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ScoutRFP Scores $33M to Compete in Supplier Management Sector

ScoutRFP, whose software is designed to help businesses streamline the process of ordering goods from suppliers, announced that it raised $33 million in a Series C fundraising round led by Scale Venture Partners.San Francisco-based Scout, part of a tech sector dubbed supplier relations management, or SRM, aims to free businesses from painstaking traditional methods of seeking bids from various suppliers and comparing their merits. Some companies are still doing this by laboriously creating spre...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc, Software, Automation, Innovation


YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge

YouTube acts after challenge leads to people doing tasks blindfolded, including drivingYouTube has banned creators from depicting “dangerous challenges and pranks”, after a wave of incidents prompted by a viral challenge involving driving blindfolded pushed it to act.The so-called Bird Box challenge, inspired by the Netflix film of the same name, saw YouTubers imitating scenes from the movie in which characters must perform common tasks while blindfolded. A culture of one-upmanship meant that ra...
Tags: Utah, Technology, Internet, Film, Youtube, World news, Netflix, Jake Paul, Bird Box


Union govt proposes drone corridors, service providers in Drone Regulations 2.0

The Union Government has suggested establishing a corridor for flying drones and setting up a regime for licensing and authorizing flying of drones. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha announced the updated policy for drone operations at the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai yesterday.... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Government, Policy, Regulation, Drones, Mumbai, Uav, Jayant Sinha, Ministry of Civil Aviation


A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.Alex Niehenke, a partner at Foster City, CA-based ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Net Neutrality, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, Immigration, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Eu, Web


Has Your Child Been Looking at Bad Stuff Online?

What does a parent do when they catch their young child looking at inappropriate stuff online? I have been asked this one many times and in many ways and wanted to take a crack at answering it. Here is the Circle device we use in our home. Transcript Over the years there’s an email I’ve gotten many times, it’s a conversation I’ve had at conferences, it’s one I’ve had with friends, at church. It’s one that comes up a lot and today I’d like to address it and essentially it...
Tags: Google, Kids, Parenting, Internet, Siri, Blogging, Amazon Echo, Vlog, Google Home


SC issues notice to the Centre for order that allows monitoring of all computers

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre over its December 20th, 2018 order where the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed 10 agencies to monitor, intercept and collect data from all computers, under Section 69 of the Information and Technology Act, reports Hindustan Times. The SC has given... ...
Tags: Travel, Technology, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Internet, Government, Surveillance, Policy, Hindustan Times, Ministry of Home Affairs, IT Act


Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well.

Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog, Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow and his cohort of bloggers. The part-blogger, part special advisor at the online rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation has written for years on topics of technology, hacking, security research, online digital rights and censorship and its intersection with free speech an...
Tags: Security, Startups, Transportation, Lawsuit, Internet, Snowden, Ebay, China, Blogs, Linkedin, Tech, Spokesperson, Tesla, Cyberpunk, Digital Media, Eff


The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Russia, Cuba and India

More than half of the world’s population is now online, but that does not mean we all see the same thing. From being filtered by the government to being delivered by post, the internet can vary enormously depending on where you live. Here are four illustrated examples Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, India, Censorship, Whatsapp, China Russia Cuba


'A game of patience and persistence': life in São Paulo's internet deserts

More than 50% of people around the world now use the internet but in Brazil’s largest city, the digital haves and have-nots sometimes live just metres apartUniversal internet access unlikely until at least 2050, experts sayFor some people, getting into university is all about the grades. For Luana Nunes, it was about finding a reliable internet connection.Nunes nearly missed out altogether on registering for the all-important high school leaving exam because she did not have web access at home, ...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Americas, Cities, Brazil, Web 2.0, Sao Paulo, Nunes, Luana Nunes


YouTube Uploader – Let Others Upload Videos to your YouTube Channel

It is easy to upload videos to your own YouTube channel but there’s one limitation. Only the owner of the channel can upload videos to their YouTube account and they cannot delegate the task to someone else in the team.Google Drive has the concept of shared folders. A folder can have multiple collaborators and anyone can upload files to that folder. Wouldn’t it be useful if such a feature were available for YouTube channels as well? You maintain a single YouTube account and multiple people can u...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Internet, Youtube, Seo, Archives, YouTube Channel, Screencast, How-to Guides, YouTube Uploader, YouTube Data API


Universal internet access unlikely until at least 2050, experts say

Half the world’s population is online but lack of skills and investment are slowing growthParts of the world will be excluded from the internet for decades to come without major efforts to boost education, online literacy and broadband infrastructure, experts have warned.While half the world’s population now uses the internet, a desperate lack of skills and stagnant investment mean the UN’s goal of universal access, defined as 90% of people being online, may not be reached until 2050 or later, t...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, World news, Telecoms, United Nations, Un


