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Australian regulator says Musk's X shouldn't set limits of internet law

X, formerly Twitter, is fighting an order by the e-Safety Commissioner to remove 65 posts showing video of an Assyrian Christian bishop being knifed mid-sermon in Sydney last month

Australian regulator says Musk's X shouldn't set limits of internet law
Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 12:56 PM IST

India has over 800 mn internet users; most use tech for OTT services: Study

Communication and social media second and third most common reasons people use internet for

India has over 800 mn internet users; most use tech for OTT services: Study
Updated On : 27 Feb 2024 | 2:12 PM IST

TMS Ep581: Pandemic-preparedness, internet growth, markets, 10,000-yr clock

Is India prepared for the next pandemic? What is holding back India's internet growth? What should you do with rate-sensitive stocks? What is Jeff Bezos' 10,000-year clock? All answers here

TMS Ep581: Pandemic-preparedness, internet growth, markets, 10,000-yr clock
Updated On : 08 Dec 2023 | 8:00 AM IST

At Meta, millions of underage users were an 'open secret,' say states

the social media giant "routinely continued to collect" children's personal information, like their locations and email addresses, without parental permission

At Meta, millions of underage users were an 'open secret,' say states
Updated On : 26 Nov 2023 | 10:37 PM IST

Kerala launches KFON to bridge digital divide with affordable internet

With an estimated cost of Rs 1,611 crore, KFON aims to ensure internet connectivity for approximately 2 million BPL households

Kerala launches KFON to bridge digital divide with affordable internet
Updated On : 07 Jun 2023 | 9:47 PM IST

Net users in India access news online, trust key to drive consumption: Rpt

More than half of internet users in India are consuming news online, and close to half of them consider trust to be the key propeller for driving news consumption, a Kantar-Google report said on Thursday. The report found that interest in news consumption is higher (63 per cent or 238 million) in rural India compared to 37 per cent of internet users in urban centres. According to the report, 52 per cent or 379 million internet users in Indian languages access news online through various news apps/websites, social media posts, message forwards, YouTube etc. "48 per cent say online is more popular in peer circles over traditional TV channels," the report said. The report estimates that there are 729 million internet users in India. Kantar said that it conducted over 4,600 in-person interviews and 64 qualitative discussions across 16 cities to understand the news consumption habits of Indian language digital news consumers aged 15 and above in 14 states across 8 languages. Video is

Net users in India access news online, trust key to drive consumption: Rpt
Updated On : 04 May 2023 | 9:45 PM IST

India likely to have 900 mn active internet users by 2025: Report

56% of all new users will be from rural India by 2025, it says

India likely to have 900 mn active internet users by 2025: Report
Updated On : 03 May 2023 | 8:38 PM IST

Healthy internet use may help protect against dementia, reveals study

Scientists have found that regular internet use can reduce the dementia risk and healthy online engagement may help develop and maintain cognitive functions

Healthy internet use may help protect against dementia, reveals study
Updated On : 03 May 2023 | 7:44 PM IST

Google rolls out 1080p calls option for Meet users to enhance experience

In an effort to enhance the user experience, Google has rolled out a 1080p video calls option for users of its video communication service 'Meet'

Google rolls out 1080p calls option for Meet users to enhance experience
Updated On : 27 Apr 2023 | 3:50 PM IST

India has more internet users in rural areas than urban, says PM Modi

India has more rural internet users than urban users and the nation is the world's number one in digital transactions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday, inaugurating several projects in the road and railway sectors. In his address, Modi said India has been witnessing a revolution in terms of infrastructure. "We are the world's No 1 in digital transactions; we have the most inexpensive mobile data. Today, India has more rural internet users than urban users." He said over 6 lakh km of optic fibre has been laid connecting almost 2 lakh gram panchayats. Some new generation infra projects will begin to serve the people from today and some other projects will see starting from now and these projects cover roadway, railway and airways, lending cheer to the new year celebration (Tamil New Year, April 14). Tamil Nadu is home of history and heritage. It is land of language and literature and a centre of patriotism and national consciousness. Many of the nation's leading ..

India has more internet users in rural areas than urban, says PM Modi
Updated On : 08 Apr 2023 | 8:17 PM IST

Inclusive internet must for bringing on board next 1 bn users: Experts

The next one billion Internet users are likely to come from countries that speak and write in languages other than English, putting in focus the need to develop a more inclusive and multilingual online space for individuals and organisations, experts said. Two global organisations The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) have been working to make the Internet more unified that supports a broad range of languages and scripts, they said. The first major step of this objective is the Universal Acceptance of Internet (commonly referred to as UA'). It is a technical requirement that ensures all valid domain names and e-mail addresses can be used by all Internet-enabled applications, devices, and systems, UA Ambassador Sushanta Sinha told PTI. ICANN and UASG are observing the Universal Acceptance Day on March 28, seeking participation from the global Internet community. Nearly 50 UA Day events are expected to be

Inclusive internet must for bringing on board next 1 bn users: Experts
Updated On : 20 Mar 2023 | 2:23 PM IST

YouTube TV's 'multiview streams' feature rolling out to all users

Video-sharing platform YouTube announced that it is rolling out its streaming television service's new multiview feature to all users that allows subscribers to watch up to four different programs

YouTube TV's 'multiview streams' feature rolling out to all users
Updated On : 18 Mar 2023 | 10:51 AM IST

Instagram down for users for a few hours worldwide, cause unclear

Users complained about difficulties logging in, uploading photos, and accessing Instagram features

Instagram down for users for a few hours worldwide, cause unclear
Updated On : 09 Mar 2023 | 11:01 AM IST

India will have over 150 mn 5G users by 2024, 2G count falling: Report

Nokia study projects average data usage per user per month will grow over 136 per cent by 2027

India will have over 150 mn 5G users by 2024, 2G count falling: Report
Updated On : 16 Feb 2023 | 11:28 PM IST

The apps Indians love: All about mobile internet usage by age and gender

Gen Z , 25+ find no common ground in app consumption

The apps Indians love: All about mobile internet usage by age and gender
Updated On : 27 Jan 2023 | 12:26 AM IST

Google receives 37,282 complaints from Indian users, removes bad content

Google received 37,282 complaints from Indian users in the month of August in compliance with the new IT Rules, 2021. The tech giant also removed a total of 551,659 pieces of bad content

Google receives 37,282 complaints from Indian users, removes bad content
Updated On : 01 Oct 2022 | 7:54 PM IST

Facebook takes down political influence operations from China and Russia

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, on Tuesday took down two separate covert influence networks operating from China and Russia

Facebook takes down political influence operations from China and Russia
Updated On : 28 Sep 2022 | 2:59 PM IST

Internet usage grows faster in rural India; knowhow still a deterrent

346 million make online transactions for e-commerce and digital payments, with coronavirus boosting practice

Internet usage grows faster in rural India; knowhow still a deterrent
Updated On : 28 Jul 2022 | 11:39 PM IST

Google executive warns against sharing of citizen data, even if anonymized

India in February published a draft data policy for public consultation saying all data collected, stored by government ministries and departments will be open and shareable barring exceptions

Google executive warns against sharing of citizen data, even if anonymized
Updated On : 23 Jun 2022 | 12:36 AM IST

45% growth in active internet users in rural India since 2019: Study

The study revealed that female active internet users grew by a whopping 61% since 2019

45% growth in active internet users in rural India since 2019: Study
Updated On : 05 May 2022 | 11:22 PM IST