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EU, US Reach Data Protection Deal

Brussels and Washington reached agreement Tuesday on a data protection deal that will allow Europeans to sue over improper use of their personal information in the United States, the EU said. The agreement, covering personal information transferred for law enforcement purposes, follows four years of talks bedevilled by European concerns about revelations of large-scale US snooping. The deal also helps ... Read More »

Microsoft Buys Cloud Computing Security Startup Adallom

Microsoft said Tuesday it bought an Israel-based cyber-security startup specializing in defending programs and content in the cloud, as it expands offerings for the enterprise. Microsoft did not disclose how much it paid for Adallom, but the website TechCrunch put the purchase price at $250 million. The acquisition comes as Microsoft responds to the trend toward cloud-based computing, in which ... Read More »

Amazon Jumps Into Restaurant Delivery in Seattle

Online retailer Amazon Inc said on Tuesday it will begin offering its own restaurant delivery service to Prime members in Seattle, marking its first push into an increasingly crowded market for meal delivery known for razor-thin margins. Amazon customers will be able to order food from dozens of restaurants in the Seattle area using the company’s Prime Now app – ... Read More »

Philips Hue Web-Enabled Lights Launched Starting at Rs. 16,995

Philips on Tuesday launched the Hue, its Web-enabled home lighting system, in India. Hue lets you control lights wirelessly and also create and change shades at your whim, even if you’re not at home. Priced at Rs. 16,995, the Hue Starter Kit comes with three Hue lamps and a bridge to control them. Separately on sale are the Hue Go ... Read More »

New Algorithm to Identify Illegal Websites Listed in Photos, Videos

A new computer algorithm that can “read” web addresses in images or videos could make blocking pornographic, gambling and other illegal sites easier for parents and law enforcement agencies, scientists say. Internet marketers of all shades might add a website address, a URL, to a graphic or photo that might then be found through an image search engine. The user ... Read More »

Experts speak on the IIT Roorkee controversy

n another turn of shocking events with the prestigious institute, IIT-Roorkee expelled 73 students for faring badly in the first year B Tech programme, who scored less than a 5 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) in their exams.  IIT-Kharagpur also witnessed a similar case when around 20 students were expelled due to their poor performance in the undergraduate exams. The ... Read More »

Digitised Version of Mahatma Gandhi’s Collected Works Launched

Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday launched the electronic version of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG), which document the leader’s life from 1884 till his demise on January 30, 1948. The minister also announced that the Hindi version of CWMG would be digitised soon. “The intrinsic and heritage value of the e-CWMG project had the collaboration ... Read More »

Nasscom to Host Smart City Hackathon to Ease Bengaluru’s Traffic Woes

Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) along with Bengaluru City Police, HackerEarth, Embarq India, and IBM, announced the dates for ‘The Urban Hack’, which will be held from October 3 to October 4. The hackathon to be held both online and offline is themed around improving transportation, crime prevention, and public safety through the use of technology. Participants ... Read More »

Digital India Programme Will Unite Nation: Telecom Minister

The government’s Digital India programme would not only change the country but also unite it, union Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Gurgaon on Monday. Prasad made the statement after launching a Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited scheme, whereby broadband users would now be able to avail of a minimum of 2Mbps Internet speed. He said ... Read More »

BSNL to Boost Minimum Broadband Speed It Offers From 512Kbps to 2Mbps

State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) on Monday decided to upgrade landline broadband speed to minimum 2Mbps at no additional cost for broadband customers on pan-India basis from October 1. Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the facility in Gurgaon. The BSNL’s move came in the light of Narendra Modi government’s Digital ... Read More »