Digital gadgets and platforms are stealing your time, says PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that digital platforms and tech gadgets are stealing our time and we must assign some time for ourselves. The prime minister was speaking at the event held to celebrate the Centennial Foundation Day of Lucknow University where he unveiled Rs 100 commemorative coin.

“In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we’re leaving behind the habit of introspection. Digital gadgets and platforms are stealing your time but you must set aside some time for yourself. It is very important to know yourself. It will directly affect your capacity and will power,” PM Modi said.

The prime minister attended the event through video conferencing and also released a special commemorative postal stamp issued by India Post and its special cover during the event. Apart from PM Modi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and defence minister Rajnath Singh, who is a Lok Sabha

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Reliance Jio: Disrupting India Internet, 2020 Report – Detailed View on the Expected Disruption from the Entry/Presence of Jio Platforms

DUBLIN, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Reliance Jio – Disrupting India Internet” company profile has been added to’s offering.

This perspective on Reliance Jio’s potential to make an impact in the India internet space, along with detailed view on the expected disruption from the entry/presence of Jio platforms in specific internet sectors.

Reliance Jio has truly disrupted the mobile internet space in India, acquiring a base of 400 Mn internet users and has become the leading mobile internet provider in the country, in a span of ~3-3.5 years.

Jio now plans to ride on this promising opportunity through its online platforms across internet verticals like e-tailing (Grocery, Fashion), eB2B retail, digital content, digital payments, eHealth, Ed-tech and others. Post announcement of JioMart, Jio platforms has seen remarkable backing from global investors. Moreover, Jio enjoys strong brand trust among the Jio mobile internet users, which is significantly

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Five Ways Cloud Platforms Need To Be More Secure In 2021

Bottom Line: Closing cloud security gaps starting with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) needs to happen now as cloud services-based cyberattacks have grown 630% since January alone, creating a digital pandemic just as insidious as Covid-19.

Cyberattacks are going through a digital transformation of their own this year, with their targets more frequently being cloud services and the workloads running on them. McAfee Labs Covid-19 Threats Report from July found a 630% increase in cloud services cyberattacks between January and April of this year alone.

The cyberattacks look to capitalize on opportunistic gaps in cloud platforms’ security structures. The 2020 Oracle KPMG Cloud Threat Report provides insights into much faster cloud migration is outpacing security readiness. 92% of security leaders admitted that their

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How social media platforms are handling the 2020 election

Before Election Day, the company issued an early warning that it would label posts that tried to declare victory prematurely, and explained how it would determine when a result was “official.” But the real test came when Trump started tweeting. When the president tweeted in the early hours of Wednesday morning that “they are trying to STEAL the Election,” the company added a label within minutes. The label, which called the tweet “misleading,” prevented it from appearing directly on users’ timelines. The company also disabled retweets and likes. By Wednesday afternoon, the company had labeled five tweets from the president.

Twitter also labeled a number of other tweets from prominent Republicans and other influential accounts for breaking its rules. On Tuesday, the company

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How Social Media Platforms Are Preparing for the Election, And the Aftermath

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As stores run low on plywood barricades, guns fly off the shelves, and the president plans not to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, social media companies have begrudgingly developed contingency plans for election day and the confusion that’s sure to follow. Belying most of these policies are the likely scenarios that 1) a candidate will claim victory before the results are determined and 2) there will be some level of violence, potentially spurred on by misinformation. Let’s take a look at what they’re doing to mitigate that.

Keep in mind that these companies often talk a good game, but then fall well short of moderating content up to their self-imposed standards. As such, we continue to pray a solar flare will wipe out the internet today, but the odds of anything good happening this year just aren’t in

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Xbox Platforms Getting Apple TV Alongside Series X/S Launches

The Xbox Series X, Series S, and PS5 are just a week away, which means a ton of new games and better performance for your existing library. But plenty of console owners also use their systems as an entertainment hub, and Microsoft has released more details on that aspect of the Xbox Series X and S as well.

