Panel of MPs mulls legislation to address online exploitation of children; to submit report in a month
Members of the panel told ET that in the next one month the committee of 14 members from 10 parties will hold deliberations with telecom regulator Trai, National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and social media companies such as Bytedance (TikTok), WhatsApp, Google, Facebook, Sharechat and Microsoft and submit its report.
How the BJP's dominance changed India's political landscape
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DGCA announces rules to minimise passenger inconvenience; asks airlines to resolve social media complaints too
The airlines will have to send...
Alexa, turn on the lights: Amazon is set to roll out its voice assistant on low-powered devices
At present, the device has a minimum requirement of 100MB on-device RAM.
Railways running special trains from Guwahati to help stranded passengers in Assam
Special passenger trains are being run in Guwahati so that people reach their destination in upper Assam. One such train was operated on Friday to Dimapur. Trains were also run on Saturday to Furkating, the main railway junction in Assam's Golaghat district, and to Dibrugarh.
INX Media case: Chidambaram seeks bail in SC, says CBI wants to keep him in jail to humiliate him
Chidambaram's lawyers told the apex court that there are no allegations of financial loss or siphoning of funds
Plea in SC seeking linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar to check fake news
The plea, which seeks to weed out the duplicate, fake and ghost social media accounts, wants the government to link the profiles on such platforms.
Lessons from 5 fallen tech empires over last decade
How the mighty fell: Facebook focussed on tapping into, and perhaps accelerating, expressing a personal identity on the web and also enabled connections with others while Orkut was inherently more about community than about individuals.
US House panel approves 2 scaled-down charges against Trump
The charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, which form the Articles of Impeachment as the chargesheet against Trump is known, will be voted next week by the entire Democrat-controlled House and sent to the Republican-majority Senate to hold a formal trial against him that will be presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Jio may control 45% of market in the next 3 years: Report
Reliance Jio is likely to command 45 percent of the market by March 2022, says a report.
View: Aadhaar linkage with social media is troublesome
Linking Indian people's Aadhaar with social media is not a panacea for the fake news plague.
House panel to submit report on online safety of kids in a month
14-member committee mulls over legislative provisions to address online exploitation. The government has revealed in the ongoing Parliament session that 377 websites hosting child pornography have been taken down while 50 first information reports (FIRs) have been filed in cases of online sexual exploitation of children.
Sweeping powers to government under data protection Bill a step backwards, say experts
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, and the government proposed sending the Bill to a joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament amid protests by the opposition.
Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook and Google
The European Union has fined Google 8.2 billion euro ($9.1 bn) over the past two years for antitrust violations.
Domestic media welcomes FDI cap for digital news entities
Will ensure level playing field for Indian news sites with aggregators and other digital outlets: INS president.
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