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Active internet users likely to reach 900 mn by 2025, rural may lead: IAMAI

According to the IAMAI report, rural India may have a higher number of internet users compared to urban centres by 2025 which indicates the need to strengthen the digital ecosystem in the country.
Mobile continues to remain the device of choice for accessing the internet in both urban and rural areas.(PTI file photo for representation)
Mobile continues to remain the device of choice for accessing the internet in both urban and rural areas.(PTI file photo for representation)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 03:54 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Pornography consumption has become widespread among young netizens, study

The findings of a new study published in the journal Policy and Internet have shown that 16-17 year olds have come across some or the other pornographic content at some point in their life on the internet.
Pornography consumption widespread among young Internet users (Representative image)(Unsplash)
Pornography consumption widespread among young Internet users (Representative image)(Unsplash)
Published on May 10, 2021 09:21 AM IST
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ANI | , Washington

Gmail, Google Drive outage cause trouble for users across the world

A few minutes ago, the Google apps status page updated to confirm that they have received reports of an issue with Gmail and Google Drive.
The Google Inc. Gmail logo is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone in this arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, July 19, 2019. Alphabet Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on July 25. Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
The Google Inc. Gmail logo is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone in this arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, July 19, 2019. Alphabet Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on July 25. Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 20, 2020 12:44 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Covid-19: What you need to know today

The US, the world’s largest economy and also its most powerful country, has been laid low by the disease, with around 5.2 million cases and around 167,000 deaths. India has thus far seen 2.4 million cases and around 47,000 deaths.
India has thus far seen 2.4 million cases and around 47,000 deaths.(HT Photo)
India has thus far seen 2.4 million cases and around 47,000 deaths.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 03:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar

Connectivity gets better but parts of India still logged out

The number of internet users in India has grown significantly in recent years, according to data compiled by the World Bank.
Mobile telecom networks have played an important role in increasing internet access in India. 3G internet service was first launched in 2008 and 4G in 2012.
Mobile telecom networks have played an important role in increasing internet access in India. 3G internet service was first launched in 2008 and 4G in 2012.
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 03:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa, New Delhi

For Rediff boss, early success meant ignoring sceptics, self-learning tools

When he launched Rediff on the NeT, the internet was barely five months old in the country, and had a total of about 18,000 users.
Given his unique experience in advertising and computer hardware manufacturing, Ajit Balakrishnan, founder of rediff.com, says he could see a wonderful world was about to dawn.(Courtesy: Ajit Balakrishnan)
Given his unique experience in advertising and computer hardware manufacturing, Ajit Balakrishnan, founder of rediff.com, says he could see a wonderful world was about to dawn.(Courtesy: Ajit Balakrishnan)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Natasha Rego

Construction hanging fire, Kharar flyover now a subject of viral memes

A meme is an idea, behaviour or style, in the form of an image, video or a piece of text, typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users
Among the viral memes are those depicting actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui from his Netflix web series, Sacred Games(HT PHOTO)
Among the viral memes are those depicting actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui from his Netflix web series, Sacred Games(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Idrees Bukhtiyar, Mohali

Cyber crimes against women, kids a major threat: Experts

They were speaking on the concluding day of a two-day conference on “Safety of women and children” in Panchkula.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during a conference on ‘Safety of women and children’ in Panchkula on Friday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during a conference on ‘Safety of women and children’ in Panchkula on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajesh Moudgil, Panchkula

Reconciling a child’s right to privacy and autonomy

The draft data protection bill should reconsider seeking parental consent for all online activities of adolescents
Adolescents should be treated as a class separate from adults and children(iStock)
Adolescents should be treated as a class separate from adults and children(iStock)
Published on Dec 18, 2019 06:56 PM IST
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By Rajesh Bansal and Arjun Kang Joseph

