Government blocks 32 websites to check ISIS propaganda

The Centre has blocked 32 websites, including vimeo.com, dailymotion.com, pastebin.com and github.com, in an effort to curb ISIS propaganda, prompting a wave of online protests. An Indian “hacktivist” group, Anonymous India, has threatened reprisal. By Wednesday evening, however, websites that had complied with the government order to remove objectionable content had been unblocked, sources said.…

Online grievance redressal system from Sankranti

The State government will introduce Mee Kosam, an online grievance redressal system, as part of efforts to expeditiously resolve public grievances. Slated for launch on Sankranti, the new system is considered as a prelude to the State government’s plan to roll out Smart AP. Mee Kosam is being designed to keep track of the complaints…

Cloud Project Seeks to Simplify e-Governance Speed

Meghraj will accelerate delivery of services and optimise spending on ICT The Government of India (GI) Cloud project (Mehgraj) is an ambitious cloud computing architecture for government department and agencies. The first phase of the project was launched on 4th February, 2014 and is being implemented by the National Informatics Center (NIC). Currently, 61 departments…

Cybercriminals eyeing vulnerabilities in Apple Pay: Trend Micro

Cybercriminals are looking at ways to exploit tech giant Apple’s recently-launched digital payment solution Apple Pay, according to top cybersecurity solutions firm Trend Micro. Even though no actual attacks on Apple Pay have been reported yet, Trend Micro’s ‘Security Prediction for 2015 and Beyond’ warned that cybercriminals will increase attacks on mobile payment systems. “It’s…

Kerala edu sector goes e-way

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 30: In a major initiative that may revolutionise the general education sector, Kerala is all set to introduce multi-media “Digital Collaborative Textbooks” (DCT), the first of its kind in the country, in government schools. This digital textbook will comprise information contributed by persons around the globe in audio or video formats, besides the…