Youngsters host free WiFi in public places

Inspired by need for free internet access to younger generation, a group of young Indoreans started ‘IM Free Wi-Fi’ to provide WiFi facility for free in public places. Determined to make the city a free Wi-Fi zone, seven college pass-out students started working on this project in 2014 and tested it in various areas in…

Cyber breaches catch investor attention

Investors are taking serious note of data security breaches in start-up ventures. Some have gone to the extent of asking experts to conduct a ‘stress test’ on cyber defenses and the framework of companies in the pre-investment phase. Many are treating security of data as one parameter for investment, apart from metrics such as the…

New York regulator issues final set of digital currency rules

New York has released a final framework for regulating digital currencies, requiring organizations that provide virtual currency services in the state to obtain a special license. Only businesses that hold customer funds will need a so-called a “bitlicense,” said Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, who discussed the regulations…

Facebook sued in US court for blocking page in India

Facebook has been sued in California by a Sikh non-profit organization for blocking their page in India, reflecting the challenges U.S. social networking companies face in their expansion into countries with different laws on free speech and expression. India, which has a history of communal conflicts, has been particularly sensitive about online content that could…

UP’s e-governance poised for big leap

E-governance is poised to take a big leap in Uttar Pradesh with the state lining up a slew of initiatives to empower citizens in line with the `Digital India` programme. It is putting in place a system which would deliver vital services to citizens directly through the computer, mobile phone or tablet, practically eliminating the…

Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Reddit AMA: TRAI’s role on Net Neutrality is now moot

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an independent Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from Bangalore, decided to come on Reddit for Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. The discussion touched upon topics such as net neutrality, the telecom and digital industry, policy making and appealing for transparency in all sectors. He also assured to take essential inputs to the parliament to discuss with…