Karnataka launches public WiFi services in 11 villages: The Karnataka State Government has launched public WiFi services in 11 gram panchayat areas, reports ET Tech. These villages lie in the districts of Mysore, Tumakuru, Gadag, Ballari, Kalaburgi and Bagalkot.
Bharat Net reaches 59K Gram Panchayats spanning 137,515 Kms: DIPP: The Bharat Net project, which aims to deploy high-speed optical fibre-cable network across rural areas of the country has now reached 59,945 Gram Panchayats spanning a distance of 137,515 kms as of November 2016, the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotions (DIPP) said in a report…
Cashless Indians will be victims of cybercriminals: SC cyber lawyer: With greater stress now on digital economy and online cash transactions, cyber security experts warn of a bigger danger, of online fraud and cyber security attacks, which India is presently ill-equipped to prevent or deal with, said Neeraj Aarora, advocate on record, Supreme Court, cyber…
Facebook’s at it again. Despite the hue and cry of late last year, where Facebook tried to push its Free Basics initiative down unsuspecting consumers’ throats by hitching a ride through a variety of cellular operators in India, it’s back with a brand new philanthropic rural Internet connectivity scheme for the nation.
This has been a bad month for Indian democracy. First, there was the one-day ban on NDTV India imposed by the government of India. This sparked much protest; bowing to the pressure, the government seems to have stayed the ban — whether for the moment or for ever, it is not clear.
Facebook has started testing its Express WiFi, its public WiFi service in rural areas in India. According to the company’s Internet.org website, the service is currently live in India and Facebook is “working with ISPs and carriers and local entrepreneurs” to help expand the project. The development was first reported by PTI.
NEW DELHI: Months after it received flak for allegedly violating net neutrality with Free Basics, social networking giant Facebook is now testing a new model for public Wi-Fi deployments for offering quality internet access in rural parts of the country.
A total of 1,377 URLs of social media websites/webpages were blocked during 2013-16 under the section 69A of IT Act, Parliament was informed. “A total of 1,377 URLs of social media websites/webpages were blocked in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (upto October 30, 2016) under section 69A through the Committee constituted..
#PrivacyIsMyRight took the Twittersphere by storm on Thursday after the Digital Rights Foundation hosted a conference in Islamabad on Thursday.The event was called Right to Privacy in The Digital Age and the objective was to bring together civil society stakeholders to have a detailed and proactive debate.
By the end of 2016, almost half of the world’s population will be using the internet as mobile networks grow and prices fall, but their numbers will remain concentrated in the developed world, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.