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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.

Low Internet Speeds For Students In Andaman
India

Low Internet Speeds For Students In Andaman

With internet speeds operating between 17-18 kbps, it's next to impossible to access online classes or any additional coursework for students residing in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg worried about China’s influence on internet regulation
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg worried about China’s influence on internet regulation

Facebook CEO said there is a model coming out of countries like China that have quite different values than Western countries.

Asian Americans use digital, streaming services for TV viewing more than other groups in the US, says study
Entertainment

Asian Americans use digital, streaming services for TV viewing more than other groups in the US, says study

The Nielsen company study said that Asian Americans are becoming key consumers and influencers in entertainment and gaming.

When this is over, what will the internet be? Inequities in access thrown into sharper relief by coronavirus outbreak
Lifestyle

When this is over, what will the internet be? Inequities in access thrown into sharper relief by coronavirus outbreak

India has 451 million active internet users, second only to China. A solid 66 million of these are between 5 and 11 years old. This is the kind of data point that puts a gleam in the eyes of tech bros who think that India’s education crisis can be solved with a mobile phone in the hand of every child.

Jio Platforms strikes third unit stake deal; raises $8 billion in two weeks post-Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista investment
Business

Jio Platforms strikes third unit stake deal; raises $8 billion in two weeks post-Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista investment

Unlike traditional mobile carriers which depend on voice services to make money, Ambani has pitched Jio as a trailblazer tech company by offering cheap mobile data plans that helped hundreds of millions of Indians use the internet for the first time

Jio-Facebook agreement vindicates Indian way of doing business: By responding to needs of bottom of the pyramid
Business

Jio-Facebook agreement vindicates Indian way of doing business: By responding to needs of bottom of the pyramid

What is the Jio-Facebook deal all about? Putting it simply, it is about one of the most successful Silicon Valley enterprises investing in India’s large, rapidly growing and attractive digital market

Connectivity as a human right: Significance of the Facebook-Jio deal and how it ties into Zuckerberg's 2013 vision
News & Analysis

Connectivity as a human right: Significance of the Facebook-Jio deal and how it ties into Zuckerberg's 2013 vision

While Jio has paved the way for wide access to the internet in India, this alliance between Facebook and Jio will help make internet access more worthwhile

Coronavirus crisis underscores urgency of bridging divide between India's digital haves and have-nots
Lifestyle

Coronavirus crisis underscores urgency of bridging divide between India's digital haves and have-nots

36 percent of Indians have internet access out of which only a third are women. This is not a digital divide anymore; this is a digital ditch.

Telecom shares drop 13%; surprise loser against other sectors as global lockdowns drive online sales from gaming to food delivery
Business

Telecom shares drop 13%; surprise loser against other sectors as global lockdowns drive online sales from gaming to food delivery

In Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, a combination of high fixed costs, debt and market disruption has left telcos significantly underperforming the data-hungry businesses their networks carry

Coronavirus Oubreak: ‘Father of Internet’ Vint Cerf tests positive for COVID-19
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Coronavirus Oubreak: ‘Father of Internet’ Vint Cerf tests positive for COVID-19

Vint Cerf has also served on the US government's National Science Board for six years.

Working from home? Here are remedies to some tech headaches you are bound to face
World

Working from home? Here are remedies to some tech headaches you are bound to face

The biggest lesson for working from home: Less is better, especially fewer gadgets and fewer work apps.

Coronavirus has no known cures, don’t trust the memes that spread misinformation
World

Coronavirus has no known cures, don’t trust the memes that spread misinformation

Memes have become efficient vectors of bad advice, often with urgent instructions or dystopian graphics.

Can the internet handle the strain of everyone working from home? Or will it buckle under pressure?
World

Can the internet handle the strain of everyone working from home? Or will it buckle under pressure?

On top of that, home networks — such as the Wi-Fi routers that residents set up — can be finicky.

Railways earned over Rs 9,000 cr from cancelled and waitlisted ticket charges in last 3 years; maximum ticket purchases made online
Business

Railways earned over Rs 9,000 cr from cancelled and waitlisted ticket charges in last 3 years; maximum ticket purchases made online

The information was provided by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), in response to the RTI application filed by Kota-based activist Sujeet Swami

A more democratic art? How the digital sphere is shaping culture and counter-culture in India
Life

A more democratic art? How the digital sphere is shaping culture and counter-culture in India

In blurring the divides between mainstream culture, alternative subcultures, and the grassroots counterculture, the internet is reducing elitism that comes with homogenous cultural consumption and moulding India’s cultural sensibility in a decidedly democratic way.

No punishment off the table: Texas AG says break-up among possible remedies in Google probe
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No punishment off the table: Texas AG says break-up among possible remedies in Google probe

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are under a series of investigations for using their clout to defend market share, monopoly.