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Microsoft Bali Reportedly Aims to Give Individuals More Control Over Their Personal Data

Microsoft is reportedly building a new tool called Bali that is aimed at providing users with more control of the data collected about them. Bali is currently in early stages of development and available to select users in private beta testing. A webpage confirming the existence of the tool was found hosted on Microsoft Azure […]

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PewDiePie Promoted by Hackers Exploiting Router UPnP Vulnerability to Hijack Chromecasts

PewDiePie vs T-Series saga continues, with hackers exploiting a router vulnerability to target Google’s streaming dongle, with the aim to promote the YouTuber. Thousands of Google Chromecasts, Google Home smart speakers, and smart TVs with inbuilt casting support have been targeted for two ostensible reasons – to show people that their devices are vulnerable, and […]

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Google’s Widevine L3 Video Streaming DRM Platform, Used by Netflix and Others, Allegedly Cracked

Widevine is a digital rights management (DRM) platform owned by Google that allows content providers like Netflix, HBO, etc., to stream video content to end users in a secure environment, in order to avoid unlawful duplication and distribution of their content (aka: piracy). However, security researcher David Buchanan claims to have broken Google’s Widevine L3 […]

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Netflix Poaches Activision’s Neumann for CFO Role

Netflix said on Wednesday it had appointed media finance veteran Spencer Neumann from Activision Blizzard as its chief financial officer. Reuters reported on Monday citing a source that the media streaming company had poached Neumann from the video game publisher. Netflix, which is making more of its own films and shows, would like its next CFO to be […]

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Netflix Draws Fire for Blocking ‘Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj’ Episode Critical of Saudi Arabia

Netflix drew fire from human rights activists Wednesday after agreeing to block an episode of a satirical comedy show from its service in Saudi Arabia over comments critical of the kingdom and its crown prince. In the episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” the American-born Muslim lashed out at the kingdom over the October […]

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Google Facial Recognition Lawsuit Dismissed by US Judge

A lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed on Saturday by a US judge who cited a lack of “concrete injuries.” US District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago granted a Google motion for summary judgment, saying the court lacked “subject matter jurisdiction because plaintiffs have […]

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Jio Happy New Year Offer 2019 Gives ‘100 Percent Cashback’ on Rs. 399 Recharge

Reliance Jio is back in the news with a ‘100 percent cashback’ offer for its subscribers, called ‘Jio Happy New Year Offer’. The Reliance Industries owned telecom operator made the announcement on Friday, just ahead of the start of the new year. The ‘Jio Happy New Year Offer’ essentially offers prepaid subscribers with with a […]

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OneWeb Satellite Internet Service Says Has Not Offered Stake to Russia

The US satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide Internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s satellite […]

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Indian Networking Market Grew 67 Percent in Q3 2018, Cisco in Lead: IDC

Cisco continues to lead the India networking market which witnessed 67.1 percent year-over-year growth in the third quarter of this year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. Government and enterprise digitalisation initiatives are expected to drive future growth in the India networking market which includes Ethernet switch, routers and wireless local area network […]

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Paytm Now Lets You Book Train Tickets Without Any Additional Charges

Paytm has upgraded its online train ticket booking experience by waiving off all transaction charges as well as the payment gateway and service charges on train ticket bookings through its platform. With the latest development, Paytm users can book their train tickets without paying any additional charges. The platform owned by Noida-based One97 Communications also […]