July 31, 2021 8:19 am



France drags Apple to court over ‘abusive commercial practices’

The lawsuit filed in 2018 by France’s competition and the anti-fraud agency seeks a halt to the practices by global tech giant Apple and a fine of 2.0 million euros
U.S President Joe Biden (Photo: Agency)

Big Tech in deep mess as Biden administration backs six bills to undo their dominance

There has been a flurry of opposition directed at the most sweeping reform bills, including from the powerful US Chamber of Commerce, Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Centre rejects claims regarding data breach into NIC maintained email system

This comes following reports on the impact of data breaches in organisations such as Air India, Big Basket and Domino’s which claimed that these breaches have exposed email accounts and passwords of NIC emails to the hackers

Uttar Pradesh to float tender to install GPS, panic button in 11,750 UPSRTC buses 

Uttar Pradesh government will utilise Rs 15 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund to install the two device — a panic button for emergency help and GPS to keep an eye on the buses from a central control room

WhatsApp moves Delhi High court to challenge new IT rules

The Union government has, however, clarified that the new norms do not violate privacy, and has gone ahead with seeking a compliance report from large social media firms

Covid-19 derails Coal India’s plan to monitor coalfields via drone deployment

Coal India arm CMPDI, a consultant, which was likely to deploy high-end drones at coalfields has announced that the project will be delayed due to Covid-induced lockdowns and other restrictions
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6,000 railway stations now have Wi-Fi  facility

Indian Railways claimed that is continuing to extend the Wi-Fi facility at far-flung stations to connect the passengers and the general public with digital systems.
NM Ramana

SC proceedings may be live telecast soon

CJI Ramana launched an app for journalists to access the Supreme Court's virtual proceedings live on their mobile phones

Govt pro-actively looking on WhatsApp privacy rules: MeitY

WhatsApp had set May 15 for its users to accept a change in privacy policy but later scrapped the deadline for users to accept the controversial update
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in the India-EU Leaders’ Meeting through video conferencing (Photo: PIB)

US tech body seeks removal of trade barriers between India, EU

The United States-based Information Technology Industry Council is a global industry body comprising technology giants including Intel, Dell, Ericsson and Cisco
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