Defamation can’t be criminal offence: HC

While the Supreme Court is seized of a batch of petitions questioning the constitutionality of criminal defamation proceedings, the Madras high court on Tuesday stopped just inches short of decriminalizing the ‘offence’ when it ruled that persons facing such cases could not be considered to have a ‘criminal background’. “The trend all over the world…

Govt orders blocking websites inciting religious intolerance

In the wake of terror groups using Internet to incite religious intolerance, the government has ordered blocking of at least 40 webpages with inflammatory content relating to a minority community, including posts on social media and popular video-sharing platforms. “Government has issued order under Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking Access of Information by…

Government orders ISPs to block atleast 40 websites with inflammatory content

In the wake of terror groups using internet to incite religious intolerance, the government has ordered blocking of at least 40 webpages with inflammatory content relating to a minority community, including posts on social media and popular video-sharing platforms. “Government has issued order under Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking Access of Information by…

IoT devices may pose security risk

Whilst the internet of things (IoT) has helped multinational companies to increase their revenues by an average of 15.6 per cent, according to a TCS study, it also has to face cyber attacks. HP Fortify on Demand has highlighted this vulnerability in its latest study on smartwatches. The TCS Global Trend study on IoT, which…

Indian companies mostly uninsured against cyber attacks

Indian companies are increasingly suffering huge losses due to rising cyber attacks that leads to interruption of business and loss of customer data. However, with only 100-150 policies covering cyber crime liability insurance being sold in the country, majority companies are inadequately protected against the growing menace, according to insurance companies. Financial sector that carries…