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US Official Supports Surveillance on the Eve of European Union Data Ruling

A senior US official said, “US intelligence does not conduct mass, indiscriminate harvesting of foreigners’ private data,” on the eve of an EU court ruling, which is deemed to affect several companies including Facebook and related websites. Robert Litt, who is the legal adviser to the Director of National Intelligence, firmly invalidated all allegations suggesting that Prism, an US surveillance program, allows US officials to look into personal data and information on vast scale. Litt went ahead and wrote in the Financial Times, “Prism is focused and reasonable. It does not involve ‘mass’ and ‘unrestricted’ collection of data.” The existence of Prism was leaked in the year 2013 by Edward Snowden, a former NSA agent. This revelation instigated Max Schrems, an Austrian student, to file a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to challenge the transfers of European user’s data to US servers by Facebook. This case is now [+more]

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Amazon.com Discontinues Google Chromecast, Apple TV For A Reason

Amazon.com discontinues sale of Google Chromecast and Apple TV

Apple TV and Google Chromecast will no longer be available on Amazon.com or its partner sites as the company has decided to ban the sale of these items for an indefinite period of time. Although the decision may appear to be quite baffling, it is actually an initiative to boost the sale of Prime Instant video streaming service. While Google Chromecast and Apple TV have been discontinued, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation, Xbox and Roku will be available on the portal, as these are compatible with the Prime Instant video service. Amazon to sale Prime Instant video service compatible players According to the reports, Amazon has decided to restrict their services only to those media players, which are compatible with Prime Instant video so that users can buy without any confusion. Prime Video services is now considered to be an integral part of 99 annual Prime loyalty membership of Amazon. Hence, the [+more]

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Google Nexux 6P vs. Apple iPhone 6S Plus

Google Nexux 6P vs. Apple iPhone 6S Plus

The much-awaited flagship smartphones of the year, Apple iPhone 6S Plus and Nexus 6P are out in the market. Being the flagship device of the company, both phones come with some groundbreaking features making it difficult for buyers to seal the right deal.  Comparing the specs The sleek iPhone 6S Plus comes with 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches dimensions and experts consider it to be a best buy for those interested in playing games, clicking pictures or recording videos on the phone. The high brightness, contrast, wide viewing angles and sRGB coverage on the 5.5-inch IPS LCD allow users to get complete detailing of images. Much hyped 3D Touch technology introduced in this phone also makes it a worthy buy. While Apple’s slim and lightweight design has enchanted a large number of buyers, Nexus 6P with  6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches dimensions is sure attract those looking for [+more]

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Use of Laptop Leads to Chronic Physical Problems- Survey

Use of Laptop Leads to Chronic Physical Problems

It seems that the most essential thing for today’s youth is the biggest cause of their pain. Yes! You guessed it right, Laptop it is. Doctors are implying that the main reason behind neck and lower back pain suffered by youngsters and professionals these days is the use of laptop for long hours on a regular basis. Dr. H.S. Chhabra of Indian Spinal Injuries Center said, “Unlike desktops, the laptops have both the keyboard and the monitor attached to each other. You have to slouch to use it while sitting on bed. Many people keep it on the lap but even that causes lower back pain.” He also said that about 15% of the total patients visiting their center in a month are students or young professionals suffering from chronic neck or lower back pain due to poor posture. A survey conducted by Dr. Shankar Acharya, co-chairman of spinal surgery [+more]

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