Make Facebook Commit It Will Not Influence Elections, Parliamentary Panel Urges Government

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Thursday told the government to make Facebookcommit that it would not misuse the users data to influence elections in India or for any other extraneous purposes outside the purview of the local laws or terms of user agreement. The panel headed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur … Read more

EverestIMS software now available on Indian Government e-Marketplace

Bangalore: EverestIMS Technologies Pvt Ltd (Everest), an Indian software product company specialized in software solutions for unified IT infra management and ITSM, today announced the availability of its Infrastructure Management Software(IMS) on Indian government’s online procurement portal, Government e-Marketplace (GeM) under the section “Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunication with sub-segment category of software under the name “network management software” product. The company’s product portfolio … Read more

Government to Launch ‘Open Software Policy’ to Enhance Transparency: Prasad

The government is shortly coming out with an “open software policy” to further the process of transparency and credibility in administration, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in New Delhi on Wednesday. “The Department of Posts and Common Service Centres with presence in nearly 400,000 centres are being deployed to further empower less … Read more

Tech Companies Must Prune Privacy Policies for Users: Government

With the privacy policies of tech companies running into dozens of pages and users often accepting the terms and conditions without reading them, there is an urgent need for improving privacy communication to generate nuanced consent from the users, a senior government official said here on Thursday. “There is a need for simplifying communications to … Read more

Apple in India: Government Considering Exemptions, Says DIPP Executive

The Indian government is considering exemptions sought by Apple Inc for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek, the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said on Thursday. The department is a part of India’s commerce and industry ministry. Apple has asked federal government officials for a range of tax and policy … Read more

BlackBerry Wins Right to Sell Secure Messaging Tools to US Government

BlackBerry said on Thursday it has won the right to sell tools for encrypting phone calls and text messages to the US federal government, garnering an endorsement from the National Security Agency for the products. The company said it received the endorsement from the NSA’s National Information Assurance Partnership, or NIAP, which reviews commercial technology products to see if … 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 … Read more

Apple Assured of Full Support for Its Manufacturing Facility by Karnataka Government

Expressing “delight” over US tech giant Apple’s decision to begin initial production of iPhone SE in the city, the Karnataka government on Thursday assured full support to the company. “I am delighted to know that one of the most valuable technology companies in the world Apple has decided to manufacture its iPhone SE models in … Read more

Government Said to Be Working on Duty, Tax Concessions Sought by Apple

The government is working on certain options to accommodate demands related to tax and duty concessions sought by iPhone maker Apple for setting up a manufacturing unit in India. Although the Finance Ministry has prima facie rejected the demands of the US-based technology major, senior executives of the company met an inter-ministerial group recently to … Read more

Maharashtra government appoints committee to frame guidelines for improving new colleges and courses

In order to bring up new colleges, courses, additional divisions and satellite centres, an eight-member committee has been appointed by the state government. Guidelines to be framed for improving new colleges and courses RELATED STORIES Dead rat found in midday meal, 9 admitted to hospital Shiamak Davar has a message for CBSE Board aspirants! Delhi … Read more