Far more than the apps, cheap Chinese smartphones likely pose a greater threat. Last year, Indians bought over 150 million smartphones. Of them, up to 80 percent came from China. Just one Chinese company enjoyed a 42 percent share via its three brands — Vivo, Realme and Oppo. India has virtually no oversight of these devices, the apps installed in them, or the functionalities of the apps. … [Read more...] about Ban on Chinese apps alone will not address long-term information threats
A chokehold is a tactic in which an officer puts his or her arm around the neck of a suspect, blocking airflow. Eric Garner died in 2014 after a police chokehold, though the officer responsible maintains he used a different, legal takedown maneuver called “the seatbelt,” in which an officer puts one arm around a suspect's chest and another around the waist to wrestle a suspect to the ground. … [Read more...] about Trump says chokeholds by police should generally ‘be ended’
Also Read: TikTok banned: Here’s how the platform has fared in the country so farHow will the ban be implemented?As the apps have been officially banned by the Indian government, Google and Apple will have to remove the apps from their India app stores. The government is expected to ask all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to restrict internet traffic to and from the servers associated with these apps. As these apps need internet connectivity for their core functions, they might become unusable.If the apps have been banned, can I continue using them on a web browser?Unlikely. The government order extends to "both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices." This means that the websites associated with the apps are also likely to be inaccessible to Indian users.How popular were the banned apps in India?Very popular. Many of these apps feature in very high in the most popular apps in India. TikTok being the most popular of them.But are there any good replacements for … [Read more...] about Why has the clock run out on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in India?
For Buolamwini, Big Tech’s pause on developing this technology is not nearly enough . As the Black Lives Matter protests took hold during the summer, she used her platform to call on technology companies to donate at least $1 million each to organizations such as Data for Black Lives and Black in AI that advance racial justice in the tech sector. The AJL released a white paper exploring the concept of an FDA-like authority to oversee facial recognition technologies. And the nonprofit, which has received grants in the past from the Ford and MacArthur Foundations, just received fresh funding from the Sloane and Rockefeller Foundations to create a set of tools to help people report harmful AI systems. “There truly are no safeguards that can guarantee there won’t be an abuse of power of these tools,” Buolamwini says. That’s where the AJL comes in. … [Read more...] about Meet the computer scientist and activist who got Big Tech to stand down
For a large company like DHL, getting involved in LINK is a way of helping fresh ideas make their way into the company, according to Nabil Malouli, who leads global e-commerce for DHL’s Supply Chain division, one of many parts of the company that saw its profits drop as a result of the pandemic. “To challenge yourself, it’s not as simple as saying you have think outside of the box. Well great, how do you think outside of the box when it’s the same people, the same environment, the same processes and the same way of thinking in the same job?” he says. “When we see a company that is really tackling something that we see is becoming a major trend, we look at that hard and then we start to engage.” … [Read more...] about Starbucks, PepsiCo, and BMW partner to fix a global problem worth trillions