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 […]

Apple names Sabih Khan Senior Vice President of Operations

IANS-   After working at Apple for 24 years, Sabih Khan has been named as the Senior Vice President of Operations at the Cupertino-based company. In his new role, Khan would be in charge of Apple’s global supply chain, ensuring product quality and overseeing planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and product fulfillment functions, the iPhone-maker wrote […]

US court dismisses lawsuit against Apple, Infosys

IANS-   A US court in the state of California has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple and Infosys over allegations that it abused the visa system to save money. The California federal judge nixed a whistleblower’s suit accusing Apple of bringing two trainers from India into the country using B-1 visas instead of the necessary […]

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 […]

Indian app developers find new Apple tech a boon

Nishant Arora  (IANS)   It all started with a dream to create something for the world and with innovative Apple technologies like Swift and ARkit (AR) at their disposal, several app developers from India have created a niche space for themselves. Take the case of Rama Krishna, Founder and CEO of Hyderabad-based Fluid Touch that […]

Apple imparting health education to supplier workers in India

IANS-   There has been a substantial gain in health education among the workers at the Apple supplier Wistron Corporation’s manufacturing facility in India, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker has announced. In its 13th annual “Supplier Responsibility Progress Report”, Apple said that there has been 85 percent increase in knowledge about early cancer detection, 60 percent […]