The newly installed U.S. Congress is expected to see a fresh effort to develop new regulations for big technology firms, with a focus on tougher enforcement of privacy and data protection. The wave of data scandals that have hit Facebook and other online platforms has prompted growing calls for action by lawmakers looking to curb abuses of how private information is used and give consumers more clarity.

Amidst changes in governments in all South Asian neighbors of India, Bangladesh is the only one that has opted to repeat the ruling political coalition, with its citizens according Sheikh Hasina’s Bangladesh Awami League-led political dispensation an astounding mandate of 288 out of 300 seats in the recently held general elections to the Parliament, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.

After decades of liberal prescribing of opioids and different levels of care – as Shakespeare would have said – “the dye was cast.” Trying to forcefully undo the dye is simply not the way the recent opioid scare will work, writes Dr. Firdos Sheikh.

Apple is not among the exhibitors at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, but that didn’t prevent the iPhone maker from sending a message to attendees on a large billboard. Here’s a peek at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.

Food delivery service DoorDash recently announced it is teaming up with GM to test self-driving cars to deliver meals and groceries in SF.

Netflix drew fire from human rights activists, Jan. 2, after agreeing to block an episode of a satirical comedy show from its service in Saudi Arabia over comments critical of the kingdom and its crown prince.

Singing, dancing and waving massive flags, India’s cricket fans were in party mode as their team achieved a milestone—their first-ever Test series win in Australia, Jan. 6. The two nations are fierce cricketing rivals, and India, the number one Test side, came to Australia looking to create history after seven decades of trying.

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