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…

Centre committed to bridging digital divide

The Centre is committed to addressing the country’s digital divide, and a multi-pronged strategy comprising expansion of internet infrastructure, and training and capacity building, is on to take e-governance to the grassroots. This was observed by Sanjiv Mittal, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, during an interview with The Assam…

Mobile Governance Programme

The Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India has started the delivery of public services through mobile platform since July 2011. The following steps have been taken to implement Mobile Governance so far: DeitY has developed and notified the framework for Mobile Governance in February, 2012. DeitY is implementing Mobile Seva project…

Cyber security spend on the rise

Corporate spend on cyber security is set to rise with improving awareness of cyber crime and data protection. Research firm Ernst and Young in its global information security survey 2015 has estimated a 25 per cent increase in funding by the companies to protect their organisation in line with the management’s risk tolerance policy. The…

Salman Khan and 500 other models and artistes including Arshi Khan consent to support “Stop Child Abuse in India” campaign

Over 500 actors, models and artistes in Mumbai including Bollywood Badshah and superstar Salman Khan have endorsed their support for the “Stop Child Abuse in India” campaign on social media, even as an over-zealous Facebook blocked and suspended model Arshi Khan’s official user account on the popular social networking site for sharing the page “Stop…

Government contacts Interpol to crack down on online child pornography

In order to check online child pornography, government has initiated steps to devise a mechanism to access Interpol’s ‘worst-of-list’ through CBI and disable such content on internet. The government is also in touch with internet service providers (ISPs) on upgradation of their infrastructure and technology so as to address the shortcomings with regard to identifying…