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Qualcomm opposes blanket rule on data localization

US chipmaker Qualcomm has opposed any move to make it mandatory for companies to store customers’ personal data locally, saying any such blanket regulation – like the one India is planning – can hit the competitiveness of a company and limit consumers’ choice. Speaking to ET, Qualcomm president Christiano Amon backed a case-by-case approach to

Insight: Chinese tech investors flee Silicon Valley as Trump tightens scrutiny

New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China’s access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as both investors and startup founders abandon deals amid scrutiny from Washington. Chinese venture funding in U.S. startups crested to a record $3 billion last year, according to New York economic research firm

Hackers hijacking dormant Twitter accounts to spread IS propaganda

Exploiting a decade-old flaw, hackers are taking control of dormant Twitter accounts to spread Islamic State (IS) propaganda, a media report said. Although Twitter has suspended many of these accounts, some are still active, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Some of these accounts are tweeting messages supporting violence. To take control of the accounts that have

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella led company’s biggest turnaround in 2018

2018 was a good year for Microsoft that continues to grow under the stable leadership of its Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella. The Redmond-headquartered company finished as the most valuable company in the world in November 2018, surpassing Apple and Amazon, reported Forbes. The industry analysts agree that Microsoft will be hitting $1 trillion in market

Govt tables bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for SIMs, bank a/c

The government Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha that will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID Aadhaar as a means of identity verification for obtaining services like opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone connection. The bill, which seeks to amend three separate laws governing Aadhaar, telecom sector, and banking

Facebook tracks even those Android users who don’t have the app: Study

Making things worse for Facebook, which is already mired in controversies surrounding data leaks of tens of millions of its users, a new research has found that the social media giant tracks even those Android users who do not use the app. Facebook routinely tracks users, non users and logged out users outside its platform,

Paytm Payments Bank resumes customer on-boarding after RBI’s go-ahead

Paytm Payments Bank, which was asked to halt on-boarding of new customers six months ago, is learnt to have resumed the process for signing up new customers after receiving the go-ahead by the Reserve Bank of India. Company’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma on Tuesday morning tweeted asking users to open saving accounts at the payments

From fake news to mob violence: Social media to face more scrutiny in 2019

With great power comes great responsibility. The quote made popular by the iconic comic series ‘Spider-Man’ sums up the challenges that social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook are facing in India. They have been accused of being a carrier of hate messages and fake news that incited mob violence. And, now they stare at

Dell returns to market with NYSE listing

Dell Technologies Inc returned to public markets on Friday, nearly six years after the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell took it private in what was then the biggest buyout since the financial crisis of 2008. The computer maker is trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘DELL’, after it

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