New Cloud Platform Aims to Ease Healthcare Access in Kolkata

      A cloud-based application based on Big Data is being developed to ease access to healthcare facilities for masses in the eastern metropolis and connect rural areas to the city as well. Christened ’24by7.Care’, the platform is set to be rolled out in the next three months, said developer Suvro Ghosh, the founder of a US-based biotech company ... Read More »

Cyber-Security Fears Grow as Defences Boosted: Study

The recent epidemic of cyber-attacks has led to greater investment and spending on security, but fears are rising that hackers are gaining the upper hand, a study showed Wednesday.A Rand Corporation study based on a survey of company chief information officers said rising concerns from high-profile incidents have made cyber-security a priority for many organizations. The authors cited prior research ... Read More »

Instagram Now Rolling Out Redesigned Profiles, Feeds on Web

Instagram has announced redesigned profiles, feeds, and hashtag pages for its Web interface. The redesign primarily brings changes to the profile page of an Instagram user and shows bigger images than before.The company stresses that the redesign makes Instagram profiles on the Web “cleaner and faster.” The Instagram profiles on the Web will roll out to users over the next ... Read More »

TV5Monde Cyber-Attack Probe Focused on ‘Russian Hackers’

The investigation into the cyber-attack suffered by France’s TV5Monde television channel in April is now focusing on “a group of Russian hackers”, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.The cyber-attack was carried out by unknown persons claiming to represent the Islamic State group, who shut down transmissions and placed jihadist propaganda messages on the station’s website, and Facebook and Twitter ... Read More »

Snowden Revelations Costly for US Tech Firms: Study

US technology companies are getting hit harder than anticipated by revelations about surveillance programs led by the National Security Agency, a study showed Tuesday.The study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington think tank, said the impact would be greater than its estimate nearly two years ago of losses for the cloud computing sector. In 2013, the think ... Read More »