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India Finally Has A Data Privacy Framework — What Does It Mean For Its Billion-Dollar Tech Industry?

The Justice Srikrishna Committee has presented its draft of India’s newest data privacy bill but before it becomes a law, the technology industry is voicing its support strongly in favor of the law primarily safeguarding customer data.   The much-awaited white paper on the proposed data protection regime, following the SC judgement in August 2017, that underlined the need for data protection laws to protect the privacy of individuals, was released by the government last month. The judgement recognizes the role of data-driven innovation (DDI) for the growth of economies, and for job creation. But it emphasises that the data so collected be utilised for legitimate purposes. The white paper proposes a data protection framework based on the following seven principles: technology agn...

Amazon struggles to tempt Alexa users to shop

Amazon is leaning into Alexa and betting that voice ordering is the next big retail trend — but declining market share against Google Home and Chinese competitors as well as a rare leak of Alexa numbers suggest it’s struggling to make headway. The bottom line: Fewer than 2% of Amazon Alexa users have used Alexa to buy something in 2018, the Information reports, citing company sources. That number is even lower for repeat users, with just 10% of those purchasers buying something else. The backdrop: After capturing a whopping 80% of the smart speaker market in 2017, per market research firm CB Insights, Amazon’s share slipped to 28% in 2018, as Google and Chinese . This year, Google has overtaken Amazon, and Chinese players Alibaba, Baidu and Xiaomi have also grabbed pieces of th...

Facebook eyes user banking data

Facebook has had conversations with large banks about getting access to their customers’ data for new features, the Wall Street Journal reports. Why it matters: Facebook’s recent privacy controversies may collide with its attempts to keep users engaged, and the Journal reported that one of the banks had exited conversations with the company over privacy questions. A Facebook spokesperson told the newspaper that it doesn’t “use purchase data from banks or credit card companies for ads.”

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to step down

PepsiCo has announced that CEO Indra Nooyi will step down on October 3 after 12 years as chief executive, though she will remain as the company’s chair into early 2019. Nooyi, the company’s first female CEO, will be succeeded by PepsiCo’s current president Ramon Laguarta. Why it matters: Nooyi is one of Corporate America’s most visible, outspoken female CEOs — and her departure is sure to highlight the lack of women occupying the top spot in boardrooms around the country. “Leading PepsiCo has truly been the honor of my lifetime, and I’m incredibly proud of all we have done over the past 12 years to advance the interests not only of shareholders, but all our stakeholders in the communities we serve. Growing up in India, I never imagined I’d have the...

Latest Windows 10 build will support “Your Phone” content sharing

Initially, it appears limited to photo syncing and Android handsets.   Back at its Build conference in May, Microsoft showed Your Phone, a Windows 10 app (with companion apps on Android and iOS) that helped bridge between the smartphone world and the PC world. The company showed syncing of photos, SMS messages, and notifications between the phone and the PC, hoping to put an end to time-honored traditions such as e-mailing yourself a picture you took on your phone just so you can use it on your computer. The latest Insider Preview build of this autumn’s Windows 10 update, released yesterday, finally enables this syncing. Or at least, it enables the Windows-side portion of it. The phone-side updates are merely “coming soon.” An Android app, requiring Android 7.0 or be...

Another Windows 10 SKU is on its way, this time for remote desktops

Most of the Windows 10 builds published in the Insider program don’t come with ISO disk images, so the Windows 10 installer doesn’t get a ton of scrutiny. Every now and then, however, ISOs are published (in theory every time there’s a build pushed to the slow channel) allowing for fresh installs. Twitter user Tero Alhonen has spotted a new installation option in the latest ISO: Windows 10 Enterprise for Remote Sessions. As the name rather implies, the Windows 10 variant supports multiple users logged in to multiple remote desktop sessions simultaneously, with at least 10 concurrent users allowed. Some kind of remote desktop capability has been a part of Windows since Windows 2000 (and before that with third-party extensions or a special version of Windows NT 4), but Micro...