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Obama Warns China on Cyber Spying Ahead of Xi Visit

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for an international framework to prevent the Internet from being “weaponised” as a tool of national aggression, while holding out the prospect of a forceful US response to China over hacking attacks. With Chinese President Xi Jinping set to visit Washington next week, Obama told a group of company chief executives that cyber-security would ... Read More »

HCL, IBM Partner to Develop Internet of Things Solutions

Country’s fourth-largest software services firm HCL Technologies today said it will collaborate with global tech giant IBM to jointly develop solutions for Internet of Things (IoT). They will focus on specific verticals, including industrial, manufacturing and smart facilities to co-develop solutions around ‘Connected Products and Operations’ like remote monitoring, smart inventory management, smart building and facilities management, a statement said. ... Read More »

Oracle Says It’s Keen to Partner Haryana on Tech Solutions

Oracle India Tuesday evinced keen interest in partnering with the Haryana government in the areas such as developing smart cities, social media platform, mobile technology solutions and other welfare programmes. The company will also help the state government facilitate land record modernisation, bring innovation campus at Gurgaon and launch skill development programmes. A delegation of Oracle India led by Managing ... Read More »

Target Tests Grocery Delivery Service

Target is testing the online grocery delivery waters. The Minneapolis-based discounter has teamed with Instacart, the online grocery delivery service that started in 2012, to let shoppers in the Minneapolis area order fruits and other perishables, as well as household, pet and baby products, and have them delivered to their homes in as little as an hour. The service starts ... Read More »

US Reportedly Not Planning Cyber-Sanctions Before Xi Visit

The United States does not plan to impose sanctions on Chinese entities for economic cyber-attacks ahead of next week’s US visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, a US official and a person briefed on the White House’s thinking said on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, suggested the reason was to avoid casting a shadow over Xi’s ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Launches Free Wi-Fi at Select Locations in Mumbai

RIL’s telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm on Tuesday announced the launch of unlimited free Wi-Fi service, Jionet, at select pandals during ongoing Ganesh Utsav. Devotees visiting Lalbaug Cha Raja, Andheri Cha Raja, and Sahyadri Cha Raja pandals during 11-day long festival will be able to access high speed Wi-Fi Internet services through their mobile devices, the company said in a ... Read More »

Google Launches Donation-Matching Campaign to Raise Money for Refugees

Google Inc announced a donation-matching campaign that aims to raise $11 million for humanitarian organizations aiding the thousands of refugees that have overwhelmed European nations as they flee war-torn and impoverished countries. Google took an uncharacteristically personal approach in announcing the donation drive on its blog. Rather than having an executive make the announcement, Rita Masoud, a Google employee who ... Read More »

Russian Man Pleads Guilty in US Over Record Cyber-Heist

A Russian man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involvement in what authorities called the largest computer hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States, compromising more than 160 million credit card numbers and causing more than $300 million (roughly Rs. 1,993 crores) of losses. Vladimir Drinkman, 34, admitted to conspiring to illegally access computers and conspiring to commit wire fraud ... Read More »

US Homeland Security Websites Vulnerable to Cyber-Attack, Audit Finds

The US department charged with protecting government computers needs to secure its own information systems better, according to an audit released on Tuesday that showed lapses in internal systems used by the Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Department of Homeland Security also needs to establish a cyber training program for analysts and investigators, the audit said, with ... Read More »

Nixi to Soon Provide .bharat Domain in All Indian Languages

National Internet Exchange of India (Nixi) will soon start providing the “.Bharat” domain in all Indian languages. “We have provided .Bharat domain in languages associated with Devnagiri lipi in Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindi and also in Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu,” Nixi CEO Govind told PTI. He added, “In the next few ... Read More »