Techies turn 3 villages of Madhya Pradesh into free Wi-Fi zone

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative, four techies from Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district have turned three remote villages into first free Wi-Fi hamlets in the country without government funding. Shakeel Anjum, Tushar Barthare, Bhanu Yadav and Abhishek launched the service at Shivnathpura village on October 4 and later extended the facility to…

The age of email stress

If its followers were a country, it would be twice as populous as China. These 2.5 billion people give an hour every day to their faith—email. As with all things Internet related, email gained adherents at a prodigious rate. The first email message was sent in 1971, but widespread use began only by 1995. In…

Personal info best not shared online

Adding unknown people as friends on social media and revealing personal details and information can have disastrous results, cyber crime experts have warned. A recent quiz hosted by Kaspersky Lab involved 18,000 internet users from 16 countries with 1,348 respondents from India. The results found that 30% of social network users share their posts, check-ins…

Nasscom Does A U-Turn On Net Neutrality; Says Differential Pricing Ok For ‘Public Interest’ Services

Nasscom issued a press statement, wherein they have said that ‘differential pricing’ proposed by telecom companies and their partners should be allowed for ‘public interest’ services. They said, “.. regulator should have the power to allow differential pricing for certain types/ classes of services that are deemed to be in public interest”, adding, “any differential…

Memes fight child porn on social media

hennai-based meme creators, Chennai Memes, have launched an online campaign to combat child pornography, urging web users to report such sites to the cyber crime police. A member of the group recently stumbled upon several Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups which upload and circulate pictures of young girls, as well as pornographic material involving children.…