Mobile internet: Cuba's new revolution
Up until December 2018, when mobile internet first arrived, Cubans wishing to use the internet had to find one of several dozen Wi-Fi hotspots in public parks or squares, and pay dearly for an unreliable connection. And even that initial access only became possible in 2015.
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Gig Workers Fund: Internet firms seek clarity on social security inputs
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IT firms to see $900 billion digital tech market by 2025: Analysts
IT services providers are looking at a potential $900 billion digital technology-led services market by 2025, as more organisations transform their businesses to cater to customers online.
Prime Minister Wani: Centre targets two million Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of 2021
Once the service is live, anyone can register as a public data operator aggregator (PDOA) by filling in a one-page form on the central registry portal. If there is no response within seven days of filling the form, the registration is deemed approved, Prakash explained.
IMC2020: Facebook says India is at an inflection point, to invest in people, technology, partnerships
The company has recently invested Rs 43,574 crore in Jio Platforms for a 9.99% stake at a time when data consumption has expanded propelled by cheap tariff plans.
BSNL starts satellite-based internet of things device service
According to a BSNL official, the device developed by Skylo will be provided only through the state-run firm at a price of around Rs 10,000 a unit. The square-shaped device can be carried by users across any part of the country and connect with their smartphones for two-way communication.
Covid impact: Rural India beats urban in mobile data usage
Overall rural wireless broadband availability has widened too. As a result, rural consumption now accounts for roughly 45% of overall mobile data usage and urban usage makes up 55%, compared with a 40:60 ratio before the Covid-19 outbreak.
Digital rights body questions India's move to seek backdoor access to encrypted communication
The UK home department, this Sunday, issued a joint statement signed by governments of Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand and the United States calling on tech companies to work with governments and find solutions to ensure the safety of citizens, without eroding user privacy or cyber security.
Pandemic play: A lot more mid-age users are clicking on internet
The fear among senior citizens around stepping out to run errands during the pandemic has pushed many to let go of technology-related inhibitions and embrace digital platforms. Prior to the pandemic, the share of internet users in the 55-plus age group was only 6%-8%.
IAMAI calls founders meet to discuss Google's decision to make its billing system compulsory for in-app purchases
Google has made it compulsory for developers to use Google Play Billing system as the only method of payment for in-app purchases. The policy is applicable for purchase of digital goods and not physical goods.
US proposes changes in legal immunity for internet platforms
The US Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal on Wednesday that seeks to reform a legal immunity for internet companies and follows through on President Donald Trump's bid from earlier this year to crack down on tech giants.
View: Internet platforms can’t be allowed to monetise hate
The problem lies in their profit model. They offer great free services. Their profits come from advertising, often subliminal advertising. This means flashing messages for very brief periods below the normal human perception level, reaching the subconscious. Subliminal advertising has long been used by conventional advertisers too, highlighted in books like Vance Packard’s ‘The Hidden Persuaders’.
View: Multilateral cooperation will be the cornerstone of internet economy
Countries are vying to control the cyberspace with their own rules. This is antithetical to the very nature of the internet. It can no longer be seen as a mere addendum to citizen and consumer well-being.