Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Topic: tech

Google pauses use of its internal billing system for app developers in India following CCI order

Last month, CCI had hit Google with two antitrust penalties ($113 mn & $162 mn) and said not to restrict app developers from using third-party billing or payment processing services.

English or Hindi medium? — Modi-Shah’s push for Hindi not sitting well with BJP CMs

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Samsung to invest $3.3 billion in Vietnam for semiconductor parts, amid US-China chip war

Samsung CEO Roh Tae-Moon revealed plans to set up trial production in the Vietnamese province of Thái Nguyên by July 2023.

SOS wand for trekkers & robot for flood aid — teen ‘change-makers’ make waves at IIT bootcamp

SOS wand for trekkers & robot for flood aid — teen ‘change-makers’ make waves at IIT bootcamp

High-profile whistleblowers in the tech industry have increased—and most of them are women

Whistleblowing is a difficult phenomenon to study because its public manifestation is only the tip of the iceberg. Most of it is anonymous.

India, Japan, Australia need tech alliance to counter China and Huawei’s monopoly

India, Japan, and Australia can veer away states in South, South East, and East Asia from falling into China’s ‘technology debt trap’.

RMZ Spire brings tech and wellness enabled environment for future working space

RMZ Spire's goal is to evolve from a brick-and-mortar offering to a human-centric experience encompassing sustainability, modern design & the creation of a high-tech infrastructure.

New book provides insight on how nations need digital fair play to improve global governance

Published by HarperCollins India, 'The Great Tech Game' by Anirudh Suri will be released on 26 February on ThePrint’s SoftCover.

How to deal with misinformation in end-to-end encrypted texts? Answer is not traceability

There is a false binary between encryption and public safety. Give users better products while protecting their texts.

How 3 non-techie women are helping fight fear of technology among Indian non-profits

They may not have an educational background in tech, but 3 women from different parts of India are helping non-profits channelise its potential to strengthen their work.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.