'Right to be forgotten' by Google should apply only in EU, says court opinion

NGOs warned of potential harm to internet users’ rights if Google lost ECJ caseThe “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to request the removal of links to irrelevant or outdated online information about them, should not be enforceable globally, the European court of justice (ECJ) has found in a preliminary opinion.The controversial power, requiring search engines to prevent access to material on the internet, should be enforceable only in the EU and not worldwide, the court’s advocat...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, Law, Internet, Eu, UK News, World news, Court of justice of the European Union, Right To Be Forgotten, Ecj, Maciej Szpunar


'Right to be forgotten' by Google should apply only in EU, says court

NGOs warned of potential harm to internet users’ rights if Google lost ECJ caseThe “right to be forgotten”, which enables claimants to request the removal of links to irrelevant or outdated online information about them, should not be enforceable globally, the European court of justice (ECJ) has found in a preliminary opinion.The controversial power, requiring search engines to prevent access to material on the internet, should be enforceable only in the EU and not worldwide, the court’s advocat...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, Law, Internet, Eu, UK News, World news, Court of justice of the European Union, Right To Be Forgotten, Ecj, Maciej Szpunar


The Accidental Prime Minister Case: SC refuses to grant an urgent hearing

The Supreme Court has refused to grant an urgent hearing to the plea seeking a ban on the trailer of and the film The Accidental Prime Minister. This means that the trailer will remain as is on YouTube and the movie will be released on its scheduled release date of January 11, 2019. The Supreme... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Supreme Court, Internet, Youtube, Government, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Freedom Of Speech, Content, CBFC, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting


A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation

A bug that anyone can easily exploit in Google makes it easy to kick out manipulated search results that look entirely real. The search manipulation bug was documented by Wietze Beukema, a London-based security specialist, who warned that a malicious user could use this bug to generate misinformation. By splicing together values from a Google search result’s “knowledge graph,” the cards that pop up in search results to supplement the search query with visuals and quick facts. Anything from count...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, London, Internet, Government, US, Barack Obama, Google Search, Tech, Hack, Britain, United States, Digital Media, George Bush, Search Engine


wikiFeet: how online foot fetishists debunked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fake nude

The site where users rate celebrity feet proved a photo apparently showing the congresswoman in a bath was fabricated – using toe length as evidenceName: wikiFeet.Age: 11 years old. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, US news, Reddit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


State intervention in the development of Digital India – Sidharth Chopra, Nandita Saikia

by Sidharth Chopra and Nandita Saikia There has never been a time when technological change has not been accompanied by resistance to it. Change, whether one thinks that it is progress or not, has the tendency to disturb the status quo, and to leave those who most benefited from the status quo... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, Video, Technology, Legal, News, Internet, Policy, Regulation, Content, Bar, Digital India, Sidharth Chopra, Nandita Saikia, Sidharth Chopra Nandita Saikia


In former Soviet states, a new tech-savvy resistance is stirring | Barbara von Ow-Freytag

From Russia to Armenia to Belarus there has been a surge in online justice campaigns. And it’s making a differenceAn exciting wave of innovative activism is emerging across the former Soviet Union. I work for an organisation that supports civic activists and I see a new energy, self-belief and creativity that defies the pessimism permeating western debates about civil society in the region.What’s refreshing about these Generation Z activists is that they’ve linked up with designers, tech experts...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Internet, Russia, World news, Armenia, Belarus, Soviet Union, Barbara von Ow Freytag


Updated: Case dismissed – Fresh PIL seeks a ban on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ movie

Update 2, 2pm: The matter was earlier listed to be heard by the bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Sanjeev Narula, but was transferred to the bench headed by Chief Justice Menon this morning. During the hearing, the producers of the film, represented by Advocate Sangram Patnaik, objected to... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Justice, Internet, Youtube, Government, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Freedom Of Speech, Content, Menon, CBFC, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Muralidhar


The Power Combo of A.I. Devices with Cloudlets Comes with Cyber Risks

When we have a chance to view it from a distance, the year 2018 may be seen as a period when innovations in a number of technological fields came together to transform not only the future of computing, but also the very structure of the Internet.First, entrepreneurs vying to invent self-driving vehicles, virtual assistants, and intelligent industrial machines created a hunger for more powerful semiconductors that could enable scattered devices to take over sophisticated calculations powered by ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Vc, Software


Just when I thought I knew what a tweet was… | Brief letters

Tweets | TV licences for the over-75s | Peaky Blinders cap | Sack Marina Hyde | Divorce by text messageHaving only recently learned that a tweet is a social media message, I read that “White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, announced that Trump would be travelling to the southern border in a tweet” (Report, 8 January), which leaves me wondering if this useful neologism has also come to mean (a) a jiffy (b) a bullet-proof limo or (c) a fit of narcissistic presidential pique. Please help.Alan...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, Saudi Arabia, White House, Women, Society, World news, US news, Blogging, Bbc, Divorce, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Feminism


