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NDMC Details Smart City Plans, Asks Public to Contribute Ideas Online

Chairman of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), chosen as one of the ‘Smart Cities’ on Thursday made a presentation to Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and briefed him about the vision of the civic body for a city, which encompasses efficient and sustainable living. The civic body has the prime Lutyens’ Delhi under its jurisdiction, which includes government bungalows, posh ... Read More »

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You might have come across various new ways to pay bill or recharge your mobile and DTH devices. The question arises, Are they Genuinely Trust worthy website? A lot of websites lack precise technology to make quick payments and process heavy transactions. Mobikwik is one of the leading online recharge website, where its very simple to pay bills for DTH ... Read More »

France Rejects Google Appeal on Cleaning Up Search Results Globally

French data privacy regulators took a step towards sanctioning Google by rejecting the company’s request to drop a case against it for refusing to clean up information from its search engine results. Under Europe’s so-called right to be forgotten, individuals can ask search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing to remove information that appears under a search of their ... Read More »

Internet Growth Slows, Most People Still Offline: UN

Growth in the number of people with access to the Internet is slowing, and more than half the world’s population is still offline, the United Nations Broadband Commission said on Monday. Internet access in rich economies is reaching saturation levels but 90 percent of people in the 48 poorest countries have none, its report said. The access growth rate is ... Read More »

No Phone Signal in a Disaster? Solar Network ‘In a Box’ to the Rescue

Pakistani researchers have developed a portable, solar-powered mobile phone network for use in disasters like floods and earthquakes when regular communications are often disrupted. Researchers at the Information Technology University (ITU) in Lahore, together with a team from the University of California, have developed a prototype “Rescue Base Station” (RBS) for Pakistan – the country’s first emergency telecoms system that ... Read More »

Housing.com Acquires Plat and BigBHK

In an attempt to further expand its presence in different verticals and strengthen its product portfolio, property portal Housing.com on Sunday announced two acqui-hires – Plat and BigBHK. Plat is an online network for agents enabling them to share real estate inventories and requirements, while BigBHK is a property management software (PMS) targeted at rental suppliers, strengthening its supply product ... Read More »

Government Plans New Body to Crack Down on Child Porn, Online Abuse

Tackling child pornography and online abuse will be the top priority of a highly sophisticated centre to be set up by the government to deal with cybercrime. The initiative comes after an expert committee constituted to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cybercrime submitted its report to the Home Ministry. According to the recommendations of the committee, there is a ... Read More »

Portal Giving Info on Nation-Wide Pending Cases Launched

The latest consolidated figures of district-wise pending cases would be now a click away following the launch of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG). NJDG, which was Saturday inaugurated by Supreme Court judge Justice MB Lokur, will give litigants and others the consolidated figures of pending cases in District Judiciary across the country. Aimed at promoting transparency and access to ... Read More »

Chinese Computer Hack Attacks Slow Ahead of Obama Summit: Reports

Major intrusions by Chinese hackers of U.S. companies’ computer systems appear to have slowed in recent months, private-sector experts say, ahead of a meeting between China’s president and President Barack Obama with cyber-security on the agenda. Three senior executives at private-sector firms in the field told Reuters they had noticed a downtick in hacking activity. “The pace of new breaches ... Read More »

Facebook Defends Internet.org, Says Net Neutrality for Telcos Limits Access

Defending its free Internet platform Internet.org, Facebook on Thursday said net neutrality principle arose when operators started selling different levels of speed to provide faster access to certain services. “When users purchase Internet access, they should be able to go where they want to, and that concept of net neutrality rules in context of operators who originally wanted to sell ... Read More »