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  • Here's why your passwords for online accounts may not be as safe and secure as you think 6 hours 5 minutes ago

    Toronto: Are you sure the password you created for your Gmail or Facebook accounts strong enough? Well, if you went by the green bar that indicated your password to be strong enough, then it may not be as fool-proof as you thought, warns new research slated to be published in the...
  • Facebook successfully tests solar-powered drone to provide wireless Internet services Yesterday

    San Francisco: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless internet service to remote spots. The test flight of a drone prototype dubbed "Aquila" took place in Britain and was considered a milestone in an Internet.org project to bring online access to...
  • Microsoft to completely ditch Internet Explorer; Project Spartan will be the new browser in Windows 10 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has officially declared that its upcoming Project Spartan web browser will completely replace the long-standing but troublesome Internet Explorer. The company announced that based on strong feedback from its Windows Insiders and customers, Windows 10 will have Project Spartan hosting the new engine exclusively. However, Internet Explorer 11...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press 4 days ago

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused 4 days ago

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • What is Section 66A? 4 days ago

    Full text of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000:Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.66A. Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,-(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or(b) any information which he...
  • Uber plans to expand operations in India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Uber Technologies, the online ride-hailing company, has entered into a "strategic partnership" with India's Times Internet, as it looks to expand operations in its largest market outside the United States. An Uber spokeswoman said Times Internet, the digital arm of the Times of India media group, would invest "well...
  • Internet good for spreading education: Survey 5 days ago

    Washington: A majority of people in emerging and developing nations say the internet is good for spreading education, reveals a new survey done across 32 countries. A majority also see the internet as a good influence on personal relationships and the economy but offer a mixed view on other impacts, the...
  • Google aims to bring Internet-like ads on TV via Google Fiber 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly testing a new ad feature for Google Fiber that will bring Internet-like ads on the TV. The local advertising service will collect data from the set-top-boxes about the number of times a particular ad was watched in homes with Google Fiber. Unlike the standard policy of...
  • Kolkata's first tech hackathon to see scores of techies brainstorm for 'smart India' concept 1 week ago

    Kolkata: At least 100 computer programmers and innovators will brainstorm in the city's first technological hackathon to come up with ideas for a 'smart' India where devices could be controlled from a single source, an organiser said on Saturday. The 'Spark HACK' event organised by Jadavpur University seeks to give shape...
  • Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari - all major Web browsers hacked by security researchers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: At the Hewlett-Packard Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sponsored Pwn2Own hacking challenge, security researchers were able to exploit all major web browsers and take home a total of $240,000 in prize money. The second day of the event saw Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari being...
  • Google Translate to get 400,000 new Bangla words 1 week ago

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh government will add 400,000 new Bangla/Bengali words to Google Translate on its Independence Day on March 26 in a bid to enrich the language on the Internet, media reported on Friday. "To put Bangla on top of everything, we're going to create history on the Independence Day," said...
  • Indian e-commerce market growing rapidly; set to cross Rs 1 lakh crore mark by 2015-end: Report March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The technology driven e-commerce market in India has come of age and is growing rapidly to cross Rs.1 lakh crore by the year-end, an industry report said on Wednesday. "Growing at 33 per cent, the digital commerce market is set to cross Rs.1 lakh crore by December 2015 from...
  • India plans new rules to lure start-ups: sources March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is planning rule changes that will make it easier for homegrown start-ups to list their shares on local bourses, sources involved in the process said, helping domestic investors to bet on the country's booming online economy. While many of India's largest online...
  • Microsoft to kill the Internet Explorer brand March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it is dropping the Internet Explorer brand and will use a new name for the browser's successor, codenamed Project Spartan. The company's marketing chief Chris Capossela said that Microsoft was working on a new name and brand that will feature in the upcoming Windows...
  • Google sued by Crimean resident over suspending Internet services in area March 17, 2015

