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Android 9.0 officially named as ‘Pie’; starts rolling out to Pixel phones

Android 9.0 ‘Pie’, which was first unveiled at Google’s annual developer conference in May, will use artificial intelligence to adapt to how you use the device   The next version of Google’s Android operating system, Android 9.0, will be called Pie. It will be initially available on Google’s Pixel phones starting today. Android 9.0 ‘Pie’, which was first unveiled at Google’s annual developer conference in May, will use artificial intelligence to adapt to how you use the device. For instance, Android will set screen brightness by studying your manual adjustments, rather than automatically switching to a certain level based on ambient light. It will use machine learning to learn to how consumers use apps in order to prioritize battery powe...

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...

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...