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Reliance Jio second in user base with 23% market share: Report Reliance Jio second in user base with 23% market share: Report

Reliance Jio has become the second telecom player in terms of users as it captured more than 23 percent of the Indian market, as per a report released on Wednesday.

India faces high web application attack risk: Report India faces high web application attack risk: Report

India ranked fourth on the list of top target countries for Web Application Attacks and 10th in the list of "Global Web Application Attack Source Countries" in the fourth quarter of 2016, a new report revealed on Wednesday.

Google pushes HTTPS-based web security measures Google pushes HTTPS-based web security measures

Emphasizing that major South Korean search engines are not much secure, the security director at Google said that a HTTPS-based website is a safer way to protect users from possible security attacks.

International law not ready to deal with cyberattacks International law not ready to deal with cyberattacks

International law is not prepared to deal with cyberattacks even as the interconnected world faces threats on a scale never seen before, India has told the Security Council.

Government IT spending to grow 9.5% in 2017: Gartner Government IT spending to grow 9.5% in 2017: Gartner

Led by growth in business process outsourcing, the Indian government is set to spend $7.8 billion on IT in 2017 - an increase of 9.5 percent over 2016, market research firm Gartner said on Monday.

Samsung continues to lead Indian smartphone market, Xioami bags second spot Samsung continues to lead Indian smartphone market, Xioami bags second spot

India registered 109.1 million units of smartphone shipments with a marginal 5.2 percent annual growth in 2016, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Monday. Chinese players led the pack.

Snapdeal secures online biz further through ISO certification Snapdeal secures online biz further through ISO certification

E-commerce major Snapdeal today announced that it has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification making it among the few ecommerce companies in the country to do so.

Smart power grid technology may be prone to hacking: Study Smart power grid technology may be prone to hacking: Study

Smart grid technology - such as management systems in power plants - may be prone to hacking, say scientists who delved into "nightmare" scenarios where hackers exploit security weaknesses and execute a disruptive plan of cyberattacks.

Tech firms must do more against 'fake news': Apple boss Tech firms must do more against 'fake news': Apple boss

Technology firms must up their game in tackling "fake news", Apple chief executive Tim Cook said on Saturday, calling for a major public information campaign.

BHIM app launched on iOS platform BHIM app launched on iOS platform

Indigenous digital payments app BHIM, which the government has developed for fast and secure cashless transactions, was today launched on the iOS platform.

India saw more than 50,300 cyber security incidents in 2016 India saw more than 50,300 cyber security incidents in 2016

Over 50,300 cyber security incidents like phishing, website intrusions and defacements, virus and denial of service attacks were observed in the country during 2016, Parliament was informed today.

Reliance Jio, Paytm in trouble; govt issues notices for using PM Modi photo in ads Reliance Jio, Paytm in trouble; govt issues notices for using PM Modi photo in ads

The government has slapped notices on billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm and Paytm for using the Prime Minister's photograph in their advertisements.

Debit card breach: Hitachi owns-up, says it 'regrets' the inconvenience caused Debit card breach: Hitachi owns-up, says it 'regrets' the inconvenience caused

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) had said over 600 customers had reported losses of at least Rs 1.3 crore due to the breach.

Now, video-makers can live stream on YouTube Now, video-makers can live stream on YouTube

Video creators can now live stream their videos on YouTube with at least 10,000 followers.

BlackBerry unveils Cloud-based communications platform BlackBerry unveils Cloud-based communications platform

With more than 80 security certifications, BBM Enterprise SDK provides the highest-level of security for messages, voice and video for iOS and Android.

Facebook creates ''Community Help'' feature for disaster assistance Facebook creates ''Community Help'' feature for disaster assistance

Facebook plans to add a feature on Wednesday to make it easier for people affected by disasters to find each other locally to provide and receive help. 

MobiKwik in talks to raise funds, eyes $1 billion valuation: CEO MobiKwik in talks to raise funds, eyes $1 billion valuation: CEO

Indian mobile payments and digital wallet firm MobiKwik says it is in talks to raise more funds at a level that would give the start-up a $1 billion valuation, as it pushes to forge new ties with banks and offer new financial services on its platform.

RBI to set up panel on strengthening cyber security RBI to set up panel on strengthening cyber security

In a bid to strengthen cyber security system, the Reserve Bank (RBI) today decided to set up an inter-disciplinary panel on cyber security to examine various threats and suggest measures to deal with it.

Sextortion, sexting, revenge porn concern in India: Microsoft Sextortion, sexting, revenge porn concern in India: Microsoft

The study noted that 77 percent Indians reported behavioural concerns like cyberbullying, trolling, online harassment, sexual solicitation, sexting, revenge porn or sextortion.

Need to create safe online experience in India: Google India Need to create safe online experience in India: Google India

Many internet users in India are coming online for the first time and there is a need to simplify ways to make them safe, a Google executive said here on Tuesday.

Reliance Jio given sufficient PoIs, unable to activate them: Airtel Reliance Jio given sufficient PoIs, unable to activate them: Airtel

India's leading telecom service provider on Tuesday claimed that it gave sufficient point of interconnect (PoIs) to Reliance Jio but that the latter was unable to activate and utilize them.

BSNL landline calls turn costlier, intra-network local call charges up by 20% BSNL landline calls turn costlier, intra-network local call charges up by 20%

State-owned BSNL has reduced duration of its landline to landline local call by one minute on same network and also hiked the charge by 20 percent.

Airtel unveils 'Surprises' to mark 2 million fixed broadband feat Airtel unveils 'Surprises' to mark 2 million fixed broadband feat

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Monday rolled out 'Airtel Surprises' for its home broadband customers offering them free additional data and content benefits within their existing plans to mark celebration of its crossing 2 million home broadband subscriber milestone.

Verification method of mobile users soon, Government tells SC Verification method of mobile users soon, Government tells SC

The Central government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it would put in place, within a year, an effective mechanism for the verification of pre-paid mobile users who constitute 90 per cent of the total subscribers.

Facebook set to become the first 2 billion-user company this year: Report Facebook set to become the first 2 billion-user company this year: Report

According to a report in media, social networking site Facebook is all set to become become the first 2 billion-user company this year. The social media major has attributed its "impressive" user growth to "promotional data plans" from countries like India.

Verify identity of all mobile users in a year: SC to Centre Verify identity of all mobile users in a year: SC to Centre

In a move to end fake mobile phone users, the Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre to put in place within a year an effective mechanism to scrutinise the details of identity of over 100 crore existing and future mobile telephone consumers.

Now, make unlimited voice calls from BSNL landline for just Rs 49 Now, make unlimited voice calls from BSNL landline for just Rs 49

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Monday launched a new promotional offer 'Experience LL 49' where customers can make unlimited landline calls to any network for a month.

Cyber attacks caused revenue loss in 2016: Cisco Cyber attacks caused revenue loss in 2016: Cisco

Over one-third of organisations globally that experienced a cyber attack in 2016 registered a revenue loss of more than 20 percent, a new report has revealed.

Operator-assisted drive tests to check call drops soon: Trai Operator-assisted drive tests to check call drops soon: Trai

Telecom regulator Trai has said that 'operator-assisted' drive tests, which measure call drops and service quality, would start across various locations soon.

'India's mobile gaming market to cross $400 million by 2022' 'India's mobile gaming market to cross $400 million by 2022'

India's mobile gaming market is poised to top USD 400 million by 2022, driven by growing adoption of freemium and virtual reality games in the coming years, a report has said.