Mobile Internet Restored After 2 Weeks

Mobile Internet Restored After 2 Week: sHowever, social media sites, including Facebook, Whatsapp and twitter remained blocked as per directions of the state government. The state Home Department, which is headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Wednesday, directed all cellular companies to block 22 social networking sites, observing they were being misused by ‘anti-national’…

Netizen Report: Censorship Spikes in India, Subsides in Cameroon

Netizen Report: Censorship Spikes in India, Subsides in Cameroon: Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have blocked 22 social media applications, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. An official state circular issued on April 26 said the social media services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements” in the Kashmir Valley to disturb “peace and tranquility” and…

Unlawful to make Aadhaar mandatory

Unlawful to make Aadhaar mandatory: Recently, I attempted a tweetstorm on why I think the 2016 Aadhaar Act does not override, or render useless, the orders passed in Oct 2015 by the Supreme Court. I argued that all of the recent notifications by various central government authorities making Aadhaar mandatory to avail the respective service…

Assam court issues bailable arrest warrant against Arvind Kejriwal for tweet over Narendra Modi’s education qualification

Assam court issues bailable arrest warrant against Arvind Kejriwal for tweet over Narendra Modi’s education qualification: A court in Diphu has issued a bailable arrest warrant against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case arising out of his tweet on the Prime Minister’s educational qualification. Read More

Cyber crooks are now ‘LOOTING’ bank customers by exploiting ‘loopholes’ in UPI online payments after conning them into mobile SIM upgrades

Cyber crooks are now ‘LOOTING’ bank customers by exploiting ‘loopholes’ in UPI online payments after conning them into mobile SIM upgrades: Crooks are exploiting loopholes in the Unified Payments Interface mobile application to loot bank customers, police sources have revealed – underscoring a spike in cyber crimes as India moves towards a digital economy. Read…