The new import license in India for certain tech products like PCs and tablets is supposed to improve security, along with encouraging more companies to make these kinds of devices within the country.
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Following the European Union's recent mandate, the Indian government has asked electronic manufacturers in the country to switch to USB Type-C as the default charging port for various devices.
Apple has reportedly been in discussions with Indian officials about moving some iPad manufacturing to the country. The company already produces older iPhones and now, the iPhone 14 series in India.
The Indian government is all set to mandate a uniform standard of charging for all consumer electronic products and another for feature phones. The new standard may also include wearable devices.
The Indian government has proposed a new law which could grant the administration sweeping powers to bypass end-to-end encryption (E2EE) and intercept messages and calls on platforms such as WhatsApp.
Following a tight India-Pakistan cricket match recently, controversial edits were made to the Wikipedia page of an Indian player. The government has now demanded clarification from Wikipedia.
WhatsApp has banned 2.39 million accounts in India, out of which 1.4 million accounts were banned proactively, as a prevent measure to prevent any "harmful behavior" on the platform.
VideoLAN's president and lead developer has claimed that Indian internet service providers are restricting customers from downloading VLC media player from the official website for unknown reasons.
India is moving to prevent any Chinese phone manufacturer from selling a device that costs less than ₹12,000 (equivalent to $150), with the key reasoning to boost the national industry.
ExpressVPN has published a post criticizing the Indian government's rule that require companies to log and share user data with authorities. As such, the firm will remove all its servers from India.
The Government of India has issued a directive ordering VPN, Cloud and VPS providers to store and share customer data or face a year in prison. The new law is expected to go live on June 27.
India is the latest country to investigate Google for its anti-competitive practices. The authorities claim the search-giant is using its dominant position and deep pockets to smother its opponents.
A Parliamentary Committee has asked the Indian government to ban VPN services in the country as VPNs have attributed to a rise in cybercrime. The proposal has been submitted to the government.
Indian government has filed a lawsuit urging it to strip off Twitter's legal immunity. This comes after Twitter's non-compliance with the country's new IT rules that went into effect in May.
WhatsApp has taken the Indian government to court over its new guidelines, citing that the rules will violate user privacy and will allow governments to mandate a new form of mass surveillance.
The Indian government's new guidelines to moderate social media and OTT platforms go live tomorrow and as such, platforms failing to comply with the rules may face criminal actions or even a ban.
Earlier this month, the Indian Government banned PUBG Mobile in the country. Just after the news, PUBG Corp. dropped Tencent Games but the move was not enough for the government to reverse the ban.
The Indian government has announced a ban on 118 Chinese apps for harming sovereignty and privacy of the country's citizens. The list includes popular battle royale game PUBG and WeChat Work as well.
Biden's campaign banned TikTok from its staffer's mobile devices citing the privacy and security concerns as the firm has been under suspicion that it might share data with the Chinese Government.
The Indian government has banned 47 more apps in India, though the list has yet to be released. The new ban prohibits the usage of apps that facilitate access to previously banned services.
The Mozilla executive expressed her concern over the security of the contentious biometric ID system in India. The open letter appeared as a full-page advertisement on one of India's leading dailies.
After reports late last week, it appears that Google is rolling out Tez, a mobile payment app leveraging India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) framework with support for three banks.
As per a report, the Indian government is working on creating its own cryptocurrency, backed by its reserve bank. It will reportedly be named after Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess representing wealth.
The Reserve Bank of India is exploring the possibilities of issuing its own cryptocurrency, adding that it's rather uncomfortable with "non-fiat cryptocurrencies" such as bitcoin.
Google will reportedly be unveiling its new digital payments system, dubbed Google Tez, on the 18th of September. The system could allow users to transfer money between bank accounts on their mobiles.
A popular service named the Wayback Machine, which allows people to revisit thousands of old websites, has been blocked to many users in India. The block appears to have come from a government order.
Indian government and the American search giant are at loggerheads, it seems, as officials from the administration called Google Maps "inauthentic" and "unreliable", also questioning its accuracy.