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There have been numerous calls to boycott Chinese goods in India since 20 soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley along the LAC in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Traders’ body announces boycott of Zoom, adopts Indian alternative JioMeet 

In a statement, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has said that using Zoom as a communication platform can run against the interests of the country.
Mukesh Ambani

Zoom has a new challenger – budding internet tycoon Mukesh Ambani

Ambani’s Reliance has launched JioMeet video conferencing app after beta testing. The app has already garnered more than 100,000 downloads.
The logo for the Zoom Video Communications Inc. application seen on a laptop

India’s digital workforce needs secure software. Testing, not banning apps, is the answer

Modi govt's recent orders implicating digital platforms such as Zoom and WeTransfer without revealing the technical details don't address cybersecurity concerns.
The Zoom app home screen and logo | Image: ThePrint Team

SC issues notice to govt and Zoom as petition seeks ban on video-conferencing app

The petition contends that Zoom poses a threat to privacy as it does not have end-to-end encryption, and asks for a law to fix liability if there’s a breach.
Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Zoom shot to coronavirus fame, but competition is starting to heat up

Zoom has created a broader market, and whet investor appetite for stocks well placed to profit from the move to working from home.
Representational image. Zoom has been lambasted for a variety of security lapses. Photo | Bloomberg

‘Zoombombed’ with porn during bible study class, San Francisco church sues app

Saint Paulus Lutheran Church is seeking unspecified damages for privacy violations and a court order barring Zoom from engaging in negligent business practices.
The Zoom app home screen and logo | Image: ThePrint Team

Zoom to seek public feedback on app’s encryption design to address security concerns

The public review will help determine when end-to-end encryption, the highest standard of digital communications security, will be available for Zoom users.
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Video meetings might cause ‘Zoom fatigue’, but it’s an overall upgrade over the office

Video meetings create a level playing field, are more likely to start on time, makes attendees more attentive, and gets to the point with less chit-chat.
The Covid-19 lockdown saw Indians download a host of apps, including Zoom | Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg

Covid gave an edge to underdog apps Zoom and Houseparty. Google, Facebook playing catch up

Underdog apps Zoom and Houseparty spoilt the homework that tech giants Google, Facebook and Microsoft had done for the coronavirus lockdown.
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This online quiz contest by Bengaluru group is engaging families across the world every Sunday

Inspired by Bournvita Quiz Contest, weekly Qshala quiz contest is bringing together families from across India, as well as other parts of the world.

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Milton Friedman | Bloomberg

Why economist Milton Friedman wasn’t wrong about the corporate mantra — ‘make as much profit’

Shareholder capitalism is widely misunderstood. It does not argue for businesses to pursue maximum profit in the absence of any constraints, legal or ethical.

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The Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle was tested from APJ Abdul Kalam testing range in Odisha’s Balasore | By special arrangement

‘Like lighting a match in cyclone’ — Beauty of India’s hypersonic flight tech is in its engine

DRDO's successful test of a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle this month is a result of several indigenous tech achievements and know-how obtained over two decades.
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?