Hackers undermine Russia’s attempts to control the internet

Moscow’s attempt to control the internet inside Russia has come unstuck following a campaign by hackers who have subverted a system of blacklisting sites deemed inappropriate. Since Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012, authorities have banned thousands of sites – some for promoting “social ills”, others for political dissent – by inscribing their particulars on a blacklist and […]

Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois Quits Amid Wider Reorganisation

With Microsoft announcing job cuts as part of reorganising its global sales staff, the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jim DuBois has decided to move on, the media reported. Named CIO in 2013, DuBois had been with Microsoftsince 1993 where he worked in several roles mostly focused to information technology, GeekWire reportedon Saturday. Senior Microsoft employee Kurt DelBene […]

Google Allo Web Client Release Delayed, Expected in ‘Few More Weeks’

If you are a fan of Google Allo messaging app, you might not be thrilled to hear the latest news regarding the platform. The search giant has now announced that Google Allo’s Web client will be made available in “few more weeks.” To recall, the company said in May that the public release of the Web client […]

Amazon Prime Day Sale: Deals on OnePlus 5, Moto G5, ‘Free’ TVs, and More

The first Amazon Prime Day Sale in India will start today, alongside 12 other countries worldwide, where buyers will get exclusive products launches, flat discounts, cashbacks, and other deals across categories. Whether it is mobile phones, headphones, gaming consoles, or laptops, the Amazon sale will have something for everyone. For those unaware, the Amazon sale begins on Monday, […]

Petya Ransomware: India Globally Seventh Worst-Affected by Cyber-Attacks, Says Symantec

India has become the worst-hit country in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region and the seventh most affected nation globally as a new ransomware ‘Petya’ hit on June 27, global cyber-security firm Symantec said on Thursday. Mumbai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the country’s largest container port and some local manufacturing units of global […]

Petya Ransomware: Focus on Defences as Users Scramble After Global Cyber-Attack

Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyber-attacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide. The virus, which demanded a payment worth $300 (roughly Rs. 20,000) as it locked up files at companies and government agencies including the […]

Netgear Arlo Pro Wireless Weatherproof Security Camera Launched in India

Netgear has launched the Netgear Arlo Pro smart camera for home security in India. Netgear calls the Arlo Pro a “wire-free, weatherproof HD camera” and claims that it has a wide 130-degree field of view. The Arlo Pro uses two rechargeable batteries and that means you can place it inside or outside your home. There’s […]

Industroyer Malware Can Shut Down Electricity Distribution Systems

Hackers have developed powerful malware that can shut down electricity distribution systems and possibly other critical infrastructure, two cyber-security firms announced Monday, with one report linking it to Russia. Slovakia-based ESET said the malware is the most powerful threat to appear since Stuxnet, the hacking tool used to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program believed developed by […]

Amazon Drive Kills Unlimited Cloud Storage Plan, Now Offers 1TB Space for $60 Per Year

One of the most lucrative things Amazon Drive offered was an unlimited cloud storage plan for as low as $60 (roughly Rs. 3,800) per year. However, the company has now revised its plans to cancel unlimited storage abilities, and instead offer just 1TB for the same amount. The maximum cap of storage capacity is up […]