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Users of China's Twitter-like social media app Weibo began posting that they were having issues accessing the Clubhouse app.(Reuters representative image)

Mainland China users of Clubhouse app complain of internet access disruptions

Reuters | , Shanghai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:12 PM IST
The Clubhouse app had in recent days attracted masses of new users from mainland China.
Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.(Shutterstock)
Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.(Shutterstock)

Two thirds of school-age kids without internet access: UN

Geneva | By AFP | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Two -thirds of school-age children worldwide have no internet at home, a UN report found Tuesday, even as pandemic-induced school closures have made online access vital to getting an education.
An internet centre in Veerampattinam, Pondicherry.
An internet centre in Veerampattinam, Pondicherry.

Innovation, free expression key for digital framework

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Apar Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:48 AM IST
A structural premise to examine is the existence of the “digital divide”. This hackneyed phrase cocoons the lived reality of discriminatory internet access.
While it is true that Internet access has to improve, statistics tell a different story. In 2020, the Internet penetration rate in India is 50%, and is rapidly increasing(AFP)
While it is true that Internet access has to improve, statistics tell a different story. In 2020, the Internet penetration rate in India is 50%, and is rapidly increasing(AFP)

It is time to move India’s higher education online | Opinion

By M Jagadesh Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The criticism does not hold. The digital divide is being bridged; antiquated classroom practices can be buried
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)
At a time when the modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis, youngsters should be given every possible chance to sail through this period with minimum stress and maximum growth(HT Photo)

Readers’ take: Lessons from Covid, chart a new course for students with care

UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 12:03 AM IST
As there is nothing certain about the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Union HRD ministry and UT education department should start planning for long-term closure of schools, prune the syllabus to retain all that is essential and critical to learning and tweak online pedagogy to promote active learner engagement and development, suggest readers
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

SAT drops plans for home exam amid internet access concerns

By Associated Press| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 12:41 PM IST
The College Board announced Tuesday that it’s pausing plans for the remote exam but still hopes to make it possible in the future.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday decided to lift the ban put on social media sites that was active for more than six months(AP)
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday decided to lift the ban put on social media sites that was active for more than six months(AP)

Social media ban lifted in J-K, internet speed restricted to 2G

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 08:06 PM IST
In a fresh order, the Jammu and Kashmir administration today said people would now be allowed unrestricted internet access with 2G speed. Internet connectivity shall continue to be made available with Mac-binding.
Kashmiri journalists holding placards and laptops during a protest against the ongoing internet blockade, in Srinagar, in November 2019.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Kashmiri journalists holding placards and laptops during a protest against the ongoing internet blockade, in Srinagar, in November 2019.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Kashmiris welcome Supreme Court order, hope to log in soon

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 01:58 AM IST
Facing sixth month of internet shutdown, people termed Supreme Court’s order as big relief and urge J&K administration to restore connection at the earliest.
For boys and girls, simply having opportunities to hack were significant in starting such behaviour.(Unsplash)
For boys and girls, simply having opportunities to hack were significant in starting such behaviour.(Unsplash)

Ways girls get into hacking differ from boys

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 02:58 PM IST
According to a recent study, kids who had mobile phone access early on were more likely to hack -- especially if they lived in larger cities.
An instrument, essential to fulfilling rights, may be used negatively. But this cannot justify prohibiting its use(KERALA HIGH COURT)
An instrument, essential to fulfilling rights, may be used negatively. But this cannot justify prohibiting its use(KERALA HIGH COURT)

Kerala HC verdict: A victory for individual freedom

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:23 PM IST
Restricting Internet access deprives people of their right to life, liberty, freedom of expression, and privacy
The government’s odds of extinguishing peaceful collective action in the streets during an Internet blackout are no better than random chance. The Patidar agitation in Gujarat and the Jat reservation protests in Haryana are a few examples(PTI)
The government’s odds of extinguishing peaceful collective action in the streets during an Internet blackout are no better than random chance. The Patidar agitation in Gujarat and the Jat reservation protests in Haryana are a few examples(PTI)

