Sunday, 16 January, 2022

Topic: Internet

1.6 billion school students were affected due to Covid-19. Here’s how to avoid a repeat

Nearly 77 million children and young people have been shut out of their classrooms for the past 18 months. Digital connectivity is crucial.

2021’s meme game was simply bleh. Reels have taken over, but it’s not making us LOL

Memes, the beautiful gift of the Internet, the ventilators of an otherwise doomed life, the art closest to a netizen’s heart, are in their final days.

Modi govt will ensure Internet remains open & not dominated by big corporates, MoS IT says

MoS for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said Modi govt will strive to ensure that the Internet is a 'force of good', to deliver access to every Indian, including women and the elderly.

Amazon to launch first 2 satellites of Project Kuiper for high-speed internet in 2022

While the first two satellites are scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022, the final constellation will consist of 3,236 satellites.

What caused the unprecedented Facebook outage? The few clues point to a problem from within

Ironically, the outage was so pervasive Facebook had to resort to using Twitter, its rival platform, to get updates out into the world.

To reward creators or digital broadcasters? The current Copyright Act gets it all wrong

We need to question if widening the scope of Section 31D of the Copyright Act to grant large streaming companies an automatic licence to content would be fair to artists and creators.

Mobile internet, SMS services suspended for 4th day in Karnal as farmers’ protest continue

The farmers are continuing their protest outside Karnal's mini secretariat — against lathi-charge on agitating farmers — after talks with district administration remained inconclusive.

Is the internet really more effective at radicalising people than older media?

TV remains a potent means of manipulation. But the internet may be an algorithmic, personalised upgrade.

Meet my son, ‘HTML’. Yes, that’s what a web designer who loves his job has named his baby

The newborn’s aunt posted his photo on Facebook, and the caption read: ‘Welcome to the world HTML’. The boy's full name is Hypertext Markup Language Rayo Pascual.

By 2025, rural India will likely have more internet users than urban India

Moving at a growth pace over 3x faster than urban India, rural areas will likely force many changes in how internet is accessed and the digital ecosystem at large.

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Morrison is rethinking cancelling Djokovic’s visa. It makes Australia Open look hicksville

Turning Serbia’s national hero into Australia’s national villain has been hard for the govt's 'operation sovereign borders' chapter.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.