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US Federal Appeals Court Set to Hear Microsoft ‘Cloud’ Case

Microsoft Corp. gets a second chance to prove it’s entitled to keep data stored overseas out of the hands of US investigators when its lawyers appear before a federal appeals court Wednesday, but the computer software giant is already hedging its bets, calling on Congress to clarify the law. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals will hear Microsoft’s challenge ... Read More »

EU, US Reportedly Clinch Data-Sharing Deal for Security, Terrorism Cases

The European Union and the United States have clinched a deal protecting personal data shared for law enforcement purposes such as terrorism investigations, according to a document seen by Reuters. The two sides have been negotiating for four years over the so-called “umbrella agreement” that would protect personal data exchanged between police and judicial authorities in the course of investigations, ... Read More »

Delhi Government Directs E-Commerce Firms to Submit Transaction Details

Delhi Government today made it mandatory for all e-commerce companies to file their transaction details on the website of the Department of Trade And Taxes while paying tax, after cases of tax evasion by some firms were spotted. The move is aimed at regulating all dealers and sellers engaged in selling of goods through online portals. The Trade and Tax ... Read More »

Google Does Not Run Shady Domain, Study Authors Say

Clicking on a Web address ending in .zip will not endanger users, the authors of a study that put .zip at the top of a list of “shady Web neighbourhoods” said on Friday. Google, which owns the top-level domain (TLD) .zip challenged the study after it was published on Tuesday. .zip is one of more than 1,000 new TLDs that ... Read More »

Latvian Man Pleads Guilty in Worldwide Computer Virus Case

A Latvian computer code writer who helped create a virus that spread to more than a million computers worldwide and corrupted some at Nasa may be returning home soon after pleading guilty to a federal charge on Friday. Deniss Calovskis, soft-spoken and bespectacled, pleaded guilty in Manhattan to conspiring to commit computer intrusion. The 30-year-old hacker faces a likely prison ... Read More »

Mozilla Says Hackers Stole Information From Bugzilla

Mozilla, creator of the Firefox Web browser, said hackers had stolen security-sensitive information from Bugzilla, its bug tracker, and used it to “attack” Firefox users. The account that the hackers broke into was shut down shortly after the company discovered it had been compromised, the company said in a blog post. Mozilla said on Friday the hackers may have used ... Read More »

Google Now Helps Find Details of Over 900 Health Conditions and Illnesses

In February, Google introduced fact-checked health information to its search engine’s Knowledge Graph feature, the search results with semantic-search information gathered from a wide variety of sources. Google has now added hundreds more conditions to that list, which it says will soon be over 900 illnesses, offering information that could help millions. Not only has Google’s health information Knowledge Graph ... Read More »

Microsoft to Acquire Data Analytics Startup VoloMetrix

Microsoft on Thursday said it was buying a startup that specialises in analysing email, meeting schedules and other work data to increase people’s efficiency on the job. Microsoft did not disclose financial details regarding its acquisition of Seattle-based VoloMetrix. “I am excited about this big step forward in our company ambition to reinvent productivity and business process, and how it ... Read More »

Samsung Unveils Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, SleepSense Device at IFA 2015

Samsung took to the stage at the ongoing IFA trade show event on Thursday to announce a range of Internet of Things products. The South Korean technology conglomerate unveiled the SleepSense health-centric device, and its first Ultra HD HD Blu-ray player. The firm also unveiled an Internet-connected Samsung WW8500 AddWash washing machine. First up is the company’s first Ultra HD ... Read More »

Japan Eyes Tourist Boost With Google-Style Street View, for Cats

Tourism bosses in a Japanese prefecture have come up with what they hope will draw more feline-loving visitors: a Google-style street view for cats. Billed as a world’s first, officials this week launched an online map that explores the streets of port city Onomichi from the purr-spective of a four-pawed visitor. “We decided to focus on cats because they know ... Read More »