All it takes
is a weak link
the call centre industry in India is as unsteady as a ship sailing in
choppy waters, navigated by a drunk sailor, is no secret. As if global
recession, intense competition and the New Jersey Bill were not
enough, the latest issue is of data protection. It has come to fore
after the recent conviction of a call centre employee for stealing
credit card number. Barring the cyber state of Andhra Pradesh, no
other government (Centre or state) is making an attempt to enact data
protection laws. So much for clients’ confidentiality.
more teeth to IT Act
the IT Act, 2000, aims to facilitate e-commerce, yet there are some
core issues that remain unaddressed. Some of them are:
complements TV in this Gulf war
junkies who watched the Gulf War unfold on CNN a little over a decade
ago will have a new medium to satisfy their cravings during another
armed conflict with Iraq. For the first time since the Internet became
a fixture of American life, the stage has been set for a huge
international story that could expose the strengths and weaknesses of
the Web as a purveyor of breaking news.
Lodge complaint with Website
next time a child goes missing, parents or relatives have one more
place to seek help — an Internet site with a countrywide network. A
Bangalore-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Bosco Yuvadaya,
has set up a Website, www.missingchildsearch.net, which would display
not only details of the missing children but also photographs.
Is that birdsong ring from your mobile or mine?
software stumps ICC
analytical software product that has made the Indian team rise like
the Phoenix in the World Cup has bowled over the International Cricket
Council (ICC) too. The ICC has ordered the e-Cricket Pro software
produced by Bangalore-based Phoenix Global Solutions India (PGSI)
Private Limited to train umpires for judging international games.
pitch and cyberspace — Indo-Pak rivalry is everywhere
claiming to be from India have launched their latest strike in a
cyber-spat with Pakistan by unleashing a new variant of Yaha Internet
e-mail worm, anti-virus firm Sophos Inc. said. The worm, written by a
group calling itself the Indian Snakes, does not appear to be
spreading or causing any damage, said Chris Wraight, a technical
consultant at UK-based Sophos.
the best out of Windows XP
Windows XP operating system assumes a lot of things to give you the
best performance and looks. The end result is that your computer looks
like a racehorse but runs slower that a tortoise. Things like cursor
shadow, sliding menus do look sleek but at the same time they consume
lot of system resources.
awakening needed to curb Net porn
pornography has become a big business in the USA with computer users
spending nearly $3 billion annually to see porn on increasingly
explicit Websites, according to a new survey.
take a plunge in Silicon Valley
dotcom poker buddies of San Francisco resident Ken Belanger knew a
losing hand when they saw one. Most of the original 10 members no
longer turn up for a monthly poker night. That form of gambling has
been overshadowed by Silicon Valley’s higher-stakes losses of money,
jobs and above all, its fabled swagger.