China today pledged faster broadband and lower prices for Internet services in the country, which has the largest base of net users in the world but rigorously monitors and maintains strict control on the online content.
The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to put in place "expeditiously" the proposed e-mail policy for government employees which will ensure that they will not use Internet services of "external service providers" for official communications.
Saudi Arabian authorities have warned that they will block access to popular Internet messaging applications like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp if telecommunication providers there don`t comply with rules and regulatory conditions.
Internet services on mobile phones and portable internet connections were snapped early this morning as authorities apprehended that the medium could be used for mobilising people, official sources said.
China has restored email services
and access to 32 blocked internet sites in Uyghur-dominated
Xinjiang province, eight months after ethnic clashes broke out
in the northwestern province, state media reported on Sunday.