The Hindu Important Articles 13 April 2018

The Hindu Important Articles 13 April 2018

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Users own and control their data, says Zuckerberg

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Users own and control the data they share on Facebook, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly told American lawmakers, who remained skeptical of this argument through two Congressional hearings on the company’s privacy policy on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Assurance on India

Facebook is committed to ensuring the integrity of elections in countries like India, Pakistan and the U.S., Mr. Zuckerberg told the hearings, attended by at least 42 Senators.

Personalised advertisement driven by data analytics will remain the mainstay of Facebook’s business model, though the company might offer a subscription model that will shield users from advertisements and offer more protection for their data, Mr. Zuckerberg said.

“We think offering an ad-supported service is the most aligned with our mission of trying to help connect everyone in the world, because we want to offer a free service that everyone can afford.”

Facebook is committed to ensuring the integrity of elections in countries like India, Pakistan and the U.S., Mr. Zuckerberg told the hearing.

He was questioned for nearly five hours by senators over the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has shaken the social media giant.

The hearing, attended by at least 42 Senators, had many light moments but the 33-year-old CEO largely appeared strained, trying to explain the company’s technology and business model, without admitting to charges of inadequate data protection.

Mr. Zuckerberg sidestepped several questions that are at the heart of the privacy debate.

Senator Kamala Harris from California, where the company is headquartered, catalogued them, four hours into the hearing.

“And those questions have included whether Facebook can track user’s browsing activity even after the user has logged off of Facebook, whether Facebook can track your activity across devices even when you are not logged into Facebook. Who is Facebook’s biggest competition? Whether Facebook may store up to 96 categories of user’s information.Whether you knew whether Kogan’s terms of service and whether you knew if that Kogan could sell or transfer data,” she said. Mr. Zuckerberg gave evasive answers to these questions and promised that his team would follow up with the senators with details.

257 killed in Algeria plane crash

An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday, killing 257 people, mostly Army personnel and members of their families, officials said.

Hundreds of ambulances and dozens of fire trucks with their sirens wailing rushed to the scene of the crash about 25 kilometres (15 miles) southwest of Algiers. The Defence Ministry said in a statement that 247 passengers and 10 crew members were killed, without mentioning any survivors. Deputy Defence Minister General Ahmed Gaid Salah visited the site and ordered an investigation into the circumstances of the crash, the Ministry said. The Ilyushin II-76 transport plane was bound for Tindouf in southwest Algeria.
Algeria has suffered a string of military and civilian aviation disasters.

 Runaway Nepali boy returns to family after five years

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ way reunion for 11-year old Salman Ansari

It was a re-enactment of Bollywood blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan for Salman Ansari, who had run away from his village in Nepal five years ago. Odisha child protection officials and activists successfully repatriated the minor boy and reunited him with his family last week.

Salman Ansari, then 11, had run away from home unable to withstand pressure on studies. He strayed into India and accidentally landed in Odisha. Subsequent attempts of activists and members of the child protection cell of Khordha were similar to the script of the Bollywood movie.

Salman was rescued from a garage at Khandagiri junction of Bhubaneswar on August 5, 2016. He was immediately produced before the Child Welfare Committee, a quasi judicial body that sent him to Jeevan Jyoti Ashram (JJA), a child care institute.

“At the time of rescue, Salman had forgotten everything. Counsellors befriended him and extracted every piece of information from him. Salman used to describe his village landscape and named it Rupaydiha,” said Banishree Patnaik, District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) of Khordha. Salman also spoke incoherently about places such as Lucknow and Kanpur.

Search for village

The JJA members searched on the Internet for information about Rupaydiha village. They also accompanied Salman to Uttar Pradesh to trace the village and his family. The Uttar Pradesh police informed them that there was no village by that name under their jurisdiction and that it might be on the Nepal side. The activists continued their search and sought the help of Nepal Embassy in New Delhi but the embassy sought more details.

“Since there is no restriction on movement between India and Nepal, we decided to give another try and repatriate the boy. On April 6, when we were on the India-Nepal border inquiring about his village, Salman stumbled upon one of his childhood friends and identified him,” said Biplab Mallick, who took the boy to Nepal.

