60% respondents favour availing ‘Digital Health ID’ but don’t want to share personal data: Survey

New Delhi: Around 60 per cent of respondents favoured availing ‘Digital Health ID’ to be created under the Centre’s National Digital Health Mission, but do not want to share sensitive personal data beyond health and medical records, a recent survey said.The survey was conducted by LocalCircles, a community social media platform.According to the survey, 59 […]

Marketers are gathering data on your kids from the apps they use, study finds

“If you want to go all-out, you can stop installing apps (other than what is needed for school) until app stores are more transparent — meaning that Google Play, iTunes and other stores would test each app and disclose what data it collects,” Radesky said.

Up and running: Data centre providers burn the midnight oil to keep the new oil flowing

MUMBAI: When the government declared data centres as essential service at the onset of the lockdown, many spent between Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore on staff safety and site maintenance to keep the data centres running. At least 40 data centres across major metros like Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru and Chennai, kept critical staff […]

Tech companies will need to scale up to face data explosion: Dell EVP

BENGALURU: Cities across the world may generate 200 times more data over the next three-five years, resulting in a data disruption for technology services companies, a top executive at Dell Technologies said, prompting companies to reimagine the scale of their capacities to handle the data explosion.“Singapore as a city from an egovernance perspective is handling […]

National centre being planned to hold and manage all public data

The government is planning to set up a national data governance centre to hold all public data, and establish guidelines for the management, sharing and monetisation of information. State agencies and even startups could access the data through this facility.“This division will be more about guidelines, standards, interactions and so on. This could be housed […]

Big bad data: We don’t trust AI to make good decisions

“People trust the NHS because they trust doctors and nurses. They are professionals that must abide by the right standards, and if they don’t, they get thrown out,” said Mitchell. “In the IT profession, we don’t have the same thing, and yet we are now seeing algorithms being used in incredibly high-stake situations.”

8.96 lakh jobs created in January, 76.48 lakh in last 17 months: EPFO payroll data

Around 76.48 lakh new subscribers were added to social security schemes of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) from September 2017 to January 2019, the data showed. This indicates that these many jobs were created in the formal sector over the past 17 months.

AMFI August Data:  MF industry registers total outflows of over Rs 14,000 crore; debt category hit the most

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Apache Cassandra finally gets an enterprise-grade index

The obvious benefit is much better performance compared to predecessors that were add-ons (this is not the first stab at a secondary index for Cassandra) and required full scans of the database to populate. It is written natively into the Cassandra database, meaning that it uses the same core database libraries for memory and resource […]

Venezuelan health workers are getting cash bonuses from an unexpected source

Receiving the funds is technically illegal ​under Venezuelan law. Because of currency controls in Venezuela, the payment is processed on a digital platform widely used on the informal black market. The platform, AirTM, is illegal in Venezuela — healthcare workers must access it through a virtual private network to bypass digital checkpoints set up by […]