25% internet users’ account hacked in 2015 says Kaspersky Lab Report

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MUMBAI: If you are on the internet, chances are that your Gmail, Facebook or Twitter account was hacked in last few months. According to a latest research by Kaspersky Lab study one in four internet users had at least one of their online accounts hacked. In most cases unauthorised messages were sent out in the users’ name with a malicious link included and the loss or theft of personal data, the study said. According to another study by the lab just about 38% of the users create strong passwords and…

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Dell Acquires data storage company EMC Corporation for $67 billion

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Computer technology giant Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake on Monday acquired data storage provider EMC for roughly $67 billion, a $33.15-per-share deal that represents the largest in technology industry history. According to the press release, the deal looks like this: Under the terms of the agreement, EMC shareholders will receive $24.05 per share in cash in addition to tracking stock linked to a portion of EMC’s economic interest in the VMware business. The deal’s $33.15 per-share cost represents a 28% premium above EMC’s closing price on Oct. 7, when the…

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WTO members reach landmark $1.3 trillion IT products trade deal

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WTO members representing major exporters of information technology products agreed on 24 July 2015 to eliminate tariffs on more than 200 such products. In a meeting  at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, a tentative accord reached by 54 WTO members on 18 July was confirmed as the basis for implementation work to begin. Ministers from the participating members will now work to conclude their implementation plans in time for the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference which will be held in Nairobi this December. “Today’s agreement is a landmark,” said WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo.…

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European Court of Justice Privacy Rule Could Ruffle American Tech Companies

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A top European lawyer made a decision this morning that could prove a massive headache for American tech companies in Europe. Advocate General Yves Bot, an advisor to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said the “safe harbour” agreement for transferring data between the US and EU is “invalid,” because of concerns over US spying. Bot’s opinion isn’t legally binding, and the ECJ judges will make a formal ruling in the coming months. But as The Irish Times notes, the judges follow such opinions “in most cases.” But if…

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Kaymu Survey shows that youth are driving e-commerce

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People between 25 and 34 years shop the most from the local e-commerce sites, a recent study found. The 35-44 and 18-24 age brackets take up the second and third places, according to the study by Kaymu Bangladesh. “In Bangladesh, e-commerce is growing faster and we hope this market will find a strong position in world perspective also after USA, China and India,” said Quazi Zulquarnain, Kaymu Bangladesh’s deputy managing director. This segment of trade will grow faster once all parts of the country come under 3G coverage and the…

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Flurry Report Reveals U.S. Consumers Now Spend More Time In Mobile Apps Than Watching TV

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At yesterday’s Apple event in San Francisco, CEO Tim Cook spoke about the need to bring apps to the TV’s big screen, while introducing the new Apple TV. Today, a new report from Flurry also highlights how apps have edged their way further into our lives, noting that, for the first time ever, the time spent inside mobile applications by the average U.S. consumer has now exceeded that of TV. Traditional cable TV has already been suffering in recent months, as more consumers are cutting the cord or opting never…

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The Price Of Ignoring Your Privacy & Internet Security

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Social Media, cloud based networking, streaming video services, all modern applications of all forms of Technology, even down to basic consumer level implementations such as your operating system and instant messenger, are dual edged swords. On the one hand, high tech engineering in combination with communications technology such as the internet, are an asset to the world, simplifying our lives and greatly improving productivity on all levels. On the other, these modern necessities place our personal lives at risk in ways that most would not think to consider. Awareness of…

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Liquid Telecom sees sudden increase of African content on network

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African Telco, Liquid Telecom revealed a sharp rise in the proportion of local content on its network, from 20 percent three years ago to now 50 percent. According to the company, this has been driven by the deepening of Africa’s internet infrastructure. Mathew Chigwende, Head of Data Networks at Liquid Telecom, reported that three factors – the ongoing climb in the number of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) serving the continent; the expansion of CDN Content Delivery Networks in Africa; and the interconnection between telcos and ISPs – were together seeing…

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Microsoft in antitrust suit against InterDigital over mobile technology

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Microsoft has filed an antitrust lawsuit against InterDigital Inc., upping the ante in a legal dispute over mobile technology that threatens to impair Microsoft’s effort to sell its new smartphones. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Delaware, where InterDigital is located, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) accuses the patent-licensing company of balking on its promise to fairly license its technology, according to a report from Reuters. The legal dispute with InterDigital is part of the hangover from Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia in 2014. For the full story about Microsoft ,…

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Police Data Initiative by White House to reform the country’s police departments

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The federal government, concerned citizens and multiple media organizations are working to bring transparency to this issue. In some cases, they’re even working together. Acording to a report extract from Huffington Post In addition to databases at Deadspin, Gun Violence Archive and FatalEncounters.org, The Washington Post is compiling a list of every fatal shooting by a police officer in the line of duty. A list like that, however, would not include Eric Garner and Freddie Gray, both of whom died during their interactions with police without a single shot being fired. The Guardian has gone…

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