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Google Clock App Now Available for Download via Google Play

In a surprise move, Google has brought its Material Design-based Clock app to the Google Play store for non-stock Android users. The app joins the long list of Google apps that already are available for download from Google Play. The Google Clock is available on devices running stock Android like Nexus devices. However, those smartphone users who are not satisfied ... Read More »

US Government Employee Data Breach Reportedly Tied to Chinese Intelligence

The Chinese hacking group suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former US government employees has a different mission and organizational structure than the military hackers who have been accused of other US data breaches, according to people familiar with the matter. While the Chinese People’s Liberation Army typically goes after defence and trade secrets, this hacking ... Read More »

Google Acts to Curb ‘Revenge Porn’ From Search Results

Google said Friday it was taking steps to remove from search results “revenge porn,” or sexually explicit images of people posted without their consent. The Internet search giant said it would soon put up an online form that will allow victims to make requests to remove these items from Google search queries. “We’ve heard many troubling stories of ‘revenge porn’: ... Read More »

Google Launches My Ramadan Companion Website

Google this week launched a Ramadan (also called Ramzan in some regions) site to give devotees relevant information, such as timings of sunrise and sunset in the user’s region, during the holy month for Muslims across the world. Called the My Ramadan Companion, the site provides users with locally relevant tips such as the closest charity Iftar, nearby Halal restaurants, ... Read More »

Cuba Unveils Plans to Launch First Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Cuba announced plans Thursday to open 35 public Wi-Fi hotspots and halve the price to go online, seeking to expand Internet access in one of the world’s least-connected countries.State telecoms firm Etecsa said the hotspots, a first for the communist island, would be set up nationwide and begin service in July. It is “a first step toward increasing Internet access,” ... Read More »

Nasscom, Symantec Partner to Foster Cyber-Security Professionals

National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) and cyber-security giant Symantec have signed a pact to develop world class skilled and certified cyber-security professionals, a statement said on Thursday.The partnership will focus on developing five prioritized job roles in cyber-security along with a master training programme which also has scope to fund scholarship for 1,000 women undertaking the cyber-security ... Read More »

WikiLeaks Dumps Over 276,000 More Documents From Sony Hack

WikiLeaks on Thursday released 276,394 new documents from the hack of Sony Pictures in what could be a further embarrassment for the Japanese media and electronics group.The new release adds to more than 30,000 documents published by WikiLeaks in April. Both groups of documents can be searched on the WikiLeaks page. The news was announced on Twitter by WikiLeaks which ... Read More »

In Report on Data Collection Practices, WhatsApp and AT&T Fail the Test

In the post-Snowden era, tech companies are increasingly being rated not only for the quality of their gadgets and services, but also for how they handle government requests for customer data. In the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual report on data collection practices, tech companies like Yahoo, Apple and Adobe earned top marks, while WhatsApp and AT&T came in last.The report ... Read More »

Cisco to Invest $60 Million in India, Says Plans to Start Manufacturing

San Jose-based technology multinational company Cisco on Thursday said it will invest $60 million (roughly Rs. 382 crores) in India and also begin manufacturing in the country to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s digital transformation schemes.As part of its investment, the tech major will train 1.2 lakh students for which it has kept aside $20 million (roughly Rs. 127 crores). ... Read More »

YouTube Launches ‘Newswire’ Service for Eyewitness Videos

YouTube announced plans Thursday for a “newswire” of eyewitness videos and a separate project on videos related to social justice and human rights.In partnership with the social news group Storyful, the YouTube Newswire will be “a curated feed of the most newsworthy eyewitness videos of the day, which have been verified by Storyful’s team of editors,” a blog post from ... Read More »