Mobile Stolen Or Lost? Now You Can Report It To The Telecom Dept

With the rising dependence on the mobile phone to access bank accounts and store personal data in India, the government has started acknowledging the security threats that arise if it is stolen or cloned. The department of telecommunications (DoT) is now launching a website to report mobile phone theft, so as to track stolen or cloned phones. … Read more Mobile Stolen Or Lost? Now You Can Report It To The Telecom Dept

What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!

The other Wikipedia co-founder has called for a 48-hour boycott of all social media platforms to demonstrate users’ desire to regain control of their data and privacy. On 4-5 July, and for at least one day, Larry Sanger has implored people to snub social media platforms except for posts showing that they are on strike. Jimmy Wales’ … Read more What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!

PUBG Mobile Ban: Nepal’s Supreme Court Orders Govt Not To Ban PUBG as it is Freedom of Expression

The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued an interim order to Government for not to ban the popular online game, PUBG Mobile. Nepal Telecommunications Authority had on April 11, directed all internet service providers of the country to block internet traffic originating from PUBG servers. Justice Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada personally sought out details on PUBG … Read more PUBG Mobile Ban: Nepal’s Supreme Court Orders Govt Not To Ban PUBG as it is Freedom of Expression

New Indian IT rules take social media giants to task

As India gears up for general elections, owners of global social media platforms are in a huddle over how to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news in a country where deep mobile penetration has made Facebook, its messaging service WhatsAppand Twitter available at the fingertips of millions. Despite efforts that began with sincerity only in the later half of … Read more New Indian IT rules take social media giants to task

Draft IT rules will lead to censorship on social media: Experts

Internet activists, law firms and public advocacy groups Saturday said the proposed changes to IT laws will lead to censorship and not achieve the government’s goal of removing objectionable content from the web. Putting forth their views at a consultation meeting called by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, various stakeholders said the new rules … Read more Draft IT rules will lead to censorship on social media: Experts

Mahindra Confirms It Will Supply Electric Powertrains To SsangYong In 2020

SsangYong will rely on the parent Mahindra for its electric powertrains. Electric Vehicles or EVs are not just the flavour of the season anymore. All global carmakers have either an EV project of their own under development or have an alliance brewing with another manufacturer for the same. Korea’s SsangYong Motor is also looking at … Read more Mahindra Confirms It Will Supply Electric Powertrains To SsangYong In 2020

Estimated Samsung Galaxy F bill of materials shows why it will cost $1,800

Korean agency CGS-CIMB Research has posted a report in which it estimates the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the foldable Galaxy F and compares it to a Galaxy S9+ and an iPhone XS Max. The priciest item is the display – or should we say “displays”. The Galaxy F will have one large 7.3” panel … Read more Estimated Samsung Galaxy F bill of materials shows why it will cost $1,800

IT Secretary Calls for More Stringent Rules on WhatsApp

Although WhatsApp recently limited forwards on the app, Ministry of Electronic and IT Secretary Ajay Kumar Sawhney on Monday noted that this alone would not be enough to tackle the growing problem of circulation of fake or speculative news. “It (WhatsApp) has become a publishing medium, so there should be rules made for it, as publishing is from one … Read more IT Secretary Calls for More Stringent Rules on WhatsApp

Make Facebook Commit It Will Not Influence Elections, Parliamentary Panel Urges Government

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Thursday told the government to make Facebookcommit that it would not misuse the users data to influence elections in India or for any other extraneous purposes outside the purview of the local laws or terms of user agreement. The panel headed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur … Read more Make Facebook Commit It Will Not Influence Elections, Parliamentary Panel Urges Government

Why IT Hardware Firms Are Shifting to Software-Based Revenue Models

IBM had to do it. Oracle is in the process of doing it. Lots of other companies should have done it but couldn’t. We’re talking about vendors making the risky and often costly jump from a hardware-based IT business to one centered mostly on software sales, services, licensing and subscriptions. Most hardware companies are coming … Read more Why IT Hardware Firms Are Shifting to Software-Based Revenue Models