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India restores full internet access in Kashmir for 2 weeks

By AIJAZ HUSSAINyesterday FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Kashmiri journalists browse the internet on their mobile phones inside the media center set up by government authorities in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Indian authorities on Wednesday, March 4, temporarily revoked a ban on social media sites and restored full internet access in […]

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Big Tech’s honeymoon with the world’s second-largest internet market is ending

By Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business Updated 11:21 AM ET, Wed February 26, 2020 NOW PLAYING San Francisco (CNN Business)In the 2010s, India’s internet exploded. More than half a billion Indians came online in the 10 years to September 2019, according to the latest government data, and the country now has twice as many internet users as the entire population […]

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India’s broadband users

Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India However, you’re much more likely to have access to the internet if you live in a city rather than in the countryside – where most Indians live. There’s also a gender disparity. Women are 50% less likely to use mobile internet than men, according to a 2019 study. India’s […]

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Should India be concerned about upcoming internet measures?

Observers fear intermediary rules that include proactive monitoring, user verification and tight timelines that dictate how quickly a company should take down material authorities deem questionable. GOURI SHARMA Freedom of expression advocates in India say they are concerned about the future of online dissent and privacy following recent government measures on internet use and governance. […]