Google searches on Kashmir peaked after Article 370 move

The tool helps analyse the relative frequency of any search term over time on a scale of zero to 100, where 100 represents the highest level.
Google Trends also gives data on the most related queries that users search for. Users across the globe actively searched for news from Kashmir in August.(HT image)
Google Trends also gives data on the most related queries that users search for. Users across the globe actively searched for news from Kashmir in August.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 06:20 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Popular video platform LIKE gets rebranded as Likee to improve user experience

Look out for a new user interface, video display style and added features to curate diverse content from users.
The app has transformed its features to add more value to users’ lives.(Likee)
The app has transformed its features to add more value to users’ lives.(Likee)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 10:20 AM IST
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By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio

‘Do you believe in UFOs?’: China hints at test of new missile

The People’s Liberation Army typically does not announce new missile tests, but occasionally drops hints about what it is up to, amid a massive modernisation push championed by President Xi Jinping to ramp up combat capabilities.
On Sunday, footage circulated on China’s Weibo microblogging service of an object travelling up into the sky, leaving a white trail behind it, over the Bohai Sea, partly closed at the time for military drills.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
On Sunday, footage circulated on China’s Weibo microblogging service of an object travelling up into the sky, leaving a white trail behind it, over the Bohai Sea, partly closed at the time for military drills.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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Beijing | By Reuters

India adds 40 mn new internet users each year

This is due to the rise of the non-English speaking internet user. Google’s latest report said that nine out of 10 new internet users in India are likely to be Indian language users.
At 400 million active internet users, India is the second largest internet user market after China.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
At 400 million active internet users, India is the second largest internet user market after China.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 10, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vidhi Choudhary

To preserve freedoms online, amend the IT Act

Look into the mechanisms that allow the government and ISPs to carry out online censorship without accountability
In the absence of transparency, we have to rely on a mix of user reports and media reports that carry leaked government documents to get a glimpse into what websites the government is blocking(Getty Images)
In the absence of transparency, we have to rely on a mix of user reports and media reports that carry leaked government documents to get a glimpse into what websites the government is blocking(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 09:43 AM IST
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By Gurshabad Grover

Twitter warns Pakistani rights activists over government criticism

The warnings come a week after Twitter suspended the account of an ultra-right Pakistani cleric who issued threats to the government and judiciary over the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.
Social network Twitter has warned two Pakistani rights activists against objectionable content.(REUTERS)
Social network Twitter has warned two Pakistani rights activists against objectionable content.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 12, 2018 08:37 PM IST
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Islamabad | By Reuters

There is no evidence that Internet shutdowns work

Extensive arguments have been made by many organisations and researchers, who have clearly established that Internet shutdowns, set a domino in motion that damages fundamental rights, the digital economy and in instances even public safety and order
The answer has been evasion as the central government till date has refused to provide any count or centralise a reporting and disclosure system(AFP)
The answer has been evasion as the central government till date has refused to provide any count or centralise a reporting and disclosure system(AFP)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 05:30 PM IST
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By Apar Gupta and Raman Jit Singh Chima

Why data is the new oil

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
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)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 06:03 PM IST
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Why India should make online child safety a priority

There is enough evidence to show that the Internet and social media play a part in the radicalization of children and youth as they are vulnerable to cyberbullying, online sexual abuse and exploitation
Children and young people are remarkably sensitive to the matter of online safety. As a Unesco global youth survey of 2017 shows, 95% of the respondents believe that their online safety is very important to them, and 94% place a high premium on the online safety of others.(Getty Images)
Children and young people are remarkably sensitive to the matter of online safety. As a Unesco global youth survey of 2017 shows, 95% of the respondents believe that their online safety is very important to them, and 94% place a high premium on the online safety of others.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 29, 2018 12:30 PM IST
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By Yasmin Ali Haque and Eric Falt

‘I am gay’ protests sweep China over ban on homosexual content on Weibo

Weibo said in a statement Friday it had begun a “clean-up campaign” to remove “illegal” content, including “manga and videos with pornographic implications, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality”.
Weibo says the three-month campaign will target ‘illegal’ gay and violent content.(AFP File Photo)
Weibo says the three-month campaign will target ‘illegal’ gay and violent content.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 06:30 PM IST
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