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  • Facebook users who think they are insulated to cyberbullying are more prone to it: Study 12 hours 57 minutes ago

    New York: Facebook users who think that they are insulated to cyberbullying and depression are actually more vulnerable to the negative realities of social media, a new research warns. This "optimistic bias" or wishful thinking - an intrinsic tendency to imagine future events in a favourable light that enhances positive self-regard...
  • WhatsApp's popularity forces EU to rethink telecom rules 13 hours 42 minutes ago

    Brussels : The European Commission will take into account increased competition from cable operators and alternative services such as WhatsApp when it overhauls Europe's telecoms rules next year, a move that will be cheered by the telecoms industry. A draft seen by Reuters of the Commission's strategy for creating a...
  • Google, Microsoft, Yahoo under EU radar to check for transparency in search results 16 hours 55 minutes ago

    Brussels : Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of...
  • No sex please, just cutesy flirting and strawberries for China's online hostesses Yesterday

    Beijing: In China's online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches. Student Xiao Yue, 21, spends four hours most days chatting online with fans who shower her with virtual roses and other presents. Images: Only flirting, no sex: Meet China's online hostesses She is one of more than...
  • Want to stay on top of Google search? Make your websites mobile-friendly Yesterday

    San Francisco: Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released on Tuesday, will favour websites that Google defines as...
  • Wikipedia Zero: Is Wikimedia violating net neutrality in 59 countries? Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indians are coming together in hordes in the online fight for net neutrality. And this increasing public pressure is forcing some companies to disassociate themselves from partnerships that allegedly do not confirm with net neutrality principles. Initiatives such as Internet.org has seen some partners quitting, but Facebook CEO...
  • Yahoo revises search partnership with Microsoft, gets more control Yesterday

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo and Microsoft forged in 2009 while they were being led by different CEOs. Current Yahoo...
  • What all Google is doing wrong, according to the European Union 2 days ago

    New York: The European Union (EU) slapped Google with antitrust charges on Wednesday, saying it is abusing its dominance in Web search to promote its own products Here are the major allegations: - The EU says Google is unfairly favouring its own comparison-shopping service in general search results. A person searching for,...
  • McDonald's India wants you to 'Internet se hatt, for a few minute.' Watch this video and log out 2 days ago

    The Internet has totally transformed our lives over the last two decades but not always for the better. In a new ad series McDonald's India cleverly mixes its advertising pitch with a public service announcement. While the three videos, that are essentially variants of the same, haven't yet reached viral...
  • Real issue of equitable access to content shrouded by noise over net neutrality: Experts 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as high pitch demands are being made to protect the Internet and promote net neutrality, experts in the Telecom Ministry are claiming that the real issue is getting lost in the noise. According to sources at Sanchar Bhawan, Internet users in India must focus on ensuring that...
  • Mark Zuckerberg defends net neutrality, but presses for internet.org 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in his latest question and answer session with other Facebook users, has defended net neutrality- the idea of free and equal Internet to all, but defended his internet.org initiative that relies on wireless providers to offer limited but free Internet access in locations...
  • Blocking, throttling, paid prioritisation: The 3 threats to net neutrality 3 days ago

    Net neutrality is the hot topic of discussion on the Indian Internet and also in the traditional media. While the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is seeking inputs on how to define the regulations to govern Internet access in India, in February this year the US Federal Communications Commission...
  • Watch: Kushan Mitra talk about net neutrality 4 days ago

    "The entire backlash got from a majority of people, internet users to buy stuff on Flipkart is what persuaded Flipkart to take this stand. Becasue at the end of the day money talks and 3000 people who have signed up on the internet stop buying from Flipkart that effects their...
  • Google Malaysia service disrupted by hackers 4 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Internet users were denied access to Google's Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying "Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker". The company has reached out to the organisation that manages the domain name to resolve the issue, MYNIC, a Google Malaysia spokesperson said...
  • US Telecom Association files lawsuit against net neutrality rules 4 days ago

