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Self-regulatory board for social media firms won't take up user appeals on hate speech, Section 69A of IT Act, shows draft code

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Self-regulatory board for social media firms won't take up user appeals on hate speech, Section 69A of IT Act, shows draft code

A draft code of the self regulatory board released by Internet Freedom Foundation says the body will not take up user appeals on content of ‘serious and egregious nature'

India needs legislation to hold platforms liable for online harms: IT for Change

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India needs legislation to hold platforms liable for online harms: IT for Change

The Bengaluru-based NGO recommended setting up of an independent and autonomous regulatory authority with discretionary powers to oversee social media regulation in India

Patchy 4G in rural areas casts doubt on safety of drone flights

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Patchy 4G in rural areas casts doubt on safety of drone flights

4G/LTE connectivity helps in expanding the range of drones in areas covered by mobile Internet.

3.16 crore Baal Aadhaars issued till now: Sources

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3.16 crore Baal Aadhaars issued till now: Sources

Sources also said that in the first quarter of FY23 (Apri-June), 52 lakh Baal Aadhaars have been issued till June 30.

Our policies will prevent market distortion by dominant tech firms: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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Our policies will prevent market distortion by dominant tech firms: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

All tech policies are geared towards the goal of a trillion dollar digital economy that is open, safe and secure for participants, says the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology

Drone companies get set for army operations in harsh Himalayan terrains

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Drone companies get set for army operations in harsh Himalayan terrains

The Army Design Bureau (ADB) will mentor drone companies and enable field visits for selected participants

Elon Musk and Twitter fight over India's importance and standoff with govt

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Elon Musk and Twitter fight over India's importance and standoff with govt

In a court filing, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Twitter initiated litigation against Indian government, without obtaining consent, and placed the firm's 3rd largest market at risk. Twitter denied the claims

First audit report on intermediaries' compliance with IT Act and rules in September: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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First audit report on intermediaries' compliance with IT Act and rules in September: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The report will list how many directions by the government haven't been complied with by social media intermediaries. The minister stressed that the government doesn't want intermediaries to ignore legitimate grievances of the digital nagrik.

IT Rules amendments: There will be multiple Grievance Appellate Committees, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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IT Rules amendments: There will be multiple Grievance Appellate Committees, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The government is also open to the idea to the creation of self regulatory body by the industry, which Chandrasekhar said should address appeals made on decisions of grievance officers' of intermediaries effectively

All you need to know about Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, and why it was withdrawn

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All you need to know about Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, and why it was withdrawn

The latest version of the Bill included both personal and non-personal data in its ambit, which would be dealt with by a Data Protection Authority.

Complicated data protection bill would have hurt startups: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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Complicated data protection bill would have hurt startups: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Rajeev Chandrasekhar reiterated that the withdrawal of the bill doesn't change anything about data privacy in India.

NIC seeks tie-up with private players, says cybersecurity, complying with policies a challenge

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NIC seeks tie-up with private players, says cybersecurity, complying with policies a challenge

National Informatics Centre's expression of interest for empanelling tech partners comes weeks after CERT-In's cybersecurity directions came into force

Ransomware attacks in India log in 51% spike in first half of FY22: CERT-In

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Ransomware attacks in India log in 51% spike in first half of FY22: CERT-In

The information technology sector was the most affected when it comes to these attacks, CERT-In said, followed by manufacturing and finance.

Skye Air Mobility to concentrate more on software services

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Skye Air Mobility to concentrate more on software services

The startup's plan is to lease or buy drones of bigger companies then integrate it with their in-house software and deploy it using their on-field team for e-commerce deliveries

Tata Steel to jointly create end-to-end mining solutions with Aarav Unmanned Systems

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Tata Steel to jointly create end-to-end mining solutions with Aarav Unmanned Systems

Earlier in 2021, AUS was awarded multiple long-term contracts from various business verticals of Tata Steel

Twitter blocks 1,122 URLs in 2022 on MeitY's orders

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Twitter blocks 1,122 URLs in 2022 on MeitY's orders

Between 2014 and 2021, there has been a 35,537.5 percent increase in the number of Twitter URLs blocked by MeitY under Section 69A of the IT Act

India's space tech revolution could mirror the IT sector: Inflexor Ventures' Jatin Desai

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India's space tech revolution could mirror the IT sector: Inflexor Ventures' Jatin Desai

The Bellatrix Aerospace investor says Inflexor has around three more space tech start-ups on its watchlist, and will wait for a few more months before taking a call on funding them.

Twitter versus government of India case can be heard 'in-camera': Karnataka High Court

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Twitter versus government of India case can be heard 'in-camera': Karnataka High Court

In-camera proceedings are carried out in private, in the absence of the public and the press.

Exclusive: Government exploring plans for service-linked incentive for drone sector

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Exclusive: Government exploring plans for service-linked incentive for drone sector

Apart from the incentive, Smit Shah, president of Drone Federation of India, said that efforts should also be made on sensitising stakeholders towards adopting drone-as-a-service (DRaaS) and creating standards for procurement of such services

Skye Air Mobility delivers frozen food for Curefoods in Gurgaon using drones

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Skye Air Mobility delivers frozen food for Curefoods in Gurgaon using drones

During the pilot that commended on July 25, the drone travelled an aerial distance of 20 kilometres in less than 30 minutes

Government working on guidelines for use of drone services in public sector

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Government working on guidelines for use of drone services in public sector

At a recent meeting, the Centre and the Niti Aayog directed stakeholders to come up with draft guidelines for the empanelment of drone startups and a model Request for Proposal draft

Bug bounty for Aadhaar: A long time coming, but is everyone happy?

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Bug bounty for Aadhaar: A long time coming, but is everyone happy?

Security researchers are not pleased with the structure and eligibility of the bug bounty program floated by UIDAI for Aadhaar

Legislations that restrict cross-border data, storage of data outside countries a concern: Google

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Legislations that restrict cross-border data, storage of data outside countries a concern: Google

India is considering a data protection Bill that mandates Big Tech to store a copy of sensitive personal data within the country. Google’s Chief Privacy Officer Keith Enright says such requirements could create impediments to the way the Internet operates.

Six lakh duplicate Aadhaars cancelled as 'face' added for biometric verification: MeitY

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Six lakh duplicate Aadhaars cancelled as 'face' added for biometric verification: MeitY

Minister of State in Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said 11 'illegal' websites have been stopped from providing Aadhaar-related services

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