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Beijing-based ByteDance announced a standalone education technology (edtech) brand Dali for the Chinese market on Thursday, becoming another major tech player looking to capitalise on the sector’s boom driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dali, meaning “forceful strength” in Chinese, will host all the education business of ByteDance and already has 10,000 employees, Dali Chief Executive
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Comment This morning the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing with the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to discuss making changes to a critical piece of US legislation that provides online platforms, used by billions of people, legal protections from the content those people post. Yes, we’re talking about changes to Section 230, and
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Twitter’s explanations on being questioned by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill about showing Ladakh as part of China were inadequate and its actions amounts to criminal offence attracting imprisonment of seven years, committee chairman Meenakshi Lekhi said on Wednesday. Representatives of Twitter had appeared before parliamentary panel on being summoned over
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Let’s face it, Google’s smartwatch strategy still has a lot of catching up to do relative to the Apple Watch. While WearOS has improved over the years, it has been let down by poor hardware. Hopefully, things should take a turn for the better with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC in future smartwatches, but
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Academics, journalists, and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads on the world’s dominant social media platform. The researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook
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Representatives of Amazon in India have refused to appear before a parliamentary panel reviewing the country’s privacy bill, an Indian lawmaker said on Friday, an allegation the US commerce giant said was a result of a misunderstanding. Meenakshi Lekhi, head of a parliamentary panel which is reviewing the Indian government’s Personal Data Protection Bill, had said
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Intel shares dived today after it revealed a steep slump in enterprise and government sales of its server chips – and delays to its latest Xeons. According to its third-quarter financial figures, released on Thursday, its data center revenue halved, year on year, as enterprise and government customers closed their wallets. Meanwhile, long-awaited 10nm Ice
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