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    When the boss video calls you at an odd hour, is it sexual harassment?

    New Delhi: Getting unwarranted video call requests at odd hours and comments on social media photos by male colleagues who are not friends are among issues of sexual harassment women working from home during the nationwide lockdown have faced, organisations working against cyber harassment said. The coronavirus-triggered lockdown has posed a lot of challenges for women...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Apple's iPhone assembler Pegatron planning to set up in India as govt eases norms

    New Delhi: The government is likely to drop a clause of evaluating plant machinery for electronics manufacturing in the recently notified Rs 48,000 crore worth incentive schemes to ease shifting of base for companies like Apple and contract manufacturers to India, according to sources. The Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) wants to go full throttle to...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Facebook is annoyed as Singapore government tells it to block pages

    Singapore: Facebook said Monday Singapore's use of an online misinformation law is 'severe' and risks stifling free speech, after the company was again forced to block a page in the city-state. It was the latest criticism from the tech giant over legislation that empowers ministers to tell internet platforms to put warnings next to posts they deem false and order the blocking...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Sundar Pichai says Google stands with black community; had opposed Muslim ban earlier

    Washington: Google stands in support of racial equality, the tech giant's Indian-American CEO Sunder Pichai has said, expressing solidarity with the African-American community in the US in wake of protests sparked by the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old African American restaurant worker, died in Minneapolis on...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    No way we gonna pay: Google snubs Australia government demand to pay news publishers

    Sydney: Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media under a government-imposed revenue sharing deal. The company's top executive in Australia said Google made barely Aus$10 million (US$6.7 million) per year from news-linked advertising, a fraction of a government watchdog's estimates for...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    IIT Madras' virtual reality model helps Chennai doctors implant pump in boy's heart

    New Delhi: Among thousands waiting for international travel curbs to be lifted is an 11-year-old Egyptian boy for whom spending the lockdown time in India has come with a new lease of life as he underwent a crucial heart surgery using a virtual reality model developed by the IIT Madras. The child underwent the life-saving surgery at Chennai's MGM hospital using...

    • 2 days ago
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    Phishing firms in India posing as WHO, banks to defraud people, says Google

    New Delhi: Hack-for-hire firms, many of them based in India, are creating accounts spoofing the World Health Organisation (WHO) and targeting business leaders in financial services, consulting, and healthcare corporations in the US, the UK and Bahrain among other countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by Google. The tech giant noted that numerous...

    • 2 days ago
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    AI watches South Korea's elders as human contact dwindles amid COVID-19

    Seoul: In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls. With each flick of the control, a colourful array of pie charts, graphs and maps reveals the search habits of thousands of South Korean senior citizens being monitored by voice-enabled 'smart' speakers, an...

    • 2 days ago
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    Sole space carrier since 2011, Russia looking at huge losses as SpaceX succeeds

    Moscow: Russia has lost its long-held monopoly as the only country able to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station following the flawless manned launch by US company SpaceX. The Russian space agency congratulated the United States and Elon Musk's SpaceX on the first crewed flight ever by a private company, but experts said the launch should be a wakeup...

    • 2 days ago
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    Paas Nahin Aana! Google's new AR camera tool will help you maintain social distance

    San Francisco: Smartphone users have a new way to keep their distance—a tool that lets them know when people are getting closer than pandemic guidelines recommend. The Google-developed Sodar tool available this week taps into Android smartphone cameras to put users in the centre of a white circle with a radius of about two metres, or 6.5 feet. The...

    • 3 days ago

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