Google accelerates data-encryption process to thwart snooping by NSA and foreign intelligence agencies
In a Friday disclosure, Google officials said that the company has accelerated its process of encrypting the torrents of information which flow among its data centers all across the world. The officials said that the accelerated encryption process underscores Google's attempts to thwart snooping by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments.
In a Thursday-published report, China Labor Watch has revealed that US tech giant Apple has been being accused, yet again, of labor abuses in its supply chain; with the latest allegations coming from an iOS device manufacturing plant operated by supplier Jabil Circuit.
On Thursday, New York-based startup called Oyster launched its e-book subscription service, which will give the users the ability to access more than 100,000 e-books for a monthly subscription of only $9.95. In addition, Oyster also said that it plans to launch an iPad app this fall.
Microsoft and Nokia have entered into a formal deal. As per the deal, Microsoft is buying Nokia's Devices & Services unit for $5 billion.
Microsoft will also be paying $2.2 billion for licensing Nokia's patents. In total, Microsoft is doing a deal with Nokia that is worth $7.2 billion. After Feb 2011, both the organizations have yet again entered into a formal deal.
According to the latest statistics released by market research firm IDC on Friday, the shipments of phablets - smartphone-cum-tablet devices with 5-7 inch screen - surpassed the shipments of portable PCs and tablets, for each device category individually, in the Asia-Pacific region during the 2013 second quarter.
Last week, Microsoft made an official change in the name of its Xbox Live Marketplace, which it has now named as the `Xbox Games Store.' To reflect the new name of the platform, Microsoft changed its website on Friday. The name change comes a few months ahead of the forthcoming launch of Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming console - the Xbox One.
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