Author: David

How the internet language barrier is being demolished

April 20, 2019

Apart from accessing web content, domain names are also used for email addresses and a host of other Internet applications. By V Sridhar & Ajay Data Domain names provide the important link between users and content on the internet. When we type “meity.gov.in” to access the web site of the ministry of electronics and information […]

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This little translator gadget could be a traveling reporter’s best friend

April 16, 2019

If you’re lucky enough to get to travel abroad, you know it’s getting easier and easier to use our phones and other gadgets to translate for us. So why not do so in a way that makes sense to you? This little gadget seeking funds on Kickstarter  looks right up my alley, offering quick transcription and recording […]

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Google Location History explained: How police are broadly using Android geo data to solve crimes

April 14, 2019

Location data taken in aggregate can power useful features, with Google leveraging that history for traffic updates, recommendations, and ads. A new report today reveals how U.S. law enforcement is increasingly requesting that data as part of criminal investigations. While useful, privacy advocates argue that such overbroad practices risk “snaring the innocent.” What’s happening technically? […]

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Russian parliament waves through powers for internet iron curtain

April 13, 2019

The Russian State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has voted to approve the controversial bill that would give politicians powers to isolate the country from the internet. The so-called “sovereign internet” bill is on track to become law by 1 November, and according to local newswire TASS, the implementation is expected to cost ₽30bn ($470m, […]

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Can the internet be saved?

April 12, 2019

The good news is that the House of Representatives passed the Save the Internet Act by a vote of 232-190. The bad news is while Republicans said they too want to to protect net neutrality, only one Republican voted for the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump have already refused to support the […]

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‘Trüberbrook’ wins German Computer Game Award 2019

April 10, 2019

From virtual reality to stop motion-style adventure games, dozens of German and international computer games received top honors at the 2019 German Computer Game Awards in Berlin on Tuesday. During the awards ceremony, the German government also announced plans to pump millions of euros into the gaming sector to promote games made in Germany. Top […]

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