Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicBig tech

Topic: Big tech

Liberal democracies must worry about the power that Twitter, Facebook, Google have

Big Tech’s boycott of Donald Trump distracts from the real issue — the political power of social media.

Bans on Parler and Trump show the power Big Tech wields over web conversation

For years, large tech companies claimed to be content-neutral. Now, they are realising how much power they have over public conversation — including over apps they didn’t create.

Big Tech backlash against govts could mean less free stuff for consumers

Changing regulations might mean that companies could be less inclined to offer loss-making free services, such as Amazon’s shipping & Facebook's messaging service through WhatsApp.

Why Amazon, Apple, FB and Google are in the dock. It’s not just about economy

Even if the US Congress enacts new legislation, short of breaking up Big Tech, antitrust actions will not directly take on its bigger power.

Facebook, Twitter, Google could just quit Hong Kong after showdown with China

Hours after Hong Kong announced new powers to police the internet Monday, Big Tech firms suspended requests for data from the government.

Why Trump’s suspension of H1B and other work visas will kill innovation

If the US doesn’t attract founders for the next Google or Databricks as the preeminent land of opportunity, it will only embolden its biggest rivals like China and Europe.

Zoom’s success story exposes flaw in Big Tech’s market dominance

The Covid era has led to an explosion of innovation and rapid growth for dozens of smaller companies that are emphatically winning even as tech giants try to squash them.

Why the Apple and Google partnership to fight Covid is huge

Apple & Google seem to have figured out a way to use their power for good of society while protecting public’s privacy through smart engineering.

Kaushik Basu on ‘taming’ Big Tech, Syed Hasnain warns of terror in Kashmir

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Privacy is dead. So, it’s time to turn data into a bargaining chip

Tech firms offer services in exchange, but the government will argue it needs your data for national security. Why not trade it then.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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