India in touch with foreign Governments on cyber security: Ravi Shankar Prasad

With India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in talks with a number of countries, including the US, for co-operation to check cyber espionage and other attacks, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said. “The Prime Minister himself has said, cyber security represents something like bloodless war. Therefore, cyber…

Why Do People Hate Facebook’s Plan to Give India Free Internet?

Indian officials today flatly denied Facebook’s plan to offer free access to stripped-down, popular websites — including, of course, the popular website known as Facebook — and, in so doing, disbanded a Facebook–Indian telecom firm partnership that had already been put into practice. Facebook’s Internet.org project has been controversial from the start and its Free…

INDIA BANS FACEBOOK’S BASICS APP TO SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY

Despite aggressive efforts to promote universal connectivity in India, Facebook just struck out. India’s telecom regulator has blocked the company’s Free Basics service as part of a ruling that supports net neutrality. The decision follows nearly a year of escalating conflict between Facebook and the country’s net neutrality activists, who argue Free Basics violates neutrality by…

‘Darkhotel’ fear stalks hospitality industry: 5-star hotels rope in cyber auditors to curb data theft

Four months ago, cyber criminals hacked into the computer network of a New Delhi-based international 5-star hotel chain and stole some ‘loyalty points.’ The criminals then used the loyalty points to book air tickets and hotel rooms and then advertised in a leading national daily, offering them to unsuspecting buyers at half the usual rates.…