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Jul 16, 2019
Next billion users will come from India: Google, Facebook and others can't afford to ignore themIndia is and will remain a “must-present market” on every organisation’s strategic roadmap for the next two decades
Feb 05, 2019
Facebook at 15: Things Mark Zuckerberg didn't talk about in his anniversary postAs Facebook turns 15, with its huge user base, it has the potential to do a lot of good. It just needs to be reminded of that often.
Jan 22, 2019
Facebook has partnered with Airbus to test solar-powered Internet drones againProject Aquila was grounded in the middle of last year, with Facebook remaining mum on the subject.
Mar 16, 2018
Facebook has launched an Express Wi-Fi Android app in Kenya and Indonesia: ReportFacebook has launched an app of the Express Wi-Fi in two countries, though the Express Wi-Fi network is in five developing countries.
Dec 18, 2017
Ravi Shankar Prasad says he denied Facebook permission for Free Basics; bats for non-discriminatory internet accessTRAI had issued a regulation in Feb 2016 on discriminatory pricing over Internet access which led to the ban of platforms like Free Basics and Airtel Zero.
Dec 16, 2017
Net neutrality: Right to non-discriminatory internet access is not negotiable, says Ravi Shankar PrasadRavi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said he had denied permission to Facebook's Free Basics platform when he was handling a portfolio of the communications ministry.
Nov 29, 2017
Net Neutrality crossroads: Here's why India’s policy process has important lessons for the USThe debate on net neutrality is hence primarily about what kind of Internet can nurture a fair society.
Nov 24, 2017
Citizen's right to access internet is non-negotiable and no companies will be allowed to restrict that, says Ravi Shankar PrasadSpeaking at the Global Conference on Cyberspace Security, he said the government did not allow social networking giant Facebook's Free Basics programme because it offered access to select Internet services
Aug 30, 2017
TRAI expected to issue recommendations on net neutrality regulations in a monthThe telecom operators and internet content providers have been at loggerheads over the issue of net neutrality.
Jun 04, 2017
Centre is planning to reinforce IT law to curb cyber crimes, says Ravi Shankar PrasadUnion minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said the Centre was mulling "further reinforcement" in the IT law to prevent cyber crimes including, posting and sharing of videos containing sexually abusive material.