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.