Aarogya Setu app developed by NIC with industry volunteers, says govt in response to CIC's RTI enquiry
The CIC had asked the NIC to explain why it does not have any information about the creation of the app.
Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna, in a terse order, pointed out that the website of the application mentions that the content on it is "owned, updated and maintained" by MyGov and MeitY and directed the CPIO of the ministry to explain why they didn't have the requisite information
'On the recommendation of MHA, MEITY has issued orders under Sec. 69 A of the I.T. Act, 2000, for blocking 40 websites of SFJ,' a home ministry spokesperson said.
Govt blocks Dutch file sharing website WeTransfer; Delhi Police had requested ban due to security reasons
The government has ordered internet service providers to block computer file sharing website WeTransfer on request of the Delhi Police due to security reasons
While Prasad talked about work from home culture, he also spoke about the need for developing digitally connected and more resilient global supply chains supported by innovations.
CPM slams Centre for transferring case of Kerala youths arrested for Maoist links to NIA; 'crocodile tears,' says Opposition
The ruling CPI(M) has hit out at the Centre for transferring to the NIA the case relating to the arrest of two Kerala youths under the UAPA for their alleged maoist links, prompting the opposition to slam the LDF government, saying it was shedding 'crocodile tears'
Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful
WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware
The Information Technology Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules 2018 to be completed by Jan 2020.
Reportedly, a final decision on this will be taken after an 'exhaustive' consultation process.
An inter-ministerial committee has been set up to examine the issue of permitting trade in cryptocurrencies.
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The direct and disastrous consequences of such content, circulated by social media in India, cannot be downplayed nor dismissed arbitrarily. In our diverse society, the cohesion we enjoy must not be taken for granted in the face of unregulated technologies that people are not trained to use.
Combating fake news: MEITY should allow legal-flexibility based on social media platforms over one-size-fits-all regulatory approach
It is very important to understand the various limitations, challenges and nuances concerning the regulation of the ambiguous phenomenon called fake news.
Indian companies have to follow multiple legislation (local and global), increased cost of compliance and loss of business in some cases in the GDPR era.
There is a dire need of a regulator and legal safety net to protect user’s data
MeitY official had sought WhatsApp's clarification on the spyware that allowed perpetrators to snoop on users.
Internet companies use AI technology to analyse personal data of people connected online.
Twitter cited the unavailability of top officials as the reason for not making it to the panel meeting.
The tariff is now likely to be levied from April 2020 if Indian finance ministry accepts MEITY's proposal.
Govt says WhatsApp needs to bring in accountability and facilitate enforcement of law.