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India to Surpass US in Smartphone Shipments by 2019, Claims Statista

By 2019, India is expected to have almost 15 percent of the smartphone shipment market share, followed by the US with 10 percent and Brazil with four percent, a report by Germany-based market research and business intelligence portal Statista said on Friday. China is expected to maintain its leadership, with nearly half of all smartphone shipments worldwide (although no figures ... Read More »

Amazon Offers Prime Discount for US Customers on Government Aid

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon is offering Prime discount to US govt-aided people Amazon said it would offer the $10.99-per-month for $5.99 per month The online retailer’s move directly challenges Wal-Mart in the US Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would offer a discount on its popular Prime subscription service for shoppers who receive US government aid, taking aim at a key customer ... Read More »

This Technology Could Help Us Build Huge Structures in Space

An artist’s concept of Made In Space’s Archinaut spacecraft 3D-printing and assembling satellite reflectors in space. Archinauts 3D-Printing Satellite Reflectors The nascent off-Earth manufacturing industry is getting set to take its next big steps. Made In Space, the California-based company that owns and operates the commercial 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is developing new technology, called Archinaut, ... Read More »

‘Unlock iPhone’, says judge in US sextortion case

A Florida judge has ruled that two defendants in a sextortion case must hand over the passwords to their mobile phones so officials can search them. Reality TV star Hencha Voigt and former boyfriend, Wesley Victor, are accused of threatening to release explicit images of social media star Julieanna Goddard unless she paid a ransom. The defendants said the ruling ... Read More »

Microsoft Lawsuit Versus Secret US Government Searches Moves Ahead

A judge refused the US government’s request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data. US District Judge James Robart, who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban last week, agreed with Microsoft that the law violates the company’s ... Read More »

US Judge to Sentence Prolific Hacker in $55-Million Cyber-Attacks Case

A prolific foreign hacker behind cyberattacks that netted an estimated $55 million (roughly Rs. 368 crores) is facing sentencing by a US judge in a conviction considered an unusual win for law enforcement officials who have identified hundreds of others like him but failed to put them in handcuffs. Ercan Findikoglu, a Turkish national, had gone to great lengths to ... Read More »

Web design agency which worked with US election host venue moves into new Nottingham office

image: http://www.nottinghampost.com/images/localworld/ugc-images/276368/Article/images/30083096/15817421-large.jpg HeX Productions founder James Hall, third from left, with staff Emma Page, Jon Newby and Zara Gemmell Comments (0) A web design agency which worked with the university that hosted a key debate in the US presidential election race has moved to Nottingham city centre. HeX Productions, which was previously based in Ilkeston, relocated to the Westminster Building, in ... Read More »

US government collecting social media information from foreign travelers

The Customs and Border Protection has previously said it wouldn’t prohibit entry to foreigners who didn’t provide their social media account information. Photograph: Dave Einsel/Getty Images Edward Helmore in New York Monday 26 December 2016 19.48 GMTLast modified on Monday 26 December 2016 21.15 GMT View more sharing options Shares 655 The US government has begun asking select foreign travelers to disclose ... Read More »

US Asks Visitors for Social Media Information

FILE – Icons for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are displayed on a window in New York, Jan. 13, 2016. Share Print The U.S. government has started asking some foreign visitors to provide their social media account information as part of the effort to identify potential terrorists. Since last week, foreigners arriving in the U.S. on the visa waiver program ... Read More »

ISIS Tells Supporters to Quit Messaging Apps for Fear of US Bombs

ISIS has told its members to stop using internet-based communication apps like WhatsApp and Telegram on smartphones, suspecting they are being used by the US-led coalition to track and kill its commanders. Until recently, the hardline group used such apps to chat with members and supporters outside its main areas of control in Syria, Iraq and Libya – including, say ... Read More »