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US Urged to Tighten Cyber-Security to Counter Chinese Hacking

The United States must beef up cyber-security against Chinese hackers targeting a broad range of US interests to raise the cost to China of engaging in such activities, America’s top intelligence official said on Thursday. The testimony by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper before a congressional committee added to pressure on Beijing over its conduct in cyberspace just weeks ... Read More »

Japan Charges Bitcoin Exchange CEO With Embezzlement: Report

Japanese prosecutors on Friday charged the head of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox with embezzlement, Jiji Press news agency said, amid fraud allegations over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency. The charges, which could not be immediately confirmed, come after France-born Mark Karpeles, 30, was taken into police custody in Tokyo last month over ... Read More »

China, US Can Cooperate on Cyber-Security: Chinese Official

China and the United States can cooperate on cyber-security and could work together with other countries on global cyber-security rules in a spirit of respect, China’s top diplomat was quoted on Friday as saying. The comments from State Councillor Yang Jiechi were published in the English-language China Daily after US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a congressional committee ... Read More »

Rahul Yadav Reportedly Launching a Data Analytics Company

Ex-CEO of Housing.com Rahul Yadav’s new venture has been in the news lately, with three senior staff members from the online property firm reportedly joining his new startup. The latest rumours further substantiate the claim, and add the new startup is reportedly a data analytics and visualisation product that will be used by e-commerce firms. In a news report published ... Read More »

Cloud Storage Company Box Raises Full-Year Forecast for Second Time

Cloud storage provider Box Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue and raised its full-year revenue forecast for the second time as more customers subscribed to its content-sharing platform. Box expects full year revenue of $295 million to $297 million (roughly Rs. 1,960 crores to Rs. 1,973 crores), up from $286 million to $290 million (roughly Rs. 1,900 crores ... Read More »

Digitised Indian Maps to Soon Hit the Web: Natmo

The National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (Natmo) is developing a digital library and within a year people would have access to an e-version of Indian maps, the department of science and technology announced in Kolkata on Thursday. “Natmo is developing a digital library and the proposal is under consideration by the DST. It will be implemented soon,” Ashutosh Sharma, ... Read More »

Mobvista to Invest $100 Million in India by 2018

Mobile advertising platform Mobvista on Wednesday said it will invest USD 100 million (about Rs. 665 crores) over the next three years to expand its India operations. As part of its expansion plans, Mobvista will establish a local India office in the city by the end of this year. The local presence will enable the company to deploy a more ... Read More »

US Justice Department Looks to Sharpen Computer Crime Law

Stung by recent court decisions that have gone against them, Justice Department lawyers are making a fresh push to clarify a computer trespass law that critics malign as overly broad. The 1986 law, known as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, was intended to punish hackers who breach someone else’s computer network and steal information from it. But federal prosecutors ... Read More »

Microsoft Urges US Court to Block Warrant for Emails Held Abroad

Microsoft Corp asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to block the U.S. government from forcing the company to hand over a customer’s emails stored on an Irish server, warning that the precedent would create a “global free-for-all” that eviscerates personal privacy. The case, the first in which a U.S. company has challenged a warrant seeking data held abroad, has ... Read More »

Amazon Opens 7 New Fulfilment Centres in India

To meet the needs of the fast-growing seller base in the country, Amazon.in has invested in seven new fulfilment centres or warehouses, a company statement said on Wednesday. The new centres have been opened in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Gurgaon, Pune, and Mumbai. The company, however, did not divulge the investment figure. With the launch of these new centres, Amazon ... Read More »