Kerala IT body eyes govt support for e-governance lab

Group of Technology Companies (G Tech), the industry body of IT companies in Kerala, has sought support of the government in setting up an e-governance lab in Thiruvananthapuram. At an interaction with the office bearers of G Tech held at Technopark today,  Union communications and  information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government would focus on promoting product companies to…

Cybercrime cell to get more muscle

The state government has decided to grant more manpower and facilities to the cybercrime cell, which deals with online crimes such as stalking, identity theft, and hacking. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, in a Tuesday meeting with senior state government and police officials, decided to create 100 new posts in the Mumbai police to deal with cyber crime. A…

Technology available to block search ads: Centre

An affidavit filed by the Cyber Law Division of the Union Communications and Information Technology Ministry before the Supreme Court on January 8 said the search engines did “have the relevant technology and deep-domain knowledge and expertise to block and/or filter words, phrases, expressions and sponsored links which are in violation of the PC-PNDT Act…