June 4

WhatsApp takes more heat in India

first_img Related Previous ArticleXiaomi Q4 boosted by Huawei woesNext ArticleGSMA hails mobile money resilience during Covid-19 Author Tags Yanitsa Boyadzhieva India to shun China vendors in 5G trials India adds detail on network equipment restrictions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 24 MAR 2021 center_img Asia The competition watchdog of India initiated a probe into a controversial privacy policy update planned by WhatsApp, arguing the Facebook subsidiary violated local legislation.In an order issued today (24 March), the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said its investigation will look to “ascertain the full extent, scope and impact of data sharing through involuntary consent” of users resulting from the update.The authority claimed WhatsApp contravened domestic laws through “exploitative and exclusionary conduct” contained in a policy update.Additionally, the CCI claimed WhatsApp’s update would generate competition risks through potential quality reduction and ability for Facebook to “reinforce” its position, even in unrelated markets such as display advertising.The move is India’s second against the planned update, following a move by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology pressing WhatsApp to drop the plan and reconsider its data privacy policies.WhatsApp initially planned to implement its updated policy in early February but delayed the move following a backlash. The company blamed this on “misinformation” around the planned changes, which it explained involve interaction with businesses on the platform rather than a wholesale change in data collection. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more FacebookIndiauser privacyWhatsApp HomeAsiaNews WhatsApp takes more heat in India Australia funds regulator to oversee new media lawlast_img read more

January 17

Jenn Colella & Caitlin Kinnunen to Lead Reading of Site-Specific Fun Home in NYC Funeral Home

first_img Caitlin Kinnunen Jenn Colella & Caitlin Kinnunen(Photos: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) A site-specific staging of the Tony-winning musical Fun Home will be tested out in a reading at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel funeral home in New York City on December 19 at 8:00pm. Tony nominees Jenn Colella (Come From Away) and Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom) will star.Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Fun Home is based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir, which chronicles her experience coming into her own as a lesbian and coping with the suicide of her closeted father. The musical features a Tony-winning book by Lisa Kron and a Tony-winning score by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Kron (lyrics).Colella will star as Alison in the reading, which will feature Kinnunen as Medium Alison. Daniella Caggiano, who helmed a starry reading of Significant Other earlier this year, will direct. The reading will be presented by Quintessence of Dust Theatre Company.Further casting is to come. Star Filescenter_img Jenn Colella View Commentslast_img read more

August 6

Simeone: It’s normal that my son knows I’ll manage Inter one day

first_img “He’s my son, imagine if we speak or not. It’s normal that my son, my sister, my mum, my dad (…) know that one day I am going to manage Inter. It’s not news and it’s not new,” said Simeone to the second question at his press conference previewing the Champions League game against Bayern Munich.  05/12/2016 Previously, on the same subject, he’d said: “I have absolutely nothing to comment on my future because it’s absolutely clear.” Upd. on 07/09/2017 at 14:44 CEST EFE Simeone: “Es normal que mi hijo sepa que algún día voy a dirigir al Inter”center_img The questions came after his eldest son Giovanni, currently playing for Serie A side Genova, said on Onda Cero on Saturday that his dad is interested in managing Inter “at any moment”. Diego Simeone played for the Italian club between 1997 and 1999 and won a UEFA Cup there.  IN SPORT.ES Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone said that it is “normal” that his family know that “some day” he will manage Inter Milan, something “which is not new”, in reference to quotes made by his son, Genova player Giovanni Simeone.  “The signing of my dad for Inter could happen at any moment. I hope [it happens]. He’s happy at Atletico, I can see that. But it could happen in the future,” said the eldest of the Atletico manager’s sons.last_img read more

August 5

It’s ‘probably’ Bassett

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER LITTLE LEGEND – Cooper Bassett THERE was a green-and-red blur creating havoc in the Beaconsfield forward-line on…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

August 4

LVR rocks Rockers en route to Kootenay Rugby Championship

first_imgThe game was never in doubt as the host Bombers ran all over the Rockers from the opening kick off.Eli Wilson, Ryan Lewis, Ray Bisonette and Sam Woodward also scored for LVR.Kicker Darian Johnson converted several scores.The Bombers were ready for the Rockers after returning from a successful road trip to Alberta where LVR won the Cougar Classic tournament Saturday in Red Deer, Alta.In Junior Boy’s action, the Bombers blasted both Stanley Humphries and Selkirk Storm of Kimberley by identical 54-0 scores.In Girls action, LVR bounced Grand Forks Wolves 20-10 and Stanley Humphries 30-0 before playing to a 5-5 tie against Selkirk Storm. Chase Gilbertson scored two tries to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 43-0 romp over Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Rockers in the Kootenay High School Boy’s Rugby Championship Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.LVR, the defending Kootenay Champion, now advances to the BC High School Boy’s AA Rugby Championships May 27-30 in Abbotsford.last_img read more

