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World Day Against Cyber Censorship: Here are some points to keep in mind when using internet
World

World Day Against Cyber Censorship: Here are some points to keep in mind when using internet

The World Day Against Cyber Censorship, also known as the international day of freedom of expression on the internet, began to be marked in 2008 by Reporters Without Borders along with Amnesty International.

Safer Internet Day 2022: Find out about the theme, history and significance of this special day
World

Safer Internet Day 2022: Find out about the theme, history and significance of this special day

On this special day, stakeholders around the world come together to make the internet a safer and better place, especially for children and young people

Meta: Facebook's high-stakes bet to save itself, take control of the internet's future
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Meta: Facebook's high-stakes bet to save itself, take control of the internet's future

Zuckerberg argued the name demonstrates the company's commitment to building its "metaverse," a virtual reality version of the internet that would make online experiences — like chatting or attending a concert — feel face-to-face

International Internet Day 2021: From first message ever sent to access in India, all you need to know
World

International Internet Day 2021: From first message ever sent to access in India, all you need to know

The first message exchange through the network was to programmer Bill Duvall at Stanford Research Institute by UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock and his student and programmer Charley Cline.

How 9/11 made politicians and media turn terrorism into an Islamic issue
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How 9/11 made politicians and media turn terrorism into an Islamic issue

Perhaps the most damaging legacy of 9/11, however, has been the homogenisation and Islamisation of the terror threat

Haryana government suspends mobile internet in Karnal ahead of farmers' mahapanchayat
India

Haryana government suspends mobile internet in Karnal ahead of farmers' mahapanchayat

The mobile internet services in Karnal district will remain suspended from 12.30 pm on Monday to Tuesday midnight, according to an order of the Home Department.

CoWIN app quirks show just how Phase 4 of India's vaccination programme excludes entire class of Indians
India

CoWIN app quirks show just how Phase 4 of India's vaccination programme excludes entire class of Indians

The vaccination process for people aged 18 to 45 years shows how the use of technology, backed by the wrong policy and implementation design can lead to large-scale exclusion

Continuing its rebellion against traditional fashion calendar, Saint Laurent presents winter collection as short film
Arts & Culture

Continuing its rebellion against traditional fashion calendar, Saint Laurent presents winter collection as short film

In April 2020, Saint Laurent announced that it would skip Paris fashion week that year. And it has not returned, with its latest winter collection again delivered as an online short film outside of any normal timetable.

Starlink internet to reach India in 2022: Here's what the Rs 7,200 pre-order deposit gets you
science

Starlink internet to reach India in 2022: Here's what the Rs 7,200 pre-order deposit gets you

The service will be launched in most, if not all regions of India, in 2022, and now open to preorders for a refundable USD 99 deposit.

Older shoppers become big spenders online as COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation among seniors
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Older shoppers become big spenders online as COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation among seniors

The internet has become a crucial link to the outside world during the pandemic, one that millions of people still don’t have access to.

Father of the Web Timothy Berners-Lee says Australian's media law may render the Internet unworkable
News & Analysis

Father of the Web Timothy Berners-Lee says Australian's media law may render the Internet unworkable

It’s a question dividing proponents and critics of the proposed Australian law: does it effectively make Google and Facebook “pay for clicks” and might it be the beginning of the end of free access?

No internet, no vaccine? Lack of internet access limited COVID-19 vaccine availability for some minorities
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No internet, no vaccine? Lack of internet access limited COVID-19 vaccine availability for some minorities

There was a 154% increase in telehealth visits during the last seven days of March 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

Myanmar Coup: Tens of thousands march through streets of Yangon; authorities restore internet access
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Myanmar Coup: Tens of thousands march through streets of Yangon; authorities restore internet access

The demonstrators are seeking to roll back last Monday’s seizure of power by the military and demanding the release from detention of Suu Kyi, the country’s ousted leader and other top figures

Jobs in 2021: With tech taking centrestage, ‘gap year’ 2020 is likely to force professionals to reinvent themselves
India

Jobs in 2021: With tech taking centrestage, ‘gap year’ 2020 is likely to force professionals to reinvent themselves

Jobs in 2021 will be different from jobs in 2019. Some features will be very new. Some may vanish altogether. But some will remain for the next 10 or 20 years, particularly the use of digital technology and the internet for remote working and projectisation

OneWeb launches 36 satellites with an aim to offer high-speed internet in India by mid-2022
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OneWeb launches 36 satellites with an aim to offer high-speed internet in India by mid-2022

OneWeb launched the 36 satellites from a Soyuz launch vehicle, which began from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, in Russia.

SpaceX's Starlink satellites assist emergency responders in Washington with internet
science

SpaceX's Starlink satellites assist emergency responders in Washington with internet

This is the first public use of the SpaceX-developed internet-from-space satellite constellation.

SpaceX's Starlink satellite fleet photobombs rare sightings of Neowise comet by astronomers
science

SpaceX's Starlink satellite fleet photobombs rare sightings of Neowise comet by astronomers

Musk said the satellites had been fitted with VisorSat that acts as a set of shades that keep the sun from reflecting off the satellites.

US Senate committee approves anti-child porn bill after addressing Google, Facebook encryption concerns
News & Analysis

US Senate committee approves anti-child porn bill after addressing Google, Facebook encryption concerns

US tech companies believe that the proposed law goes too far to weaken privacy protections for ordinary users.

UFO on a stick: Reddit user posts five never-before-seen images of SpaceX’s Starlink ground devices
science

UFO on a stick: Reddit user posts five never-before-seen images of SpaceX’s Starlink ground devices

SpaceX has not confirmed if the leaked pictures are genuine, although one of the pictures show a label on the devices that says they are prototypes and SpaceX’s property.

Centre likely to reduce syllabus for upcoming academic year, announces Ramesh Pokhriyal; classes were delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak
India

Centre likely to reduce syllabus for upcoming academic year, announces Ramesh Pokhriyal; classes were delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has led to delay in starting classes for the new sessions and postponement of exams.