Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails: US Judge

February 7, 2017

A US judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp. US Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter in Philadelphia ruled on Friday that transferring emails from a foreign server so FBI agents could review them locally as part of a domestic fraud probe did not…


Centre Asks States Not to Levy Charges on E-Payments to ULBs

January 4, 2017

The Centre has asked state governments to ensure that no additional charges are levied on e-payments to urban local bodies and also consider rolling out incentives like cash back on utility bills paid through digital means. “I request you to motivate all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in your state to switch over to electronic transactions for their payments as well as receipts,” Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in letters…


Learn Backbone JSto Build Attractive and Effective Websites

November 30, 2016

The Backbone JS is a JavaScript framework that helps the website developers to build the most effective and attractive websites. This course is aimed to provide the participants how to build the interactive and visually appealing web applications. This course is a comprehensive and intensive course that will allow the participants to gain the knowledge required to build rich internet applications. Through this course, the candidates will learn about the…


Skyscanner Snapped Up by China’s in $1.74-Billion Deal

November 25, 2016 International Ltd , China’s biggest online travel company, said on Wednesday it agreed to buy travel search website Skyscanner Holdings Ltd in a deal valuing the Scotland-based company at about 1.4 billion pounds ($1.74 billion or roughly Rs. 11,953 crores). Ctrip’s shares were up 9.2 percent at $44.75 in extended trading. Skyscanner, a result of CEO and co-founder Gareth Williams’ frustration with finding cheap flights, enables users to compare…


PayPal, MasterCard Reach Deal for Store Payments

September 8, 2016

MasterCard Inc said on Tuesday it had expanded its deal with payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc, which would allow customers to use PayPal’s payment services in stores. PayPal’s partnership follows a similar deal with MasterCard’s larger rival Visa Inc in July as the company looks to expand its payments network. PayPal will allow users to select a credit or debit card as the default payment method and share data on…


Microsoft makes it easier to report hate speech on Xbox and other services

September 2, 2016

Microsoft may not have the social reach of Facebook or Twitter, but the company is nevertheless cracking down on hate speech that may crop up on its services with an easier way to report it. On Friday, Microsoft launched a simplified web form to report hate speech, as well as aseparate petition to reinstate any content that may have been taken down. Microsoft is asking users of its consumer services…


CBSE Books to Be Made Available Online for Free, Says HRD Minister Smriti Irani

December 20, 2015

All CBSE books and learning material will be made available online for free as part of the Centre’s good governance efforts, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said New Delhi on Saturday. At a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in east Delhi, she also said that initiatives would be undertaken to ensure holistic nurturing and improve learning outcomes at these schools. “We made NCERT books available online for free through e-books…


Delhi Government Launches ‘e-District Project’ to Offer Services Online

December 1, 2015

Residents in the national capital will now be able to access a host of Delhi government services online and get documents verified for the issuance of nearly a dozen certificates under an ambitious ‘e-District project’ that was launched Monday by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The inauguration comes days after the Cabinet approved a proposal to make 12 government services hassle-free through the doing away of the need to produce affidavits,…


$10 Gadget Claimed to Predict, Steal Credentials of American Express Cards

November 26, 2015

A poor security implementation by American Express has made it possible for attackers to accurately predict the number of a user’s next American Express credit card, and also figure out the expiration date of that card. A hacker has developed a device called MagSpoof, which is being sold for $10 (roughly Rs 650) and can let anyone exploit this vulnerability. Samy Kamkar’s MagSpoof can steal new credit card numbers as…


Hilton Hotels Hit by Cyber-Attack Crafted to Steal Credit Card Information

November 25, 2015

US hotel chain Hilton revealed Tuesday that hackers infected some of its point-of-sale computer systems with malware crafted to steal credit card information. Hilton would not disclose whether data was taken, but advised anyone who used payment cards at Hilton Worldwide hotels between November 18 and December 5 of last year or April 21 and July 27 of this year to watch for irregular activity on credit or debit card…