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The total number of telephone connections in India crossed one billion mark in May, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said here on Saturday.
The total number of telecom subscription stood at 1,002.05 million at the end of May, out of which 975.78 million were wireless connections and 26.27 were wireline.
Innocent souls who wanted nothing more than to enjoy a game called "Cowboy Adventure" may have found their personal information compromised thanks to malware contained within the app.
Antivirus service ESET published a post Thursday detailing how an app available on Google Play, the company's app store for Android devices, was able to grab private information from users.
The Beyond the Net funding programme provides financial support of up to 30000 USD.
There are three sizes of grants:
1. Small projects you can finish in a short time
Up to 3500 USD. These supports one-off projects that address a particular community need.
2. Medium-scale funding
Up to 10000 USD. These projects will typically be completed within a year, focusing on lasting solutions to local challenges.
3. Large-scale funding
Up to 30000 USD. These projects will typically be completed within two years and will tackle several challenges affecting the Internet Society community.
Do you have an idea for a project?
Find out more about applying for Beyond the Net funding.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday introduced a new category of semi-closed prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) for mass transit systems.
In its guidelines, the central bank said these cards will be issued by mass transit system operators such as metro rail networks and bus or taxi service providers, and can be used for transportation within these systems.
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The service offers a Gigabyte for eligible citizens, which isn't a lot. Until you multiply it by India's 1.4 billion citizens and get to a potential for 14 Exabytes if the system ever fills up. Of course not all will be able to, or choose to, use the service, but there's still potential for this to become a truly ginormous storage rig.
As part of our AWS Enterprise Summits in India, we have announced our intent to open an AWS Infrastructure Region there in 2016. With tens of thousands of customers in India already making great use of AWS to drive cost savings, accelerate innovation, speed time to market and expand their geographic reach, I am confident that this new region will become a great home for startups, small-to-medium businesses, enterprises, and the public sector.
According to Sandip Dutta, Public Relations Officer at IRCTC, the plan, although still in the preliminary state, is to make Aadhaar compulsory, and prevent touts from further exploiting the e-ticketing platform.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced the government's intent to encourage cashless transactions in his budget speech.
A US based privacy rights group known as Electronic Privacy Information Center said in a letter to the F.T.C. that Uber had â€œa history of abusing the location data of its customers.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has unveiled the new look of worldoo.com, touted as Indiaâ€™s first co-created online ecosystem for children aged six to 12.
The initiative was announced at a special unveiling here on Thursday with founder Monish Ghatalia.