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Google, FB, WhatsApp share details with IT Ministry; Twitter yet to follow

On Thursday, the row over Twitter's handling of certain messages had escalated into an all-out war of words

29 May 2021 9:51 AM

3,635 URLs blocked by Indian government in 2019, Parliament told

The number of websites blocked is up from 2,799 in 2018, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha

12 Mar 2020 4:31 PM

IT Ministry gets over 400 responses on draft personal data protection bill

Some suggestions were around the costs surrounding mandatory localisation or storage of data, that the bill proposes.

11 Oct 2018 4:31 PM

India asks Facebook for update on hacking impact

Facebook officials have said they were analysing the issue and will revert in two days.

02 Oct 2018 11:43 AM

IT Ministry mulls third notice to WhatsApp; may insist on message traceability

WhatsApp has turned down the Indian government's demand to provide it with a solution to track origin of messages.

20 Sep 2018 5:52 PM


India keen to be data analysis hub but will not tolerate data misuse: Prasad

Cambridge Analytica was accused of harvesting personal information of millions of Facebook users.

18 Sep 2018 2:30 PM

User privacy a priority: WhatsApp rejects India's demand for message traceability

Emphasising people use platform for all kinds of 'sensitive conversations', WhatsApp said focus is on educating them about misinformation.

24 Aug 2018 11:30 AM

Direction to block over 11,000 websites issued since Jan 2016: Sinha

Internet service providers implement blocking or filtering of websites.

08 Aug 2018 6:40 PM

WhatsApp building a local team, including India head to check fake news

WhatsApp to bring more effective solutions to the table, to ensure greater "accountability and facilitate enforcement of the law.

06 Aug 2018 9:19 AM

Prioritise fake news issue over payments service: IT Ministry to WhatsApp

India is the largest market for WhatsApp with the country accounting for over 200 million user base.

25 Jul 2018 5:58 PM


Horrified by terrible acts of violence: WhatsApp to IT ministry

WhatsApp has said false news, misinformation and spread of hoaxes are issues that need to be dealt with collectively.

04 Jul 2018 1:54 PM

Railways, IT ministry ink pact to allow bookings via 2.9 lakh CSCs

CSCs can also be made a medium to grant mudra loans, says Railway Minister.

11 Jun 2018 1:45 PM

Cambridge Analytica seeks more time on govt data breach notice

IT has sought an additional time of one week to respond to government's notice.

02 Apr 2018 6:51 PM

IT Ministry gives phone cos time till Sep 12 to furnish data security info

IT Ministry wrote to various smartphone companies asking them to outline the framework they use to safeguard consumer data.

06 Sep 2017 8:55 PM

12 mobile phone companies inform govt about data security procedures

IT Ministry had written to mobile phone companies to outline procedures adopted by them to ensure security and privacy of users data.

29 Aug 2017 10:29 AM


Govt directs 21 smartphone makers to share security info

The IT ministry has written to 21 smartphones makers and majority of these companies are Chinese device manufacturers

17 Aug 2017 11:21 AM

First phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre operational: IT minister

The government has also made operational botnet and malware cleaning centre that will detect malicious software and clean them.

09 Aug 2017 4:29 PM

Indian IT expected to hire 1.3-1.5 lakh people in FY18

Fears of layoffs in IT sector have led to employees forming India's first tech union.

22 Jun 2017 1:40 PM

IT layoffs: Infosys says reports overhyped; to hire 20K

Infosys COO UB Pravin Rao said technology-driven transformation presents new opportunities for IT companies.

03 Jun 2017 12:20 PM

IT Ministry contacts RBI, others against Wanna Cry

Wanna Cry ransomware has wrecked havoc across sectors like healthcare and telecoms in more than 100 countries.

15 May 2017 11:28 AM