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Mastercard concerned India’s strict data rules may hinder fraud detection

The RBI had asked payment firms to ensure their data is stored exclusively on local servers, making it one of the few countries with the strictest data localisation rules.
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The web is 30 years old. What better time to fight for its future

If we give up on building a better web now, then the web will not have failed us. We will have failed the web.
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This invention 143 years ago led to the small & powerful computers we all carry with us now

Today's smartphones wouldn't have existed if it weren't for Alexander Graham Bell, who fought off controversy over whether he was indeed the inventor of the first telephone.
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Crash of two Boeing 737 Max flights puts aircraft automation under intense scrutiny

While automation has without doubt made commercial flying much safer, the man-versus-machine conundrum has been central to civil aviation for years

Facebook’s policy shift is less about privacy and more about profits

Users are already moving from open-sharing on Facebook to closed groups on WhatsApp. Mark Zuckerberg is merely preparing to shift resources to follow them.
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Boeing’s damage control over the 737 Max model will cost it billions

Following the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing is working in a systems upgrade for the 737 Max fleet sitting idle across the world, and will also have to compensate airlines for flight disruptions.
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Facebook & YouTube blindsided by live video of massacre in New Zealand mosques

At least 40 people were killed in mass shooting in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch. 
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Twitter unveils Snapchat-like camera feature as it experiments with change

Microblogging site Twitter, which has usually been slow to change, is opening up to experimentation and new products to persuade more people to join the service.
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Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outage persists globally after more than 10 hours

Users of the Mark Zukerberg-headed social media giant and its family of platforms have been facing issues with logging in, posting and sending images or were being shown error messages.
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Two Boeing 737 flights crash five months apart, raise doubts of possible link

Both the Ethiopian Airlines crash and last October’s Lion Air jet crash were of the same Boeing 737 Max make, and faced similar erratic flights before crashing.

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Can Indian politics recover from the toxicity of the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign?

From PM Narendra Modi saying former PM Rajiv Gandhi died as "corrupt number 1", to Mayawati dragging Modi’s wife into her speech, 2019 has seen it all.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?