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A vendor uses a smartphone while waiting for customers at a newspaper stand in Mumbai, India | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Apna, ‘LinkedIn’ for poor Indian workers who don’t know English, gets $8 million investment

Apna app helps users access job opportunities by entering name, age, & skills to generate a virtual 'business card' that’s shared with potential employers.
Chingari was launched in November 2018

Chingari app downloads leap from 1 lakh to 1 crore after TikTok ban in India

Chingari app co-founder Sumit Ghosh says company is using this 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' to scale up the product and seek funding.
Apple Inc. iPhone X | Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Apple to force apps to ask users permission before tracking them

Apple facilitates tracking providing app developers with unique numbers for each user, a design security advocates said contradicts the company’s pro-privacy stance.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India is using at least 19 apps to track and trace Covid-19, including Aarogya Setu

Govt authorities across India are asking people to download mobile apps created to check Covid-19. There are data privacy concerns as some apps track real-time movements.
Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Modi to Rahul: How faces of top Indian politicians could age in 40 years

We run 10 of India's top politicians through face-ageing technology to see if they can survive politics.

On Camera

Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?