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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.

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.

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.

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 Pandora’s Box would find difficult to match.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

US telecoms to battle Obama Internet plan in courts, Congress

The US telecommunications industry plans to fight tooth and nail against President Barack Obama`s call for stricter regulations on Internet service providers, taking its case to regulators, courts and Congress.

India in top three 'spam spewing' global nations list

Just 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) out of over 42,201 are responsible for spreading 50 percent of junk mails, phishing attacks and other malicious messages, a survey has revealed.

Net, broadband subscriber base much below govt targets

The government had set the target of achieving 6 million, 18 million and 40 million Internet users for the years 2005, 2007 and 2010 respectively, under the Broadband Policy 2004, the minister said.