Friday, December 3, 2021

Tech Observer Desk

3897 POSTS 0 COMMENTS covers e-governance, enterprise IT, startups, telecom and consumer electronics.

Fresh troubles for Google as Russian court fines global tech major 3 million roubles for not deleting banned content

Russia in October threatened to fine Google a percentage of its annual Russian turnover for repeatedly failing to delete banned content

Facebook’s future in OZ bleak as Australia rolls law for defamation on online platforms

Any move by Facebook to quit Australia over new laws may puncture all claims of making the online world safe, warns Australian  PM Scott Morrison
Cyber Security

Amid rise in online frauds, Britain plans new legislative framework to check cyber scams

According to UK financial services minister John Glenthe, online is a significant source of fraud
China rubbishes allegations that it may grab Ugandan airport over defaults on loan

China rubbishes allegations that it may grab Ugandan airport over defaults on loan

China had imposed onerous conditions on the loan to Uganda, including potential forfeiture of the airport in case of default, sparking public outrage
Parag Agrawal

Twitter onboards Indian origin Parag Agrawal as new CEO

The announcement comes shortly after Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey announced to step down from his role
Artificial intelligence

Kolkata plans artificial intelligence cover to enforce road rules

Kolkata Police are planning to use artificial intelligence to scan CCTV images in order to identify helmetless bikers and illegal parking in real-time and prosecute offenders.
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Smart City Thiruvananthapuram e-charging stations at Gandhi Park to open for public

Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Limited (SCTL) will open its charging stations at Gandhi Park to the public in an effort to promote e-mobility in the city.
Cyber bullying

In a first, Australia brings anti-trolling laws to crack down on online abuse and bullying

According to the proposed legislation, social media companies would be considered publishers and could be held liable for defamatory comments posted on their platforms.

Facebook India executives to depose before parliamentary panel today

Facebook India's top executives are expected to testify before a parliamentary panel chaired by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

Fintech startup Slice raises $220 million with  $1 billion valuation

Homegrown fintech startup Slice announced on Monday that it had raised $220 million in a Series B funding round led by Tiger Global and private equity firm Insight Partners.
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