In the announcement, Microsoft revealed that your existing streaming entertainment apps will make the trip to Xbox Series X and Series S when they launch. But they’ll be joined by one new addition, as the Apple TV app is finally coming to Xbox consoles on November 10. It will be on the new generation, as well as the Xbox One. This is in addition to your other entertainment apps like Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.

The blog goes on to promise enhanced dynamic range and fuller colors on

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Second Annual ‘Data Orchestration Summit’ to Address Key Data Engineering Opportunities for Building Cloud-Native Data and AI Platforms

December 8-9 Virtual Event Now Accepting Call for Proposals

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, today announced the second annual Data Orchestration Summit to be held virtually on December 8 – 9, 2020. The speaker lineup spans cloud, data and AI/ML visionaries, including Professor Ion Stoica of UC Berkeley’s RISELab, Parviz Peiravi of Intel, and Mike Fagan of Comcast.

The two day event is an open source community event focused on the key data engineering challenges and solutions around building cloud-native or hybrid cloud data and AI platforms using the latest technologies such as Alluxio, Apache Spark, Apache Airflow, Presto, Tensorflow and Kubernetes. The Summit brings together data engineers, architects, cloud engineers, data scientists and industry thought leaders who are solving data problems at the intersection of cloud, ML/AI and data.

“In its second year, the

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Conservatives push to discredit tech platforms before election

Ted Cruz accused the tech platforms of ‘actively interfering in this election’

The Senate Commerce committee is set to grill the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google on Wednesday amid right-wing accusations of political bias and threats to change a critical law, known as Section 230, that protects the three tech giants’ ability to moderate content as they see fit.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference during the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing on Online Platforms and Market Power in the Rayburn House office Building, July 29, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee was scheduled to hear testimony from the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google. (Photo by Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference during the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing on Online Platforms and Market Power in the Rayburn House office Building, July 29, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee was scheduled to hear testimony from the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google. (Photo by Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images)

Outside experts have found little evidence to support claims of widespread partisanship on the social media platforms. Still, the conservative allegations are damning claims just days ahead of

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How to recover your deleted playlists on Spotify using the platform’s website

a person and a dog sitting on a bed: You can easily recover a Spotify playlist that you've mistakenly deleted. Steve Prezant/Getty Images

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You can easily recover a Spotify playlist that you’ve mistakenly deleted. Steve Prezant/Getty Images

  • You can recover a deleted playlist on Spotify if you’ve accidentally deleted one, or simply changed your mind. 
  • To recover a playlist, you’ll need to open Spotify in a web browser and go to your account page, where you can choose the option to recover playlists.
  • It might take a little while for the recovered playlist to reappear in your Spotify library. 
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If you delete a Spotify playlist and later regret that decision, don’t worry – Spotify has a sort of “undo” button that lets you recover a playlist you’ve deleted. 

Of course, you should always think carefully before deleting something, and Spotify makes you confirm your deletion command before it sends your playlist to the trash. 

Here’s how to recover a deleted

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PayPal, Venmo To Allow Bitcoin Buy And Sell On Their Platforms


  • PayPal’s Bitcoin buy and sell service will be available to U.S. customers first
  • PayPal CEO said the shift to digital forms of currencies is inevitable
  • Bitcoin’s price achieved its 2020 high because of the PayPal news

Online payments giant PayPal Holdings Inc has announced its plan to soon allow its users to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its Paypal and Venmo platforms.

PayPal has obtained a conditional cryptocurrency license from the New York State Department of Financial Services, enabling it to to deal with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. To offer the service, it partnered with Paxos Trust Company, a regulated cryptocurrency service provider, per Reuters.

PayPal Holdings said the service will be available to PayPal account holders in the U.S. in the coming weeks. After that, the company plans to expand the service to its Venmo mobile wallet and then to select countries in early

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