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Zimbabwe high court orders government to restore full internet

Blackout on social media apps continues after arrests, strikes and protests over fuel pricesZimbabwe’s high court has ordered the country’s government to restore the internet in full, ruling that the security minister did not have the power to issue such a directive.The court said only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the authority to make such an order. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Africa, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa


Dutch surgeon wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Ruling will ensure doctors no longer judged by Google on fitness to practise, lawyer saysA Dutch surgeon formally disciplined for her medical negligence has won a legal action to remove Google search results about her case in a landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling.The doctor’s registration on the register of healthcare professionals was initially suspended by a disciplinary panel because of her postoperative care of a patient. After an appeal, this was changed to a conditional suspension unde...
Tags: Health, Google, Europe, Technology, Internet, Society, World news, Netherlands, Doctors, Right To Be Forgotten


No more VPN: Spotify could be launching in India this month end

Spotify has accidentally announced that it would be launching in India as soon as 31 January in an updated version of its end-user terms and conditions for India (hat tip – Aroon Deep). Variety reported the same possible launch date, adding that Spotify was entering India solely on the back... ...
Tags: Travel, Spotify, Music, News, Internet, India, Music Streaming, Streaming, Content, Platforms, Ott, OTT Services, T-Series, Aroon Deep Variety


WhatsApp puts limit on message forwarding to fight fake news

Users will be blocked from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groupsWhatsApp users will be blocked from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups under new rules the messaging service is rolling out worldwide to fight the spread of misinformation.The company’s vice-president for policy and communications, Victoria Grand, announced the policy at an event in Jakarta on Monday, Reuters reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Internet, World news, Whatsapp, Jakarta, Reuters, Victoria Grand


'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questionsWe’re living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of printing in circa 1439. And the problem with living through a revolution is that it’s impossible to take the long view of what’s happening. Hindsight is the...
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, Internet, Economics, Digital Media, Data Protection, Mainz, Hindsight, John Naughton, Johannes Gutenberg, Shoshana Zuboff, Zuboff, Mainz Gutenberg


Twitter Despises Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” Netflix Series

Marie Kondo, the star of Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”, has been bombarded with insults on Twitter, with many negative critics taking great offense at her philosophy in regards to sacred, irreplaceable tomes. Having written a book that discusses the concept of tidying up (“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”), Marie Kondo recently obtained […]
Tags: Celebrities, Internet, International, Netflix, Anime, Marie Kondo


Is This The Best Response to No Internet?


Tags: Internet, Funny, Fun, Radio, Wifi, Just For Fun, Sign


Netflix added 7 million paid members outside the US in Q4FY19

Netflix now has 139 million memberships worldwide, 9 million more than it had last quarter, and 29 million more than what it had at the beginning of 2018. Of the new paid subscriptions, 1.5 million came from the US and the remaining 7.3 million came from outside the US. The company also has 2... ...
Tags: Travel, Video, News, Internet, US, Netflix, Earnings, Streaming, Content, Platforms, Ott, Earnings December 18, Earnings Dec-18


Pritunl Mac PC – Client OpenVPN et une Alternative à Viscosity (gratuit)

Si vous êtes à la recherche d’un client VPN gratuit dédié au service OpenVPN pour Mac ou PC et surtout qui soit aussi riche en fonctionnalités que Viscosity, alors Pritunl devrait parfaitement faire l’affaire. Client VPN complet Récemment débarqué et proposé en Open Source pour macOS, Windows et Linux, Pritunl est le premier client OpenVPN gratuit et l’unique alternative à Viscosity un logiciel commercial. Grâce à son interface simple et intuitive, vous allez facilement le configurer pour entre ...
Tags: Mac, Internet, Seo, Logiciels, App Gratuites, macOS, Pritunl Mac PC, Linux Pritunl


