Security agencies unable to decrypt messages on WhatsApp: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Security agencies unable to decrypt messages on WhatsApp: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Indian security agencies are unable to decrypt some of the communication on platforms like WhatsApp to readable formats for various reasons such as technical as well as legal and regulatory policy, Parliament was informed today. "Security/law enforcement agencies face difficulty while dealing with encrypted communications by various application service providers including end to end encrypted communication message provided by WhatsApp," Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha. More →
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Samsung Galaxy S6 to Galaxy A7: Cashback and discounts on offer at Samsung’s ‘Make for India’ sale

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to Galaxy A7: Cashback and discounts on offer at Samsung’s ‘Make for India’ sale

Samsung was recently found to be among the most trusted brands in India in a survey by the Trust Research Advisory. In celebrating the achievement, Samsung is hosting a 'Make for India' sale on its official India website, which will go on till May 15. Smartphones are available on the website and at offline retailers with a bunch of interesting offers, including easy EMI schemes, discounts and cashbacks. More →
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Lenovo Vibe P1 Android Marshmallow 6.0 update starts rolling out in India

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Lenovo Vibe P1 Android Marshmallow 6.0 update starts rolling out in India

After the likes of K3 Note and A7000 smartphones, Lenovo has quietly started rolling out Android Marshmallow 6.0 update for the Vibe P1. Lenovo launched the Vibe P1 towards the end of last year, and its USP is the massive 5,000mAh battery. Besides the latest Android version, Android security patches for the month of March are also includes as a part of the update. More →
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Twitter retires ‘Magic Recs’ bot that recommended viral accounts through DM

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Twitter retires ‘Magic Recs’ bot that recommended viral accounts through DM

Micro-blogging website Twitter has retired "Magic Recs" -- an effective bot account that used to send users direct messages (DM) recommending viral accounts or Tweets to follow. The bot used to run an algorithm to measure how many others a user knows that were following an account or Tweet in quick succession and used to send instant, personalized recommendations for users and content, TechCrunch reports. However, Twitter said "Magic Recs" would send recommendations through push notifications.  More →
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Indian smartphone market up 23 pc as global smartphone growth stalls

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Indian smartphone market up 23 pc as global smartphone growth stalls

India smartphone market grew 23 percent in the first quarter of 2016, surpassing US to become the second largest country in terms of users, even as sales remained flat globally, research firm Counterpoint said. "India which surpassed USA to become the second largest smartphone market in terms of users has continued to register strong demand for smartphones," Counterpoint Research Research Director Peter Richardson said. More →
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Reliance Jio’s 4G network commercial launch delays frustrating investors: Report

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Reliance Jio’s 4G network commercial launch delays frustrating investors: Report

The excessive delay in Reliance Jio's commercial launch is frustrating investors, a Citi Group report said here on Friday. “The ensuing delay could be testing investors’ patience. It raises concerns of Jio further eroding its first mover advantage. The capital expenditure targets also continue to go up,” the report said. The delay is expected to be on the account of the company's chase for 'perfection', it said. More →
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Reliance Digital LYF becomes the 5th largest smartphone vendor in India within 4 months of launch: Analyst

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Reliance Digital LYF becomes the 5th largest smartphone vendor in India within 4 months of launch: Analyst

Many still await the launch of Reliance Jio's 4G LTE services, which is expected to disrupt the 4G space in the country. In the meantime though, Reliance Digital is making waves in the smartphone space and has quickly climbed up the list of smartphone vendors in the country. A Counterpoint Research report states that in Q1, 2016 Reliance's LYF brand has become the fifth largest smartphone vendor in India with a market share of seven percent. More →
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Claude Shannon’s 100th birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

By on April 30, 2016 at 11:34 AM.

Claude Shannon’s 100th birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Claude Shannon, fondly known as the 'father of information theory', is credited with having laid down the foundation of electronic digital computing. Google is honoring Shannon with a doodle on its homepage dedicated to him on his 100th birth anniversary. The doodle, created by artist Nate Swinehart, shows Shannon juggling a bunch of numbers. More →
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Government to conduct special audit of Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, RCom: Prasad

By on April 30, 2016 at 10:41 AM.

Government to conduct special audit of Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, RCom: Prasad

Government will conduct special audit of telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communications and Idea Cellular for three years to 2010-11, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. "Government has decided to conduct special audit for three subsequent financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. The process is under way," Prasad said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. More →
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Troublemakers on Facebook can make your real life hell: Study

By on April 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

Troublemakers on Facebook can make your real life hell: Study

If you find that you just can't "unfriend" your well connected friend on Facebook because he may make your real life hell, your are probably right. According to researchers, socially well connected people may become online troublemakers on Facebook for those who avoid them. Online troublemakers tend to be socially well connected, said a team from Nottingham Trent University in Britain, adding that some Facebook users remain friends online with troublemakers because they are worried about the repercussions if they "unfriend" them. More →
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