German cyber-attack: man admits massive data breach, say police

Man, 20, driven by ‘annoyance’ at statements made by politicians and celebritiesA 20-year-old man has admitted to police that he was behind one of the country’s biggest data breaches, in which the private details of almost 1,000 public figures were leaked.The man, who lives with his parents in the central German state of Hesse and is still in the education system, told police he had acted alone and was not politically motivated. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Germany, World news, Cybercrime, Data Protection, Hesse


FOMO killer: Developments at Zomato, Hotstar, Uber and more

Real estate Elara Technologies, which owns property sites Housing, Makaan, and PropTiger, has partnered with Amazon Alexa to offer content and news on real estate on the assistant. Content from the sites’ blog sections – called Housing News, PropGuide, and MakaanIQ – will now be... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, Real Estate, News, Internet, Housing, Xiaomi, Food Delivery, Content, Zomato, Ola, App Annie, Swiggy, Amazon Alexa, Online Cab booking


Fresh PIL seeks a ban on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ movie

Pooja Mahajan, a Delhi based designer, has filed a fresh PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking a ban on the release of the trailer and the film The Accidental Prime Minister. Mahajan had initially filed a writ petition seeking a ban on the trailer from YouTube and Google and not the film. However,... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Internet, Youtube, Government, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Freedom Of Speech, Content, Delhi, Delhi High Court, CBFC, Mahajan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting


How to Monitor your Website’s Uptime with Google Sheets

Would you like to receive instant email alerts as soon as your website goes down or is inaccessible to users? Most website monitoring services follow the “freemium” model – they have free plans for basic downtime and uptime monitoring of a website but you need to pay for unlimited email or SMS alerts. You may also need to upgrade to monitor multiple websites. There’s a good alternate though. Make your own Website Uptime Monitor with Google Sheets and Gmail You can create your own website monito...
Tags: Google, Internet, Seo, Google Analytics, Google Docs, Archives, Google Spreadsheet, UA, Google Sheet, How-to Guides, Google Sheets


The Accidental PM: Delhi HC dismisses ban on trailer, directs petitioners to file PIL

The petition seeking a ban on the trailer of the upcoming film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has been dismissed by the Delhi High Court. Instead, the Delhi High Court has directed the petitioners to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the matter. The petition was filed by Pooja... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Internet, Youtube, Government, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Freedom Of Speech, Content, Freedom Of Expression, CBFC, Public Interest Litigation PIL, Delhi High Court Instead the Delhi High Court


German data breach: agencies 'failing to take security seriously'

Bavarian interior minister ‘astonished’ at handling of biggest data leak in German historyThe German government and security agencies have been accused of not taking internet security seriously, following a huge data breach that affected hundreds of politicians and celebrities.Joachim Herrmann, interior minister for the southern state of Bavaria, said he was appalled at the way the federal government and information security agency, the BSI, was handling the scandal, the biggest data leak in Ger...
Tags: Twitter, Europe, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Germany, World news, Hacking, Bavaria, Joachim Herrmann, BSI


Germany data breach: teenager being questioned by police

House in Heilbronn raided in connection with leaks that hit hundreds of public figuresA 19-year-old German man is being questioned by police over a huge data breach that affected hundreds of politicians and celebrities.Police raided the teenager’s house in the town of Heilbronn in south-west Germany on Sunday and took away the contents of rubbish bins and computer equipment. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Europe, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Germany, World news, Hacking, House, south west Germany, Heilbronn


Japanese billionaire splashes cash to earn title of most retweeted post

Yusaka Maezawa said 100 people who retweeted his message about sales of his fashion retailer would win one million yen Months after he was named as the first passenger on Elon Musk’s planned rocket flight around the moon, the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has entered the record books for posting the most retweeted message in Twitter’s 13-year-history.Writing in Japanese, Maezawa noted in his 5 January tweet that his online fashion retailer, Zozotown, had recorded astonishing sales, and to ...
Tags: Twitter, Japan, Elon Musk, Technology, Internet, World news, Asia Pacific, Zozotown, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa, Yusaka Maezawa


The Guardian view on privacy: a fundamental human right | Editorial

Hundreds of German politicians have had their personal details leaked online. They are entitled to their privacyThe discovery of a comprehensive hack of private documents from German politicians, artists and journalists might once have been the subject of considerable outrage. Indeed, Angela Merkel’s spokesman described the attack as “very very serious” and it was not just the newspaper that first published the story which got excited. But if this was an attack on democracy, it was a remarkably ...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, US news, Cybercrime, Hillary Clinton, Panama, Mossack Fonseca, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez



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