    Moscow: A resident of Sevastopol in Crimea, the region which acceded to Russia from Ukraine last year, is suing Google over suspended Internet services, Tass news agency reported Monday. Sevastopol's Leninsky district court accepted Dmitry Mishin's claim that the Internet giant incorrectly implemented the US president's executive order when it suspended...
  • India tops list of requests for blocking content on Facebook in the second half of 2014 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook blocked 5,832 pieces of content, including anti-religious matter and hate speeches, during July-December 2014 on orders of Indian government, the highest by any country on the social networking giant's platform. In its Global Government Requests Report for July to December 2014, the California-based firm said it has "restricted"...
  • Google to open first 'digital garage' to fix small firms' web problems March 15, 2015

    Leeds: Google launched its first "digital garage", a multi-million pound project it said would help 200,000 small British businesses harness the Internet to grow. The US company, which has been under fire in Europe for its dominance in search and other digital services, said last month it would train 1 million...
  • Google opens first 'digital garage' to help small firms fix Web problems March 15, 2015

    Leeds: Google on Friday launched its first "digital garage", a multi-million pound project it said would help 200,000 small British businesses harness the Internet to grow. The US company, which has been under fire in Europe for its dominance in search and other digital services, said last month it would train...
  • Google tweaks search results; allows company statements to top the list of news links March 12, 2015

    London: A little-noticed change in the way Google selects search results has allowed company statements to top the list of news links shown when users search for information on businesses. The measure may cost news publishers web traffic and risks misleading users, analysts said. A Google spokeswoman said that in September the...
  • Dropbox fixes security flaw that made data stored on Android devices prone to vulnerability March 11, 2015

    Seattle: Dropbox, the popular online file storing system, said on Tuesday it has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to capture data stored in its service on Android devices via compromised third-party apps. Dropbox, which has more than 300 million users, said it fixed the vulnerability a few...
  • Online petition demands 'feeling fat' emoji to be removed from Facebook March 10, 2015

    New York: An online petition that asks Facebook to remove a "feeling fat" status and emoji from status-update options has been doing the rounds. The Change.org petition has sparked a debate over whether the social network is promoting body-shaming, Mashable reported. "Feeling fat" currently appears as one of many preset options included...
  • For free access to Internet, government must make spectrum free: Airtel CEO March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Taking on social networking giant Facebook's ambitious 'free internet' plans, telecom major Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal has said the companies should do 'philanthropy' if they stop charging for mobile internet. Facebook has launched an 'internet.org' initiative under which users can access internet free of charge for select websites if...
  • Nagaland: Mobile, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur, 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    Karbi Anglong: The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle...
  • Hackers steal 1 billion email addresses in spam software sale scheme March 8, 2015

    Atlanta: Computer hackers stole 1 billion email addresses from US marketing companies in what federal authorities Friday called one of the largest reported data breaches in US history. Three people were indicted on federal charges after they allegedly netted $2 million in commissions from millions of spam emails that routed recipients...
  • Smartphone shopping in India grows by 100% over last two years: Survey March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Online purchases made through mobile phones in India have grown by more than 100 percent over the past two years, indicating a steep upward trend in e-commerce propelled by expediency, reveals the MasterCard Online Shopping Survey 2014 released here on Wednesday. The survey covers 14 countries across Asia Pacific. China...
  • Facebook unlikely to get into car-making, solar power; CEO Zuckerberg focuses on providing Internet connectivity around the world March 5, 2015

    New York: No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems. Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is "pretty focused." Apple has created phones,...
  • HBO to launch video streaming service with Apple, Google: Report March 5, 2015

    New York: HBO network is in talks with Apple, Google and some other companies to be its launch partner for the highly anticipated HBO Now video streaming service, according to two media reports. The service's retail price is expected to be $15 a month and will launch next month, timed to...
  • Alibaba launches first cloud data center in the US market March 4, 2015

    Hangzhou: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. The new California data center marks the Chinese company's latest measured expansion onto American soil, and...
  • Conditional permission to interview Delhi gangrape convict can be given: Delhi Police chief March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday backed Tihar Jail authorities and said there was nothing wrong in granting conditional permission to interview one of the convicts of 2012 Delhi gangrape case, Mukesh Singh. British filmmaker Leslee Udwin interviewed the death row convict for 16 hours in a...