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Crowded rooms, shared phones but a will to learn — how Delhi’s street kids study in a pandemic

350 children from shelter homes and slums are managing to continue their education online, with a little help from a non-profit NGO.
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Democratic, Republican senators want US govt to probe if TikTok, Zoom shared data with China

Two senators have written to US justice department seeking a probe into whether TikTok and Zoom's data handling and operational connections to China posed a risk to Americans.
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Zoom to offer full encryption to all users as it buckles under pressure over privacy

Zoom said previously it would reserve this feature for large corporate clients who paid for the service, leading to about 70,000 internet users signing two petitions against it.
Representational image. Zoom has been lambasted for a variety of security lapses. Photo | Bloomberg

Zoom says China asked it to censor pro-democracy activists in US and it obeyed

Chinese officials had reached out to Zoom in May and early June about four video conference calls that were publicized on social media to commemorate Tiananmen Square protests.
Representational image. Zoom has been lambasted for a variety of security lapses. Photo | Bloomberg

Zoom’s success story exposes flaw in Big Tech’s market dominance

The Covid era has led to an explosion of innovation and rapid growth for dozens of smaller companies that are emphatically winning even as tech giants try to squash them.
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How Zoom has transformed all the hype around it into a huge jump in sales & customers

While security and privacy issues plagued the system early on, Zoom has become an essential service — with more than 300 million participants, up from 10 million in December.
Representational image. Zoom has been lambasted for a variety of security lapses. Photo | Bloomberg

Zoom to strengthen encryption for paying customers

Zoom has seen global usage of its service surge during coronavirus shutdowns, but has come under increasing pressure over vulnerabilities in the app’s software encryption.
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Mira Nair, Rahul Gandhi, Vishal Bhardwaj, Alia Bhatt — We now judge you by your bookshelf

Bookshelves are the greatest props in quarantine video calls. They give us a peep into the minds of coworkers, bosses, and celebrities in lockdown.
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Groom in Mumbai, bride in Bareilly, priest in Raipur. Indians are saying ‘I do’ on Zoom

Indians are getting married, coronavirus or not. And Zoom is the cheapest, easiest destination wedding in town.

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The river Ganga in Varanasi

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
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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.