UN Gets Critical About The Centralized Monitoring System (CMS). Is The CMS a Human Rights Violation?

“The Indian government’s centralized monitoring is chilling, given its reckless and irresponsible use of the sedition and Internet laws,” said Cynthia Wong, Senior Internet researcher at HRW

India to set up public private partnership group to tackle cyber attacks, initiates 4 pilot projects

Cyber security has become a prime concern of the government in the last few months. More than 130 government websites were hacked in the first three months this year. The websites of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), ruling Congress party and those of prominent business men have also been taken down by hackers in the recent past.

Weekly Recap – CAT Server, Government Sites Hacked, Telecom Tariff War..and more

An interesting week – India unveiled it’s ambitious solar plans, and sadly, 692 Indian government websites have been hacked just in one month! To top this all, Indian government now plans to setup a centralized system to automatically monitor communications on mobiles, landline phones and Internet.

CAT aspirants faced severe challenges as CAT servers crashed on the very first day of exam, questioning the preparedness of authority and ofcourse, their partners.

In technology front, PC sales in India showed signs of recovery (PC sales in India – 24% Growth Recorded), while Microsoft launched it’s transliteration tools and plans to launch Windows7 in 14 Indian languages.

As far as Telecom Industry is concerned, 3G Auction to be Delayed [Again?] and SMS is Telecom Operator’s next Turf for Price War – now that Reliance has started the sms turf war, do expect others to follow the herd. Question for you – are you talking more owing to the recent tariff war? Has it really impacted your billing? (or you spend half the time saying ‘Hello! Hello?’). QoS,i.e. Quality of Service has taken a hit owing to the tariff war, but then who cares (16.67 million subscribers were added in the month of October!)

Weekly Recap of Top Articles

Recap of top articles published week ending May 31 2009 Startups Related askLaila introduces Chat bots for IM clients – Yahoo Messenger and GTalk Create Twitter Groups (Public/Private) using TweetKnot

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Why Micromax Needs Pantech (Or another Manufacturer)

Indian mobile phone company Micromax is said to be in talks with South Korea’s 3rd largest phone manufacturer Pantech for a stake in the latter.

Preparing for GRE, GMAT? Learningpod Makes Practice Easy

Practice makes perfect. And Learningpod makes it easy for you. The New York based startup will help you prepare for a test or learn things quicker with its library of practice questions.

Electronic Payments 2.0: The Second Coming of Mobile Payments Startups

A new league startups are trying to make mobile payments easier in India, a country where there are more than 886 million mobile subscribers.