India  /  Published 21.01.22

India: Activists urge FB to release rights audit

Activists and whistleblowers urged Facebook at a webinar on Wednesday night to release a human rights audit of its work in India that it has allegedly withheld for more than six months. The demand co...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Education  /  Published 18.01.22

Crypto Start-ups

When Sandy Carter left her job as a vice-president of Amazon’s cloud computing unit, she announced in a LinkedIn post that she was joining a crypto technology company. She included a link for op...
By Daisuke Wakabayashi, Mike Isaac

Business  /  Published 07.01.22

Cookie crumbles for tech giants

France’s data privacy watchdog CNIL said on Thursday it had fined Alphabet’s Google a record $169 million for making it difficult for Internet users to refuse online trackers known as cook...
By Reuters in Paris

News  /  Published 20.12.21

Meta and CBSE create a curriculum on digital safety and wellbeing and augmented reality

Meta and CBSE will collaborate on content curation and development of curriculum integrating immersive technologies, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)...
By Our Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.21

New addictions: screen time

Technology has transformed human lives. Such is the bond between the modern man and the mobile phone that their brotherhood has led to psycholinguists coining phone-addiction-related neologisms. This ...
By The Editorial Board


Business  /  Published 12.12.21

WhatsApp, Meta to fill key posts

Meta (formerly Facebook) and WhatsApp are scouting for candidates for the roles of nodal contact and grievance officer as well as chief compliance officer — positions that have been mandated und...
in New Delhi

World  /  Published 08.12.21

Rohingya sues Meta

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate ...
By Reuters in Bangkok

Science Tech  /  Published 05.12.21

Meta’s support for creator economy

An average of over six million Reels are produced in India every day Over 160 per cent year-on-year growth in in-stream revenue earned by monetising creators and video publishers in India ...
By Mathures Paul

India  /  Published 19.11.21

FB stonewalls riot queries

Facebook’s head of public policy in India on Thursday repeatedly gave evasive answers to a Delhi Assembly panel’s questions on the platform’s alleged role in spreading malicious cont...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.21

The metaverse and the disembodied self

Ever since Facebook rebranded itself as Meta last month, a concept that was first mooted in a 1992 science fiction novel by Neal Stephenson has become perhaps the most discussed and debated term in cy...
By Samantak Das


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