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Youtube, Facebook and Netflix drive rural India's internet usage

Babu Reddy, a village-level entrepreneur who runs a digital kiosk or Common Service Centre, is however providing high-speed Fibre-to-Home connections to citizens now, utilizing the BharatNet fibre backbone, which is transforming the life of the villagers, especially its youth.

1 Jun 2020 7:56 pm
India asks internet service providers to block WeTransfer

At this moment in time, WeTransfer seems to be blocked and unavailable in India, WeTransfer said in a blog post. Founded in 2009 in the Netherlands, WeTransfer allows users to upload and share file of up to 2GB for free at one time. Paying users can share files of up to 20 GB per transfer. The DoT did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

1 Jun 2020 1:29 pm
ByteDance digs deep; second corporate entity in India soon

The new entity, according to two sources with knowledge of the developments, is likely to provide Information Technology and IT enabled services support to all of ByteDances platforms worldwide, including in India.

31 May 2020 11:43 pm
Feud between Donald Trump and Jack Dorsey can have long-lasting effects on how we consume media in India

A significant development to this debate is the recent feud between US President Donald Trump and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter. While, on its surface, it is a battle between two powerful Americans, it can have longlasting effects on how we consume media in India.

30 May 2020 10:55 pm
Ravi Shankar Prasad launches AI portal; programme for youth to build the skills

India must be a leading country in the development of Artificial Intelligence in the world, leveraging upon its vast Internet savvy population and data it is creating. Indias AI approach should be of inclusion and empowerment of human being by supplementing growth and development rather than making human beings less relevant, Prasad said.

30 May 2020 8:17 pm
How much legal immunity do social media companies have?

In India, the government has been looking to make social media sites more accountable for content on their platforms.

30 May 2020 8:48 am
Trump's move against social media cos unlikely to change India's stand

The Indian government has been in the process of finalising amendments to the IT Intermediary Guidelines, which will require platforms to verify their users in order to discourage anonymous posting and need companies like WhatsApp to trace the origin of unlawful messages on court orders, among a host of measures to pin greater responsibility on companies.

29 May 2020 8:08 pm
UK plans new 5G club of 10 democracies, including India: Report

The move to speed up such a club comes as the UK launched an inquiry into Huawei's involvement in the country's mobile network upgrade in the wake of US sanctions against the company.

29 May 2020 7:07 pm
Google issued 1,755 warnings to users globally on govt-backed attackers in April

In a blog post, Google said its Threat Analysis Group (TAG) tracks more than 270 targeted or government-backed groups from over 50 countries. It, however, did not clarify which governments have targeted these users.

29 May 2020 3:18 pm
Your friend in distress could be an e-fraudster

Fraudsters have managed to steal from hundreds of bank accounts by either impersonating acquaintances of account holders, tricking tipplers desperate to buy liquor online, or deceiving those searching for service providers.

28 May 2020 10:45 am
View: Covid-hit business, a licence to skill

Enterprises are starting to review their digital presence and security posture more closely. Skills needed to ramp up on digital products and services, infrastructure services and cybersecurity are all geared towards sustaining and building communication, collaboration capabilities and culture in a virtual operating model.

26 May 2020 11:41 pm
Covid-19: WEF says cybersecurity measures no longer theoretical 'nice-to-haves' for businesses

The WEF said it has developed five principles to support business leaders reinforce the cyber resilience of their organisations in an unforeseen and instantaneous new reality, as all leaders and organisations have been forced to adapt business models faster than anyone was prepared for, to ensure existential survival.

26 May 2020 4:35 pm
JioMart website goes live across 200 cities in India

JioMart isnt available as an app yet and only as a mobile and desktop website.

24 May 2020 12:24 pm
Influencers churn out tutorials as #howtomakemoney trends

Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing platform, Instagram, has seen a 100% month-on-month increase in the number of posts with hashtags related to this category like #PassiveIncomeStreams and #PassiveIncomeOnline ever since the pandemic began to take a toll on employment opportunities across the world

21 May 2020 6:29 am
Google to launch program in India to connect offline retail inventory with search engine

Google has started a pilot where offline stores in India can list products available at a store level on a real time basis in the search page itself so consumers searching a product can see the variants available and price in their nearest store. This is Googles global initiative of whats in a store and local inventory which it plans to debut in India now.

18 May 2020 8:03 pm
Seqrite detects trojan targetting co-operative banks

. Researchers at Seqrite warned that if attackers are successful, they can take over the victims device to steal sensitive data like SWIFT logins and customer details and move laterally to launch large scale cyberattacks and financial frauds.

18 May 2020 7:58 pm