Unsecured government websites puts important data at risk

Not good news for visitors and information seekers who wish to access data from websites of several departments of the Karnataka government. Various Karnataka government departmental websites do not have a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate, which leaves them exposed to hackers to deface websites and steal data, information, and more. Recently, a report said […]

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Pandemic effect: Digital libraries trending

Karnataka’s digital libraries saw a huge gain in membership during the pandemic. Readers turned to digital libraries during the pandemic when they had no access to physical libraries that were shut. Dr. Satishkumar S. Hosamani, Director, Department of Public Libraries said that they saw exponential growth in membership of digital libraries during the pandemic increasing […]

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Artificial Intelligence far-fetched for govt. schools

Coding and Artificial Intelligence to be included in the curriculum under the New Education Policy (NEP) but government schools in the state might not be ready yet. The government is planning to start teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) and coding in schools while the government schools lack basic Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. The Unified District Information […]

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Trending now: ‘Listen to a book’

India has witnessed a 50 percent growth in the subscription of of audiobooks and ebooks. The pandemic has impacted traditional reading patterns of people, leading them to switch from physical books to reading online and listening to audiobooks.  “After long working hours, I prefer listening to a book and unwinding rather than reading as my eyes are […]

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Multiple charging stations confuses EV owners

Multiple Electric Vehicle (EV) charging standards are causing confusion, as owners have to constantly find acceptable chargers for their EV. EV owners are confused about not having universal charging standards. Charging infrastructure companies are developing their own set of chargers and apps to navigate charging stations and make payments. Preshit Deorukhkar, Ather-scooter owner says, “The […]

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Tech parks ready for offline mode

As companies are getting ready to welcome employees back, tech parks are preparing for a safer environment. Tech parks in the city are getting ready to bring  staff back to offices with several safety measures. They are sanitizing offices, cleaning filtration systems in air conditioning and creating socially-distanced office desks said people manning tech park […]

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‘Govt’s grand plan to go after free speech’

Social Media and all ‘intermediaries’ – every entity that helps transmit data or store data online – stand to lose with the new ‘unconstitutional’ social media framework and guidelines, experts say. Bangalore:  M V Rajeev Gowda, a former member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha and a national spokesperson for the Indian National Congress, said […]

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World Telecommunication Day: India’s digital divide widens

More than 80 percent of Indian students couldn’t access online schooling during the lockdown, Oxfam. Haryana: The 52nd World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) will be celebrated on May 17, 2021.  India is the world’s second-largest market in terms of total internet users. Its total internet usage grew 1.82 percent in the last quarter […]

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PUBG Mobile to make a comeback in India

The South Korean developer behind the banned PUBG mobile has announced today the game is being relaunched under a new title. Bengaluru: PUBG Mobile, the mobile version of the popular Battle-Royale game is making a comeback in India. Ten months after it was banned by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the developer behind […]

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