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Proposed rules for social media, online platforms detrimental to privacy and free speech, feel experts

One of the amendments being mulled in the IT intermediary rules will require social media and other online platforms to enable tracing out of originators of information as needed by government agencies that are legally authorised.

Dec 24, 2018, 21:29 PM IST

In-flight voice calling, internet access on phone will soon be possible as govt notifies rules

Indian and foreign airlines and shipping companies operating in the country can provide in-flight and maritime voice and data services in partnership with a valid Indian telecom licence holder.

Dec 16, 2018, 13:24 PM IST

TRAI begins consultation on regulatory regime for OTT services

OTT services refer to applications and services that are accessible over the Internet and ride on an operator's network.

Nov 12, 2018, 16:19 PM IST

Most Pakistanis don't know what internet is: Survey

The survey was conducted by .LirneAsia, a think-tank based in Sri Lanka

Nov 12, 2018, 12:09 PM IST

Ileana D'Cruz replaces Kapil Sharma as 'most sensational celebrity' on Internet

Ileana is followed by actors Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta, Tabu, Kriti Sanon, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda in the list.


Oct 03, 2018, 15:14 PM IST

Supreme Court to begin live-streaming of cases to prevent overcrowding, bring transparency

The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided that it would start live-streaming of some of the cases in order to avoid overcrowding in the courtroom.

Sep 26, 2018, 20:08 PM IST

Urban Naxals used Darknet to share information through email: Maharashtra Police

In a startling revelation, the Maharashtra Police has said that apart from using courier services to send information through password protected pen drives, the urban Naxals also used Darknet to pass secret information through email.

Sep 03, 2018, 16:34 PM IST

Net neutrality, new policy gets Telecom Commission's green light

Trai had favoured tweaking of licensing norms of players to ensure "explicit restrictions" on discrimination in Internet access, based on content. 

Jul 11, 2018, 21:03 PM IST

PM Modi summons Tripura CM Biplab Deb over controversial statements: Report

Biplab Kumar Deb took charge of Tripura in March 2018.

Apr 29, 2018, 23:11 PM IST

Internet, satellite existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb claimed that internet and satellite are not something new but existed since the Mahabharata era. Speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Deb said that the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago.

Apr 18, 2018, 07:09 AM IST

Internet in Indian languages can add 205 million new users: Report

The total base of Internet users in the country is estimated to be about 481 million as of December 2017.

Mar 22, 2018, 17:47 PM IST

India ranks 47th when it comes to inclusive Internet: Report

According to report on average, men are 33.5% more likely to have internet access than women.

Feb 26, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

Two-factor authentication spam was caused by a bug, will be fixed, says Facebook

The social media giant also plans to disable a feature that automatically posts SMS replies as status updates.

Feb 17, 2018, 18:42 PM IST

You may soon surf internet mid-air, TRAI gives approval for in-flight Wi-Fi

The move comes after the department of telecom had sought views of the TRAI in August last year over the proposal to introduce voice, data and video services over Indian airspace for domestic, international and overflying flights.

Jan 20, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

German government says it backs 'open and free internet'

The German government says it backs an "open and free internet" following the US decision to repeal net neutrality rules.

Dec 16, 2017, 08:08 AM IST

Net Neutrality: TRAI bats for unrestricted internet access, telcos say narrow view

The regulator has exempted content or services that telecom operators provide within their own network without adversely impacting public Internet.

Nov 28, 2017, 23:18 PM IST

TRAI suggestions on Net Neutrality draw mixed reaction from industry

According to the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)'s recommendations are progressive and in line with the debates in the industry and user groups that had been raging for the last two years.

Nov 28, 2017, 20:42 PM IST

Using the internet for self-diagnosis? Here's how it's harming your health

Firstly, the internet is a mixed bag of resources that may be misleading or baseless; secondly, it can lead to unnecessary anxiety, fears, and withdrawal from the fact that s/he is suffering from a disease.

Oct 26, 2017, 18:45 PM IST

Centre examining report on new laws to deal with hate speech on internet

The Home Ministry is examining a report to propose new laws or amendments to deal with hate speech on the internet.

Sep 29, 2017, 00:07 AM IST