scorecardresearch

Internet

At the peak of outage, more than 30,000 user reports had indicated issues with Google in the United States alone, as of 0130 GMT.

Google back up after brief outage

Aug 09, 2022

Reports of the outage dropped to less than 500 incidents in the United States, as per Downdetector, which collates status reports from a number of sources.

Google down for many users

Google down for thousands of users

Aug 09, 2022

There were more than 40,000 incidents of people reporting issues with the world's largest search engine.

Bullieverse funding

Open world metaverse platform Bullieverse raises $4 mn

Feb 18, 2022

Co-founded by core gaming enthusiasts, Bullieverse is providing a new terrain in the digital economy through its open met averse.

DoT had announced last year that 13 cities in India are going to get 5G first before it rolls out more widely

Budget 2022: India’s 5G rollout planned for 2022-2023

Feb 01, 2022

5G spectrum auctions are also going to happen this year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said during her budget speech.

One of the key criticisms against Web 3.0 is that the decentralisation is going to make the internet difficult to regulate.

Spinning out the third web: What is Web 3.0 and why are tech titans bickering over it

Dec 25, 2021

Besides cryptocurrency, metaverse, etc., one of the other keywords for the year was Web 3.0. But what is it exactly and why does it matter?

The total approvals for smart classrooms have more than doubled -- from 16,223 in 2020-21, to 42,311 in 2021-22. Similarly, the government has increased its approvals for ICT labs too, from 4,090 in 2020-21 to 10,778 in 2021-22. 

Digital divide: Govt approves 10,778 ICT labs, 42,311 smart classrooms in 2021-22

Dec 17, 2021

The central government has given the highest financial approval to Assam of Rs 155 crore for 1,859 ICT labs, followed by Tamil Nadu of Rs 149 crore for 1,893 labs. 

It noted that the suspension of telecom services and the internet frequently affected life and liberty of people.

Centre must avoid frequent internet suspensions, says Parliamentary panel

Dec 02, 2021

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, in its report, called for defining the parameters and a "robust mechanism" for internet shutdown.

Clubhouse rolled out support for 13 local languages, including five Indian ones.

Not all is well with Clubhouse, the voice seems to be fading out

Nov 27, 2021

The aura of voice helped Clubhouse become popular, however, it lost its way then. The company is trying to regain its lost mojo through various measures, including a push in the Indian market.

Tech giant Facebook and the other social media and messaging platforms owned by it faced an unprecedented outage that lasted for hours.

What is Downdetector, the internet's go-to site to check outages?

Oct 06, 2021

It was founded in April 2012 by Sander van de Graaf and Tom Sanders and was later acquired by Ookla in 2018.

90% of Microsoft employees globally sign in without passwords

No password for Microsoft Account: What does passwordless authentication mean?

Sep 17, 2021

Passwordless authentication is a form of multi-factor authentication that replaces the password with a secure alternative