Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: Internet

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.

Internet Explorer to retire in June 2022, after serving for over 25 years

In a blog post, Microsoft said the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge and Explorer mode in Edge will be supported through at least 2029.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.