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“Terrorists use the internet in much the same way as other people.” How should tech companies deal with it?

How should tech companies regulate terrorist content? Brian Fishman, the policy director of counterterrorism at Facebook, published a paper in Texas National Security Review about the challenges that tech companies face in removing terrorist content from their platforms. It’s important to understand how terrorists use the internet, Fishman writes. Generally speaking, terrorists use the Internet in much the same way as other people: ... Read More »

‘Slow, unreliable, expensive’ – What the internet is really like in rural France

Many people reported frustration at slow internet speeds. Photo: As a study reveals that the government is unlikely to hit its target to roll out high speed internet to rural areas by 2022, we ask readers living in the countryside what their services are really like. The study by consumer group UFC Que Choisir said that nearly 10 per cent of the ... Read More »

Amazon said to launch mobile ads, in threat to Google, Facebook

Amazon.com Inc has hit on a new way to grab a chunk of the 9 billion digital advertising market now dominated by Google and Facebook Inc: sell video spots on the e-commerce giant’s smartphone shopping app. Amazon.com Inc has hit on a new way to grab a chunk of the $129 billion digital advertising market now dominated by Google and Facebook Inc: sell video ... Read More »

Textiles become circuits in ‘The Embroidered Computer’

Google and others have developed smart clothing with built-in integrated circuits, but what if the textile itself formed the circuit? That’s the idea behind The Embroidered Computer, an interactive installation from artist and researcher Irene Posch and designer/artist Ebru Kurbak , shown at this year’s Instanbul Design Biennial.It’s a working 8-bit electromechanical computer made from gold, linen, hematite, wood, silver and copper that ... Read More »

Monty Mobile – A new perspective for operators in the telecommunication sector

Mr. Mountasser Hachem, CEO, Monty Mobile  How do you assess the current situation of mobile operators? Many mobile operators are struggling with their margins these days due to several factors: the cannibalization of OTT for their profits, spectrum availability, high CAPEX and OPEX cost, regulatory issue, among other different challenges. Accordingly, operators are always on the lookout to diversifying their ... Read More »

Is Internet usage in India being calculated in right way?

NEW DELHI: If we look at government or independent research figures, Internet users in India are growing exponentially — currently hovering around 560 million and likely to cross 600 million by the end of the year. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India has amn Internet subscriber base of nearly 560 million, including 482 million broadband subscribers – ... Read More »

Mobile connectivity in emerging economies: Boon or Bane?

India currently accounts for more than 10% of the global smartphone market. However, smartphone ownership rates are the lowest in India among the 11 developing countries surveyed by Pew Research Center. Further, while the country has over 500 million internet users, nearly half of Indian adults (47%) say they have a basic phone that cannot connect to the internet, according to country-specific ... Read More »

Telling Numbers: Computer Science, Chemistry power India in QS Rankings

The Computer Science departments of 17 Indian institutes have been ranked among the world top 200 in 2019, with those of IIT Bombay (in pic) and IIT Delhi featuring in the top 100. (File) In the latest World QS rankings, Indian universities have excelled in Computer Science, followed by Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy. The Computer Science departments of 17 ... Read More »

HP computer stranded in space

Two HP servers sent up to the International Space Station in August 2017 as an experiment have still not come back to Earth, three months after their intended return. Together, they make up the Spaceborne Computer, which operates on the open-source Linux system and has supercomputer processing power. They were sent up to see how durable they would be in ... Read More »

WB Board Exam 2019: Bringing electronic gadgets will lead to registration cancellation in HS

Representational Image KOLKATA: Any examinee getting caught by bringing electronic gadgets inside the exam venue in higher secondary examinations beginning Tuesday runs the risk of losing his registration forever. Such a decision taken by the West Bengal Higher Secondary Council will mean sealing the fate of the candidate as s/he will be forbidden from appearing in HS exam any further. After allegations of question ... Read More »