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UIDAI shuts down 24 unauthorised websites & mobile apps

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) asked 12 websites and 12 mobile applications available on the Google Playstore to shut down, and directed the closure of 26 more such “fraudulent and illegal” websites/applications. These were providing Aadhaar-related services illegally by charging excessive money from the public, such as downloading online Aadhaar card, providing status of Aadhaar generation, PVC Aadhaar ... Read More »

Google is rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat developers preview

Google is releasing a developer preview of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. While the company has promised a general roll out of the preview in the next couple of months, neither the preview nor the main update will be available across all devices and are in fact exclusive to a few devices. Announcing the update, Dave Burke, VP of ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump’s Next Immigration Move Said to Hit Closer to Home for Tech

President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration may become even more contentious. After the new president banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft and others railed against the move, saying it violated the country’s principles and risked disrupting its engine of innovation. Trump’s next steps could strike even closer to home: His ... Read More »

Microsoft Victory in Overseas Data Privacy Case Stands

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reaffirmed Microsoft’s legal right to refuse a US government order to hand over data stored overseas in a case with important privacy implications. A divided panel of judges in New York denied a petition by the US for a rehearing of a ruling last year in a case pitting Microsoft against the government over ... Read More »

Google Pixel sales have been low due to high price and tough competition

NEW DELHI: Pixels are not adding up to make a perfect picture for global technology giant Google. Certainly not in India, the world’s fastest growing and second largest mobile phone market after China. Google’s Pixel smartphone was launched in India with an advertising blitz in October 2016. And given its super premium positioning, November 2016’s demonetisation wasn’t an inhibiting factor. ... Read More »