The economic impact of the freeze on Chinese apps is minuscule. Smartphone market leader Xiaomi’s India revenues have crossed $5 billion while ByteDance, whose app TikTok is in the eye of the storm, has yet to cross Rs 100 crore in sales
In an unusual move, Microsoft is throwing its hat in the consumer social media ring with its TikTok acquisition bid
Everyone from teenagers and non-binary LGBTQI+ folk from non-metro cities across India embraced TikTok because it allowed their everydayness, their queerness, and just their own selves to become accepted, and even popular
Banning 59 Chinese mobile apps is a knee-jerk reaction, but we do need proper systems to vet an app for potential danger before it gets introduced in the country.
Millions of China-branded smartphones sold in the country are likely to capture far more sensitive user data than standalone apps and require greater scrutiny, as does telecom gear from Huawei and ZTE
The new clause in India’s proposed amendment of the Information Technology Act puts the onus on social media companies for non-user generated content shared on their platforms, hoping to curb circulation of misinformation, abusive and objectionable content.
The US-China trade war could become yesterday’s news if the race to launch a digital currency takes off in earnest