Microsoft admits contractors listen to Skype, Cortana chats

IANS-   Microsoft has admitted that third-party contractors listen to your voice conversations on Skype and virtual assistant Cortana. The revelation came after Motherboard found contractors were listening to audio from both Skype and Cortana, including sensitive and personal conversations of Microsoft customers. “We realized, based on questions raised recently, that we could do a […]

Speakers at a Celebration for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary Shared Their Views on the Abrogation of Article 370.

Ritu Jha-   As people gathered to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary in Milpitas, California, they could not resist sharing their views on the abrogation of Article 370 by Prime Minister Modi. On Aug. 5, Jammu and Kashmir were given a special status of a Union Territory under Article 370 of the constitution of […]

US stocks close low as Wall Street fears recession

IANS-  US stocks closed remarkably lower, as persisting fears over an imminent recession struck a blow to the already-dampened investor sentiment. The Dow plunged 800.49 points, or 3.05 percent to 25,479.42 on Wednesday, marking the largest daily decline of the year so far. The S&P 500 decreased 85.72 points, or 2.93 percent, to 2,840.60. The […]

Mika Singh banned from Indian film industry

IANS-   The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has banned singer Mika Singh from the Indian film industry for performing at an event in Karachi, Pakistan. The event in Pakistan was organized by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s close relative. A 30-second video clip tweeted by a Pakistani journalist showed Mika performing at the […]

Infosys to drive Toyota arm in US on cloud

IANS-   Global software major Infosys on late Tuesday said it would provide telematics software to carmaker Toyota’s material handling arm in the US on its cloud platform. “Toyota Material Handling North America has selected us for a cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) telematics product implementation with application support and development for its SAP platform,” […]

The Hope You Give

  Partha Chakraborty-   A radical new approach in Kashmir may bear fruit, but authorities must tread cautiously.   “A Sovereign within a Sovereign”, aka “One Country, Two Laws”, can be tricky to navigate. Scores of heads were spiked in fantasylands of “Game of Thrones”; real blood was shed by the buckets in chronicles of […]