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China government formulates new search engine regulations post cancer patient death

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Months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained of misleading ‘Baidu’ search paid ads, China has issued new regulations demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results. Wei Zexi, 22, died after a dubious cancer treatment that his family found from a search result...

TRAI issues pre-consultation paper on Net Neutrality, asks responses by June 21

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has come up with their fourth pre-consultation report on net-neutrality on 30th May. Being one of the largest internet consuming countries, India is on course to being one of the first to set clear bounds on ‘net...

Government of India DoT asks TRAI to submit recommendations on Net Neutrality

The Government’s Department of Telecom, commonly known as DoT, has requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to submits its suggestions and recommendations on net neutrality. The DoT is set to finalize on its decision regarding net neutrality, and this request for TRAI’s opinion...

TRAI regulatory blocked Free Basics by Facebook for two years only, what after that?

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Facebook has ultimately shut down its controversial Free Basics project in India, days after the Indian regulator TRAI banned it since it violated the fundamental principles of net neutrality. In an emailed statement, an official spokesperson of Facebook clarified that Free Basics is no...

Nasscom stands in support of Net Neutrality, opposes Airtel Zero and Free Basics by Facebook plans

Nasscom has opposed Airtel Zero and Facebook's Free Basics platforms stating that it violate basic net neutrality principles. In the opinion of Nasscom, it is not in favour of any new idea or approach where telecom service providers have a final right in choosing a content...

Do not fall in trap of Free Basics from Facebook: It is not Free, it is a Scam!

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Earlier called Internet.org, Free Basics is a misleading campaign by Facebook that is aimed at offering access to a limited number of Facebook-partnered websites and apps free of cost to the user. This campaign is promoted by Reliance in few states of India, namely...

Free Basics by Facebook FAQs: All you need to know about the campaign trying to F**K Net Neutrality!

The Internet.org initiative by Facebook was renamed to ‘Free Basics’ just ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Facebook HQ. According to Facebook, Free Basics is a service that provides free access to basic Internet services to people who cannot afford internet access. It claims to...

What is Net Neutrality and why we Indians should be concerned about it?

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Net Neutrality is a principle that governs content accessibility via online platforms. It mostly points to ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and prevents them from limiting user access to any legal data on the internet. In short, it prevents content discrimination and makes sure that...

Facebook Inc asks users to raise voice in support of Internet.org

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Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) ― As Facebook’s controversial Internet.org campaign is just a week away from publicly commenting on DoT panel’s report, social networking giant has started asking users to extend support to the platform. According to Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Facebook’s free internet service...

Net Neutrality report says TRAI may regulate internet based domestic calls

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Department of Telecom - The recently published net neutrality report talks about using internet-based voice call services in India. It's the first time when DoT has made public its views on net neutrality. According to the report, users can continue using VoIP services like WhatsApp,...

Ravi Shankar Prasad calls for fair internet access, refuses compromise on Net Neutrality

New Delhi – The Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, announced in the Rajya Sabha that his government will not compromise on net neutrality and will support fair internet access to the consumers. Replying to a call motion moved by Derek O’Brien, spokesperson Trinamool Congress, the...

Net Neutrality: Release of email ids and names by TRAI create outrage among people

New Delhi – TRAI, the telecom regulator, had to face outrage in the social media for publicizing the email ids and names of more than one million people submitting their comment on Net Neutrality. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had come up with...

Net Neutrality – Facebook’s Internet.org, Airtel, and AIB – what an Internet User should know?

Net Neutrality is a heated topic in India as of now. Every news channel, website, and media house is talking about it. The debate has bought large corporations like Facebook, Flipkart, and Airtel into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Airtel has been...

Bharti Airtel reaches out to its customers to clarify Airtel Zero and Net Neutrality

New Delhi - Bharti Airtel Limited's CEO and Managing Director of South Asia and India, Gopal Vittal has reached out to all its customers, clarifying that Airtel Zero is an initiative that does not violate the concept of net neutrality. A net neutrality debate has ravaged...

Zuckerberg states Internet.org program can coexist with the Net Neutrality Rules

Mark Zuckerberg in a Q&A session defended the Internet.org program by his company stating that it can coexist with the net neutrality rules. The debate between Net neutrality and zero rating programs is heating up in India. According to Zuckerberg the network operators should...

Bharti Airtel launches ‘Airtel Zero’ a free internet access plan

Gurgaon, India based Telecom operator, Bharti Airtel is launching a new internet access plan wherein the users will not be charge for any data plan when accessing some partner apps. Users will not be charged for any data transfer when they are accessing apps,...

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