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Hit by scandals, Zuckerberg says he has multi-yr plan to overhaul Facebook

Saying goodbye to one of his toughest years filled with several controversies, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is “proud” of the progress in 2018 and the company has now established multi-year plans to overhaul its systems and is executing those roadmaps. In a year-end note on Friday, the 34-year-old Zuckerberg said his personal challenge

Rewind 2018: Data breaches, privacy concerns rocked the tech boat with Facebook, Google as sailing masters

The speed at which global technology giants changed the way people lead their lives — the way they talk to each other or conduct businesses — without being concerned about any roadblocks was remarkable. But all that changed in 2018. Scandals surrounding Facebook started surfacing in such higher frequencies that industry observers began questioning if

New e-commerce rules may be prone to manipulation, work-arounds: Experts

The fresh attempt at regulating the e-commerce sector in India, whilst well-intended, leaves scope for work-arounds and potential manipulation, experts and industry observers say. The new rules are mildly-worded and majors players, like the previous instances, may be able to get around them with only minor tweaks to their business models and subsidiary ownerships structures.

IT & startups expected to hire 5 lakh people in 2019: Mohandas Pai

India’s information technology (IT) services sector and startups together are expected to hire up to five lakh people in 2019 as demand for freshers is on the upswing, an industry veteran said Wednesday. Former Chief Financial Officer of IT major Infosys Ltd, T V Mohandas Pai said entry-level packages in the industry went up by

PIL challenges ‘snooping powers’ to 10 agencies in Supreme Court

A PIL was filed on Monday in the Supreme Court challenging the government’s notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks quashing of the government’s December 20 notification. According to the government’s notification, 10 Central probe and snoop agencies are now

Block self-harm material: UK minister tells Google, Facebook

Internet giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter must take steps to block the spread of material that tells people how to end their lives, Britain’s minister for suicide prevention has demanded. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Jackie Doyle-Price said that sites like Wikipedia, Google, Facebook and Twitter were behaving like “unruly teenagers” who

India empowers agencies to snoop on computers; critics decry ‘esurveillance state’

India has authorised 10 government agencies to intercept and monitor information from any computer, a move opposition parties said on Friday risked creating a “surveillance state”. The home ministry said late on Thursday the agencies could “intercept, monitor and decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer” under an Information Technology Act.

Lawmakers slam Facebook for failing to disclose data-sharing deals

Facebook and some of the other largest technology firms in the world faced sharp criticism on Wednesday for failing to disclose the extent of the social network’s data-sharing deals, many of which went back to the company’s early years. Details of the deals, revealed in a New York Times report on Tuesday, set in motion

TCL Corporation to invest Rs 2,200 crores, employ 8,000 individuals in Andhra Pradesh

Consumer electronics giant TCL Corporation will set up a television panel manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati with an investment of Rs 2,200 crore. The Chinese multinational is expected to offer as many as 8,000 new job opportunities with the commencement of world’s third-largest production plant spread across 158 acres in the Tirupati electronics manufacturing

DGCI wakes up to e-pharmacies after HC orders, to notify rules soon

After dillydallying on rules for online pharmacies for nearly two years, the government has finally woken up to the sector and is working to expedite the rules for online pharmacies. The urgency for notifying the rules comes after conflicting observations from the Delhi and Madras High Court (HC). The Drug Controller General of India will