Cyber labs face WhatsApp hurdle

Despite setting up 44 cyber labs in the state to deal with cyber crimes, the government is finding it tough to stop the use of WhatsApp for spreading false and communal messages. Home department officials have admitted that there is no control worldwide over WhatsApp, which is the easiest tool of communication that most citizens…

Amnesty International India Denies Sedition Allegations

NEW DELHI—Amnesty International India said Tuesday that sedition allegations that have resulted in a police investigation into an event organized to discuss the troubled Kashmir region were “without substance.” Police in the southern city of Bangalore filed a preliminary complaint against the India chapter of the global human-rights nonprofit that alleges sedition, unlawful assembly, rioting and promoting enmity among…

Desi email IDs anyone?

In a continent where literacy still remains a significant concern, the Indian government hopes that providing Desi email IDs would encourage more people to get online, in a way that suits citizens, by removing the language barrier. The Indian census of 1961 recognised over a thousand languages spoken in India, of which only 22 languages…