Jio adds 27.8M subscribers, now at 280M at the end of Q3FY19

Reliance Industries Limited’s digital services business brought in revenues of Rs 12,302 crore for the quarter ended 31 December 2018 (Q3FY19), up 51.2% YOY from Rs 8,136 crore in Q3FY18, and up 12.4% from Rs 10,942 in the previous quarter. At an EBIT margin of 19.2%, the EBIT was Rs 2362 crore, up... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Cable, Internet, Broadband, Telecom, Earnings, Reliance, EBIT, Jio, RIL, Fibre, Ajio, Reliance Industries Limited, Earnings Dec-18


Educational Play Kit Company Osmo Sold to India’s Edtech Firm Byju’s for $120M

Byju’s, an edtech company based in India that claims a $3.6 billion valuation based on its sales success there, announced it has acquired Palo Alto, CA-based learning-through-play firm Osmo for $120 million.Named after the teacher Byju Raveendran, who founded the company in 2011, Byju’s is making its first acquisition in the United States to advance its goals of expanding globally and adding very young children to its user base. The company, which announced the deal Wednesday, had already made ...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, India, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc


Sasuke Choking Meme Sweeps Twitter

Boredom on the internet has led to the creation of yet another meme, this time revolving around Naruto‘s Sasuke and the way in which Twitter places two images next to each other in a tweet. The original image on which the meme is based on, with Sasuke being choked by his older brother: The meme […]
Tags: Internet, Anime, Meme, Naruto, Image Gallery, Sasuke


This 1997 Jeff Bezos interview proves he saw the future coming

Jeff Bezos had a clear vision for Amazon.com from the start.He was inspired by a statistic he learned while working at a hedge fund: In the '90s, web usage was growing at 2,300% a year.Bezos explains why books, in particular, make for a perfect item to sell on the internet. None "What's really incredible about this is that this is day one. This is the very beginning. This is the Kitty Hawk stage of electronic commerce." – Jeff Bezos None A number of the billionaires of today made their money by ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Media, Shopping, Internet, New York City, Computers, Innovation, Invention, Jeff Bezos, Product Design, Bezos


These are all the federal HTTPS domains that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had expired. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — ...
Tags: Security, Python, Internet, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Url, Fbi, United States, House, Food Safety, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration


These are all the federal HTTPS websites that’ll expire soon because of the US government shutdown

We like to think of ourselves as nerds here at TechCrunch, which is why we’re bring you this. During the government shutdown, security experts noticed several federal websites were throwing back browser errors because the TLS certificate, which lights up your browser with “HTTPS” or flashes a padlock, on many domains had expired. And because so many federal workers have been sent home on unpaid leave — or worse, working without pay but trying to fill in for most of their furloughed department — ...
Tags: Security, Python, Internet, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Url, Fbi, United States, House, Food Safety, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration


Largest collection ever of breached data found

Store of 770m email addresses and passwords discovered after being put on hacking siteThe largest collection of breached data in history has been discovered, comprising more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December.The 87GB data dump was discovered by the security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned breach-notification service. Hunt, who called the upload Collection #1, said it was probably “made up of many different individual da...
Tags: Technology, Internet, UK News, World news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Internet Safety, Hunt, Troy Hunt


2Ch’s Worst Autumn 2018 Anime A True Legend

The most abysmally atrocious anime of the autumn season has at last been decided upon by 2ch, with the winner unsurprisingly turning out to be “Ore ga Suki Nano wa Imouto Dakedo Imouto Janai“, a series that may have achieved legendary status when it comes to awful art and animation. The anime immediately became hotly […]
Tags: Autumn, Internet, Rankings, Fail, Anime, Image Gallery, 5ch, Imouto Jyanai, Suki Nano wa Imouto Dakedo Imouto Janai


WhatsApp bugs delete users’ messages, leak previous owners’ info

WhatsApp has been hit by two bugs: users losing their older messages, and the other one leaking chats of the previous owner of the number, reports The Hindustan Times. MediaNama has reached out to WhatsApp seeking more information, and will update the story when we hear from them. WhatsApp sent us... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Privacy, Internet, Data, Whatsapp, Data Breach, Encryption, Privacy Breach, Data Security, The Hindustan Times MediaNama


