Gujarat govt creates new Directorate of ICT & E-Gov, new ICT cadre

Gujarat Government has initiated a process of establishing a new authority called Directorate of Information & Communication Technology(ICT) & E-Governance shortly. This new authority will be responsible to cater the state government’s need of information and communication technology and E-Governance. Sources close to the development informed that the state government do not have any technical…

The snooping state

Despite the strides made in internet governance in India over the past few months — with the Supreme Court striking down the egregious Section 66A of the information technology act and the apparent concession by both government and regulator that the principle of net neutrality must be preserved for an open and democratic internet —…

Effective mobile broadband policy can boost GDP: study

EFFECTIVE government policy in Thailand could increase mobile and fixed broadband penetration to 133 per cent by 2020, up from 52 per cent in 2013, according to a report by GSMA, an international association of mobile operators and related companies. This growth would lead to a cumulative increase in gross domestic product of US$23 billion…

Soon, all Himachal colleges to get internet

Now every government college of Himachal Pradesh will have internet and Wi-Fi connections through which the students will be able to surf the e-library easily. Under the Rashtriya Ucchattar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), 25 government degree colleges in the state have been provided with a sum of Rs 6.35 crore. The colleges have received an amount…

China’s military has declared war on Western thought on the internet

China’s military says the internet has become its main ideological battlefield and that it should build a “Great Wall” online to protect the country’s citizens from “hostile Western forces.” A strongly worded editorial (link in Chinese) published in the People’s Liberation Army Daily on May said: “If we don’t occupy the internet, someone else well. If we don’t defend this territory,…