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This week in IT: Could the Facebook founder’s recent blog post be an answer to India’s data localisation mandate?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in his blog post on March 7 spoke about company’s way forward, privacy and data storage among others. Zuckerberg said, “People want to know their data is stored securely in places they trust. Looking at the future of the internet and privacy, I believe one of the most important decisions we’ll make is where we’ll build data centers ... Read More »

Tuesday briefing: ‘Social media behaves as if it is above the law’

Top story: Facebook, Instagram told to shield young minds Good morning, Warren Murray here with your primer at the gates of dawn. Feelings of inadequacy driven by social media are driving a loss of hope in life among new people, a study suggests. The government has signalled it will make social media firms sign a legally binding code of conduct ... Read More »

Won’t allow Indian content as it damages our culture, says Pakistan Supreme Court

Indian TV shows have been banned in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the country’s Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”. Nisar’s remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against ... Read More »

What Matters When It Comes To Advertising: Connections Outpace Budget

Toni Fitzgerald Contributor Media I cover the business of television An outtake from one of three ads produced by Sandwich Video for a study by Wistia.Wistia Do you need to spend more on an advertisement for it to be effective? At a time when TV networks have become more saturated with commercials than ever before, this seems like a salient ... Read More »

Want to prepay your home loan? Here is how you can do it

Home loan borrowers are often in a hurry to prepay their loan. But how easy is it to clear the huge debt well ahead of schedule? Even before they bought their first house in Jaipur in 2008, investment banker Yash Jain and his wife Namrata were determined to repay the Rs 25-lakh loan well before its tenure of 20 years ... Read More »

Genomes sequencing at birth, low cost makes it a tempting proposition

As the cost of genome sequencing decreases, researchers and clinicians are debating whether all newborns should be sequenced at birth, facilitating a lifetime of personalised medical care. Researchers at The Hastings Center stated that health professionals should recommend parents to use direct-to-consumer genetic sequencing to diagnose or screen their newborns. “Genomics is a powerful tool, but the results it returns ... Read More »

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally lump all our scheduled activities ... Read More »

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood comes with countless surprises. Most involve bodily fluids. Like, for instance, the sudden lack of opportunities for Mom and Dad to sweat. “We both used to get up in the morning and just go exercise,” explains Amanda Holliday, a dance fitness teacher whose son was born in 2016. “That’s not happening anymore.” Even if it’s possible to tote the ... Read More »

Rose Tea: 5 Weight Loss Benefits And Easy Ways To Make It At Home!

Rose is a flower that has wide-ranging uses in cooking as well. From using it to decorate sweets to making gulkand and rose sherbet out of the dried petals, Indians have been using rose flowers in foods and drinks since ages. Rose also finds a lot of use in cosmetics and organic creams and ointments. It has a host of health benefits ... Read More »

Have you heard of momnesia? A pregnancy complication, gynaecologists call it pregnant brain

Motherhood brings with it a host of changes in a woman, be it physical or mental. One of the many changes that hormonal fluctuations can cause is amnesia as the hormones alter the functional ability of the brain. Around 50-80% of expectant mothers report having memory lapse or concentration problems during or post-delivery, a phenomenon that is also described as ... Read More »