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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her mission is moving along, and others say it is a detriment to education

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Education Secretary Betsy Devos is shining a light on her efforts since her controversial confirmation. Protests continue to follow her as many are still concerned about her effect on public schools. DeVos says she is fighting for every student, but others strongly disagree. Secretary DeVos says everyone should have opportunities for quality education. “The focus is on ... Read More »

China Says Investigating Baidu, Tencent, Weibo for Breaching Cyber Laws

China’s cyber regulator on Friday said it was investigating the country’s top social media sites over failing to comply with strict laws that ban content which is violent, obscene or deemed offensive to the Communist Party. The Cyberspace Administration said it was investigating Tencent Holdings’ WeChat, Weibo and Baidu’s forum site Tieba over suspected violations of the country’s strict cyber-security laws. “Users are spreading ... Read More »

Baidu Competitor Says to Focus on AI as It Plans US IPO

China’s second-largest mobile search engine Sogou, controlled by Sohu.com and 45 percent owned by Tencent Holdings, said it will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) as it aims to build a next-generation search engine. Chinese internet and gaming company Sohu on Monday announced the plan to float Sogou in the United States “as early as market conditions permit”, saying the search unit would make ... Read More »

Most of Apple’s Demands Haven’t Been Met, Says Commerce and Industry Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Apple was in talks with Karnataka govt to make iPhones in Bengaluru Apple had demanded certain concession & relaxations from the Indian govt Sitharaman has said ‘No’ to most of Apple’s demands The government on Wednesday said it has not accepted ‘most of the demands’ of iPhone maker Apple which wants to set up manufacturing unit in India. To a ... Read More »

Jio Feature Phone: Manufacturing Talks in ‘Final Stages’, Says Intex

The long-rumoured Jio feature phone is likely to be announced at the Reliance AGM on Friday, July 21 as the company looks set to bring about sweeping changes in the mobile phone sector. While Chinese OEMs would be the obvious partners, Indian brands are not off Jio’s radar either. An official at Intex Technologies has confirmed to Gadgets 360 that it is in talks with the telecom upstart ... Read More »

Older people trust smart gadgets less than kids, survey says

The older you are, the less likely you are to trust technology — particularly smart home gadgets in our personal living spaces, according to a new study from an organization called SafeHome. That might not seem like the most shocking finding, but the data in the survey offers a fascinating glimpse into how different generations balance the convenience of today’s gadgets ... Read More »

Sex Offenders Cannot Be Barred From Social Media, Top US Court Says

HIGHLIGHTS Packingham had been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl He was barred for 30 years from using Facebook and other social media Packingham went to his Facebook page and wrote how relieved he was The US Supreme Court unanimously struck down Monday a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media. The suit ... Read More »

India is definitely the world’s next major tech market, says Internet Trends Report

If there’s been any doubt about India being the next major target market for tech businesses, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report should make that clear as day. The report, which spans 355 pages, dedicates 55 pages solely to the state of internet and mobile access in India. The first major takeaway is that the country now ... Read More »

Social Media Firms Have Increased Removal of Hate Speech, Says EU

HIGHLIGHTS EU said that social networks have improved in removing hate content EU earlier ordered social sites to delete all objectionable content Germany even threatened to fine EUR 50 million for the same Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response ... Read More »

Build 2017: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Tech Sector Needs to Prevent a ‘1984’ Future

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s Nadella announced that 500 million devices run Windows 10 He made the announcement at ongoing Build 2017 developers conference Microsoft also revealed new AI tools Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said Wednesday tech developers have a responsibility to prevent a dystopian “1984” future as the US technology titan unveiled a fresh initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the ... Read More »