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Airtel e-KYC Blocked From Aadhaar Platform After Being Accused Of Misusing Data

The action follows allegations of Bharti Airtel using the Aadhaar-eKYC based SIM verification process to open payments bank accounts of its subscribers without their ‘informed consent’. UIDAI also took strong objection to allegations that such payments bank accounts are being linked to receive LPG subsidy (via) —- airtel was running an online service to trick people with Aadhaar. I hop...

Supreme Court: Re-tweets can be defamatory [AAP neta’s defamation case]

“Take for example a tweet which is per se derogatory, abusive or contains graphic pornographic material. Can one who re-tweets such a tweet say he has only re-tweeted the material and is not the author of it and hence should not face prosecution?” said the SC judge in AAP’s defamation case. Source: Supreme Court: Re-tweets can be defamatory, SC says in AAP neta’s case | Del...

Kanwal Rekhi: India has proven to be a bottomless pit for VCs

Brace yourself for a tough read, but investor Kanwal Rekhi goes UnPluggd and has a few thoughts to share about the VC business. While the sentiment is primarily for ‘all’ VCs business, his take on Indian startup ecosystem is: Like I said in the beginning, most VCs lose money. In India all the VC capital invested in last 20 years has not been returned to LPs. India has proven to be a bo...

China’s New AI Police Station Won’t Have Humans

The AI police station will likely focus on vehicle- and driver-related issues. According to a report from the Chinese financial paper Caijing Neican, the futuristic station will offer simulated driver examinations and provide registration services. Cutting-edge facial-recognition technology developed by Tencent will identify citizens within the station. The idea is that this will eliminate the nee...

The deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linkage has been extended

The government has indefinitely extended the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Extension of deadline till 31.3.18 for submission of Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by client to the reporting entity https://t.co/9sYcRQlfEF — Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) December 13, 2017 It has been d...

Interesting data about Uber and UberEATS in India: Samosa Chole most ordered

Uber has shared the top trends of 2017 – interesting data backed insights on how Uber and Uber Eats has touched millions of Indians this year. Here are some interesting data points. Uber’s busiest day in India is Friday and the busiest hour of the week is 6 p.m. when riders are perhaps making a speedy get away from work. The most Ubers were taken on the August 11, which also happens to be pr...

The world is ‘’astonishingly pessimistic’ about Artificial Intelligence, says EU research commissioner

  “If you do any research on artificial intelligence these days, the results are astonishingly pessimistic. Nine articles out of ten on AI are negative. Not just negative. Alarmist and panicked, sometimes even hysterical. For me, a techno-optimist, it’s shocking. And very disappointing”, said EU research commissioner Carlos Moedas. “The fear of artificial intelligence among the pu...

Stripe launches in India (beta launch)

Stripe has launched its payment platform in India. The payment service is currently in private beta. Stripe has been building its India entity for over 6 months. Today, we’re starting an invite-only beta for Stripe in India with a small group of companies. These businesses will help us test our platform in the Indian market and provide feedback on features that we’ll need to build to support all I...

Another Facebook exec, Chamath is “tremendously guilty” of creating Facebook

The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem — this is not about Russians ads. This is a global problem. Says Ex Facebook exec, Chamath who now feels ‘tremendous guilty” of creating a product which is destroying the societal equations in a ver...

AI: What’s Working, What’s Not

It’s the golden age of artificial intelligence (AI), a.k.a. machine learning, deep learning, and other distributed computing. But like every golden age, there’s a gold rush-like buzz in the air that makes it hard to tell what’s hype and what’s not; what’s actually happening now vs. what will happen later (or not at all). What should we pay attention to… and how do we know where to look? And ...

This guy left 1970s camera in public for strangers to shoot; Results are awesome

This guy left a 1970s Super 8mm camera, inviting people to shoot some black and white film. The experiment costed him $150 – but the results? Well, amazing!

CEAT launches safety grip, the scooter handle grip which hides pepper spray #WomenSafety

In order to make riding safe for women in India, CEAT has combined functionality and innovation to introduce the brand new CEAT Safety Grip. CEAT Safety Grip is a customized scooter handle grip which seamlessly conceals a pepper spray in the accelerator throttle for a quick and easy access at the time of distress. Get it

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