With schools and colleges shut and a job crisis in the wake of the pandemic, millions are flocking to online courses. In the seventh edition of Times Techies Webinars last week, Raghav Gupta, MD of India and Apac at Coursera, one of the leading global online learning platforms, spoke about the huge spike in uptake on the platform in the past few months and the current trends in online education in India. "Currently, there are over 80 lakh Indians using Coursera. In March and April this year, the usage of our platform in India went up by 1400% compared to the same period last year," said Raghav. Both students and working professionals are increasingly investing time in online training in order to keep up with skillset requirements. "There's a significant rise in the number of people taking job-relevant courses. It's because the competition is more than ever," Raghav noted. Popular online course topics"In the last few months, some of the key areas of content consumption on our … [Read more...] about Big rise in people taking job-relevant online courses
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Fingerprinting is an interesting phenomenon. It seems to attract less attention than malware and trojans, despite its ability to pinpoint individuals with startling accuracy. As you browse the internet, third-party sites can glean information about your computer, including your time zone, the display resolution, the browser, plugins, and language you use, and so on. … [Read more...] about Does Private or Incognito Mode Make Web Browsing Anonymous?
Maize Wallin agrees. One of the people behind Making Space, a community designed to empower and support marginalized people trying to break in to the games industry, Wallin says the root of the abuse problem is a power differential. "The abuse happens predominantly to people who are new." … [Read more...] about As sexual abuse allegations flood in, the world of video games faces a reckoning
"We intentionally send warnings in timed batches to all users who may be at risk, rather than at the moment we detect the threat itself, so that attackers cannot track some of our defence strategies," the submission said. "We also notify law enforcement about what we're seeing, as they have additional tools to investigate these attacks." … [Read more...] about Google: Mitigating disinformation and foreign influence through social media a joint effort
Yang’s Data Dividend Project is a new program tasked with establishing data-as-property rights under privacy laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) all across the country. The program hopes to mobilize over 1 million people by the end of the year, focusing primarily on Californians, and “pave the way for a future in which all Americans can claim their data as a property right and receive payment” if they choose to share their data with platforms. … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang is pushing Big Tech to pay users for data