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  • Pay extra for making calls on Skype, Viber using Airtel's mobile Internet 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel customers will now have to pay extra if they are making calls on Skype, Viber or other apps using their mobile data packs as the operator has decided to charge standard data rates for making voice calls over Internet (VoIP). The VoIP data will be charged separately...
  • Your personal information has been hacked. Now what do you do? December 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. Whether shopping, banking or going to the hospital, Americans are mostly at the mercy of companies...
  • Your smartphone could soon receive data twice as faster November 30, 2014

    Washington: Your smartphone and other compact wireless devices could soon receive data twice as faster, thanks to a tiny new inexpensive circuit developed by researchers. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin created the radically smaller, more efficient radio wave circulator that could be used in cellphones and other wireless...
  • Data sharing over Bluetooth may get faster November 29, 2014

    London: Your Bluetooth device may soon become faster at transferring data! Researchers are looking into ways information can be shared quickly and effectively using Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology is the most widespread standard wireless communication. One of its applications is the creation of electronic sensor networks. Researchers at the University of the...
  • Facebook finalises its simplified privacy policy; to go into effect January 1, 2015 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook, which invited users to comment on its new privacy policy until November 20, is now ready with the final version that will go into effect January 1, 2015. The company has already started sending out notifications informing users of the updated terms, data policy, and cookies policy...
  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...
  • Watch: Red Hat presents 'Transform IT, transform your business' November 9, 2014

    President and CEO of Red Hat Jim Whitehurst said that Web 2.0 companies solved their IT related issues internally via open source instead of using expertise from third party vendors. Cloud computing and big data have seen expansion due to companies solving their problems internally. ...
  • Governments around the world made 34,946 requests to Facebook for user information November 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Facebook said requests by governments for user information rose by about a quarter in the first half of 2014 over the second half of last year. In the first six months of 2014, governments around the world made 34,946 requests for data. During the same time, the amount of content...
  • China's Xiaomi to move users' data to servers outside of China, to India in 2015 October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said it plans to set up a data centre in India next year to store local user data, as the fast-growing company seeks to deflect concerns about privacy that could hamper its efforts to expand overseas. The move by privately owned Xiaomi comes after it said...
  • Resume, bio data, CV: Know the differences before appearing for interview October 7, 2014

    Do you often interchange the words Curriculum Vitae, Resume, or Bio data? Well, there are many who consider these words to be synonym and thus make random use. But beware! Doing this mistake can hamper your selection possibilities and make you disappointed. So, before you go for your next interview...
  • Hackers who hit JPMorgan attacked some nine other firms: Report October 5, 2014

    Boston: About nine other banks and brokerages were infiltrated by the same group of hackers who recently attacked computer systems at JPMorgan Chase & Co, the New York Times reported late on Friday, citing unnamed people briefed on the matter. The report, which could not be independently verified and did not...
  • After Microsoft, Amazon may now set up data centre in India October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: World's largest e-tailer Amazon is evaluating setting up a data centre in India to tap into the multi-billion cloud opportunity in India. Amazon, which offers cloud services under Amazon Web Services (AWS), is looking to aggressively expand its foothold in the Indian market, which has players like Google and...
  • Beware! You have no idea what information your smartphone may be giving away September 29, 2014

    Singapore: When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to just how little we know about what happens between our...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal September 22, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services...
  • Dos and don'ts: 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches September 20, 2014

    New York: Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its checkout terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped...
  • First of its kind online data base for dental care September 14, 2014

    Greater Noida: Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said on Saturday. Launched by the FDI World Dental Federation, a leading international organisation representing the dental profession, 'Data Hub for Global Oral Health'...
  • Delhi Police gets two mobile forensic data collection vans September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has agreed to the induction of two mobile Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) vans with a view to ensuring quick and efficient collection of forensic data by police at crime scene. "These mobile vans would be able to promptly reach crime spots and trained forensic staff can then...
  • Is Facebook pushing up your phone bill? September 7, 2014

    New York: Have you discovered a sudden surge in your phone bill? This could well be linked to reading news feeds on the Facebook mobile app on your phone, media reports suggest. Users who do not turn off the default autoplay setting on Facebook videos may suffer as videos on news...
  • We don't store private data without permission: Xiaomi August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Following reports of Xiaomi infringing user privacy by sending their details to a remote server, the Chinese handset maker has clarified that it does not store private information or data without permission. According to a report by security solutions provider FSecure, Xiaomi phones silently sent out user details...
  • Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi apologises for unauthorised data access August 11, 2014

    Beijing: Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission. The privately held company said it had fixed a...
  • World's fastest network would let you download 5375GB of data in 1 second! August 4, 2014

    London: Danish researchers claim to have set a new data transfer world record by transmitting over a single optical fibre at an incredible speed of 43 terabits per second. Researchers at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) used a new type of optical fibre to claim the world data transfer record. The team...
  • Internet users pay service providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do July 30, 2014

    Washington: US consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online and pay Internet providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do, a US government watchdog said in findings released on Tuesday. The observations were preliminary from the Government Accountability Office's review of the practice of usagebased pricing,...
  • Apple iPhones let others access your personal data; are there 'back doors' running on every iOS device? July 26, 2014

    San Francisco: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the "trusted" computers to which...
  • Idea offers '2,00,000 hours of free Internet' for Opera Mini users July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular is giving away 2,00,000 hours of free Internet access, over the next 20 days, to its users through the web pass service on Opera Mini. Idea Web Pass is a Opera solution that allows consumers to buy customised data packs within the Opera Mini browser itself....
  • June inflation at 5.43 pc vs 6.01 pc in May July 14, 2014

    The June WPI inflation came in lowerthanexpected at 5.43 per cent versus 6.01 per cent in May. However, the April WPI data has been revised higher to 5.55 per cent (from 5.20 per cent) which resulted in market selling off the gains made from positive June WPI news. The core...
  • IIP growth in May at highest since October 2013 July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of May came in at 4.7 per cent versus 3.4 percent monthonmonth. This is against CNBCTV18 poll at 3.76 per cent. The factory output in May is at a 19month high highest since October 2012. Electricity sector...
  • Planning to sell your old phone? Beware! Deleted data on your smartphone can be easily recovered July 9, 2014

    Washington: Selling your used smartphone? Deleting files may not be enough! Researchers from Praguebased security software company AVAST said they were easily able to retrieve personal data from used smartphones sold online, despite consumers deleting their data. From the used devices, AVAST was able to recover more than 40,000 personal photos,...
  • FIR against Dhankar for 'Bihari brides' remark, government seeks data on girls sent to Haryana for marriage July 8, 2014

    A JD(U) MLA on Tuesday lodged an FIR in Patna demanding the arrest of Haryana BJP leader O P Dhankar for his controversial 'Bihari bride for Haryana boys' remark. Manjit Kumar Singh, JD(U) MLA from Baikunthpur in Gopalganj district, lodged the FIR against Dhankar under various sections of the IPC with...
  • Over 100 militants killed in fresh air strikes in Pakistan June 15, 2014

    Islamabad: Over 100 militants were killed as Pakistani fighter jets pounded nearly six militant hideouts in the country's northwestern tribal region early on Sunday. The air raid targeted the militants hideouts in Degan area of Data Khel in North Waziristan tribal district, Geo News reported. Meanwhile, Express Tribune reported that the...
  • BSNL launches unlimited data plans for postpaid users June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Staterun BSNL launched two unlimited data plans for its postpaid users of North zone, targeted towards the youth and students. The unlimited plans will be offered across the country subsequently, the company said in a statement. Currently the packs will be available in Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), UP(East), Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh,...