Transparency

  • Amazon launches new original show 'Transparent', hopes to catch up with Netflix 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Online retail giant Amazon celebrated on Monday the launch of a new original show it hopes will help catch up with streaming pioneer Netflix. Transparent, which had a redcarpet unveiling in Los Angeles, features a transgender character in the central role of a show which has already generated strong...
  • Google Transparency Report: Governments pressure Google for more user information 1 week ago

    Google said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. The number of requests increased 15 per cent sequentially in the first half of this year and 150 percent in the last five years, the...
  • Government requests for Twitter user data increased sharply in the past six months August 1, 2014

    New York: Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States, as has been the case since Twitter began issuing its "transparency report"...
  • LG unveils 18inch flexible and transparent OLED panels, promises 60inch rollable TVs July 10, 2014

    Seoul: LG Display announced that it has developed a 18inch flexible OLED panel that is rollable as well as a 18inch transparent OLED panel. The flexible OLED panel has a 1200x810 pixel resolution and the panel can be rolled up to a radius of 3cm without affecting the function of...
  • New Health Minister Harsh Vardhan promises transparency, egovernance May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Promising transparency and egovernance, new Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that he will be interacting with national and international experts to formulate policies and execute them successfully. "I will ensure that at every level where public has an interface with the ministry, there is complete transparency so...
  • Land Rover debuts invisible car technology that makes the bonnet appear transparent April 10, 2014

    Land Rover is experimenting with an invisible car technology that makes your bonnet appear transparent and the front of the car virtually invisible from inside the cabin.The new technology provides full visibility of what is underneath and in front of the car, with total clarity of otherwise hidden obstacles."Cameras located...
  • Apple's 'transparent texting' lets you see what's ahead while you are texting and walking March 31, 2014

    Washington: US tech giant Apple has filed a patent for new technology that aims to make texting while walking safer by replacing the text background with a live video feed of whatever is in front of the smartphone user. Many smartphone users keep their eyes glued to the screens while...
  • AAP apologises to Transparency International for claims by leaders February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A major embarrassment for the Aam Aadmi Party as it apologised to the Transparency International for the claims made by the party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal and other leaders regarding a study. AAP leader Shazia ilmi had claimed that a Transperancy International study had shown a decrease in corruption...
  • Transparency rubbishes AAP's claim of reduced corruption in Delhi February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders had cited a Transparency International report to claim that corruption had come down in Delhi during his tenure. But the global anticorruption organisation has denied Aam Aadmi Party's claims that corruption had come down during Kejriwal's 49day tenure. On Monday...
  • Paramilitary forces to use CCTVs, RFID tags to recruit jawans February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The recruitment procedure for jawans and other juniorrank officials in central paramilitary forces of the country is set for a change as the Union Home Ministry has decided to usher transparency in the process by using gadgets like CCTV cameras and RFID tags. The Ministry, which plans to recruit...
  • Google Transparency Report: India maintains 2nd position on snoopy countries list November 15, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is rebuffing governments more frequently as authorities in the US and other countries get more aggressive about mining the Internet for information about people's online activities. The latest snapshot emerged Thursday in the Google Transparency Report that the company has released every six months for the past three...
  • File online RTI pleas for all central government departments from Wednesday August 21, 2013

    Citizens will be able to file RTI applications online from Wednesday in all central government ministries and departments in the national capital. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy will launch the portal www.rtionline.gov.in at a function in Delhi on Wednesday. Moving further towards greater transparency...
  • Activists to move court if Parliament approves changes in RTI Act August 13, 2013

    Activists working to promote Right to Information (RTI) Act on Monday said they will move court if Parliament gives its nod to amendments in the transparency law aimed at providing immunity to political parties from providing information. A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday to keep political...
  • Barack Obama pledges greater transparency in surveillance programmes August 11, 2013

    President Barack Obama announced plans on Friday to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes that have come under criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor, saying the United States "can and must be more transparent." "Given the history of abuse by governments, it's right to ask questions about surveillance,...
  • Barack Obama to unveil steps to increase surveillance transparency August 10, 2013

