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Kaspersky Lab Helped NSA Catch an Alleged Data Thief

The National Security Agency discovered what has been called the largest breach of classified data in its history after a tip from a Russian cyber-security firm that the US government has banned from its networks as a spy threat, according to people familiar with the matter. Federal prosecutors in August 2016 arrested a former NSA contractor, […]

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Microsoft Teams Gets Smart Camera, Location Sharing; Integration APIs and ‘Praise’ to Arrive Soon

In its bid to outclass Slack as the better team collaboration service, Microsoft has added a host of new features to Microsoft Teams aimed at ‘firstline workers’. The new features introduced by Microsoft include location sharing, smart camera, and the ability to record and share audio messages. Microsoft also plans to add a new ‘Praise’ […]

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Google Chrome Native Ad Blocking to Become Available Worldwide on July 9

Google announced native ad-filtering on Chrome for mobile and desktop back in 2017 to ensure that users are not pestered by spammy ads which ruin their Web browsing experience. The initiative was put to action after Google joined the Coalition for Better Ads to improve the online ads, however, these changes were so far limited […]

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Google’s New Activity Cards Aim to Help You Find Past Searches

Google has started rolling out a new feature called activity cards to make it easier for users to pick up the threads to past searches and continue exploring a topic. “Activity cards will roll out today on mobile web and the Google app in English in the US,” Andrew Moore, Google’s Product Manager for Search wrote in a […]

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CES 2019: zGlue Pitches ‘Chiplets’ to Make Custom Chips for Startups

A veteran of the world’s two biggest chipmakers is hoping to make affordable custom silicon chips for startup companies by rolling out new software on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Custom-designed chips power top-tier smartphones from companies such as Apple and Huawei Technologies. But they are costly to design and difficult to make, requiring […]

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German Student Admits to Data Hack That Hit Merkel and Others

A student confessed to one of Germany’s biggest data breaches, police said on Tuesday, ending the mystery over who hacked Angela Merkel and other public figures but doing little to ease the embarrassment of cyber-security authorities. Police did not name the 20-year-old but said he lives with his parents, is not a computer expert and […]

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RBI Forms Panel to Deepen Digital Payments, Led by Infosys’ Nilekani

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the RBI, will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of […]

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Artificial Intelligence Offers $340 Billion Opportunity to Retail Sector: Capgemini

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers about $340 billion (roughly Rs. 23.8 lakh crores) cost-saving opportunity for those retail companies that are able to scale and expand the scope of their existing deployments, according to a new global study from French technology services major Capgemini. However, just one percent of retailers have achieved this […]

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Delivery Hero Cedes German Market to Takeaway.com

Takeaway.com and Delivery Hero have settled a costly struggle for supremacy in the German food delivery market, with Takeaway agreeing to buy its larger rival’s businesses there for EUR 930 million ($1.1 billion roughly Rs. 7,700 crores). Markets greeted the agreement as a win for both companies. Shares in Dutch-listed Takeaway jumped 23 percent, while Delivery Hero gained […]

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Google Shuts Down Censored ‘Dragonfly’ Chinese Search Engine Project After Internal Confrontation: Report

Facing widespread criticism over its “censored” Search engine for the Chinese market, Google has reportedly shut down a data collection system that was key to develop the search project code-named “Dragonfly”. According to a report in The Intercept on Tuesday, the move comes after hundreds of Googleemployees raised internal complaints that the project had been kept secret from […]