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A VSNL communication centre lying in disuse.

India must focus on digital infrastructure, data protection laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vivek Wadhwa
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The same technologies that have done a lot of good, however, also imperil India’s freedoms. They have widened the global equity gap, created echo chambers of disinformation and empowered a small group of foreign companies.
Technology companies have used these multiple meanings to lobby for reduced liability for activities on the “platform”.(Anatoliy Babiy)
Technology companies have used these multiple meanings to lobby for reduced liability for activities on the “platform”.(Anatoliy Babiy)

Creating a new legal regime for ‘platforms’ | Analysis

By Ananth Padmanabhan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 08:36 PM IST
The idea of safe harbours was meant to protect digital intermediaries. It is time to now find a new balance
IIT-B’s rise in global rankings has helped during placements in 2018-2019.(HT photo)
IIT-B’s rise in global rankings has helped during placements in 2018-2019.(HT photo)

1,101 students placed with gross salary Rs.14.11 per annum claims IIT-Bombay report card

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Musab Qazi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 09:03 AM IST
IIT-B placement report for 2018-19, the average gross salary offered on the campus increased to 14.11 lakh per annum from 12.32 lakh, while the average cost to company rose to 17.49 lakh from 15.69 lakh. The number of students who got placed also rose to 1,101 from 1,086, and the number of offers from core engineering and technology firms increased to 382 from 324.
Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by
Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by

Café Coffee Day founder goes missing: Here’s his full letter

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by VG Siddhartha in 1993. It has over 1500 cafes across India, the first outlet was opened in Bengaluru.
Sharad was found lying on the road by some locals, who rushed out of their house after hearing the gunshot.(HT Photo)
Sharad was found lying on the road by some locals, who rushed out of their house after hearing the gunshot.(HT Photo)

Software engineer shot dead in Lucknow

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 02:06 AM IST
The police suspect personal enmity but have so far failed to trace the killers or ascertain any specific motive.
Gautam Adani(Mint Photo)
Gautam Adani(Mint Photo)

Coal billionaire Gautam Adani woos Amazon and Google with Indian data hubs

Bloomberg | By Anurag Kotoky
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Gautam Adani, the Indian businessman is setting his sights on what he believes could become another big money maker: Selling data storage services to companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.
India has called for a multi-stakeholder engagement, including lasting commitment from technology companies on higher standards of content regulation, to address challenges of hate speech online.(HT File)
India has called for a multi-stakeholder engagement, including lasting commitment from technology companies on higher standards of content regulation, to address challenges of hate speech online.(HT File)

India calls for multi-stakeholder engagement to tackle hate speech online

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Naidu told the General Assembly that the Jewish people have for more than two millennia faced discrimination and hatred based on their identity, asserting that pervasive antisemitism often co-exists with other forms of deep-rooted malaise towards others.
The way forward from here must therefore necessarily be one of regulation of technology giants through forward thinking digital policies that will create safeguards for users of platforms such as Facebook.(REUTERS)
The way forward from here must therefore necessarily be one of regulation of technology giants through forward thinking digital policies that will create safeguards for users of platforms such as Facebook.(REUTERS)

Develop effective policies to regulate tech giants

UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 12:03 PM IST
The crux of the matter is that Facebook — and indeed Google and Twitter and Uber and Amazon — are not merely companies that connect people. They are centres of an advertising marketplace, in which you, the user, is the product being sold to the advertisers
Facebook’s internal emails reveal a governing philosophy of “data reciprocity” set out by none other than Mark Zuckerberg(Bloomberg)
Facebook’s internal emails reveal a governing philosophy of “data reciprocity” set out by none other than Mark Zuckerberg(Bloomberg)

Lessons India can learn from Facebook scandals

By Apar Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 09:59 AM IST
If data scandals of this year have taught us anything, it is that profit follows trust of users which is earned by respecting their individual rights
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files(REUTERS)
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files(REUTERS)

Facebook gave tech giants, including Netflix, access to users’ private messages: Reports

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 04:20 PM IST
Social media giant Facebook has been sharing its users’ personal data, including private messages and contact information for users’ friends, with some of the world’s largest technology companies like Microsoft, Amazon
IIT-B had been witnessing a steady drop in job offers coming from the IT sector as well as core-sector companies for some time now.(Hindustan Times)
IIT-B had been witnessing a steady drop in job offers coming from the IT sector as well as core-sector companies for some time now.(Hindustan Times)

IT companies regain hiring mojo at IITs

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 08:29 AM IST
At IIT-Bombay, the number of job offers from the IT sector dropped to 177, after witnessing a spike at 270 in 2015-16.
The Modi government has rightly prioritised technology in the Indian economy through the Digital India initiative, and the tech industry supports many aspects of the programme(PTI)
The Modi government has rightly prioritised technology in the Indian economy through the Digital India initiative, and the tech industry supports many aspects of the programme(PTI)

India should move from protectionist to forward-leaning data policies to spur investment

By Dean Garfield
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 05:26 PM IST
India is also incredibly exciting for the tech sector because the Indian people are eager for the latest technologies and services and want to be part of the global digital community. Unfortunately, intentional or not, India is closing its doors to tech companies.
There is no change in the US’ H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump administration official has said ahead of next week’s 2+2 Dialogue.(REUTERS)
There is no change in the US’ H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump administration official has said ahead of next week’s 2+2 Dialogue.(REUTERS)

No change for H-1B visas, says US ahead of 2+2 dialogues

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 10:52 AM IST
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
The USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa cap for advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, a statement said.(Representative photo)
The USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa cap for advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, a statement said.(Representative photo)

H-1B visa cap of 65,000 for 2019 reached: US immigration dept

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 09:01 PM IST
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
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