    US President Barack Obama will unveil new measures on Friday to increase transparency and build public trust in controversial government surveillance programs, a senior administration official said. Obama is scheduled to give a press conference at 3:00 pm eastern time (1900 GMT) from the White House. Civil liberty groups and some...
  • Amendments to Registration Act to help land owners August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A bill to amend the century old Registration Act, introduced in the Rajya Sabha, will help in implementation of the proposed Land Acquisition legislation and allow land owners to get market value for their land. According to Rural Development Ministry officials, certain proposed amendments in the Registration (Amendment)...
  • US tops in Twitter user data requests, India among the least August 2, 2013

    New Delhi: US government, which has been in eye of a storm due to the snooping PRISM programme, had the lion's share in user data requests under it between JanuaryJune 2013, while India had less than 10 such requests, says the social networking site Twitter's transparency report. Twitter's biannual Transparency Report,...
  • 'Najam Sethi's appointment as acting PCB chief not right' June 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Najam Sethi's appointment as acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board was unconstitutional, a top official of Transparency International Pakistan said on Tuesday. Sethi's appointment by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday was "against all norms of transparency and merit" because in the board's constitution only board members can...
  • Jharkhand: Aadhaar mandatory for sale, purchase of land May 22, 2013

    Ranchi: Aadhaar will be mandatory as proof during land deals in Jharkhand from January 1 2014, an official release said on Tuesday. The decision was taken to bring in transparency in the sale/purchase of land and prevention of registering the same land more than once, the release said quoting Chief...
  • Poll results delayed due to transparent process: ECP May 13, 2013

    Islamabad: There has been a delay in the announcement of results of the general elections in Pakistan due to the "transparent process" and "legal procedures" adopted by the election commission, a top official said on Sunday. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Ishtiak Ahmad Khan, however, said that there should be...
  • Transparent smartphone to debut by the end of 2013 February 17, 2013

    London: In a revolutionary development, a Taiwanese company claims to have developed a gennext transparent mobile phone which it says will be in the market by the year end. The company, Polytron Technologies, has already begun marketing a transparent multitouch phone. Its prototype uses a 'Switchable Glass' technology. That...
  • India 2nd in seeking personal user information: Google report January 24, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is being pulled into an increasing number of police and government investigations around the world as authorities seek to learn more about the people who use its Internet search engine, email and other services. The latest snapshot of law enforcement agencies' efforts to extract personal information from...
  • Supporters hope Kejriwal's party will bring transparency November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Welcoming the launch of Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the capital on Monday, his supporters hoped the party would bring about transparency in politics and serve as an alternative to India's leading national parties. "We were looking for an option (to national parties) and we got it...
  • India 2nd on the snoopy countries list: Google November 15, 2012

    New York: Indicating a growing trend of the government surveillance of Internet activities of people and organisations, India sought confidential web user details in as many as 2,319 cases from Google in the first six months of 2012. Besides, the number of items sought to be removed from Google's various...
  • New Bondinspired transparent car projects the outside world November 6, 2012

    London: Researchers have developed a new 'see through' car akin to the remarkable vehicle used by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond thriller 'Die Another Day'. The "transparent" vehicle that projects the outside world on its interior has been created by the Japanese researchers. The car is being designed to help...
  • Emerging Kerala projects must be transparent: 'Green' MLAs September 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Fresh trouble is brewing inside the UDF over the upcoming Emerging Kerala investment meet with a group of UDF MLAs championing the cause of Greens and openly demanding that the state government must ensure that all land transactions for Emerging Kerala projects are transparent and according to norms. In...
  • VIPs misuse LPG subsidy, 91 cylinders for Maya June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The government says IOC, HPCL and BPCL will lose Rs 43,000 crore selling subsidised LPG cylinders and so the government is now looking to cap LPG cylinders per family at six. But the data of the LPG transparency portal reveals how India's ministers and MPs are misusing LPG...
  • India tops censorship requests: Google report June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has released its latest Transparency Report and as expected India does not feature very favourably on it. According to Google the number of content removal requests the compqamny received increased by 49 per cent as compared to the previous reporting period. On Monday Google released data showing government...
  • New Google data show Microsoft's piracy problems May 25, 2012

    San Francisco: Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher online piracy laws. A snapshot of Microsoft's apparently chronic copyright headaches emerged in new data that Google released Thursday to provide...
  • Dress becomes transparent when wearer is aroused April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Men can now easily find out if a woman fancies them with a dress that goes seethrough if the wearer gets aroused. This futuristic creation is made of smart fabrics which become gradually becomes transparent in response to the heartbeat of the wearer. Designed by Studio Roosegaarde and...