Hong Kong court rules tycoon can sue Google for defamation

Published : 1:21 am  August 7, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  368 views  |  

BEIJING (Reuters): A Hong Kong court has ruled that a local tycoon can sue Google Inc for defamation because searches for his name on Google suggest adding the word ‘triad’, Hong Kong’s notorious organised crime groups. Searches in both English and Chinese for Albert Yeung Sau-shing, the founder and chairman of Hong Kong-based conglomerate Emperor Group, will automatically suggest phrases related to organised crime using Google’s ‘autocomplete’ function. On Tuesday, the High Court of Hong Kong dismissed Google’s argument that it was not responsible for the autocomplete suggestions related to Yeung and that the court did not have personal jurisdiction over the U.S. search giant. Google... 


Battling the war of cybercrime

Published : 1:37 am  August 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom, Special Report  |  Leave a Comment  |  889 views  |  
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A siren call was issued yesterday at the EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014, rallying the country, government, the public and private sectors, and individuals, to arm themselves against one of the biggest wars being waged globally today – the threat of cyber-terrorism and cyber-attacks, which have firmly established themselves as one of the largest and most elusive risks the world has faced. Held for the second consecutive year in Sri Lanka, the EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014 jointly organised by Daily FT and CICRA Holdings is an event that brings into focus how vulnerable entities are to cybercrime and through a line-up of international experts on the subject, discusses how companies... 


Making cyber security a boardroom agenda

Published : 12:01 am  August 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom, Special Report  |  Leave a Comment  |  675 views  |  

CEOs across diverse sectors yesterday received top briefings from key IT professionals on ways and means of securing their business by making cyber security a boardroom agenda. Bringing top IT experts onto one platform, the Cyber Security Summit 2014 held under the theme ‘Join the Battle for Cyber Security’ featured five experts in that sphere to address the fully-packed CEOs briefing over breakfast at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. The event was co-organised by the Daily FT and CICRA Consultancies Ltd., and was held ahead of the full-day Cyber Security Summit which was inaugurated by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga as the Guest... 


Hacker says to show passenger jets at risk of cyber attack

Published : 12:48 am  August 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  395 views  |  

BOSTON (Reuters): Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems – a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a consultant with cybersecurity firm IOActive, is scheduled to lay out the technical details of his research at this week’s Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, an annual convention where thousands of hackers and security experts meet to discuss emerging cyber threats and improve security measures. His presentation on Thursday on vulnerabilities in satellite communications systems used in aerospace... 


SLT celebrates excellence of sales, marketing and supporting staff

Published : 12:47 am  August 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  350 views  |  

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) successfully completed another Sales Awards 2013, to reward employees who have demonstrated performance excellence during the year 2013. This is an annual event during which the outstanding performance, hard work and commitment of the company’s sales and marketing teams as well as supporting staff are celebrated. Sales Awards 2013 was organised on a grand scale at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo recently. Awards were awarded including awards for key account managers, sales engineers, sales managers and support staff and an award for outstanding teamwork and leadership. During the ceremony, awards were given out by SLT Group CEO Lalith De Silva who congratulated the award... 


Beijing to bar Symantec, Kaspersky anti-virus in procurement

Published : 12:46 am  August 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  350 views  |  

Reuters: China has excluded US-based Symantec Corp and Russia’s Kaspersky Lab from a list of approved anti-virus software vendors, according to a Chinese media report suggesting Beijing is expanding efforts to limit use of foreign technology. The state-controlled People’s Daily reported the news early Sunday on its English Twitter feed, saying that the government’s procurement agency “has excluded Symantec & Kaspersky” from a list of security software suppliers. A second tweet said that government procurement office had approved the use five anti-virus software brands, all from China: Qihoo 360 Technology Co, Venustech, CAJinchen, Beijing Jiangmin and Rising. Officials with Symantec... 


Moving ‘Towards A Smarter Tomorrow’: INFOTEL 2014 ICT Expo in October

Published : 12:10 am  August 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  551 views  |  

Themed ‘For A Smarter Tomorrow’ and on from 24 to 26 October at the BMICH, Colombo, will be Sri Lanka’s premier ICT exhibition organised by the Federation of ICT Industry Sri Lanka( FITIS) . Being the flagship event of FITIS, INFOTEL has evolved to be the largest technology exhibition held in Sri Lanka and is patronised by businessmen of all disciplines of knowledge, academics, ICT enthusiasts, ICT career seekers, and general public who are increasingly becoming aware of ICT applications as a way of life. The exhibition will feature the widest range of ICT solutions and services and provides a lucrative platform for new business opportunities. Minister of Telecommunications and Information... 


Smartphone management flaws puts users at risk, researchers say

Published : 12:08 am  August 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  273 views  |  

Up to 90% of smartphones share flaws Google Android devices face issues involving spoofed IDs No evidence consumers have been harmed to date Reuters: Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90% of the world’s 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some cases let hackers take full control of devices. One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of Apple, Google Android and Blackberry devices, among others, have implemented an obscure industry standard that controls how everything from network connections to user identities are managed. The threat could enable attackers to remotely wipe... 


Facebook restores service after outage in many countries

Published : 12:06 am  August 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  248 views  |  

Reuters: Facebook Inc said service to the world’s largest online social network was fully restored on Friday, following a widespread outage that affected users in multiple countries. “Earlier this morning, some people had trouble accessing Facebook for a short time. We quickly investigated and have fully restored service for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience,” Facebook said in an emailed statement. Facebook, which has 1.32 billion monthly users, is still investigating the incident, but all signs suggest a “technical” failure rather than any suspicious activity, said a person familiar with the matter who requested anonymity because the probe is private. Some visitors to the... 


Hutch launches fun activation portal

Published : 12:05 am  August 4, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  277 views  |  

Hutch has launched a one stop, fun activation portal for diverse VAS innovation and activations. The  ‘Hi Hutch’ grants Hutch pre paid and post paid customers access to a dynamic and interactive new world of discovery and convenience. The portal expands customer reach by enabling them to download animated wallpaper, MP3 files, music videos, movies and even interactive games that can be played via Hi Hutch. All these features are being provided in addition to the standard value added services Hutch customers enjoy. Hi Hutch, which can easily be accessed via Hi.hutch.lk, is singularly different from other regular account w@p portals which only enable customers to purchase 2G images and wallpaper. It... 


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