Internet service providers

MeitY reaches out to RBI, others against Wanna Cry ransomware

The IT ministry has reached out to key stakeholders like RBI, National Payments Corporation of India, NIC and UIDAI (Aadhaar) to advise them to protect their systems against 'Wanna Cry' ransomware to ensure that the digital payments ecosystem in the country is protected.

May 14, 2017, 20:52 PM IST
High Court allows service of summons via WhatsApp

High Court allows service of summons via WhatsApp

The Delhi High Court has allowed the use of social network like Whatsapp and email in judicial proceedings.

May 04, 2017, 21:51 PM IST

Europe 'hub' for child sexual abuse content: Report

Europe is becoming a global hub for the hosting of child sexual abuse images and videos, suggests a report.

Apr 03, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

In the name of surveillance

The Essar leaks — a series of damning revelations on the illegal phone-tapping of politicians and industry leaders by the corporate giant — have wreaked the sort of havoc that the proverbial Pandor

Jul 04, 2016, 12:25 PM IST
Websites offering escort services to vanish as govt orders 'immediate blocking'

Websites offering escort services to vanish as govt orders 'immediate blocking'

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been directed by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to immediately block some 240 websites that allegedly offer escort services.

Jun 14, 2016, 09:46 AM IST
Why is VPN services gaining ground in India?

Why is VPN services gaining ground in India?

New Delhi: At a time when security has become the foremost concern in browsing or sharing data online, people in India are progressively turning to virtual private network (VPN) services for anonymous and safe Internet experience.

Jun 01, 2016, 12:31 PM IST
Pornography: Soon, parental censorship to ensure kids safety online

Pornography: Soon, parental censorship to ensure kids safety online

Under the new plan, consumers can choose to opt for the control on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as with any other value-added service.

Jan 19, 2016, 13:53 PM IST

Ex-telecom secretary Farooqui appointed Broadband Forum Chairman

Former telecom secretary M F Farooqui has replaced Shyamal Ghosh and has become a Chairman of Broadband India Forum (BIF) that aims to boost broadband services and infrastructure in the country

Oct 11, 2015, 13:13 PM IST
SMS-based investment scams: Sebi seeks help from telcos, banks

SMS-based investment scams: Sebi seeks help from telcos, banks

Concerned over a spurt in investment scams perpetrated through SMSes, WhatasApp and social media, Sebi has beefed up its surveillance on such platforms and is seeking greater cooperation from the mobile and internet service providers, as well as banks, to nail the culprits.

Sep 27, 2015, 20:27 PM IST
Crackdown only on child pornography, no plan to ban adult porn sites: Govt to SC

Crackdown only on child pornography, no plan to ban adult porn sites: Govt to SC

The Central government has no plans to prevent citizens from watching pornography in private, it has told the Supreme Court.

Aug 10, 2015, 09:55 AM IST
Facebook musters users voice to defend Internet.Org in India

Facebook musters users voice to defend Internet.Org in India

Facebook is mustering support of its users in India to defend its platform Internet.Org, with just a week left for public comments on a DoT panel's report, which says free Internet services like that of the social network's violate net neutrality principle.

Aug 07, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

Porn ban: New order vague, cannot be implemented, say ISPs

Internet service providers (ISPs) have said that that they cannot follow Centre's directive to allow adult websites that do not carry child pornography.

Aug 05, 2015, 22:11 PM IST
Govt reviews porn ban order, blocks only child pornography-related websites

Govt reviews porn ban order, blocks only child pornography-related websites

A day after the government had ordered blocking of 857 porn websites, it is doing a rethink and planning to block only those sites which serve child pornography.

Aug 04, 2015, 18:34 PM IST
Watching porn: Mizoram tops list; Delhi at 2nd spot, Maharashtra 4th

Watching porn: Mizoram tops list; Delhi at 2nd spot, Maharashtra 4th

While most of us don't openly talk about porn and sex, the words itself attract the attention of almost everyone across the globe.

Aug 04, 2015, 10:44 AM IST
Govt blocks over 800 porn websites – complete list

Govt blocks over 800 porn websites – complete list

The Union government has banned more than 800 websites showcasing pornography and has asked telecom operators and internet service providers (ISPs) to block these.

Aug 03, 2015, 16:00 PM IST
Govt doesn't want you to even watch porn in private, blocks over 800 sites

Govt doesn't want you to even watch porn in private, blocks over 800 sites

The government has asked telecom operators and internet service providers (ISPs) to block more than 800 porn websites, according to sources.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

100.76 mn broadband subscribers in India till April

The top five service providers constituted a 83.40 percent market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of April 2015, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said.

Jun 20, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Blocking sites of app-based taxis won't solve problem: Bharti

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti on Thursday differed with his party-led government in Delhi on the issue of blocking websites of app-based taxi operators, saying "blocking the sites are not solution".

May 15, 2015, 01:34 AM IST
Block websites of Uber, Ola Cabs in Delhi: DoT orders ISPs

Block websites of Uber, Ola Cabs in Delhi: DoT orders ISPs

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been asked to block the websites of taxi operators Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs by the Department of Telecom (DoT).

May 14, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

Block websites of Uber, Ola Cabs in Delhi: DoT asks ISPs

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued a letter to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block websites of taxi operators Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs, following a request from the Delhi government.

May 14, 2015, 21:23 PM IST