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    ‘Connected’ India facing cyber threats from nation-state actors: Internet Society

    NEW DELHI: With more and more enterprises in India aiming for digital transformation amid a growing economy, the country faces imminent cyber threats from rogue nation-state actors and a collective approach is the need of the hour, a top official from US-based Internet Society (ISOC) has stressed. Founded in 1992 by people involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) — an open […]

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    Netflix CFO David Wells to Quit, Will Choose His Successor

    Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells will step down after eight years on the job, during which the streaming service grew into an entertainment giant that spends more on movies and TV shows than the biggest Hollywood studios. Wells, 47, will help choose a successor and stay on until his replacement takes over to make sure […]

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    New Homeland Security Center to Guard Against Cyber-Attacks

    The US Department of Homeland Security is creating a centre aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks – a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the US by a hostile foreign group, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday. The National Risk Management Center will work to quickly identify […]

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    Amazon Earnings Skyrocket on Cloud Computing, Advertising

    Amazon.com forecast strong fall sales and posted a profit that was double Wall Street targets on Thursday thanks to the retailer’s younger, higher-earning businesses, including cloud computing and advertising. Shares rose more than 3 percent in after-hours trade. The report was a relief to investors in the US technology sector, still reeling from a profit warning by […]

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    Singapore Disconnects Healthcare Computers From the Internet After Cyber-Attack

    Singapore has disconnected computers from the Internet at public healthcare centres to prevent cyber-attacks of the kind that caused its worst breach of personal data, a government official said on Tuesday. Singapore started to cut web access for civil servants in 2016 to guard against cyber-attacks, but stopped short of including public healthcare institutions. Officials […]

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    Google Translate Glitch Creeps Out Users by Translating Gibberish Into Religious Statements

    Google, in 2016, had introduced ‘Neural Machine Translation’ to make its translation tool better than ever before. Last month, Google rolled out an update to the NMT on its Google Translate app that enables translations even when you are offline. But, the algorithm that powers Google Translate has now been found to be rendering gibberish text in some languages into creepy […]

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    Apple Watch, Fitbit Could Feel Cost of US-China Tariffs

    The latest round of US tariffs on $200 billion (roughly Rs. 13.8 lakh crores) of Chinese goods could hit the Apple Watch, health trackers, streaming music speakers and other accessories assembled in China, government rulings on tariffs show. The rulings name Apple’s watch, several Fitbit activity trackers and connected speakers from Sonos. While consumer technology’s biggest sellers such as mobile phones and […]

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    Google Expected to Be Fined Record EUR 4.3 Billion by EU Over Android

    Google will be fined about EUR 4.3 billion ($5 billion) by the European Union over apps for Android mobile devices, setting a record for antitrust penalties, according to a person familiar with the EU decision. The penalty – the same amount the Netherlands contributes to the EU budget every year – is due to be announced by EU […]

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    EU Agrees on Data Deal With Japan

    The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening economic links as the two sides also agree a free-trade pact. The EU and Japan concluded several years of data talks in Tokyo in the margins of a bilateral summit and the deal should […]