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Facebook creates a data map of human population of 23 countries

By : CIOL Writers

A data map of the human population of 23 countries has been created by social networking giant, Facebook by combining the government census numbers with information obtained from satellites. Citing Janna Lewis the  Facebook’s head of strategic innovation partnerships and sourcing, CNBC reported

China opens first ‘cyber court’ for Internet-related disputes

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Amidst a steep rise in the number of Internet-related disputes, China has launched its first cyber court in Hangzhou, also called the ‘capital of Chinese e-commerce.’ The court will exclusively deal with e-commerce and Internet-related cases including contract disputes arising from

Google testing ‘Search Lite’ app in select regions with patchy mobile network

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After conquering the developed markets of the world, tech majors are now looking at the emerging markets as the new growth areas. However, the infrastructure or the lack of it poses a big deterrent here. So, to overcome this, the

Internet bug bounty program receives $300K from Facebook, Ford Foundation

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The Internet Bug Bounty(IBB) program has received donations of $100,000 each from Facebook, Github and Ford Foundation that will be used to reward hackers for making the internet a more secure public domain, and allowing the IBB to expand the

India has the 2nd highest number of mobile game addicts in the world

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With the ever increasing smartphone penetration, the love for mobile games has also been seeing an upward trend. Gaming has been a crucial part of the mobile industry since the launch of the App Store in 2008. For seven years

Google launches an initiative to teach kids about online safety

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Advancing technology with ever increasing digital push across the globe means that one in every three children below the age of 8 years has access to the Internet. But given the vulnerability of the digital world, it is important to

Internet adoption in India is growing but still a long road ahead: Mary Meeker report

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The spreading wings of India in the Web world are once again in focus with the Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2017 report. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the technology industry giving us

Delhi emerges as top-ranked state in internet readiness index

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Delhi has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of overall “internet readiness” due to better e-infrastructure and e-participation, according to a survey conducted by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm Nielsen. As per the report, titled

Indian govt partners Google India for Internet safety awareness

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The government of India has collaborated with Google India for raising awareness about the Internet safety among consumers. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs, C R Chaudhary, said the department is

ACT Fibernet launches 1Gbps wired broadband service in India starting with Hyderabad

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ACT Fibernet, an Indian telecommunications company, is making the high-speed internet connection, which was available only for enterprises, accessible for every individual. ACT Fibernet has announced the launch of 1Gbps wired broadband internet service in India. The high-speed broadband connectivity

Only 23pc of parents monitor their kids’ internet activity

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In today’s social media age, there are an array of tools that parents can use to oversee their kids’ online behaviour; however, only 23 percent of parents monitor the internet activity. According to ‘New Family Dynamics in a Connected World’,

TRAI mulling over broadband connectivity via cable TV network

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TRAI Chairman R S Sharma has said that 500 million people can be provided broadband connectivity in a short span of time by leveraging the already present digital cable TV network. “We have made a number of recommendation and our

India’s internet speed is the lowest in APAC at 4.1 Mbps

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According to Akamai Technologies’ Third Quarter 2016 State of the Internet Report, India has 30 percent connections above the 4 Mbps, while the adoption of high speed broadband in India is only 6.6 percent for 10 Mbps and above and 2.6

Global average connection speed up by 14pc but India continues to lag behind

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Global average connection speed increased 14 percent year over year for the second quarter of 2016. However, despite this, India once again had the lowest average connection speeds among surveyed countries in the region at 3.6 Mbps, according to Second

Can Internet influence a healthy lifestyle?

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We see hundreds of health and fashion-centric videos on social media every day that are liked and shared by millions. Surprisingly, these people not just share these videos but also try to learn and implement them in real life, says

SpaceX explosion shatters Zuckerberg’s Internet.org dreams

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When aSpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test at Cape Canaveral, the explosion destroyed not just some satellite but also Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts at making Internet.org a reality. Though there were no injuries involved, the

Indian Govt may allow WiFi on flights soon

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Indian carriers don’t offer Internet on flights which are often quite frustrating for passengers. But this may soon change for better as the government is considering allowing WiFi on board. Aviation secretary R.N. Choubey on Wednesday said (via Livemint), that

India expected to have 730mn internet users by 2020

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India is expected to have 730 million internet users by 2020, with more than seven out of 10 new users coming from rural areas, according to a new report by The National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) and

US to hand over its power on the internet to ICANN

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The US will be ceding its powers of the internet’s naming system to a multi-stakeholder body as of October 1, ending the nearly 20-year transfer to a private party, despite Republican ire. The Domain Naming System, DNS, pairs the easy-to-remember

Cognitive offloading: How Google is affecting human memory

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My mom is a year short of 60 but she remembers at least twenty mobile phone numbers of people close to her including me who changes her number almost every year being constantly on the move. Not that, she doesn’t