Category: Internet

Government Defends Snooping, Citing Grave Threat to Security

  The Centre on Friday defended its decision to authorise 10 agencies to undertake surveillance by intercepting, monitoring or decrypting any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer under the Information Technology Act, 2000 and interception of messages under the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885. Citing “grave threat to the country from terrorism, radicalisation, Read More

Amazon Plans New Chain of Grocery Stores in US: Report

  Amazon.com plans to open dozens of grocery stores across the United States as it looks to expand in the food business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon is also exploring a strategy of strengthening its new supermarket brand by purchasing regional grocery chains that operate at least Read More

Facebook Working on Its Own Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp

  More than 50 engineers at Facebook are reportedly busy giving shape to the social media giant’s own cryptocurrency and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is quite bullish on the project. Not only Facebook, highly-encrypted mobile communications apps Telegram and Signal are also on the job to roll out new cryptocurrencies over the next year, The New York Times reported Read More

Amazon Aims to Cut Its Carbon Footprint, Make Half Its Shipments Carbon Neutral by 2030

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper’s doorsteps, says it wants to be greener. The online retail giant announced plans Monday to make half of all its shipments carbon neutral by 2030. To reach that goal, the online retail giant says it will use more renewable energy like solar power; have more Read More

After 750 Million, Hacker Puts Data of 93 Million More Users on Sale

 The hacker who earlier stole and posted data of close to 750 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace has now put up the third set of nearly 93 million hacked databases for sale. According to a report on ZDNet late Sunday, the hacker this time is selling an additional 93 Read More

JPMorgan Chase Unveils Cryptocurrency Prototype JPM Coin

JPMorgan Chase on Thursday unveiled a prototype for a digital coin system using blockchain, a first among major banks in the fast-changing cryptocurrency world. The system, called JPM Coin and which for now is only at the prototype stage, would permit institutional clients to make instantaneous payments with other bank clients. Customers would receive JPM Read More

Ixigo, YouNow, and 6 Other Websites Reportedly Hacked, 127 Million Accounts Leaked

A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records from eight more websites. According to a TechCrunch report late on Thursday, the hacker now has 18 million user records from travel booking site Ixigo and 40 million from live-video streaming site YouNow. Read More

IBM Opens Watson AI Services to Third-Party Cloud Platforms

IBM announced on Tuesday that some of its Watson artificial intelligence services will now work on rival cloud computing providers as it seeks to win over customers that want greater flexibility in how they store and analyse data. The announcement builds on IBM’s moves to position its services as compatible with nearly any form of computer infrastructure a Read More

Walmart, Google-Backed Deliv End Online Grocery Partnership

Walmart and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a key same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Amazon.com to deliver groceries to customers’ homes. The world’s largest retailer began bolstering its partnerships with third-party courier firms to reach consumers in 100 US cities last year, after failing to use Uber and Lyft to deliver groceries, Read More

Amazon’s New Streamlined Packaging Is Jamming Up Recycling Centers

Over the past year, Amazon has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages in delivery trucks and planes. But environmental activists and waste experts say the new plastic sacks, which aren’t recyclable in curbside recycling bins, Read More

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