Hackers cast their net far and wide

Cyber crime in the city has taken a new dimension. Hacking is the in-thing, and it is being done from remote centres in far off countries such as Nigeria or Sierra Leone. Recently, the e-mail account of a prominent businessman in the city was hacked. The hacker sent an e-mail to the businessman’s banker, instructing…

Gender Justice and the Media

Violence against women has become a routine affair. The heart wrecking stories of women being subjected to inhuman treatment unfold every other day. It has been observed that crimes against women are on a constant rise. Be it rapes, molestation, sexual harassment, domestic violence, female trafficking, eve-teasing or abduction, there is no end to woes…

Sec 66A draconian, but is needed: Govt

Posting pictures and comments on social networking sites which hurt religious sentiments cannot be tolerated and people must be prosecuted under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Justifying the need for such penal provision in the Act, the government said hurting religious sentiments comes under the…

Does Section 66A curb or safeguard the social media?

#Socialmediacurbs What do you think Section 66A does better? Fight cyber crime or curb free speech? The law prescribes 3-years jail for anyone causing “annoyance or inconvenience” on the social media. Does constantly posting animal videos qualify as annoying and culpable? Does the cyber cell of the police have the expertise to judge whether an…

Internet service to be ‘public utility’ under US plan

The top US telecom regulator proposed Wednesday to regulate broadband Internet service providers as “public utility” carriers, in a renewed effort to enforce “net neutrality” rules. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled the plan which aims to prevent Internet providers from playing favorites or blocking some services or allowing others to pay for “fast…

e-registration of properties launched in Haryana

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday launched e-registration of properties in all the 130 tehsil and sub-tehsils of the State to mark the completion of 100 days of his government. Declaring that he wanted to provide a corruption-free governance, Mr Khattar said already a CM window has been opened in every district headquarters…