Internet News

China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei

China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian online controls. One week after China was re-crowned the world’s worst contravener of internet freedoms, a leaked censorship directive indicated online publishers had received orders to extinguish debate over the toppling of former internet ... Read More »

Internet of So Much Stuff: Don’t wanna be a security id-IoT

Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, last month announced a $1bn investment in IoT R&D over the next three years. What does $1bn buy you in IoT? A new IoT division, to be run by VMware’s CTO Ray O’Farrell, a bunch of new IoT-focussed projects including Project Iris – an under wraps RSA security development – and some collaborations for ... Read More »

Protect net neutrality and Internet freedom: World Wide Web inventor

How do you use the World Wide Web? People use it for all kinds of different things: to read email, post an update on social media, check in to a work meeting, navigate to a destination, enjoy a favorite song or album. It’s your choice. When I invented the World Wide Web as an information sharing system in 1989, I aimed to ... Read More »

The Internet of Things could easily be the Internet of Threats

The Internet of Things (IoT), unlike SMAC (Social Mobile Analytics Cloud), moved faster from being an industry buzzword to reality. However, what needs to be examined is whether businesses are prepared to fully leverage IoT. The McKinsey Quarterly for March of 2010defined IoT as: “sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects—from roadways to pacemakers—are linked through wired and wireless networks, often using the ... Read More »

Social Empowerment of International Women’s Day

The indicators of social empowerment of women include the base of gender inequality, sex ratios, life expectancy rates and fertility rates which shows the general status of women in terms of literacy, economic growth, availability of health care and birth control facilities, educational status of women, age at marriage, literacy rates and participation of women outside the home. Gender inequality ... Read More »

Google Parent Alphabet Reports Strong Results on Mobile Ads, YouTube, Other Bets

Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported profit in the recently-ended quarter leapt as money poured in from ads delivered to mobile devices and returns improved on “other bets.” Alphabet profit was up 32.4 percent to $6.7 billion (roughly Rs. 43,555 crores) on in the quarter on revenue that increased 24 percent to $27.8 billion (roughly Rs. 1,80,724 crores), up 24 percent from the ... Read More »

Amazon Diwali Sale Offers on Mobile Phones, TVs, Laptops and More Revealed

HIGHLIGHTS The Amazon sale offers discounts of up to 40 percent on mobiles, TVs There will be deals on laptops, headphones, speakers, tablets, e-readers Amazon Diwali sale starts on October 14 and continues for four days Amazon India has announced a bunch of offers it will be providing during its Diwali sale a day before the sale is scheduled to begin. The ... Read More »

Cyanogen, Now Called Cyngn, Is Working on Software for Self-Driving Cars: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Once a celebrated Android fork developer, Cyanogen is making a return It has rebranded itself as Cyngn It is now making software for autonomous cars Cyanogen, the startup best known for its failed attempt to “steal Android’s future away from Google”, is prepping for a return to the game. Only this time, it has a different business plan in ... Read More »

US SEC Corporate Filing System Said to Be Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks

HIGHLIGHTS US SEC found a vulnerability in its database that can cause its collapse The discovery came when the SEC was testing EDGAR EDGAR database was last breached in 2016 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street’s top regulator, has discovered a vulnerability in its corporate filing database that could cause the system to collapse, according to an internal ... Read More »

Internet Penetration in Rural India Is Abysmal, Finds COAI’s IMC-Deloitte Report

HIGHLIGHTS The overall Internet penetration in India is now 33 percent However, it is just 16 percent in the rural areas India lags behind many countries in broadband penetration with only 23% While the overall Internet penetration in India is 33 percent, it is only 16 percent in the rural areas, a report released at the ‘India Mobile Congress 2017′ ... Read More »