 IPL 2018 | SRH vs MI: Sunrisers Hyderabad huffs and puffs to victory

The Mumbai Indians bowlers, led by Markande, almost pull it off
Mayank Markande bowled a superb spell of leg-spin for a four-wicket haul. However, it was not enough — just like the Mumbai Indians total — to stop Sunrisers Hyderabad from recording a thrilling one-wicket wicket win in the Vivo Indian Premier League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Thursday.

This, despite the top-order, with the exception of opener Shikhar Dhawan, coming a cropper.

Double blows

With Jasprit Bumrah and left-armer Mustafizur Rahman striking a double blow each in the 18th and 19th overs, Mumbai eyed a possible win.

But, with 11 needed in the last over, Deepak Hooda essayed a stunning inside-out six off Ben Cutting’s first ball to ease the pressure. Billy Stanlake hit the winning run after the team required one off the last ball.

Brilliant bowling

Earlier, it was another brilliant bowling performance by the home team, even without its star speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar who sat out with a sore shoulder and made way for Sandeep Sharma.

Mumbai Indians, put in, struggled right through except when Kieron Pollard looked good for a while.

The pace trio of Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep and Stanlake (though expensive) struck at regular intervals to choke the visitors’ batting line-up.

And compounding its woes was the impressive spell by leggie Rashid Khan, who conceded just 13 runs from four overs besides dismissing Cutting cheaply.

At the halfway stage, Mumbai was on the backfoot at 78 for four.

Once Pollard too was dismissed in the 15th over by Stanlake, failing to check an ambitious lofted drive, there was not much contribution from the rest.


Mumbai Indians: Rohit c Shakib b Stanlake 11 (10b, 1×4, 1×6), E. Lewis b Kaul 29 (17b, 3×4, 2×6), I. Kishan c Yusuf b Kaul 9 (9b, 2×4), Suryakumar c Hooda b Sandeep 28 (31b, 2×4, 1×6), Krunal c Williamson b Shakib 15 (10b, 2×4), K. Pollard c Dhawan b Stanlake 28 (23b, 3×4, 2×6), B. Cutting b Rashid 9 (9b, 1×4), P. Sangwan lbw b Sandeep 0 (4b), M. Markande (not out) 6 (3b 1×4), J. Bumrah (not out) 4 (5b); Extras (lb-4, nb-1, w-3): 8; Total (for eight wkts. in 20 overs): 147.

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Rohit, 1.6 overs), 2-48 (Kishan, 5.2), 3-54 (Lewis, 5.6), 4-72 (Krunal, 8.5), 5-110 (Pollard, 14.5), 6-133 (Cutting, 17.3), 7-136 (Suryakumar, 18.4), 8-136 (Sangwan, 18.5).

Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling: Sandeep 4-0-25-2, Stanlake 4-0-42-2, Rashid 4-0-13-1, Kaul 4-0-29-2, Shakib 4-0-34-1.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: W. Saha lbw b Markande 22 (20b, 3×4), S. Dhawan c Bumrah b Markande 45 (28b, 8×4), K. Williamson c Kishan b Mustafizur 6 (4b, 1×4), M. Pandey c Rohit b Markande 11 (8b, 1×4), Shakib b Markande 12 (12b, 1×4), D. Hooda (not out) 32 (25, 1×4, 1×6), Yusuf c Pollard b Bumrah 14 (14b, 2×4), Rashid c Kishan b Bumrah 0 (1b), S. Kaul c & b Mustafizur 0 (4b), Sandeep c Krunal b Mustafizur 0 (2b), B. Stanlake (not out) 5 (2b, 1×4); Extras (lb-3, w-1): 4; Total (for nine wkts. in 20 overs): 151.

Fall of wickets: 1-62 (Saha, 6.5), 2-73 (Williamson, 7.6), 3-77 (Dhawan, 8.5), 4-89 (Pandey, 10.2), 5-107 (Shakib, 12.6), 6-136 (Yusuf, 17.4), 7-136 (Rashid, 17.5), 8-137 (Kaul, 18.4), 9-137 (Sandeep, 18.6).

Mumbai Indians bowling: Sangwan 2-0-19-0, Bumrah 4-0-32-2, Cutting 4-0-40-0, Krunal 2-0-10-0, Markande 4-0-23-4, Mustafizur 4-0-24-3.

Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Man-of-the-Match: Rashid Khan.

Sunrisers won by one wicket off the last ball.

Source:- The Hindu

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