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How 5G technology is critical to India's digital dream
The constantly evolving need for higher speed, along with plans for smart cities, industrial automation, connected devices, etc, make 5G inevitable.

TikTok to focus on self regulation to ensure people 'post responsibly'
There is a four-step moderation process to review posts so as to maintain the platform's credibility, its country head Nikhil Gandhi said. Speaking at an IAMAI event in Mumbai, Gandhi said the Chinese company, which has 200 million users, has "democratised" the art and culture scene in India.

50% of Indian enterprises will operate in a hybrid multi-cloud environment by 2021: IDC
With 95% of organizations planning to increase their cloud spend in the coming 12 months, the adoption of cloud technologies is pertinent for enterprises of all sizes, IDC said as part of its Worldwide Cloud Predictions for 2020 and beyond.

64% Indians will be online by 2023: Report
​​There would be 2.1 billion networked devices by 2023 and M2M (machine to machine) modules would account for 25% (524.3 million) of all networked devices, according to the report.

Social media to join hands to fight fake news, hate speech
The proposed alliance — to be named the Information Trust Alliance (ITA) — will be a grouping of digital platforms and publishers, fact checkers, civil society and academia that will aim to control the spread of harmful content, including fake news and hate speech. So far, discussions have taken place among Facebook, Google, Twitter, Byte-Dance, ShareChat and YY Inc.

India to have more than 907 internet users by 2023: report
As per the CISCO report, devices and connections are growing faster (7% CAGR) than the population (1% CAGR) in the country. This trend has been boosting the growth in the average number of devices and connections per household and per capita. There would be 2.1 billion networked devices by 2023, the report said.

National Cyber Security Strategy to go for cabinet nod soon: Rajesh Pant
He said that there is need to create separate cadre of cyber security specialists from IT personnel because those who roll out IT infrastructure are generally unable to detect the flaws.

Center of Excellence for IPs in gaming inaugurated, MoUs signed
The CoE signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with 5 partners TVAGA (Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association), Hyderabad Angles, HYSEA, and IIIT- Hyderabad to provide resources like mentoring, technology support, infrastructure and funding.

400 stations done, Google to end its free WiFi journey
Google launched Station in India in 2015, as a partnership between Google, Indian Railways and Railtel to bring fast, free public WiFi to over 400 of the busiest railway stations in India and crossed that number by June 2018. While the Indian Railways provided the fibre connectivity for the Internet, Google was responsible for installing and maintaining the access points.

Google to wind down 'Station', working with partners to transition existing sites
"But we crossed that number by June 2018 and implemented Station in thousands of other locations around the country in partnership with telecommunications companies, ISPs and local authorities. Over time, partners in other countries asked for Station too and we responded accordingly," Google Vice President Caesar Sengupta said in a blogpost.

Facebook's Zuckerberg wants 'new framework' for digital tax
Washington has slammed the move as discriminatory, but both sides agreed last month to pursue a global framework under the aegis of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with Paris suspending its collection of the tax until December 2020.

400 million social media users are set to lose their anonymity in India
The advent of new rules for social media applications - like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp - could spell the end for privacy in the Indian internet space. Despite push back from major internet companies, the Indian government is all set to go ahead with the new regulations. The rules are a bid to quell the spread of fake news and trace anti-social elements in the Indian internet ecosystem faster.

There’s a case for transparency by companies: Marc Carrel-Billiard
Accenture senior MD Marc Carrel-Billiard says that organisations should focus on creating personalised experiences for consumers as they turn digital, which would require them to collect a lot of user data.

India has a distinctly different use for AI: N Chandrasekaran
Listing out a few characteristics that would make future technology usage and adoption in India different from developed economies, N Chandrasekaran said technology would have to be leveraged here firstly to create markets, unlike in other markets where technology was making existing markets more efficient.

WhatsApp announces it now has 2 billion users globally
Reiterating its stance on encryption in the global announcement, WhatsApp said strong encryption is a necessity in modern life and that it will not compromise on security because that would make people less safe. WhatsApp did not share market wise statistics and the number of users it now has in India.