Facebook losing users in US: Report

Social networking giant Facebook today hosts around 15 million fewer people in the US than it did in 2017, with the biggest drop being among teen and millennial demographic. A new US-specific survey data compiled by market research firm Edison Research highlighted that Facebook’s user-base was shrinking, particularly in the coveted 12- to 34-year-old in […]

India-origin former Cisco employee arrested in US

An Indian-origin former employee of Cisco Systems has been arrested and charged with a criminal complaint alleging he defrauded the technology major of more than USD 9.3 million. Prithviraj Bhikha, 50 was charged in a criminal complaint with wire fraud, US Attorney David Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John Bennett […]

E-commerce revolutionised retail sector in India: Kant

E-commerce has revolutionised the retail sector in India and will play a major role in the country’s growth story going forward, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said Tuesday. He further noted that driven by the growth in India’s retail market, the country’s GDP will also witness an increase and result in more job opportunities. “E-commerce […]

Alphabet’s security startup wants to offer history lessons

Ten years ago, Google was hacked by the Chinese military in one of the most startling cyberattacks on a U.S. company by government-affiliated agents. This week, Chronicle, a security startup owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, plans to bring some of what it learned from that incident to other companies through a widely anticipated new […]

15% data breaches originated from insiders in 2018: Verizon

Amid growing cases of cyber attacks around the world, a new report from US-based Verizon Enterprise Solutions has revealed that 20 per cent of cybersecurity incidents and 15 per cent of the data breaches in 2018 originated from people within the organisation. Insiders have advantages over external actors seeking to circumvent security as people within […]

14.5% Indian companies could not detect any cyber attack in 2018: Report

Nearly 14.5 per cent of Indian companies could not detect any cyber attacks last year as finance and Information and communications technology (ICT) companies detected most attacks globally, a new report said on Tuesday. According to cyber security provider F-Secure, there was a significant increase in attack traffic in the latter half of 2018. “While […]

Tech Mahindra, Orbic team up to launch 5G devices worldwide

Tech Mahindra Thursday said that it would enter into an alliance with the US-based Orbic to develop a series of 5G devices for the global markets. The co-development of the 5G device portfolio will include a smartphone, tablet, hotspot, and home router, Tech Mahindra in a statement said. The 5G devices, according to the company, […]

Income Tax department again seeks bribery documents from Cognizant

The income tax department has revived its demand that Cognizant provide documents related to the bribes it had paid to Tamil Nadu government officials to secure approvals for a building. It has also begun inquiring into Cognizant’s withdrawal of a depreciation claim on the building, people familiar with the development told ET. “They (Cognizant) had […]

‘Nations protesting India’s data localisation plans are implementing stricter policies in their own country’

Countries that are protesting against India’s proposed policy for data localisation are actually implementing stricter policies in their own backyard through laws such as the Cloud Act and GDPR, said India’s national cyber security advisor Dr Gulshan Rai here on Saturday. Participating in a panel discussion on Data Regulation, Transparency & the Power of the […]