In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 23rd September 2018

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Facebook moves: Instagram COO returns; human rights policy director sought

Facebook is looking for a human rights policy director “to address human rights abuses” on the platform, with “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” responsibilities. Read it here

UIDAI allots Rs 200 crore for Aadhaar enrolment machines in schools

The UIDAI has put aside Rs 200 crore for states to fund Aadhaar enrolment machines in schools at taluka levels, reports The Economic Times. The funds will be used for enrolment and updation of Aadhaar for children through two machines per taluka. Read it here

Fate of e-commerce policy unclear as government officials contradict each other

A Commerce Ministry official told MediaNama today that there will still be a public consultation for the national e-commerce policy. This comes after a CNBC-TV18 report which said that the e-commerce policy had been dropped. Read it here

What Ola is up against in New Zealand

After testing the roads of Australia and the UK, Ola has now launched in 3 cities in its third commonwealth country: Middle Earth. Oh, sorry, Hobbiton.. Umm.. Bag End? Erm, yeah, nah, sorry, I mean New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington). Read it here

Google Pay now has 25 million MAUs in India

Google India has announced that it has 25 million monthly active Google Pay (previously Google Tez) users and 1.2 million businesses on the platform in India. In a blog post, Caesar Sengupta, VP, Payments and Next Billion Users at the company also revealed that it has processed over 860 million transactions since it commenced operations on September 18, 2017. Read it here

Reliance Group to exit telecom to lower debt

Reliance group will exit the telecom business completely, and will now primarily focus on resolving its debt, which stands at over Rs 40,000 crore, its chairman Anil Ambani announced at the company’s annual general meeting. Read it here

Paytm for data localisation citing privacy, level playing field for startups

Paytm has allegedly written to the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in support of the proposed draft Data Protection Bill, 2018, reports the Economic Times. This was after IAMAI asked industry players for comments on the bill. Read it here

Sacred Games: Petitioner demands online content regulatory board after Netflix refuses to censor dialogue

Nikhil Bhalla, the advocate petitioning to remove certain dialogues from Netflix’s Sacred Games, has now amended his petition to ask the government to create a regulatory board for online streaming companies. Read it here

Policy wars: After Whatsapp, Paytm trains its guns on Google Pay

Alibaba backed digital payments company Paytm has trained its guns on Google Pay, asking the NPCI, a bank-owned entity which operates the UPI payments system in India, to “revisit the Payment Policy of Google Pay for India”. Read it here

Home Ministry launches portal to report online sexual abuse

The Home Ministry has launched a new portal where victims can report online sexual abuse, rape, gang rape, child abuse, child sexual abuse content anonymously, reports Indian Express. Read it here