Internet

  • Laws must be faster than technology, says SC as Centre says it can't block 4 cr porn websites in India 21 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern as the government has informed it that it cannot block 4 crore porn websites operating in India. The government has told the apex court that they cannot direct Internet service providers to block these websites. The government has told the court that efforts...
  • .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain launched Yesterday

    New Delhi: India, with its existing 243 million Internet users, has now got its own .भारत (.Bharat) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) name. The launch of the .भारत ccTLD will help bridge the digital divide and accelerate e-governance. This was announced by the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)....
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India project August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Digital India project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious e-governance initiative. The project, which has a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore, aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and help people gain benefits from the...
  • Cabinet clears 'Digital India' project, seeks to provide all services online August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the ambitious Digital India project which aims to provide all services on Internet and bring even the remotest parts of India on the e-map. Under the project, the government plans to put healthcare, property and other records like birth and death certificates online. Sources also...
  • Baby blackout: Why parents are opting to keep babies off Facebook August 20, 2014

    New York: Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there...
  • No child's play: Why online bullying is going from bad to worse August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. "Child bullying...
  • .भारत (.Bharat) top-level domain coming to your browser address bar on August 21 Yesterday

    New Delhi: India, with its existing 243 million Internet users, is all set to get a .भारत (.Bharat) country code top-level domain (ccTLD) name from this month that will help bridge the digital divide and accelerate e-governance. This will be soon followed by web addresses in six regional languages. In tandem...
  • Delhi: Free WiFi service starts in Khan Market; Connaught Place to get the facility by month-end August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The ambitious WiFi project of the New Delhi Municipal Council has taken off with Khan Market becoming the first area where visitors can avail the facility and Connaught Place to follow soon. "The WiFi facility in Khan Market started a few days ago. It is running successfully," O P...
  • Yahoo Stores: Yahoo relaunches its e-commerce platform; lets small businesses easily set up online stores August 17, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo announced the relaunch of its e-commerce platform, which allows small businesses to easily set up online retailing. The new Yahoo Stores system, said a company blog post, allows users to "turn your idea into a business in less than two minutes." Amit Kumar, head of Yahoo Small Business, said...
  • Presenting an authentic image on social networks includes elements of fakery August 16, 2014

    London: People fake parts of their online image in order to conform to social norms and expectations, a new study has found. Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery, researchers said. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland discovered that being authentic is very important...
  • 'India will surpass US in number of Internet users this year' August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Internet users will surpass the number in the US by the end of this year and around 500 million people will be online by 2018, Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google India said. "Even at the current growth rate, we will have 500 million Indians on the Internet by...
  • Trolls push Robin Williams' daughter Zelda off the Internet August 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: The daughter of Robin Williams quit social media Wednesday, upset by Internet trolls and the online pilfering of photos of her Oscar-winning dad following his death by apparent suicide. "I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or...
  • Online retailer Jabong plans to introduce private label brands August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Online fashion retailer Jabong.com is planning to launch private label brands in the next 4-5 months, a top company official said. "We are setting up a full-fledged design team in London because we also want to create our own brands that provide good, fast, western fashion to the Indian consumers....
  • Gmail, Yahoo make phone number mandatory for new email IDs August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World's most popular free email providers Gmail and Yahoo have made telephone number mandatory for creation of new email addresses in a bid to check spam. Any person wishing to create a new email ID needs to provide a telephone number which Gmail and Yahoo use for verification. Google...
  • Microsoft recreates its first website from 1994 August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: This was Microsoft's first web page. It's been 20 years since Microsoft created its first web page 20 years ago. In 1994, among the reasons Microsoft started a website was to put its growing Knowledge Base online. Mark Ingalls, the first administrator of Microsoft.com, says: In 1994, using...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords affecting 420,000 websites August 6, 2014

    New York: Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history...
  • World's fastest network would let you download 5375GB of data in 1 second! August 4, 2014

    London: Danish researchers claim to have set a new data transfer world record by transmitting over a single optical fibre at an incredible speed of 43 terabits per second. Researchers at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) used a new type of optical fibre to claim the world data transfer record. The team...
  • Social network challenges highlight idiocy in the Internet age August 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Online challenges daring people to set themselves ablaze or douse themselves in ice water are racking up casualties and fuelling wonder regarding idiocy in the Internet age. US media reported that a teenager was recovering on Friday from second-degree burns caused by pouring rubbing alcohol on himself and igniting...
  • When Facebook went down, panicked users even called police for help August 2, 2014

    Washington: A brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affected users worldwide. According to the website downdetector.com, the disruption began around 1600 GMT and appeared to last less than an hour. "Earlier this morning, some people had...
  • Google finds it difficult to 'forget' August 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest. The world's leading Internet search engine said that as of July 18 it had received more than 91,000 requests to delete a combined...
  • Government requests for Twitter user data increased sharply in the past six months August 1, 2014

    New York: Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States, as has been the case since Twitter began issuing its "transparency report"...
  • Facebook launches Internet.org app to let users access basic Internet services for free July 31, 2014

    New York: Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free....
  • Twitter's monthly active users up by 24 per cent July 31, 2014

    New York: Twitter shares surged in morning trade on Wednesday after the messaging platform eased investor concerns with a quarterly report showing strong user growth and robust revenues. Twitter rallied nearly 20 per cent to close at $46.30, the highest levels since March. Investors focused on the number of monthly active users...
  • Internet users pay service providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do July 30, 2014

    Washington: US consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online and pay Internet providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do, a US government watchdog said in findings released on Tuesday. The observations were preliminary from the Government Accountability Office's review of the practice of usage-based pricing,...
  • Idea offers '2,00,000 hours of free Internet' for Opera Mini users July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular is giving away 2,00,000 hours of free Internet access, over the next 20 days, to its users through the web pass service on Opera Mini. Idea Web Pass is a Opera solution that allows consumers to buy customised data packs within the Opera Mini browser itself....
  • Tor, Tails privacy-protecting flaws show that no anonymity system is fail-safe July 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar problem. The most recent finding concerns a complex, heavily encrypted networking program called the Invisible Internet...
  • New social networking websites pay you for what you post July 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared - except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase last...
  • Flipkart launches e-learning category; offers a range of e-learning material, certification courses, online tests July 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Homegrown online marketplace Flipkart today announced the launch of its E-learning category. With over 1900 products and titles, this category will offer a range of e-learning material, certification courses and online tests catering to students with a variety of requirements, Flipkart said in a release. With this announcement, Flipkart will be...