Maran brothers discharged in telephone exchange scam

A special CBI court in Chennai today discharged former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran in the “illegal” telephone exchange case. According to the CBI, Dayanidhi Maran, during the check period of June 2004 to December 2006, when he was the Union minister for communication and information technology, misused his office and


Microsoft offers $250,000 to identify chip bugs

Microsoft is offering up to $250,000 for identifying bugs that are similar to the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CPU flaws. The offering is part of Microsoft’s new limited-time bounty programme for “speculative execution” side channel vulnerabilities. “This new class of vulnerabilities was disclosed in January 2018 and represented a major advancement in the research in this


Donald Trump’s H1-B visa policy could dampen Indian IT spirit further

The Trump administration has announced a new policy that makes very tough the procedure of issuing H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites, a move that will hugely impact Indian IT companies and their employees. Under the new policy, the company would have to go an extra length to


A media giant in the balance: AT&T antitrust trial kicks off

On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get – and how much you pay for – streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to gobble up Time Warner if it’s to have a chance against the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in the