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New Indian court petition pushes Facebook for stricter user authentication

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Facebook is facing calls to increase the level of authentication it asks of users in India, adding to the pressure that it is under with two legal cases pushing it, and other Web firms, to reform its measure for censoring content in the country. As a report from Times of India...
New Indian court petition pushes Facebook for stricter user authentication

Vodafone Agrees to India's Text-Messaging Curbs

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Vodafone has complied with Indian government orders forcing the country's mobile operators to restrict text-messaging services, part of India's effort to curb mass panic that riled parts of the country in recent weeks....
Vodafone Agrees to India's Text-Messaging Curbs

India And Kyrgyzstan Ramp Up Internet Monitoring And Censorship Efforts

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Techdirt has written about earlier moves by India to block Web sites and censor Twitter accounts. The central concern seems to be that inflammatory online activity might stoke or provoke local outbreaks of violence of the kind seen recently in Assam. Now The Times of India is reporting that the...
India And Kyrgyzstan Ramp Up Internet Monitoring And Censorship Efforts

How technology can limit India's rampant corruption

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[This post is part of a series produced for VentureBeat by Singularity University.] To combat corruption, a small group of entrepreneurs in the Indian government called the Unique Identification Authority has been rolling out a program to use biometrics — a technology that was once a hallmark of science fiction...
How technology can limit India's rampant corruption

India restricts blocks websites, restricts bulk SMS

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The Indian government has asked Internet service providers to temporarily restrict access a number of websites, as well as halt the sending of bulk SMS. [Read more]...
India restricts blocks websites, restricts bulk SMS

Tablet shipments in India jump 159% year-on-year in Q1 2013, Apple third behind local OEMs

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We know that smartphone adopting is growing fast in India — particularly for the iPhone — but what about tablets? They’re growing too, albeit at a lesser rate, with Apple ranked third behind local players Micromax and Datawind, according to a new report. CyberMedia Research estimates that shipments of tablet...
Tablet shipments in India jump 159% year-on-year in Q1 2013, Apple third behind local OEMs

Bayer Fights India's Compulsory Licensing Of Cancer Drug By Claiming It Spent $2.5 Billion Developing It

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Back in March last year, the Indian government announced that it was granting its first compulsory license, for the anti-cancer drug marketed as Nexavar, whose $70,000 per year price-tag put it out of reach of practically everyone in India. Nexavar's manufacturer, the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, naturally appealed against that...
Bayer Fights India's Compulsory Licensing Of Cancer Drug By Claiming It Spent $2.5 Billion Developing It
How The Failed Aakash Tablet Is An Object Lesson In India's Long Road Ahead To Tech Innovation

India's $35 tablet getting new hardware, Android 4.0

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India's highly touted US$35 tablet, set to ship in two to three weeks, is getting a makeover with improved hardware and Google's Android 4.0 OS, according to the company assembling the device for the Indian government....
India's $35 tablet getting new hardware, Android 4.0

RIM builds BlackBerry server center in Mumbai, right where Indian government wants it

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This is the epilogue to a story that started as far back as 2008, when the Indian government first demanded access to encrypted BBM traffic. In 2010, RIM made "certain proposals" that satisfied politicos and averted a ban, and now it's gone one step further -- placing 5,000 BES...
RIM builds BlackBerry server center in Mumbai, right where Indian government wants it

Amazon.com sets up portal in India, will only service other retailers

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Amazon.com has set up a website with its brand in India, but will not be selling on the site.In line with Indian government rules, the new marketplace Amazon.in is only offering sales and order fulfillment services to Indian retailers.Amazon Seller Services set up in February last year another website...
Amazon.com sets up portal in India, will only service other retailers
India looking for new manufacturers of Aakash, the world's cheapest tablet

VIDEO: App ideas from the Delhi 'hackathon'

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Web developers, students, engineers and scientists took part in a first-ever 'Hackathon' organized by the Indian Government...
VIDEO: App ideas from the Delhi 'hackathon'

