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.…

“Facebook alone won’t do anything for us.” What rural Indians think about Free Basics

Over the last few months, the activism against Facebook’s free internet in India has been called “elitist” and “self-righteous.” An opinion piece in The New York Times, for instance, called the opposition “elite Indian condemnation of internet for the poor.” Most voices that have come out in criticism of Free Basics—which provides free but limited…

Net Ambiguity

Net neutrality is a principle that promises equality for all packets of data over the internet. The topic has spurred wide public debate and credit for this goes to Trai, which has set high standards for public consultations. In August 2014, faced with growing demands by telecom companies for separately charging users and internet companies…