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Employees urge Microsoft not to bid for US military project: Report

Following Google’s exit from a controversial US military Cloud project, an open letter claiming to be from an unspecified number of Microsoft employees has urged the tech giant to also back out of the military project. Potentially worth up to $10 billion, “Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI)” is a Cloud computing contract aimed to bring

Data localisation: Govt, RBI not in favour of extending Oct 15 deadline

The government and the Reserve Bank are not in favour of extending the Monday’s deadline for local data storage by foreign payment companies, an official said. The government would not relent under pressure from the global payment firms and the RBI is unlikely to extend the October 15 deadline for data localisation, the official said.

Aadhaar breach incident exposed 1 billion records: Gemalto’s report

As many as 4.5 billion data records have been compromised worldwide owing to 945 data breaches in first half of 2018 where almost 1 billion records were exposed in the Aadhaar breach incident, a report by Netherlands based digital security company Gemalto stated on Monday. In comparison to the same period in 2017, number of

Nomura, Goldman Sachs, 3 others to lead SoftBank’s mobile unit IPO: Sources

SoftBank Group Corp has chosen five investment banks, including units of Nomura Holdings Inc and Goldman Sachs, as lead underwriters for the mammoth initial public offering of its mobile-phone unit, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The other institutions are Mizuho Financial Group Inc, Deutsche Bank AG and the SMBC

Networking market in India sees 5.5% growth in Q2, Cisco leads: IDC

India networking market has seen a 5.5% year-over-year growth in second quarter according to IDC India’s report. The market which includes ethernet switch, routers and WLAN segments saw increased investments across the enterprise and service provider deployments. The ethernet switch market in India stood at $137.2 million by vendor revenue with a year-over-year growth of

Google offers news organisations Cloud credit worth up to $100,000

There is good news for news organisations that want to leverage the power of Cloud technology to improve storytelling and boost their business as Google is offering such organisations with fewer than 1,000 employees an opportunity to apply for up to $100,000 each in Google Cloud Platform credits. Google said it would also give qualifying

Apps may tweak models as Google clamps access to some user data

Google on Wednesday delivered a blow to app companies in India and elsewhere, issuing new directives that limit their access to sensitive user information. Access to SMS and call-logs will only be allowed for those apps that rely on such data for their “core functionality”, the Internet giant said in a blog post. Google said

100% audit possible if all financial transactions happen on IT platform: CAG

CAG Rajiv Mehrishi Wednesday said the official auditor will be able to conduct 100 per cent audit of expenditures incurred and revenues earned by the government provided all the transactions are conducted on IT platform. Emphasising on the need for greater independence of the institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Mehrishi

WhatsApp sets up system to store payments-related data locally in India

Mobile messaging platform WhatsApp Tuesday said it has built a system that stores payments-related data in India, in line with RBI’s data localisation policy. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a circular in April, had said all system providers will have to ensure that the entire data relating to payment systems operated by them

UK court blocks mass privacy action against Google on alleged iPhone breach

A British court has blocked a suit against Google on allegations that it had collected personal data on some 4 million iPhone users Britain’s High Court was ruling Monday on whether a mass legal action could proceed against the internet giant for allegedly collecting sensitive information from some 4.4 million iPhone users. The legal challenge