In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 20th October 2019

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Amazon lets employees look at video collected by Cloud Cam: Report

Amazon workers in India and Romania review footage captured by Cloud Cam, one of Amazon’s several home safety camera options, according to a Bloomberg report. These videos are then used to train artificial intelligence algorithms to be able to distinguish between real threats and false alarms. Read it here

OTT content has to be regulated: BJP spokesperson Hitesh Jain at MIB seminar on regulation of online content

“There is no doubt about the fact that [over the top] OTT has to be regulated,” said advocate, and BJP spokesperson Hitesh Jain, on October 11, at the seminar on film certification and regulation of online content, held in Mumbai. Read it here

What the telecom minister, TRAI chair, and telcos said about 5G: India Mobile Congress

Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for IT and Telecom, promised reforms in 5G spectrum pricing and said spectrum auctions will take place in this fiscal year, with the data to be announced soon. Read it here

Total number of POS machines grew 30% YoY to 4.25 million in July 2019

The number of point of sale (POS) machines increased to 4.25 million in July 2019, up 30% from 3.27 million in July last year, according to data published by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Read it here

California bans political deepfakes during elections and non-consensual pornographic deepfakes

Earlier this month, California state in the United States signed two bills that ban political deepfakes during elections and non-consensual pornographic deepfakes. Read it here

Jio’s AI-based video call assistant; 5G use cases at India Mobile Congress 2019

Reliance Jio launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) based video call assistant (bot) service which, according to the company, will let businesses automate customer support and other communications. Read it here

TikTok will review its content moderation policy for the US

TikTok has roped in corporate law firm K&L Gates LLP, including former US Congressmen Bart Gordon and Jeff Denham to review the platform’s content moderation policies for the US. Read it here

Netflix “very very happy” with mobile-only India plan; 93% of new subscribers from outside the US

Netflix added 6.3 million subscribers outside the US, performing slightly above expectations in Q3FY19. It added 500,000 subscribers in the US, just shy of its 800,000 forecast. Read it here

ZEE5 increases daily users by 35% to 6.9 million

ZEE5 saw the highest daily active users of 8.9 million in September, the company said in its financial results for Q2FY19. Read it here

‘Largest dark web child sex abuse marketplace’ taken down, over 300 arrested worldwide

In an internationally coordinated operation, the world’s largest child pornography website operating in darknet was taken down and its 337 users were arrested worldwide, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. Read it here