Bangladesh lifts ban on all social media, communication apps

Bangladesh today lifted the ban on all social media platforms including Skype, WhatsApp and Viber, more than three-weeks after it blocked social networking and messaging apps following Supreme Court ruling upholding death penalty of two opposition leaders convicted for war-crimes. “All the social communication media are being unblocked following a government order,” State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said.…

Kerala to be first digital State

Kerala is expected to be declared the first digital State in the country shortly, on the strength of its digital infrastructure and e-governance initiatives. Discussions are on to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the declaration, Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson said here on Thursday. Delivering the inaugural address at the Knowledge Sharing Summit organised…

Cybercrime Up By 40%, 5800 Requests To Block Content On Facebook, But Indian Internet Is Still “Partly Free”

Since June 2014, the most significant dips in online freedom occurred in Libya, Ukraine and France. China occupies the top spot as the worst abuser of internet freedom, with Google being almost completely blocked in the country and repressive laws governing online behaviour being enforced with greater gusto. Globally, surveillance has increased and if there’s…