Data

  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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,...
  • Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte June 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook is acquiring Pryte, a Finnish company that aims to make it easier for mobile phone users in underdeveloped parts of the world to use wireless Internet apps. Facebook did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which spokeswoman Vanessa Chan said is expected to close later this month. Pryte's...
  • MH370: Relatives of passengers accuse Malaysia of withholding data May 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Families of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 on Wednesday accused Malaysia of withholding crucial satellite data, saying a longawaited report is incomplete and does not prove the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. Authorities on Tuesday released a 47page summary of communication logs from the Malaysia Airlines plane recorded...
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet MH370 May 27, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board. But at least one independent expert said...
  • Raw satellite data on missing MH370 may be released on Tuesday May 26, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Monday said that it may release raw satellite data about missing Flight MH370 on Tuesday, meeting a demand by kin of the 239 people on board the illfated jet. The Malaysian government and UK's Inmarsat had earlier said that they will release raw satellite data used to...
  • MH370: Malaysia, Inmarsat agree to release raw satellite data May 20, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia and UK's Inmarsat on Tuesday said that they will release raw satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing MH370 to the southern Indian Ocean to the public for "greater transparency", meeting a demand by kin of the 239 people on board the illfated...
  • Industrial production remains negative, dips 0.5 pc in March May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Showing no signs of recovery, factory production remained in negative territory for the second month in a row, contracting 0.5 per cent in March due to declining output in manufacturing, especially capital goods. Output as measured by the index of industrial production (IIP) remained almost flat in 201314 and...
  • Watch: Varanasi's political history on Microsoft Data Analytics Centre May 12, 2014

    Microsoft Data Analytics Centre shows the political history of Varanasi, which is the big battleground of 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • A smart umbrella that could collect rain data May 4, 2014

    London: A Dutch researcher has developed a 'smart' umbrella equipped with sensors to gather rain data. Rolf Hut, from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, plans to turn umbrellas into rain gauges. A rain gauge is a type of instrument used by meteorologists and hydrologists to gather and measure...
  • Data visualisation: NDA versus UPA in government performance April 29, 2014

    For measuring a company performance "Return on equity" is a primary metric. But for measuring a government's performance, there is no similar metric. Traditionally Indian elections are contested by parties based on social aspects like caste, religion, etc. as well as basic amenities like food, clothing and shelter. In the...
  • Twitter buys social data provider Gnip, plans to offer more sophisticated data analysis April 16, 2014

    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 to...
  • Delhi North East decoded at CNN-IBN-Microsoft Elections Analytics Centre April 10, 2014

    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 April 9, 2014

    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 March 14, 2014

    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 using...