Smartron Unveils ‘tronX’ AI-Based IoT Platform

August 18, 2017

Home-grown technology and Internet of Things (IoT) company Smartron on Thursday unveiled ‘tronX’ – an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered IoT platform that would help make users’ daily life easier and smarter. Terming it as one of the first global technologies being developed in India, the company said ‘tronX’ is an intelligent ecosystem that helps connect a range of devices. Built on the world of ‘Internet of Trons’, the ecosystem allows instant access to profile, data, content, services, Cloud, care,…

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Slams Tech Firms for Barring Neo-Nazis

August 18, 2017

A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticised several Internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were “dangerous” and threatened free expression online. GoDaddy, Alphabet’s Google, security firm Cloudflareand other technology companies moved this week to block hate groups after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists had gathered to protest removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a park….

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Amazon Great Indian Sale Offers: iPhones Up to 35 Percent Cheaper, Buy One TV, Get One Free, and More Deals

August 14, 2017

The sale has unofficially begun! Both Amazon and Flipkart have announced dates for their next big sales to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day. The two e-commerce bigwigs will start their sales on Wednesday, August 9 and offer discounts on products across various categories. While the Flipkart Big Freedom Sale will last till August 11, Amazon Great Indian Sale will continue for one more day and end on 11:59pm IST on August 12. Of course, there will be early…

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Indian ISPs Blocking Access to Internet Archive

August 14, 2017

Several Internet service providers in India have blocked access to Internet Archive – a non-profit organisation that runs Wayback Machine, a massive archive of webpages dating back to over a decade – many people reported on Tuesday. Internet Archive confirmed to Gadgets 360 that it is aware of the situation and eager to “see full access restored to archive.org.” Some subscribers of Airtel, Aircel, and Act Internet, among other carriers, are seeing…

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Amazon Sued by Transgender Woman, Husband for Workplace Harassment

August 14, 2017

A transgender woman and her husband sued Amazon.com on Wednesday, accusing the company of subjecting them to severe harassment and physical threats when they both worked at the retailer’s warehouse in Kentucky. A group representing the couple said their case was striking given the Seattle-based company’s vocal support of LGBT rights. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Kentucky said Allegra Schawe-Lane was subjected to taunts such as “shemale” and “crossdresser” from…

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Flipkart Announces Funding from SoftBank, Calls It ‘Biggest Private Investment in an Indian Tech Company’

August 14, 2017

In a statement on Thursday, Flipkart announced an investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund, as a part of Flipkart’s previously announced round of financing. In its statement, Flipkart pointed out that this is the biggest ever private investment in an Indian technology company, and will make the SoftBank Vision Fund one of the largest shareholders in Flipkart. With this, Flipkart will now have over $4 billion (approximately Rs. 25,585 crores) in cash on its balance…

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Microsoft’s Coco Framework Aims to Speed Up Blockchain and Its Adoption

August 14, 2017

Microsoft is working on technology that it believes can make blockchain-based systems faster and more private, as it looks to speed up use of the distributed database software by enterprises. The company said on Thursday that it had developed a system called Coco Framework, which connects to different blockchain networks to solve some of the issues that have slowed down their adoption, including speed and privacy concerns. Coco, whose names stands for Confidential…

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BSE Alerts Market Entities Against Malicious Software Script

August 14, 2017

After NSE, leading bourse BSE on Friday alerted market entities to guard against a ‘malicious software script’ that targets critical sectors like energy and finance to steal information from PCs and pass them on to adversaries outside the country. The BSE – formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange – asked market entities to take measures to mitigate the threat. Yesterday, National Stock Exchange (NSE) issued a similar alert against the…

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China Says Investigating Baidu, Tencent, Weibo for Breaching Cyber Laws

August 14, 2017

China’s cyber regulator on Friday said it was investigating the country’s top social media sites over failing to comply with strict laws that ban content which is violent, obscene or deemed offensive to the Communist Party. The Cyberspace Administration said it was investigating Tencent Holdings’ WeChat, Weibo and Baidu’s forum site Tieba over suspected violations of the country’s strict cyber-security laws. “Users are spreading violence, terror, false rumours, pornography and other hazards to national…

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Amazon Said to Be in Talks to Offer Event Ticketing in the US

August 14, 2017

Amazon.com is seeking to partner with US venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster’s powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business. If Amazon moves ahead, it would represent the latest attempt by the world’s largest online retailer to use its massive customer base, tech savvy and bargaining power to shake up a big market. The Seattle-based company sees the US ticketing market…

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