August 2

Kane set for Spurs captaincy if Lloris is sacked over drink-drive charge

first_imgHARRY KANE appears almost certain to take over the Tottenham captaincy if Hugo Lloris is stripped of the armband over his drink-driving charge.The World Cup-winning goalkeeper, 31, was arrested at 2.20am on Friday after being caught driving after a boozy night out – and spent seven hours in a police cell.3 Harry Kane could take over the Tottenham captaincy from shamed Hugo LlorisCredit: ReutersTottenham are now weighing-up their options and could strip Lloris of the armband, with Kane in line to take over.Lloris has apologised for his actions, saying: “I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters.“Drink-driving is completely unacceptable. I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”Lloris could now face a £240,000 fine – two weeks of wages – from Tottenham and will appear in court next month to face the consequences of his actions.3 Hugo Lloris was arrested and held in a police cell for drink-driving on FridayCredit: Reuters3 World Cup winner Hugo Lloris could be stripped of the Spurs armbandCredit: AFPSpurs said in a statement: “The club takes matters such as this extremely seriously and it will be dealt with internally.”The veteran stopper may also be stripped of the captain’s armband by Mauricio Pochettino.Should that happen, Kane – England’s captain at the 2018 World Cup – appears to be the front-runner to take over.Kane is already vice-captain of the North London club and could lead them out at Old Trafford for Monday’s game with Manchester United.Tottenham and France captain Hugo Lloris CHARGED with drink driving by British Police and issues grovelling apologyMOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final gameIt’s match week 3 of the Premier League as Man Utd face down Spurs and Arsenal take on West Hamlast_img read more

December 21

TVs, bikes, car parts among horde left during overnight dumping at scenic spot

first_imgLocals in Newtowncunningham have been left outraged after litter louts left a horde of unwanted items at a popular scenic spot.Members of the public stopping at the Quay Shore were left gobsmacked to find the items dumped early this morning.They included a television, toys, bikes, electronic equipment and even parts of cars. One local contacted Donegal Daily told how another local heard the items being dumped around 5.30am.They said “A person living nearby heard a loud noise this morning (Saturday) at about 5.30am and believes the waste was left there then.“It consists of various bits of electronic equipment, toys, children’s bikes, pictures, auto parts, etc, perhaps by someone clearing out a house for a sale or rental viewing.”Anybody with any information is asked to contact Gardai or Donegal County Council. TVs, bikes, car parts among horde left during overnight dumping at scenic spot was last modified: February 20th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 15

