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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 »

Google Trends Now Includes Real-Time Data in Its Biggest Update Since 2012

Google has updated its Trends service, giving users access to real-time data. The search engine giant says other new features include a revamped, story-centric homepage and curated data sets. The Mountain View firm’s News Lab team in a blog post on Wednesday said the update to Google Trends is the biggest expansion since 2012, and helps users get a better ... Read More »

BitTorrent Shoot App Lets You Easily Share Files Using QR Codes

BitTorrent has introduced a new app that lets you easily share files such as images or large videos with other mobile devices via QR code scanning. The Shoot app by BitTorrent is now available to download via Google Play, App Store, and Windows Phone store.With the Shoot app, users will get their first three sends free. An in-app purchase is ... Read More »

Cisco to Invest More Than $10 Billion in China

US technology giant Cisco announced Thursday that it will invest more than $10 billion (roughly Rs. 63,800 crores) in China in coming years to help the country “innovate and globalise”. Cisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic planning agency, to expand investment in China focusing on areas of innovation, ... Read More »

Uber Says Open to Being Regulated in Massive Mexico City Market

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc is open to being regulated in Mexico City, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday, as the rapidly growing start-up seeks to cement its expansion in one of the largest cities in the Americas.Uber entered Mexico City in 2013, and says it has grown to around 300,000 users. But just as in many other cities across ... Read More »