Author Archives: Loknath Das

‘Back to Class’ to raise funds for education

KOCHI: Even though schools in the state have started the academic year with online classes, many students are still unable to attend the same due to the lack of facilities. Many politicians, organisations and actors have come forward to donate equipment towards the cause. Progressive Techies, a socio-cultural organisation of Infopark employees, has come up with the campaign ‘Back to Class’ ... Read More »

Trolls Continue To Be A Problem On Social Media

Like mythical beasts that seem to be unstoppable, trolls continue to plague social media. This isn’t new of course. Long before Facebook existed, trolls were the scourge of Usenet newsgroups, web-based forums and message boards. Even in 2020 trolls continue to be a problem. We’ve all been there. Someone posts something, and someone comments that instead of being constructive or ... Read More »

Anonymous On Social Media: The False Narrative Of The Hacker

Contemporary life exists in the real and the digital. Social media represents the digital existence, and a group called Anonymous uses digital anarchy as a false narrative of protest. In the midst of the unrest after the death of George Floyd, while the media brought images of anarchists burning the police precinct in Minneapolis, there were also reports of the ... Read More »

UP man held for putting wife’s ‘honour for sale’ on social media

AZAMGARH: In a bizarre incident in Uttar Pradesh, a man put up his wife’s ‘honour for sale’ on the social media after his demand for a motorcycle was not fulfilled by his in-laws. The man has been arrested. The incident took place in Thuthia village under Mehnagar police circle, where accused Puneet had allegedly been harassing his wife for a ... Read More »

Trump’s Social Media Regulation Push Faces Key Hurdle at the US FCC

US President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of Internet firms. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai did not endorse Trump’s proposal on Thursday but said in a written statement “this debate is an important one” and added the ... Read More »

The barrier to change for air cargo is not technology, or cash – it’s mindset

The air cargo industry is at something of a crossroads: the past couple of months has presented an opportunity review strategy – with some executives suggesting it is time put cargo at the forefront, rather than passengers, and offer customers an integrator-style model. With a fast-growing e-commerce sector, and business models of the likes of UPS and FedEx proving freight ... Read More »

Deloitte China launches new technology innovation centre in Shanghai

The Chinese arm of professional services firm Deloitte has launched a new digital assets and IP development center in Shanghai. Dubbed Deloitte HiTech, the centre will connect advanced technologies with business applications to drive digital transformation through innovation, with the aim of accelerating digital strategy and strengthening cooperation with the public and private sector to create a global innovation network. ... Read More »

Lockdown pass touts active on social media

Gurugram The desperation to cross the state border has led to mushrooming of agents offering cross-border passes. Advertising on social media, these touts offer single and weekly passes for travel across the NCR, cross-border movement of taxis, trucks and buses and ferrying more persons than the permissible limit. The fraudsters, in a majority of cases, target desperate migrants from Uttar ... Read More »

To fix social media, we need to introduce digital socialism

In the past few years, intellectuals across the spectrum have fallen out of love with Big Tech. The “frightful five” – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft – wield enormous power, with their combined wealth exceeding $5 trillion. After years of market consolidation and exploitative practices, critics in the United States are pushing to break up Big Tech monopolies with ... Read More »

Social Media App Carry A Book Looks To Unite The Literary Minded

People who complained that they never had enough time to read in their lives were handed a prime, if unfortunate opportunity to remedy that with the Coronavirus lockdown. Now, a new social media app looks to unite those eager readers, whether they’re still in quarantine or turning pages where the lockdown is ending. Book lovers who found prime reading time ... Read More »