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Pandemic data-sharing is putting new pressure on privacy protections

Consumer advocates fear that an emphasis on health over privacy could undermine the protection of civil liberties, similar to what happened after 9/11.
A vocational training centre | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Data analyst & digital detox consultants — Jobs that will dominate the next decade

Brexit, climate change, an economic slowdown and technology are among the factors that could have the greatest impact on jobs in the 2020s
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Monopoly in the name of privacy: How Google is slowly closing its advertising ecosystem

By encrypting domain naming system data, Google would prevent third parties from tracking users while they explore the web.
A ThoughtSpot Inc event in June

Indian techies behind ‘Google for numbers’ raise $248 million at $1.95 billion value

Valuation of California-based ThoughtSpot Inc., has doubled in 5 quarters as more companies use its search and artificial intelligence-powered analytics.
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Indian student awarded in US for creating algorithm that can help you find a parking spot

The algorithm relies on big data analytics and deep learning techniques to lead drivers directly to an empty parking spot, saving money and time.
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Did you pay your phone bill online? Such data can be used to build your credit history

The question is one of identifying what datasets are being used to arrive at credit scores and if there is a need to set boundaries beyond which the law must step in.

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Green tea to underpants, China’s grip on Indian lives goes beyond phone apps

There is no way Indians can live without most of the 8,000-odd stuff the country imports from China. So it's just better to wait for the tensions at LAC to simmer down.

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.