First person in Maharashtra convicted under IT Act

Maharashtra yesterday saw its first conviction for a cyber crime under the Information Technology Act. The Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Friday convicted a man for continuously sending vulgar pictures to a woman he had met on a social networking website in 2009. The accused has been identified as Yogesh Prabhu, who was sentenced to three…

Rural India to dominate next set of internet users

India, with over 300 million internet users, is the second largest mobile market of the world, only after China. But, 300 million out of 1.2 billion population, surely leaves a lot of room for improvement. Urban India dominates 33 per cent of India’s total population, which means the next set of internet users will majorly…

‘Internet cycle carts’ to bring rural women online

In an innovative move to educate rural women about the internet, Tata Trusts and Google India announced a special programme to send 1,000 specially designed ‘Internet Cycle Carts’ to remote villages. Built on the back of a regular bicycle, the carts are modelled on India’s traditional distribution system used to ferry everything from ice-creams to…