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Questions and answers as social media companies face illegal content crackdown

A proposed crackdown on social media companies is expected to be announced, to force them to remove illegal content and protect vulnerable users. With mounting anger against tech giants, we take a look at the debate. – Why are social media firms being criticised? Disturbing images of self-harm can be found on social media, whether broadcasted into users’ feeds by those ... Read More »

Social media blocked as protests continue in Zimbabwe

In the aftermath of clashes between security forces and protesters that left five people dead in Harare, the Zimbabwean government has partially blocked access to social media and the internet. According to tech blog, TechZim, the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has been ordered to shut down internet services. “The telecom systems have been jammed. We don’t have the ... Read More »

Nokia 6.1 Plus Teased as Flipkart-Exclusive Ahead of India Launch Tomorrow

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 6.1 Plus is the global variant of the Nokia X6 The smartphone is expected to launch in India on August 21 The Nokia 6.1 Plus was first launched in Hong Kong last month After sending out media invites for a launch event in India on August 21, it has now been revealed that the smartphone, largely expected to be the Nokia ... Read More »

Amazon, Microsoft Jostle as Pentagon Calls for Cloud Contract Bids

US defence officials unveiled Thursday a much-anticipated final request for tech firms to bid on a massive contract to provide the Pentagon with a comprehensive cloud computing service. Tech titans including Amazon and Microsoft have already spent months jockeying for a winning offer on the prestigious contract, which could be worth as much as $10 billion (roughly Rs. 68,500 crores) over a decade. The ... Read More »

Facebook Removes ‘Treason’ as Tag to Identify Users’ Interests

Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence. In an article published on Wednesday, DR cited experts expressing concerns that the tag – that Facebook called an “interest category” – could be used by intelligence services in authoritarian regimes to identify people considered ... Read More »

IIMs face fresh threat to autonomy as HRD ministry seeks more control

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar. The HRD ministry is deliberating whether the government should have a say on the appointment of an IIM chairman. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The government is framing rules to partially control how the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) function to curb potential misuse of the powers accorded to the board of the elite B-schools under the ... Read More »

Facebook Slammed by UK Lawmakers as CTO Promises Transparency Overhaul

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook CTO was filling in for Zuckerberg in front of British lawmakers Zuckerberg had declined to appear himself Lawmaker said CTO failed to provide full answers on nearly 40 points A top Facebook executive apologised for errors made by the firm and vowed to do more to improve transparency during a four-hour grilling on Thursday from British lawmakers who insisted the ... Read More »

Samsung Pips Intel as Top Semiconductor Player in 2017: Gartner

In a significant development, Samsung Electronics with 14.2 percent share surpassed Intel as the top vendor for the global semiconductor market in 2017 – a feat that took 25 years to happen – Gartner said on Monday. Samsung registered $59,875 million (roughly Rs. 3.97 lakh crores) in revenue while Intel at second place reported a revenue of $58,725 million (roughly Rs. 3.9 lakh crores) ... Read More »

Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto Z2 Play, and More on Discount as Amazon Hosts Motorola 45th Anniversary Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has hosted Motorola 45th Anniversary sale It offers discounts on Moto G5 and Moto Z2 Play among others The sale will run until April 11 Amazon India on Monday kicked off the Motorola 45th Anniversary sale to offer some of the popular Moto series Android handsets at discounted prices. The list of models that have received discounts includes the Moto G5, ... Read More »

WhatsApp Says It Collects Very Little Data as Facebook Privacy Scandal Rages On

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says all messages are end-to-end encrypted Experts say information about calls is likely being mined by WhatsApp Group chats also put users at risk, according to privacy experts WhatsApp has attempted to address privacy concerns surrounding its service as parent company Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal continues. The world’s most popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp says it collects very little data and that ... Read More »