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China blocks reports on inflatable toad after netizens compare it to Communist Party chief

Jul 23, 2014

China blocks reports on inflatable toad after netizens compare it to Communist Party chief

The 22-metre-high toad, appeared in a China park last weekend, but met with mockery from social media users who compared its appearance to that of former President Jiang Zemin #World #China #Internet #Censorship #Jiang Zemin #Communist Party #SocialMedia #Internet humour #Inflatable toad
BRICS declaration condemns terrorism, 'mass electronic surveillance'

Jul 16, 2014

BRICS declaration condemns terrorism, 'mass electronic surveillance'

The five-nation BRICS summit has come out with a strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. #India #China #Terrorism #Brazil #diplomacy #NewsTracker #Russia #BRICs #South Africa #Internet surveillance #BRICS summit 2014 #BRICS Declaration
Brazil's Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

Jul 11, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff said the Obama administration was not directly responsible for U.S. spying on Brazil and has taken steps toward smoothing over the diplomatic tensions set off by espionage disclosures last year. In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour broadcast on Thursday, Rousseff said she understood that the Obama administration needed time resolve what was happening and could not immediately provide explanations demanded by Brazil. #facebook #Politics #United States #Obama #India #Internet #Argentina #United Kingdom #President #Latin America #Mexico
Budget 2014: Jaitley loosens the purse strings to boost education

Jul 10, 2014

Budget 2014: Jaitley loosens the purse strings to boost education

The Finance Minister said primary education is a major priority for the Modi government and that steps would be taken to provide minimal school infrastructure facilities.
#Internet #Education #IIT #IIM #Arun Jaitley #IT #AIIMS #Union Budget #loans #Budget2014

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History
Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

Jan 04, 2014

Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

While the Snapchat data breach came as bad news for users, what many may not have realised is that the really scary part was that mobile numbers of users were breached. #social media #HowThisWorks #Internet #Hacking #Instant messaging #Mobile app #Mobiles #Application #online security #Snapchat

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Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

Jul 24, 2014

Comcast Steps Up Its Game on Internet Speeds

Comcast has begun extending fiber optic cable all the way to customers' homes in certain parts of its service area, as it competes with all-fiber providers on Internet speeds...
Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

Jul 23, 2014

Comcast profit jumps 15% on rise in high-speed Internet customers

Cable giant Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit increased 15% as more customers signed up for its high-speed Internet service...
Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

Jul 24, 2014

Lenovo shows smart glasses prototype as it seeks hardware partners

Lenovo showed off a smart glasses prototype on Thursday, part of a push to attract developers and other hardware manufacturers to a new partner program. The wearable device looks similar to Google Glass, but has its battery attached down at the user’... #China #Google Inc.
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