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The US today announced multiple measures to "deter and detect" what it described as "fraud and abuse" of H-1B work visas,
Sunayana, the widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla killed in the US in an apparent hate crime, today urged the leaders of g
India's largest software services firm TCS today said its Board has approved a share buyback plan of up to Rs 16,000 crore
As IT giant Infosys remains embroiled in differences between its founders and the top management, markets regulator Sebi i
Indian software companies need to stop sending people on H1-B visas and focus on local hiring in the US, Infosys co-founde
The new reform bill introduced in the US assembly proposes to double the minimum salary of visa holders to USD 130,000 mak
Stating that any "discernible pattern" of clients worrying about adverse visa policies is yet to be seen, Infosys CEO Vish
Congratulating industry peer N Chandrasekaran on his appointment as Tata Sons Chairman, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka today sai
Cautioning Infosys employees that the road ahead is long and not easy, company CEO Vishal Sikka has stressed the importanc
WhatsApp has temporarily suspended giving parent company Facebook information about users in Europe for ad targeting, resp
Is civil society mounting enough of a fight against the extraordinary powers Mr Raja's ministry is arming itself with? The rules being framed for the IT (Amendment Act) 2008 are ominous, says Sevanti Ninan in the Hoot:
After 26/11 when the Information and Broadcasting Ministry tried to come up with sweeping restrictions on TV channels in the interests of national security there was the predictable outcry and the government backed down very quickly.
Why then is there not enough of an outcry when websites are affected, for the same reason? Particularly over the way rules are being framed for the IT (Amendment) Act of 2008? The powers they give the Government to block websites amount to prior restraint, permitting blocking without informing the affected party, or giving him/her a chance to be heard. Obviously it has been done to deal with terrorism, and it could be argued that you will not be seeking permission from a non-state actor when you are seeking to track him by intercepting his email or blocking the websites he uses to spread his message. But civil liberties can end up being curtailed in the name of combating terror, and individual privacy can be violated the same way. Both are endangered as the new government goes about putting teeth into the amended IT act.
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"'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information."
Translation: You can turn any surface into a touch-screen by simple hand gestures. MIT researcher Patty Maes simplifies it even more: "You can use any surface, including your hand if nothing else is available, and interact with the data...Other than letting some of you live out your fantasy of looking as cool as Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report' it can really let you connect as a sixth sense device with whatever is in front of you".
Pranav Mistry of the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab who is the brain behind this project which combines the power of a web camera, a battery-powered projector and a mobile telephone into a miniature gizmo that can be worn like jewellery, has more details on his website