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    Google Is Trying to Build a Censored Chinese Search Engine, CEO Pichai Confirms

    Google on Monday confirmed a secretive project that’s been fueling an employee-led backlash for weeks at the company: an effort to build a version of its search engine that complies with China’s online censorship regime. The project, code-named Dragonfly, is not only real but is already performing to the satisfaction of top Google executives. And it could […]

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    IBM Challenges Pentagon’s $10 Billion Cloud-Computing Effort Days Before Bids Are Due

    IBM is challenging the Defense Department’s decision to turn to a single provider for its $10 billion (roughly Rs. 74,000 crores) department-wide cloud-computing infrastructure, a company executive said Wednesday. This latest legal challenge to complicate the Pentagon’s plans comes just days before bids are due. An IBM executive familiar with the company’s strategy confirmed Wednesday that […]

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    Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale: Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A8+, and More Get Discounts, Offers

    The 2018 edition of Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale has already kicked off for Prime members and for regular users it will start at 12am IST (Midnight) on Wednesday, October 10. A number of smartphone manufacturers have put up their products with discounts, cashback, and exchange offers. Meanwhile, Samsung has also announced discounts and exchange offers across its products, including the […]

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    Google Defends Gmail Data Sharing, Gives Few Details on Violations

    Alphabet’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from US senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules. How user data flows between big technology platforms such as Google and Facebook and their partners has faced scrutiny around the world this year since Facebook revealed it had done little to monitor such […]

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    Amazon’s Use of Merchant Data Under EU Microscope

    European Union regulators are checking whether US online retailer Amazon is using merchants’ data in a way that stifles competition, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come as the world’s largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention and even its potential break-up because of its sheer size. Vestager […]

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    Google, Others to Work With Japan to Help Monitor Illegal Fishing

    The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will work together with Google and others to operate a system to monitor poaching at sea, as an increasing number of foreign ships fish illegally in waters around Japan. The move aims to step up efforts to investigate marine poaching, because illegal operations by foreign vessels are believed to […]

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    Manchester United’s new pink kit has divided the internet

    The new hue was chosen to pay tribute to Football Pink, a weekly sports paper formerly published by Manchester Evening News. Founded in 1904, the paper went on to run successfully for more than a century before finally ceasing publication in 2007. Despite the message behind the kit, the internet has been seriously divided. Headlines have described […]

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    Tencent Shuts Poker Platform Amid Widening Gaming Crackdown

    Tencent Holdings will shut a popular Texas Hold’Em poker video game, the Chinese tech giant said to its users on Monday, in a further step to comply with intensifying government scrutiny hitting the country’s gaming industry. Tencent said it would formally begin to shutter ‘Everyday Texas Hold’Em’ from Monday and would closer the game’s server from […]

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    Haredi municipality to make Internet services available

    The Bnei Brak Municipality inaugurated a unique initiative to make municipal and government services accessible to the public, which they called Modai’ir. The need for such a project was born in light of the fact that most of the city’s residents refrain from using the Internet for reasons of religious common sense. “As part of the […]