AWS files suit against Microsoft’s $10bn Pentagon contract win

IANS-   Rattled by the US government’s decision to award prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project to Microsoft, retail giant Amazon’s Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Defense’s move. AWS lost the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract on October 25 that will provide enterprise level, commercial […]

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 […]

Google top spender on lobbying in US: Report

IANS- Tech giant Google spent $21.7 million on lobbying efforts last year to influence lawmakers as the government and regulators sought great scrutiny from tech companies related to users’ privacy and unfair market practices. According to a CNBC report on Sunday, Google has been the top spender on lobbying for two consecutive years. “Amazon and […]

Amazon joins Microsoft’s call to regularise facial recognition technology

IANS –   Joining Microsoft’s call to tame the misuse of facial recognition technology, retail giant Amazon’s Cloud arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has asked lawmakers to formulate some rules around the use of the technology. The announcement came amid increasing scrutiny on the use of facial recognition by researchers, lawmakers and civil liberties groups. […]