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Russia is global master of deep fakes, but don’t expect China to be clumsy for long

In ‘Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse’, Nina Schick explains how China so far has exploited the internet against its citizens, but is now looking beyond its borders.

How China conducted a quiet internet experiment with forbidden foreign websites

The Tuber browser-app appeared without fanfare late September & offered for the first time in years a way to view long-banned websites from Facebook to Google and the New York Times.
Red light illuminates the keys of a laptop computer

Chinese app helps users bypass Great Firewall to access FB, Google, and then disappears

The Tuber browser, backed by Chinese cybersecurity giant 360 Security Technology, appeared to provide the users the ability to legally visit overseas websites & social media platforms.

Why 5G is unlikely to solve India’s digital connectivity problems

Considering that even 4G hasn’t reached majority of Indians, 5G seems a distant dream for those living in rural or under-serviced areas.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

‘Vagina’ is top search on Bhojpuri Wikipedia, bringing vulgar songs back under scanner

ThePrint speaks to experts about a recent analysis that revealed ‘vagina’ as top search on Bhojpuri Wikipedia. The analysis comes amid worries about increasingly vulgar content in Bhojpuri songs. 
Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

India has cheap internet & good e-governance, but lacks good digital life quality, finds study

A global survey of 85 countries showed that Denmark and Sweden offer the best digital quality of life. India scored a mid-level 57 rank, but did well on two indicators.

Dear Binod, thank you for saving 2020 from being a total washout

It all began when the YouTube channel Slayy Point explored the internet’s garbage dump, ie YouTube’s comments section, and chanced upon a diamond in the trash.

No, going Incognito doesn’t hide your web activity from your boss or school

Technically, private browsing online does give you a clean slate, but Google's Incognito and Microsoft’s InPrivate mode aren’t protective shields.
Representational image of a J&K Police barricade | File photo: PTI

No 4G internet in J&K for now, special panel will review decision after 2 months — MHA to SC

In an affidavit filed before SC, Ministry of Home Affairs has said situation in Jammu and Kashmir will be reviewed by other competent authorities for the next two months.
(Representational Image) of a Google internet balloon | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Kenya and Google join hands to make ‘internet balloons’ — 1,000 users can login from each

A single plastic balloon can provide internet connectivity to an area of about 80 km in diameter and serve about 1,000 users on the ground.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.