation (4G) services in Delhi, which is one of the lucrative data market in the country. The firm, which already offers 4G services in Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Chandigarh, has roped...
  • Rupee at record closing low; worst week in nearly 2 years 02-08-2013 06:11 PM

    Mumbai: The rupee fell to a record closing low on Friday, posting its worst week in 22 months, raising concerns the RBI is losing the battle to prop up the currency while the government has yet to take any meaningful measures to bring in inflows. The rupee weakened ahead of...