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Airtel, Symantec partner to provide cyber security services to businesses in India

Under this partnership, Airtel will be the exclusive cyber security services partner for Symantec in India and will distribute Symantec's enterprise security software mainly targeting the B2B sector.
Airtel and Symantec have announced a strategic partnership with the goal of tackling cyber threats and providing top of the line cyber security solutions to businesses in India. The partnership aims to address the challenges of the cloud generation with Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform. It also aims to provide their customers with greater visibility, stronger protection and prevention, and better control of critical assets, users and data.
Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel said, “Increasingly sophisticated cyber threats with a potential to disrupt business continuity are the new normal in today’s digitally connected world. Enterprises need to guard against these emerging threats and Airtel, with its experience in serving businesses with integrated connectivity solut…

VMware Cloud now available on Amazon Web Services

VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware's software-defined data centre (SDDC) to the AWS Cloud, allowing customers to run applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public and hybrid Cloud environments, with optimised access to AWS services.
"VMware and AWS are empowering enterprise IT and operations teams to add value to their businesses through the combination of VMware enterprise capabilities and the breadth and depth of capabilities and scale of the AWS Cloud, providing them a platform for any application," Pat Gelsinger, Chief 
Executive Officer, VMware, told reporters here. The announcement came as part of the 'VMworld' conference here that kicked off on Monday.

Microsoft in Talks With Sony for Xbox One-PS4 Cross-Platform Play

HIGHLIGHTS Greenberg said "we're hopeful" Sony will be supportiveSony's unwillingness comes from being market leaderPS4 has sold over 60 million, Xbox One between 26-28 millionSony has been adamant about not allowing cross-platform play with other consoles for PS4, but Microsoft is still trying to convince the market leader.
In an interview at Gamescom this week, when GameReactor asked if Microsoft was in discussion with Sony, Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg said: "Absolutely, yeah. We're talking to Sony [about cross-platform play]."
"We do partner with them on Minecraft, and of course, we would like to enable them to be part of that: one community, to unite gamers. So we're talking to them and we're hopeful that they'll be supportive of it."
It's obvious why Sony would be hesitant to partner up, given the PS4 is the clear winner in the current console generation, having outsold the Xbox One 2:1. While Microsoft stopped sha…

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".
According to reports, UC Browser sends data including device's IMEI number and location data to a server in China on connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
In May 2015, a a Canadian technology research group reported that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd paid more than $1 billion for leaking sensitive user data and said that is a privacy risk. Citizen Lab said Chinese and English-language versions of UC Browser made easily available to third parties personally identifiable information like location, search details and mobile subscriber and device numbers.
Last week, the government also asked all smartphone companies, majority of them Chinese manufacturers, to outline the proce…

Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft's conversational speech recognition system - designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do - has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far.
This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would.
"Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error rate with our speech recognition system, a new industry milestone, substantially surpassing the accuracy we achieved last year," Microsoft said in a blog post late on Sunday.
Last year in October, the team from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research reported a speech recognition system that makes the same or fewer errors than professional transcriptionists.
The researchers had then reported a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent.
"Last year, Microsoft's speech and dialog research group announced a milestone in reaching human parity on the 'Switchboard' conversational speech recognitio…
iOS 11's Beta Version Has A 'Cop Lock' Feature That Lets You Quickly Deactivate Your Touch ID Apple seems to be paying attention to the rising instances of law enforcement agencies abusing their power in the US. The company is giving its users an old way to protect themselves. It is now adding a quick way to disable your Touch ID in iOS 11.
The new feature lets iPhone users tap the power button five times in quick succession to call emergency helplines. Take note, it doesn’t automatically dial for you. Instead, it brings up a quick menu where you can tap to dial, while also offering you the option to temporarily disable your Touch ID until you enter a passcode.