Huawei, ZTE under probe by Indian government

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Indian government will reportedly set up a testing lab in Bangalore to test equipment by the Chinese telecoms gear makers, following security concerns by its intelligence agencies....
Huawei, ZTE under probe by Indian government

Historic Ruling Against First Modern Drug Patent In India

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As Techdirt has reported over the last year, the Indian government is becoming increasingly keen on using cheaper, generic versions of important drugs to treat diseases, rather than paying Western-level prices its people can ill afford. Intellectual Property Watch reports on another instance of the Indian authorities easing the way...
Historic Ruling Against First Modern Drug Patent In India
Anonymous takes on Indian government, Bollywood

Central Drug Research Institute Hacked by TGH

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Hackers from Team Grey Hat (TGH), the ones that consider themselves as the “Achilles of the cyber world” breached another important website as part of their protest against the Indian government. The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) was hacked because members of TGH believe that Indian children have the right...
Central Drug Research Institute Hacked by TGH

Vodafone Opposes India Fee Plan

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The Indian unit of Vodafone opposed the Indian government's plan to charge mobile-phone operators a market-determined fee for allowing greater flexibility in the use of airwaves....
Vodafone Opposes India Fee Plan

Indian ISPs Targeted in Anonymous Censorship Protest

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The websites of Indian government-run communications company Mahanagar Telephone Nigam and the Internet Service Providers Association of India faced DDoS......
Indian ISPs Targeted in Anonymous Censorship Protest

Global government panel files web domain objections

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New domains due for introduction next year by Icann - including .islam and .casino - may face delays after GAC protestsPlans to introduce a string of new web domains - including .islam and .movie - have been hit by a further setback after a panel of governments raised more than...
Global government panel files web domain objections

Scuttled Satellite Sparks a Fight in India

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Deutsche Telekom and two U.S. firms are challenging the Indian government over a canceled contract to supply broadband service via satellite....
Scuttled Satellite Sparks a Fight in India

Governments raise objections to web domain names

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Web domain names such as .islam and .movie hit by setback as panel of governments raise more than 250 objectionsPlans to introduce a string of new web domains - including .islam and .movie - have been hit by a setback after a panel of governments raised more than 250 objections.A...
Governments raise objections to web domain names
Hands-on with the $35 Aakash-2 tablet: I want one

Vodafone Seeks International Arbitration in India Tax Case

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Vodafone said it served a notice to the Indian government on Tuesday as a first step in seeking international arbitration in a dispute that could see it paying......
Vodafone Seeks International Arbitration in India Tax Case

Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity

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A new system for monitoring almost everything that's going on inside India's telecoms network has been quietly launched. The Central Monitoring System will offer tax collectors, law enforcement and and other agencies the ability to scrutinize phone calls, text messages, emails, social networking and general web activity. In one...
Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity

India begins issuing summons to Web users accused of "inflammatory" content

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The Indian government’s efforts to ‘clean up’ social media are continuing after officials revealed that they have begun sending legal notices to Twitter users who they believe stirred ethic tensions by posting inflammatory and controversial content. The government suspended the sending of multiple SMSes and blocked a series of websites...
India begins issuing summons to Web users accused of "inflammatory" content

Indian ISPs targeted in Anonymous censorship protest

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The websites of Indian government-run communications company Mahanagar Telephone Nigam and the Internet Service Providers Association of India faced DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks from Anonymous on Wednesday as some Internet service providers continue to block file-sharing websites following a court order....
Indian ISPs targeted in Anonymous censorship protest

Indian Government To Launch BlackBerry Messenger Snooping System ‘Soon’

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BlackBerry fans in India had best stay on the up-and-up lest they want to draw unwanted attention from the country’s security agencies. India Today reported over the weekend that the country’s government is on the verge of being able to capture messages sent though RIM’s formerly iron-clad BBM service. Unnamed...
Indian Government To Launch BlackBerry Messenger Snooping System ‘Soon’
Indian government readying BlackBerry snooping system
An emerging source of clean power in India: city waste
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