Internet shutdowns in India only fuel the fires of violence

By Jan Rydzak and Rohini Lakshané
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Shutdowns have caused billions of dollars in economic damage and deeply impacted lives and livelihoods across India. However, rarely do we hear a more fundamental question: do shutdowns achieve their intended goals? Research suggests that it doesn’t
After downloading the mobile application commuters will have an option to select their preferred language and stream the loaded movies and videos on their smartphones.(Picture for representation/Getty Images)
After downloading the mobile application commuters will have an option to select their preferred language and stream the loaded movies and videos on their smartphones.(Picture for representation/Getty Images)

Soon, watch movies for free in Mumbai locals

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 08:13 AM IST
CR conducting trials at carshed in Kurla; service likely to go live in July
Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week.(AFP/Getty Images)
Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week.(AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

Havana | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 08:40 AM IST
The Cuban government has been building a 3G network in cities across the island and some tourists, Cuban government officials and foreign businesspeople have had access to it for several years.
Jawaharlal Nehru signs on the new Constitution. On the 69th Constitution Day (November 26), Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said it was in “our best interest” to heed the advice of the Constitution as not doing so would result in a “sharp descent into chaos”(PIB)
Jawaharlal Nehru signs on the new Constitution. On the 69th Constitution Day (November 26), Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said it was in “our best interest” to heed the advice of the Constitution as not doing so would result in a “sharp descent into chaos”(PIB)

Why President Kovind’s Constitution Day speech is important

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:59 PM IST
He expanded the existing parameters of what constitutes for social justice, making the phrase much more relevant to modern India.
Instant noodles being served at a food stall in New Delhi.(AFP)
Instant noodles being served at a food stall in New Delhi.(AFP)

Review: The 2 Minute Revolution by Sangeeta Talwar

Hindustan Times | By Sujoy Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 10:35 AM IST
Strategy consultant Sangeeta Talwar’s business autobiography looks at three decades of her career in India’s FMCG sector
As things stand, data collected from individuals is owned and manipulated by the companies that collect it (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon – the much vaunted GAFA oligopoly – and others such as ride sharing, food delivery, grocery apps, etc ).(AP)
As things stand, data collected from individuals is owned and manipulated by the companies that collect it (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon – the much vaunted GAFA oligopoly – and others such as ride sharing, food delivery, grocery apps, etc ).(AP)

Why data is the new oil

UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 06:03 PM IST
But a lot more needs to be done in terms of protection and localisation if India is to use the resource of data effectively in the future
The researchers concluded that wider internet access on trains had caused a “blurring of boundaries” between life at home and work for the workforce.(Unsplash)
The researchers concluded that wider internet access on trains had caused a “blurring of boundaries” between life at home and work for the workforce.(Unsplash)

Why emails sent during commute should count as working hours

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 10:52 AM IST
A new study argues that emails sent during commute time should be counted within overall working hours of an employee.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh on June 14, 2018. During his interaction with traders and shopkeepers, Modi urged them to use the Bhim app for digital payments.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh on June 14, 2018. During his interaction with traders and shopkeepers, Modi urged them to use the Bhim app for digital payments.(PTI)

Ensured technology was not for the few, empowered citizens: PM Modi

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 08:02 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Village Level Entrepreneurs via video conferencing, and spoke about how technology eased lives for many in rural areas.
The technology will help fill a huge gap in internet connectivity in the hill state owing to its tough terrain, says the chief minister.(HT Photo)
The technology will help fill a huge gap in internet connectivity in the hill state owing to its tough terrain, says the chief minister.(HT Photo)

To boost internet connectivity, Uttarakhand CM launches aerostat balloon facility

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2018 09:48 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday unveiled the country’s first balloon-mounted internet network in a bid to bring reliable internet access to the Himalayan state’s most remote areas
Young Cuban YouTubers Frank Camallerys and Emma Lopez.(Instagram)
Young Cuban YouTubers Frank Camallerys and Emma Lopez.(Instagram)

Flying high: Cuban YouTubers dream big despite poor internet access

Agence France-Presse, Havana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 12:49 PM IST
Nearly the entire population of Cuba does not have internet at home. This doesn’t not stop YouTubers from going the extra mile to create content.
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