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IT ministry issues notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Ladakh
India

IT ministry issues notice to Twitter for showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of Ladakh

The ministry has given Twitter five working days to explain why legal action should not be initiated against the micro-blogging platform for disrespecting India’s territorial integrity

Chinese propaganda outlets go on overdrive to slam India's ban on 59 China-linked apps, ask Modi govt to prevent 'economic conflict'
World

Chinese propaganda outlets go on overdrive to slam India's ban on 59 China-linked apps, ask Modi govt to prevent 'economic conflict'

Notwithstanding imminent losses to Chinese firms on account of India's decision, state-controlled media outlets in China continue to allege that it is India that stands to lose

TikTok reportedly in the process of implementing an Instagram-style feed
News & Analysis

TikTok reportedly in the process of implementing an Instagram-style feed

India’s IT ministry has asked TikTok to explain how it collects user data and creates awareness for safe use.

Gaming is suddenly transforming into a viable career option for young millennials
Gaming

Gaming is suddenly transforming into a viable career option for young millennials

As an organized industry, gaming comes with highly specialized roles which are suitable for digital natives.

WhatsApp responds to IT Ministry, says it takes child sex abuse reports
News & Analysis

WhatsApp responds to IT Ministry, says it takes child sex abuse reports "very seriously"

WhatsApp assures that it will continue to be "vigilant" on the critical issue of child sexual abuse.

WhatsApp child sex abuse videos must be probed, demands child rights body
News & Analysis

WhatsApp child sex abuse videos must be probed, demands child rights body

The child rights body is also working on a preventive policy to curb such activities on all digital platforms.

IT Ministry writes to WhatsApp about report on child sexual abuse videos being shared
News & Analysis

IT Ministry writes to WhatsApp about report on child sexual abuse videos being shared

The IT Ministry has sought WhatsApp's response on its plans to tackle this issue.

IT ministry tells YouTube to remove 11 video links of captured IAF pilot Abhinandan following MHA directive
India

IT ministry tells YouTube to remove 11 video links of captured IAF pilot Abhinandan following MHA directive

Pakistan held Abhinandan on Wednesday after fighter jets of both the nations engaged in an air battle following an unsuccessful attempt to target Indian military installations in retaliatory strikes.

Can't 'self-censor' political ads, says Facebook even as Google, Twitter aim for greater transparency ahead of LS polls
India

Can't 'self-censor' political ads, says Facebook even as Google, Twitter aim for greater transparency ahead of LS polls

In December, Facebook had said that "anyone who wants to run political ads in India will have to disclose their name and location", adding that the platform would provide more details about who had placed the ad.

Govt asks Google, Facebook to remove 'fake' videos on food quality in India: Report
News & Analysis

Govt asks Google, Facebook to remove 'fake' videos on food quality in India: Report

IT Ministry has demanded to also block people who upload any misleading content regarding food quality.

Social media companies to fight India's new rule on content regulation: Report
News & Analysis

Social media companies to fight India's new rule on content regulation: Report

The rule would demand content that may affect the “sovereignty and integrity of India” to be removed.

Government may amend IT rules to identify and curb origin of unlawful content
News & Analysis

Government may amend IT rules to identify and curb origin of unlawful content

Against backdrop of mob lynching incidents triggered on WhatsApp, govt is exploring ways to curb misuse of such platforms.

Government is planning an AI voice assistant in regional languages via UMANG app
News & Analysis

Government is planning an AI voice assistant in regional languages via UMANG app

The voice assistant in the Umang app will apparently be available in regional Indian languages.

Social media will never be allowed to abuse India's election process: R S Prasad
News & Analysis

Social media will never be allowed to abuse India's election process: R S Prasad

At G-20 Prasad also noted that India had taken serious note data misuse by social media platforms.

WhatsApp to govt: Need govt, civil society participation to tackle fake news issue
News & Analysis

WhatsApp to govt: Need govt, civil society participation to tackle fake news issue

IT Ministry reacted via a letter to WhatsApp, to instances of lynching due to rumours.

Govt IT test lab to audit EPFO's suspended Aadhaar seeding app over data theft concerns
Business

Govt IT test lab to audit EPFO's suspended Aadhaar seeding app over data theft concerns

The proposed audit by STQC comes after EPFO, in May this year, revealed it has discontinued services provided through CSC "pending vulnerability checks"

Indian government asks Facebook to respond by 20 June over allegations of allowing phone makers access to user data without consent
News & Analysis

Indian government asks Facebook to respond by 20 June over allegations of allowing phone makers access to user data without consent

"The government of India is deeply concerned about reports of such lapses and violations," a statement issued by the IT Ministry said

Hackers attack networks of several countries including Iran and leave the image of a US Flag on screens
News & Analysis

Hackers attack networks of several countries including Iran and leave the image of a US Flag on screens

The attack, which hit internet service providers and cut off web access for subscribers, was made possible by a vulnerability in routers.

IT Ministry to provide toll free number for digital payment grievances
News & Analysis

IT Ministry to provide toll free number for digital payment grievances

IT Ministry is working to set-up a toll-free phone number 14442 for grievance redressal of customers related to digital payments.

IT Ministry to discuss ways to make India a $1 trillion digital economy with industry leaders
News & Analysis

IT Ministry to discuss ways to make India a $1 trillion digital economy with industry leaders

The IT ministry will look to bring in improvement in areas like use of technology is agriculture, education, healthcare etc.