History’s Female Programmers Will No Longer Be Forgotten

first_imgTags:#Computing#ENIAC#Frances Bilas Spence#Frances Elizabeth Holberton#Gender#gender issues#history#Jean Jennings Bartik#Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Auntonelli#Kathy Kleiman#Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer#Megan Smith#programmers#Role Models#Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum#women in tech#women in technology Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img selena larson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Can you name an influential woman in computer science?If you’re well-versed in your history, you might think of 19th-century mathematician and programmer Ada Lovelace. Or, more recently, computer scientist Grace Hopper, who coined the term “debugging.”Two women across two centuries makes for a scant supply of role models. There are more—many more. And some women are working to make sure future generations of programmers will know their names.Meet The ComputersMen and women together created the first all-electronic, programmable computer called ENIAC. Men developed the hardware, and six brilliant, long-forgotten women built the software.Kathy Kleiman, founder of the ENIAC Programmers Project and creator of the short documentary The Computers, discovered these women as a young programmer herself in the mid-1980s.While researching a college project, Kleiman found a photo of the ENIAC computer surrounded by women. The men in the photo were identified in a caption but the women were not. A representative of the Computer History Museum told Kleiman that the women were models.They were not. They were women known as “computers,” and they’d been selected to program a machine that could do their wartime work of calculating ballistic trajectories.See Also: Why So Few Women Are Studying Computer Science“Historians covered computing as a story of hardware,” Kleiman told me in an interview. “We’re actually going back to uncover the names and the work, because programming was a pink-collar profession for about the first decade. There were some men, but it was actually hugely women.”The ENIAC was created as a secret military project during World War II in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the time, no technology like it existed, and when it was unveiled to the public after the war in 1946, people called it an “electronic brain.” The hardware itself was difficult to understand, and the software even more so. Instead of introducing the hardworking human computers who had given the machine its brains, the Army gave credit to the two men who built the hardware—John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert. The women’s roles were forgotten—until Kleiman found their names.Frances Bilas Spence.Jean Jennings Bartik.Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer.Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Auntonelli.Frances Elizabeth Holberton.Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum.Kleiman’s ENIAC Programmers Project aims to bring women into the spotlight who have remained invisible for so long—not just the six women who helped create the ENIAC, but female computer scientists throughout history. Her motivation isn’t just correcting the record of the past. It’s building a future that looks different from a history that’s been airbrushed to look more male than it really was.“If our initial pioneers are invisible, then our later role models are lost,” Kleiman said. The Computers is the first in a three-part documentary series about women who have been forgotten in technology. The next two parts, The Coders and The Future-Maker, will focus on female programmers who helped create Java and Flash.Megan Smith, the Google executive recently named as chief technology officer of the United States president at, wrote about the invisibility of women in technology in an essay on the Huffington Post: In the Steve Jobs movie, we barely meet Joanna Hoffman and we don’t meet Susan Kare, both were a core part of the original Macintosh product development team. Their contributions literally changed the face of the Mac and our industry. In the Turing films, we don’t meet the many mathematical women who made up half of the code-breakers at Bletchley Park during WWII.Hollywood could do more research when producing these movies—but the silver screen is often a distorted mirror. It reflects people’s assumptions and the media they’re exposed to. If women are scrubbed from history, they likely won’t find their way into film. That’s just one thing Kleiman is working to change.Seeing The PresentWhile Kleiman works to correct our understanding of computing’s past, others are trying to expose people to female role models working in the field today.Julie Flapan, executive director at the Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools, is working on boosting computer-science education for primary and secondary students, especially young girls and students of color. She says one important way for young, diverse students to understand that computing can be a career for them is by meeting computer scientists who break the white-male stereotype, and learning from them.“Not many girls and people of color see themselves represented as a computer scientist,” Flapan said in an interview. Without that, she said, students may question whether or not computer science is a field for them.Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute, says that having role models is important for career development, and is an inspiration for women who might consider a different university of career path.“If you don’t see anyone who looks like you, it’s harder to imagine yourself in that role,” Whitney told me in an interview. In an effort to provide those personal resources to women in technology, both those starting their career path at colleges and universities and professional women already in the workforce, the Anita Borg Institute produces the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, the world’s largest gathering of female technologists. Some universities send their students to the event to connect with women who will one day be their peers or supervisors should they choose to continue their careers in computer science. Harvey Mudd College, a liberal-arts school near Los Angeles, sends freshman students every year. This year, the college is sending 52 students and 5 faculty members to the event.Colleen Lewis, assistant professor of computer science at Harvey Mudd College, is attending this year. She personally understands the impact that meeting people like themselves can have on students.At Harvey Mudd, 40% of students enrolled in the computer science program are women, thanks in part to efforts by the college to make the program more welcoming. But for many students who aren’t exposed to female peers and faculty, events like the Grace Hopper Celebration that put women front and center can give students role models they wouldn’t find anywhere else.“When I was an undergrad, I went to the Richard Tapia Conference,” Lewis said in an interview, referring to a biennial conference on diversity in computing held in Boston. “Coming from Berkeley, where there were between 11-13% women in my major, it was very impactful.”Where the efforts of people like Kleiman and Whitney come together is teaching women pursuing degrees in computer science that they’re not alone. That they never were alone. That they’re not even among the first of their gender to forge a path in a male-dominated industry. And that if others did it in the 1940s, they can do it, too.“My goal is to share the history, so that no girl ever thinks there weren’t women in computing,” Kleiman said. “Can you imagine a world where there were no stereotypes at all? Where everyone knows that women and men created computing together, and that everyone know she or he has the right to go into these fields? To me, that would be a great place for the world to be.”Lead image courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Digital Archiveslast_img read more

October 28

10 months agoLiverpool legend Fowler: Klopp will have noted Man City celebrations

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Fowler: Klopp will have noted Man City celebrationsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Robbie Fowler says Jurgen Klopp will have taken positives in the aftermath of defeat at Manchester City.Fowler wrote for the Mirror: “I’m not sure too many people picked up on it at the Etihad this week, but what struck me was just how ballistic City went when they won.”I can tell you now, Jurgen Klopp noticed. And he’ll be using it to inspire and motivate his players in the title race from here on in.”I know it was a huge game, and a huge win for City. When you win like that it means so much, but the scenes at the end were still remarkable.”To see possibly the best team in world football celebrate with such relief was telling.”Liverpool lost, but Klopp will be urging them to take massive confidence from the fact that a side as big as City reacted like when beating them. He will be saying ‘that’s how good we are now’.” last_img read more

October 28

25 days agoJuan ​Mata against Man Utd sacking Solskjaer

first_imgJuan ​Mata against Man Utd sacking Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuan Mata does not believe that Manchester United should sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Some fans and pundits believe that Solskjaer is not good enough to turn around the fortunes of such a giant club.But Mata believes that replacing yet another manager, their fourth since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2012, would be the easy thing to do.He said to the Daily Mail: “It is the easy thing to do. “Change your manager and it can help change your mindset, but it is never a good sign.”It is much better to have a manager for 25 years and win 13 Premier Leagues.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img