Data

  • Internet users pay service providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do 2 days ago

    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 usage-based pricing,...
  • Apple iPhones let others access your personal data; are there 'back doors' running on every iOS device? 6 days ago

    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 lower-than-expected 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 month-on-month. This is against CNBC-TV18 poll at 3.76 per cent. The factory output in May is at a 19-month 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 Prague-based 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...
  • BSNL launches unlimited data plans for post-paid users June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL launched two unlimited data plans for its post-paid 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 under-developed 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 long-awaited report is incomplete and does not prove the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. Authorities on Tuesday released a 47-page 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 ill-fated 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 ill-fated...
  • 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 2013-14 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...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles March 1, 2014

    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 no...
  • Google fined $204,000 over privacy policy January 9, 2014

    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 it...
  • Google opens first data centres in Asia; no plans for India, China December 11, 2013

    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 to...
  • Government decides to tighten process of accessing phone call record November 19, 2013

    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 private...
  • Yahoo promises to encrypt all its users' personal data November 19, 2013

    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 that...
  • India made an average 15 user data requests a day to Google November 18, 2013

    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 November 16, 2013

    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 November 4, 2013

    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. "The steps...
  • Google to spend another 450 million euros on Finnish data centre November 4, 2013

    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 euros...