Tag Archives: net neutrality

Is Airtel Snooping on User Browser with Flash Networks Detective Code?

In a major shock to the Airtel Broadband users, a programmer in Bangalore tweeted saying that the TSP or service provider is inserting a code into their browsing sessions of 3G network secretly. Thejesh GN, the Bangalore-based programmer also said Airtel has partnered with Ericsson and injecting the Flash Networks code into the browsing web pages and confirmed via GitHub ...

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Anti-Net Neutrality Lobby of Telecom Operators Muster 4 Million Supporters

Millions is not a problem in a country of over one billion and the powerful lobby of anti-net neutrality of Cellular Operators of India was able to muster a strength of 4 million to override the restriction and provide stage-managed search results for free Internet users. COAI is pormising free internet-based communication services like WhatsApp and Skype subject to usage ...

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Hackers Group Anonymous India Attack Telecom Regulator ‘TRAI’ Website Ahead of Net Neutrality Move

On a day when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was to release one million email addresses from which they received responses on the net neutrality debate, Anonymous India (AnonOpsIndia) claimed to have hacked the website on Monday, though it was denied by the regulator. The site was also up after sometime. The proof that it was hacked was ...

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Rahul vs Prasad: Who’s for Net Neutrality?

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the NDA government of floating a “trial balloon” on net neutrality whereas Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad equivocally advocated for a free and fair access to the Intenet. In his second intervention in the Lok Sabha since his return from a 56-day sabbatical, Gandhi raised the issue of net neutrality ...

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No Free Lunch for News Publishers, Facebook Bundles Them Out Now Onwards

Facebook, in continuation of its latest internet.org principles, is taking its Facebook members away from the general news, thus hitting Google News, its arch rival and circumventing the Net Neutrality issue. Now Facebook will decide which news you should read. It sees what your friends are reading or seeing and gives you the same News Feed on your Facebook page. ...

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Net Neutrality: Google vs FaceBook+Microsoft+Airtel?

Imagine the Internet where you are on Facebook, search on Bing.com and get your news from Dainik Bhaskar, India Today, IBNLive and not from Google News opening page. Based on Mozilla Firefox add-on called Zero Internet, will provide free Internet as part of a broad FaceBook strategy to corner Google Search traffic through Internet.Org, where Airtel Zero is the co-habitant. As ...

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What is Net Neutrality?

Withe Net Neutrality row, here are some basics about what it is and how it benefits or belies our faith in rule of law in Internet era. * The expression “network neutrality” was coined by American academic Tim Wu in his paper Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination that came out in 2003 and he then popularised the concept. What does net ...

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Net neutrality in India still a myth, but don’t log off now

By Aparajita Gupta Amid the raging debate globally over net neutrality, which has evoked a strong reaction from stakeholders in India, domain experts feel that an unshackled access to the Internet world isn’t feasible in India yet but attempts must continue for egalitarianism. “Building a net neutral network is technologically not possible to implement. It’s a utopian idea – no ...

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Airtel CEO Responds but Remains Evasive as Ever on ‘Airtel Zero’ and Net Neutrality

After Flipkart’s withdrawal from Airtel Zero amid controversy over Net Neutrality, India’s largest telecom service provider Airtel defended its product on business consideration along with the Prime Minister’s fad for digital connectivity. However, Airtel fails to answer the key objection raised by the advocates of Net Neutrality about not allowing third parties on its Airtel Zero platform. Ironic but the new Internet ...

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