Facebook to launch a political ads library in India next month

Facebook will put all political ads on its platform in India in a searchable online library starting next month. This library will contain contact information of the ad buyers and their official regulatory certificates, which have to match their government-issued documents, reports Reuters.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Policy, Political Ads, Fake News, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found

Store of 770m email addresses and passwords discovered after being posted to a hacking forumThe largest collection of breached data ever seen has been discovered, comprising of more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December.The 87GB data dump was discovered by security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned breach-notification service. Hunt, who called the upload “Collection #1”, said it is probably “made up of many different individu...
Tags: Technology, Internet, World news, Cybercrime, Hacking, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Hunt, Troy Hunt


Oyo’s data sharing system with govts: Issues with real-time data sharing

Aditya Ghosh, India and South Asia head of Oyo said at a CII event that the company would be sharing information of guests staying at their hotels on a real-time basis, reports Business Standard. Oyo confirmed to MediaNama that a pilot is operational in Jaipur, and talks are ongoing with Telangana... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, Hotels, Online, Data Protection, South Asia, Jaipur, CII, Oyo, Aditya Ghosh India, Business Standard Oyo


Intermediary Liabilty: Amul sends legal notice to Google and Godaddy over fake campaigns

The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), which owns the Amul brand has issued a legal notice to Google India and Godaddy.com for fraudulent practices on their platform by individuals and organizations. This was reported by Business Line. Dated January 10, the notice to Google... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Legal, News, Internet, Godaddy, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Google India, IT Act, Amul, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd


Former US Ambassador Ted Osius to head Google’s APAC public policy

Ted Osius, a US diplomat and the former US Ambassador to Vietnam (2014-17), is joining Google as its VP of public policy and government relations for APAC from next month, reports Public Affairs Asia. Osius has 30 years of government and private sector experience, including being an associate... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, US, Vietnam, APAC, Industry Moves, Ted Osius, Public Affairs Asia Osius


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


HT Media’s digital revenue rises 14% YoY to Rs 17 cr in Q3FY19

HT Media Ltd. reported a consolidated total income of Rs 665 crore in the quarter ended December 31, 2018 (Q3FY19). This is slightly lower than the total income of Rs 681 crore reported in the corresponding quarter last year, and 17% higher than from Rs 566 crore reported in the preceding quarter... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Newspapers, Hindustan Times, HT Media, Shine.com, Earnings December 18, HT Media Ltd


Shashi Tharoor introduces bill to regulate the online gambling; what about regulating promotions?

Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor, introduced a private member bill, The Sports (Online Gaming and Prevention of Fraud) Bill, 2018 in the Lok Sabha, with an aim to “establish an effective regime to maintain the integrity of sports in India by preventing and penalizing sports fraud, regulation of... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Congress, Government, India, Policy, Online Gambling, Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha, Massively Multiplayer Online Game, Sports Online Gaming and Prevention of Fraud Bill


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


ZEE5’s monthly users up by 36% to 56.3 million in Q3FY19

Zee Entertainment Ltd (ZEEL) reported consolidated revenues of Rs 2167 crore, up 18% from the same quarter last year. The company said that this growth was driven by ‘strong performance of our broadcast business.’ EBITDA stood at Rs 754 crore, reporting an increase of 27% YoY and Profit... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Television, News, Internet, Content, Ott, EBITDA, Zeel, Zee Entertainment, OTT Services, Zee5, Earnings Dec-19, Zee Entertainment Ltd


IAMAI to release a code of self regulation for OTT platforms; our take

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has drafted a code of self-regulation for video streaming OTT platforms, reports The Economic Times. IAMAI officials confirmed the existence of the draft to MediaNama, and said that it would be released tomorrow, 17 January. MediaNama has not... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Censorship, Regulation, Freedom Of Speech, Content, Ott, IAMAI, Mobile Association of India IAMAI, Freedom Of Expression, Medianama, Web Censorship, Delhi HC, MeitY, OTT platform