Daily Archives: April 6, 2018

Govt panel on artificial intelligence, cyber security to submit report soon

At a time when data privacy is the key concern for government and citizens alike, Ministry of Electronics and IT formed committees on artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber security are likely to submit their reports soon. The mandate of the panels, which also include top officials from companies like Google, Microsoft, TCS and IBM was

Facebook faces Indonesia investigation over privacy breach

Indonesian government said today it is investigating Facebook over the privacy breach of its Indonesian users. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said in a statement that it had asked the National Police chief to investigate possible violations of Indonesia’s privacy law a day after Facebook announced that personal data of more than 1

Indian firms should leverage on technologies, AI to leapfrog economy: NITI Aayog CEO

Indian firms can leverage on state-of-the-art technologies and emerging fields such as artificial intelligence to reimagine production and leapfrog the economy, CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) Amitabh Kant said today. He also said that India needs to focus on design and innovation to become a major manufacturing hub. Addressing an annual

Call snags hit Kolkata, telecom service providers silent

Cellphone subscribers across all networks in the city are once again getting used to recorded voice messages like “all lines in this route are busy”, “this number is not valid”, “please check the number you’ve dialled”, “this number doesn’t exist”. In some cases, all they can hear is the sound of a ring or just

Experts cast doubt on privacy features of FB-owned WhatsApp

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging service with over 200-million active users in India, might not be as secure as being claimed, with experts raising questions about certain provisions of the user agreement wherein most of its wrongdoings would go un-remedied and un-challenged. WhatsApp, which has one billion users globally, is one of the most

Russian regulator moves to block Telegram messaging app

Russia’s telecoms watchdog today asked a Moscow court to block the popular messaging app Telegram, after a deadline for it to hand over encryption keys to security services expired. Roskomnadzor said in a statement it had filed a lawsuit “demanding the limiting of access on Russian territory” to encrypted app Telegram. Telegrams self-exiled Russian founder

Trai starts discussions on revamping mobile number port-out process

Telecom regulator Trai today initiated the process to overhaul the mobile number portability (MNP) to remove the inconveniences faced by subscribers under the current port-out system. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has issued a discussion paper on reviewing the MNP process, which allows users to port out to network of other operators without

RCom gets NCLAT nod for tower, fibre assets sale; shares end 3% higher

Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) said on Friday it received the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal’s (NCLAT) approval to proceed with the sale of its tower and fibre business. The National Company Law Tribunal had prevented RCom from selling any asset without its permission, following a legal challenge from Swedish telecoms gear maker Ericsson, seeking payment