    New York: A legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission's new Internet traffic rules has begun with a suit by the United States Telecom Association, an industry group that represents companies including AT&T and Verizon. The FCC's rules were approved in February and uphold the principle of net neutrality - that...
  • Will address concerns of entrepreneurs, startups over net neutrality, assures Ravi Shankar Prasad 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over free and equal access to the Internet continues, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday assured start ups and young Internet entrepreneurs that government will address their concerns. "I can assure that the young Internet entrepreneurs, the startups and all the creators, that the...
  • Report on net neutrality by mid-May: Ravi Shankar Prasad 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A committee on net neutrality, set up by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), will submit its report by the second week of May to help the government make a comprehensive decision on the contentious issue, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. Net neutrality means that...
  • Net Neutrality: Will TRAI note your concerns to save the internet? 5 days ago

    In less than two weeks the internet is likely to go through a major transition in India. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has come up with a plan to regulate internet services -- mainly the over the top services like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype. The TRAI consultation paper has...
  • What will change if there is no net neutrality? 5 days ago

    The idea of net neutrality or free and equal Internet to all has garnered wide attention from across the globe. While countries like the US, Chile, Netherlands and Brazil have already adopted Net Neutrality that doesn't allow discrimination of Internet content or charge users differently based on the content, site,...
  • AIB video explaining net neutrality goes viral 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, AIB is in news once again for bringing the #SaveTheInternet campaign to the common citizen. A video by AIB which explains net neutrality has received more than 9 lakh views in less than 48 hours. The video highlights the #SaveTheInternet campaign started by...
  • TRAI recommends non discriminate availability of Internet, report on net neutrality to be filed in May 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has made a committee to look into the issues of the matter. According to sources, the committee was formed in January 2015. A report has been sought by the 2nd week of May. According to sources, the...
  • People voice their support for net neutrality, say Internet a utility not a luxury 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As the campaign and support for net neutrality is picking up, Politicians, celebrities and a cross section of people are voicing their support for it. Net neutrality means all data and sites are treated and charged equally be it mobile app or any other app. According to AIB...
  • Did Facebook temporarily take down the AIB net neutrality video to push for its own native video? 5 days ago

    New Delhi: This weekend the Indian Internet was buzzing about net neutrality and comedy collective All India Bakchod's first video after the AIB Roast controversy had a lot to do with it. Worried Indian Internet users, fearful of losing out on the free Internet, watched the video, shared it massively...
  • Indians rally for Internet freedom, send over 1 lakh emails to TRAI for net neutrality 5 days ago

    The Internet is under threat in India as telecom operators have gone to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to allow them to block apps and websites and charge money from both consumers and businesses to the detriment of users. People from a cross section of society including politicians, who...
  • Project Maelstrom that aims to develop truly open Internet enters beta 6 days ago

    New Delhi: What started off as a way to overhaul the way web content is published, accessed, and consumed across the Web has now entered its beta phase. Project Maelstrom is aimed at developing technology that is based on the core vision of a distributed web, similar to the way...
  • Timeline: The net neutrality debate in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The idea of net neutrality or free and equal Internet to all has garnered wide attention from across the globe. While countries like the US, Chile, Netherlands and Brazil have already adopted Net Neutrality that doesn't allow discrimination of Internet content or charge users differently based on the...
  • Canadian company accused of using '.sucks' domain names to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities, companies 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: The body that regulates Internet addresses is checking to see if it can crack down on a Canadian company accused of using the new ".sucks" domain name to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities and companies seeking to protect their public brands. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers,...
  • If you still don't know what #NetNeutrality is, then allow the members of AIB to explain it to you 1 week ago

    If by this point, you don't read the phrase 'Net Neutrality' on every Indian internet portal you know, then we still have a lot to do. Net neutrality means when a service provider sells you data they don't get to choose how the data is used. The idea is that...
  • What exactly is Net Neutrality? 1 week ago

    "What is this Net Neutrality business everyone is talking about?" "Arre who cares, yaar! Anyway dude look at this post, '17 things every cat lover can relate to' It's so funny!" You should care. This is the kind of stuff that you just may not be able to look at...