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  • Seek to work with India, Internet firms to fight misinformation while respecting rights: US official Jun 12, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Seek to work with India, Internet firms to fight misinformation while respecting rights: US official

    The US believes that the best response to misinformation is truthful information, said Scott Busby, the acting principal deputy assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour while testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Non-Proliferation on Wednesday.

  • WiFi has had severe vulnerabilities since inception, but we are discovering it only now: Expert May 13, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    WiFi has had severe vulnerabilities since inception, but we are discovering it only now: Expert

    These vulnerabilities have been there since the beginning and can be exploited by hackers

  • Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results May 05, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results

    Volunteers across India are finding ways to amplify and address queries for updated information, oxygen cylinders, medicines and transport.

  • Nokia partners with internet giants, shares react Mar 16, 2021 07:26 AM IST

    Nokia partners with internet giants, shares react

    The goal of the partnerships is to develop new business cases, the company said in three separate statements.

  • The Best VPN Services for India in 2021 Mar 09, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    The Best VPN Services for India in 2021

    Which VPN service should you choose and is there a free option that actually works? Find out.

  • New IT rules | Provision allowing interim blocking of internet content exists since 2009, clarifies Centre Feb 27, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    New IT rules | Provision allowing interim blocking of internet content exists since 2009, clarifies Centre

    The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has clarified that the government has not introduced a new provision in new IT rules. The state is allowed to block internet content in emergency cases since 2009.

  • Over 9,500 web pages and online accounts blocked last year in India Feb 22, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Over 9,500 web pages and online accounts blocked last year in India

    Blocking of websites, webpages and accounts over security concerns has risen significantly in recent years, according to official data.

  • The Internet Is Splintering Feb 22, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    The Internet Is Splintering

    Regulating online expression in any single country — let alone in the world — is a messy set of trade offs with no easy solutions

  • 4G mobile internet services being restored in entire Jammu and Kashmir: Govt spokesperson Feb 05, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    4G mobile internet services being restored in entire Jammu and Kashmir: Govt spokesperson

    The services, according to sources, are likely to resume from Friday midnight. High-speed mobile internet services had been restored in two districts — Ganderbal in Kashmir region and Udhampur in Jammu region — in August last year.

  • Building a safe harbour for online fantasy sports to facilitate responsible growth Jan 16, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Building a safe harbour for online fantasy sports to facilitate responsible growth

    A self-regulatory mechanism will ensure that the online fantasy sports industry continues to benefit and protect the interests of the consumers while supporting innovative operators who conduct themselves responsibly

  • India most economically-impacted nation due to internet restrictions, loses $2.8 million: UK research group Jan 06, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    India most economically-impacted nation due to internet restrictions, loses $2.8 million: UK research group

    India restricted 8,927 hours of bandwidth access, inclusive of social media shutdowns – more than any other country

  • National Family Health Survey | Over 60% women in 12 states and UTs have not been on the internet Dec 15, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    National Family Health Survey | Over 60% women in 12 states and UTs have not been on the internet

    According to the National Family Health Survey, only 20.6 percent women in Bihar used the internet, followed by 21 percent in Andhra Pradesh, and 22.9 percent in Tripura.

  • PM-WANI approved: Everything you need to know about nationwide public Wi-Fi plan and how it will work Dec 10, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    PM-WANI approved: Everything you need to know about nationwide public Wi-Fi plan and how it will work

    The Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) is being seen as the Centre’s attempt to improve wireless internet connectivity.

  • Stricter punishments for online defamation is a step too far Nov 02, 2020 11:27 AM IST

    Stricter punishments for online defamation is a step too far

    The available remedies against online disinformation and mischief are proportionate to the crime. Anything further will only result in suppression of free speech and stifling criticism of the government

  • No data on internet shutdowns in India: Government tells Parliament panel on IT Oct 17, 2020 01:57 PM IST

    No data on internet shutdowns in India: Government tells Parliament panel on IT

    The House panel on IT has given government time until November-end to revert with data on internet shutdowns.

  • Online child safety is linked to parental awareness and training Sep 19, 2020 10:42 AM IST

    Online child safety is linked to parental awareness and training

    As millions of children learn from home, hacking, cyberbullying and identity thefts are among the several threats they face. Parents have to step up to take charge. Parental control applications can be a good start.

  • Sterlite Technologies to hire 300-400 people in FY21 for 5G, wireless ecosystem and services business Aug 23, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Sterlite Technologies to hire 300-400 people in FY21 for 5G, wireless ecosystem and services business

    "We are strengthening our ecosystem that we speak about, our wireless and 5G ecosystem, so clearly on that front we are continuing with a strong level of hiring," Agarwal told PTI.

  • Forced to travel 50 km for online classes, children in Maharashtra villages reach out to NCPCR for Internet Aug 22, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Forced to travel 50 km for online classes, children in Maharashtra villages reach out to NCPCR for Internet

    Hit by a pandemic and then a natural disaster, the children from remote villages in Maharashtra had to deal with Internet disruptions since early June when connectivity along the coastal area of Ratnagiri district became scratchy.

  • 94% kids surveyed in 4 states don't have smartphones or internet access for online education: CRY Aug 17, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    94% kids surveyed in 4 states don't have smartphones or internet access for online education: CRY

    The study conducted by child rights body CRY in May-June covered 5,987 children in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The information was collected by CRY's community organisers through telephonic interviews.

  • 25 years of Internet in India: How it has impacted the lives of 1.3 billion people Aug 15, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    25 years of Internet in India: How it has impacted the lives of 1.3 billion people

    As the internet becomes more accessible and affordable, here's how important the internet has been for Indians.

  • 25 years of the Internet in India: Here are 10 things you might not know about the Internet Aug 15, 2020 03:59 PM IST

    25 years of the Internet in India: Here are 10 things you might not know about the Internet

    Did you know that the Internet emits more greenhouse gas than the entire avition industry. On its 25th anniversary in India, here are some quirky facts you probably didn't know about the Internet.

  • Coronavirus impact | Education dreams fade for millions in digitally divided India Jul 27, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Education dreams fade for millions in digitally divided India

    The coronavirus pandemic that forced people into their homes and forced schools and colleges to move to virtual classes has edged education dreams with conditions aplenty – a computer or at least a smartphone, proper internet connectivity and uninterrupted power supply.

  • In pics | Top-10 countries with most affordable mobile internet plans: Where does India stand? Jul 12, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    In pics | Top-10 countries with most affordable mobile internet plans: Where does India stand?

    A recent report by Visual Capitalist reveals how much 1GB of mobile data costs in every country

  • How the TikTok phenomenon democratised online space in India Jul 10, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    How the TikTok phenomenon democratised online space in India

    Everyone from teenagers and non-binary LGBTQI+ folk from non-metro cities across India embraced TikTok because it allowed their everydayness, their queerness, and just their own selves to become accepted, and even popular

  • "We lost our sight": Life in Myanmar under world's longest internet shutdown Jun 19, 2020 09:40 PM IST

    "We lost our sight": Life in Myanmar under world's longest internet shutdown

    The government-ordered shutdown in two of Myanmar's poorest states - Rakhine and neighbouring Chin - home to about a million people, is a year old on Sunday.

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