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Chhattisgarh Government to Distribute Over 55 Lakh Smartphones

In an ambitious scheme, the Chhattisgarh government is going to distribute over 55 lakh smartphones in the state. “To bridge the digital divide, the cabinet headed by Chief Minister Raman Singh today approved a proposal to distribute free smartphones under a scheme titled ‘Sanchar Kranti Yojna’ (SKY),” Industry Minister Amar Agrawal said. The smartphones will be distributed in… Read More »

UC Browser Reportedly Under Government Scanner for Sending Data to China

UC Browser, the most popular mobile browser in India, is reportedly being probed by the government for sending data from Indian users out of the country. According to Business Standard, “a government lab in Hyderabad is probing how Alibaba-owned UC Browser can send user details and location data to a remote server”. Another report by ICTFlash identifies this lab as Centre… Read More »

Weibo to Block Unapproved Video Content Following Government Rebuke

Weibo Corp, the operator of China’s top microblogging site, will block unapproved video content and work more closely with state media to promote “mainstream” ideas, the firm said, following a sharp rebuke from regulators last week. Chinese authorities have launched a broad campaign to control political opinion and formalise online surveillance mechanisms, cracking down on online content including… Read More »

For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

Because Windows doesn’t make much money for Microsoft these days, the company decided, beginning in Windows 10, that snooping on users à la Google and Facebook could be profitable. But one country said enough was enough. It would stand up for its users’ “privacy.” That country? The People’s Republic of China. Cough. Didn’t see that one coming, did… Read More »

Twitter to Help UP Government Towards Effective Governance Goal

In line with the Centre’s aim to bring transparency in governance, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to ride on the microblogging website Twitter for reaching out to the people, a company executive said on Friday. “The UP government has recognised the potential of Twitter as a platform for effective integrated… Read More »

Meat stalls flout government order, do brisk business

No meat stall was supposed to transact business on Sunday (April, 9) as it was a dry and no meat day announced by the State government on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanthi. As a mark of paying respect to Lord Mahavir, who propagated non-violence and truth, the Governments observe this day as a dry day similar to Gandhi… Read More »

Apple to start making iPhones in India, says state government

Apple is to start making iPhones in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, the state’s government has said. Ministers said Apple would start an initial manufacturing operation in the state, whose capital is the tech hub Bangalore, in April. The tech giant has a 2% share of India’s mobile phone market, well behind South Korean rival Samsung. Apple… Read More »

Samsung execs quizzed over government corruption scandal

Two senior Samsung executives have been questioned as part of the corruption probe surrounding South Korea’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. The firm is accused of giving large donations to non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a close confidante of Ms Park. The donations were allegedly given in exchange for political support of a controversial merger. Ms Choi has… Read More »

Iceland Foods hits back at Icelandic government over trademark

The supermarket Iceland claims that the Icelandic government is “not willing to hold any serious discussion” to reach agreement in a trademark dispute. The country has launched legal action against the chain, claiming it prevents the nation’s firms from describing their products as Icelandic. Iceland Foods owns the European trademark for using the name Iceland. The company sent… Read More »

French government to sue Carrefour over big supplier discounts

The French government said on Wednesday it was taking retail giant Carrefour (CARR.PA) to court for illegally seeking big discounts from suppliers, following an investigation. The Economy Ministry said it would seek a fine and a court order on the world’s second-biggest retailer to stop what it described as “abusive commercial practices”. It added that the investigation had… Read More »