Social Credit System China Part 2: Implementation, Benefits, Criticism

In Part 1 of China’s Social Credit System, we covered the basics of the credit system of China. We talked about the weaknesses of the current credit system in China and compared the current credit score system in developed countries like US, Germany, Switzerland and so on.

Next, we identified Continue reading “Social Credit System China Part 2: Implementation, Benefits, Criticism”

Interview with Michelle Urban of Marketing 261

“Marketers today must be part artist, part scientist” says Michelle Urban from Marketing 261. In that small phrase, she packs a lot of punch, as also what the future holds for marketing.

From the days when marketing meant sending out fancy ads Continue reading “Interview with Michelle Urban of Marketing 261”

Top 8 3D printing companies in India

As the industrial and academic ecosystem changes, the demand for 3D printers in India is rising too. With wide applications in academics, jewellery, industrial prototyping, medicinal implants and prosthetics, 3D printing is quickly becoming both widely available and widely used. Continue reading “Top 8 3D printing companies in India”

Social Credit System China: A detailed study, Part 1

Google Social Credit System China and chances are most sites you check out will call it dystopian and Orwellian.

They will tell you how intrusive the Chinese Social Credit System is and how it runs with little regard to data privacy.

Is that really the truth? How bad is the Chinese Social Credit System? Is it unfair and too intrusive Continue reading “Social Credit System China: A detailed study, Part 1”

Everything you should know about China’s 3-year AI action plan

The Chinese government’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced its 3-year action plan for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2017.

Over the past year since the announcement, experts have come to realize the plan is ambitious to the point of being scary. The proposals set in the MIIT 3-year plan Continue reading “Everything you should know about China’s 3-year AI action plan”

Government mass surveillance going too far?

How much of government surveillance is too much surveillance is a question that has been troubling people since a long time. But before we analyze that, let’s look at surveillance definition in Wikipedia:

“…surveillance is the monitoring of behavior, activities, or other changing information for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting people.”

In case you missed Continue reading “Government mass surveillance going too far?”

10 Must-have apps for women who travel alone

As more and more women choose to travel alone,  apps for women who travel alone become more popular and more efficient. With so many apps available how do you know which ones are the best to use for solo travel?

There is nothing like a well-deserved vacation and traveling alone can seem like a good idea. The beautiful scenery, warm weather Continue reading “10 Must-have apps for women who travel alone”

Google will charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

Google has announced it will begin charging smartphone manufacturers a license fee to install Play Store and a number of apps like YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail for all smartphones and tablets meant for sale in the European Union (EU). Continue reading “Google will charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe”

European Union starts probing Amazon for antitrust – and what it could mean

European Union authorities have started checking whether the American online retail giant Amazon.com is using its merchants’ data to eliminate competition and gain an unfair advantage. Questionnaires are being sent out to Amazon merchants to collect more information.

Bloomberg reported the European Union Competition Commissioner Ms Margrethe Vestager Continue reading “European Union starts probing Amazon for antitrust – and what it could mean”

EU copyright directive (Part 2) with analysis of Article 11 and Article 13

Since the European Union (EU) Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, analysts have been discussing the impact of Article 11 and Article 13.

As discussed in our earlier post on EU copyright law a commentary, Article 3 is also important because it recommends Continue reading “EU copyright directive (Part 2) with analysis of Article 11 and Article 13”