By connecting an undersea fibre cable to the island, India's hoping that it'll be a little bit harder for China to claim it as sovereign territory.
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Re: It sometimes works the other way
Except that every now & again a disgruntled consumer will get verbally and even graphically creative on social media on what crap after sales service they're getting vs the high promise & price. These guys have let me dodge or confirm suspicions on some notorious products/services and save a lot of cash and hassle.
So long as there's a slightly better company that's winning on reputation 52% percent of the time vs their rivals 48% they'll succeed to win the market like the classic idea of long term poker odds.
Trump administration labels WeChat, TikTok ‘threats’ to national security, bans transactions with both
Interesting to consider that standard Skype app is unavailable in Android or IOS app stores for Chinese registered phone. Instead you have to install a special Chinese version. You can but guess where the user metadata and intercepts end up when a Chinese Skype to Western Skype call is made. It's a complicated world.
Get your teen to send you a screenshot of the options in TikTok to report offensive content. Stand this side by side with YouTube's or Facebook's similar menu. Then notice the totally different emphasis. Once someone suggests to you that TikTok's menu is designed to report politically challenging uploads (and not much else), you won't be able to unthink it. This will change lightning-quick once an IT journo realises it. So grab your screenshot soon.
Bored binge-watchers bork beleaguered broadband by blasting bandwidth: Global average speeds down 6.31%
Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutors
Congratulations Peebles. Felicitations Queenzieburn. Openreach is bringing you FTTP (yes, they're real places)
Australia to force Google and Facebook to pay for news and reveal algorithm changes before they whack web traffic
New Relic streamlines app monitoring tools, shifts to per-user, pay-as-you-go pricing, adds free tier to lure you in
Face masks hamper the spread of coronavirus. Know what else they hamper? Facial-recognition systems (except China's)
What the duck? Bloke keeps getting sent bathtime toys in the post – and Amazon won't say who's responsible
Cabinet Office takes over control of UK government data: Mundane machinery or Machiavellian manoeuvrings?
UK govt finds £200,000 under sofa to kick off research into improving mobile connectivity on nation's crap railways
FYI Russia is totally hacking the West's labs in search of COVID-19 vaccine files, say UK, US, Canada cyber-spies
US military whips out credit card for unmanned low-Earth-orbit outpost prototype (aka a repurposed ISS cargo pod)
Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries says it's built its own 5G kit and hopes to sell to all comers
Trump gloats, telcos weep, and China is furious: How things stand following UK's decision to rip out Huawei
Rip and replace is such a long Huawei to go, UK telcos plead, citing 'blackouts' and 'billion pound' costs: Are Vodafone and BT playing 'Project Fear'?
Shopped recently in a small online store? Check this list to see if it was one of 570 websites infected with card-skimming Magecart
July? British government could decide to boot Chinese giant Huawei from the UK's networks by this month
UK government shakes magic money tree, finds $500m to buy a stake in struggling satellite firm OneWeb
Brit MPs vote down bid to delay IR35 reforms, press ahead with new tax rules for private-sector contractors
One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway
Someone must be bricking it: UK govt website for first-time home buyers snapped up for £40,000 after left to expire
Here's a headline we'll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders' AI found on Mars searching for signs of life
A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all
Re: It could work out if love comes from two sides
Localised in time too maybe. There was a time when the majority of work was done very near home - pre mechanisation farming. Or the Bavarian cuckoo clock industry- farmers in Winter. Even today art and craft work is often done in a workshop at home. Mass commuting began with big central offices and corporate bureaucracy. Conveniently, mass public transport and mass car production followed.
What appears in history as a result of technological and social change - mass commuting - can disappear equally quickly.
Health Sec Hancock says UK will use Apple-Google API for virus contact-tracing app after all (even though Apple were right rotters)
Re: "we discovered a technical barrier that every other country [...] is also now hitting."
Taiwan's minister without portfolio has been guiding that countrys IT policy especially regarding e-government, openness, trust in government and lately its Covid tracing app and use of social media to nudge public behaviour to control the pandemic. Everything in short that the UK lacks. An ex hacker and activist with a reputed IQ of 180.
How much longer before Asia and the US come bearing beads in exchange for our treasure? Oh wait, they already have: Arm Holdings, Imagination Technologies, Logica, CSR, Autonomy, Misys...