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…

‘Public Data Offices can serve as last-mile WiFi hotspot providers’: TRAI

‘Public Data Offices can serve as last-mile WiFi hotspot providers’: TRAI: Telecom regulator TRAI has recommended (pdf) setting up of Public Data Offices (PDOs) that provides “last-mile” WiFi connectivity in areas where connectivity is low. It proposed a model wherein small entrepreneurs and shop owners could set up WiFi hotspots (or PDOs) by acquiring bandwidth…