Micron Names SanDisk Co-Founder Sanjay Mehrotra as CEO

Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc named SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra its chief executive, replacing Mark Durcan who announced his retirement in February. Mehrotra’s appointment will be effective May 8, post which, Durcan will serve as an adviser to the company until early August. Durcan, a 30-year Micron veteran, took the top job in 2012 after long-time… Read More Micron Names SanDisk Co-Founder Sanjay Mehrotra as CEO

GoPro Reports Strong Sales of Flagship Cameras and Karma Drones

Wearable device maker GoPro reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday, helped by strong sales of its flagship cameras and Karma drones. GoPro, which has lacked new products and saw slower sales of its action cameras in the past year, re-released its Karma drones in February to drive demand and revenue growth. The company, whose… Read More GoPro Reports Strong Sales of Flagship Cameras and Karma Drones

‘Hajime’ Malware-Based Botnet Has Nearly 300,000 Devices Globally: Kaspersky

A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack. ‘Hajime’, meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese, was identified by Russia-based cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab and has recently been propagating extensively, infecting… Read More ‘Hajime’ Malware-Based Botnet Has Nearly 300,000 Devices Globally: Kaspersky

U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules

The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released a 58-page draft plan to reverse the landmark 2015 “net neutrality” order and disclosed the agency may withdraw “bright line” rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving “fast lanes” to some websites. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, named by Trump in January, disclosed his… Read More U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules

Google just became the first foreign internet company to launch in Cuba

Google‘s servers in Cuba went live on Wednesday, making the internet giant the first foreign internet company to host content within the long cut-off country. The servers are part of Google’s global network of caching servers, called GGC nodes, the servers work by storing popular content — like a viral YouTube video — on a… Read More Google just became the first foreign internet company to launch in Cuba

Google Play Games Services Dropping Support for iOS; Removes Gifts, Requests and More on Android

After a few years of allowing cross-platform game developers use Play Games Services tools, Google in a blog post said that support for iOS will be dropped due to low usage. The Google Play Games Services provides tools to help developers analyse and optimise their games for users on Android, iOS, and the Web. Removing… Read More Google Play Games Services Dropping Support for iOS; Removes Gifts, Requests and More on Android

Trump signs repeal of broadband internet privacy rules

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates. Republicans in Congress last week narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over the strong objections of privacy advocates.… Read More Trump signs repeal of broadband internet privacy rules

Donald Trump signs bill that lets internet companies sell people’s browsing history

Donald trump  has signed a law allowing internet companies to sell people’s browsing histories. The new bill scraps a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that let customers control what internet companies do with information on what websites they have visited. Supporters of the change have argued that keeping browsing information private would stop innovation and… Read More Donald Trump signs bill that lets internet companies sell people’s browsing history

Germany bans internet-connected ‘spy’ doll Cayla

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called ‘My Friend Cayla’ that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto “hidden spying device”. Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal Network Agency which enforces bans on surveillance devices. “Items that conceal cameras or microphones and that are capable… Read More Germany bans internet-connected ‘spy’ doll Cayla

TRAI Forms Joint Panel to Identify Outdated Regulations

  Telecom regulator TRAI has set up a joint committee consisting of industry representatives to examine and identify regulations and tariff orders that are out of sync with times. “We have formed a joint committee with industry representatives, which will identify regulations and tariff orders that have become obsolete. The committee will give its advice to… Read More TRAI Forms Joint Panel to Identify Outdated Regulations