India Leapfrogs US, Japan in Automation, AI Adoption: Study

Automation arrived long back in India and the country is now driving Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technologies globally – even ahead of the US and Japan – a new study said on Tuesday. According to Augmented Human Enterprise – an academic study conducted by Goldsmiths (University of London) and enterprise software provider…

Dark web trend sweeping internet

CHILD porn, buying your body weight in illicit drugs and literally watching people get murdered are just a few of the things you can do on the dark web, the internet’s underbelly. Around a decade ago, just as technology was taking off, a genre known as “unboxing” became wildly popular on video streaming platform, YouTube….

German Supreme Court Refers Landmark Case on YouTube to EU Court

Germany’s highest court has postponed a decision on whether YouTube is liable for violations of intellectual property rights on its video platform in order to seek the opinion of European Union judges, a process expected to take one to two years. The lawsuit, which concerns illegally uploaded songs by the British singer Sarah Brightman, was brought by a…

EU Parliament Approves Copyright Law in Blow to Big Tech

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against Internet giants like Google and Facebook. Backing the draft were traditional media, in urgent search of revenue at a time when web users shun newspapers and TV and advertising revenue is syphoned away by online platforms. MEPs…

The internet’s slow lane

Brook Barker considers himself in “no man’s land,” with broadband to the west and east but falling a couple of miles short of his rural Huntington County home. Barker, who lives between Markle and Huntington with his wife and 14-year-old daughter, has internet service with a “not terrible” speed of 10 megabits per second. Buffering…

Alibaba Co-Founder Jack Ma Announces Plans to Retire at 54

Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to devote his time to philanthropy focused on education, he told the New York Times in an interview. Ma was an English teacher before starting Alibaba in 1999 and built it into a multibillion-dollar internet colossus, becoming one of the world’s richest…

Netflix Opens Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival launched on Thursday with a Netflix production – the first time any major movie showcase has opened on a release not intended for theatres. Cannes, the world’s largest film festival, issued a decree earlier this year banning movies from competition that do not have a theatrical release in France. But in an…

Chrome 69 Brings Material Theme Design for Android, iOS, and Desktop Users

In commemoration of Chrome’s 10-year anniversary, Google has updated the browser with a new look, and has introduced many improvements. The revamp brings along a Material Theme and nifty features across platforms. It comes with more rounded shapes, new icons and a new light colour palette. The Chrome 69 build also brings better password management, improved autofill, a faster…

Europe’s News Agencies Blast Google, Facebook for ‘Plundering’ Content

Europe’s biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of “plundering” news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the Internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media. In a column signed by the CEOs of around 20 agencies including France’s Agence France-Presse, Britain’s Press Association and Germany’s Deutsche Presse-Agentur they called on…