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Facebook Internet.org attracts 8 lakh users in India

Social media giant Facebook has garnered 8 lakh users in India for its Internet.org initiative that has been in the thick of the net neutrality controversy. As part of the global initiative, Facebook had partnered telecom major Reliance Communications to offer free access to over 30 websites without data charges to

Government Stands For Net Neutrality !! Waiting for justice

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Yesterday the deadline to cast a vote for saving the internet ended. Though we have to wait for the final take of the government on the issue, Neutral Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has given its answer. The body under IT ministry said that it fully backs Net Neutrality and any move

“Save the Internet”

Why "Save the Internet" is trending in India India's biggest online retailers are now starting to respond to the anger of hundreds of thousands of Indians who have emailed the government in the past 72 hours, in defence of their right to access all websites equally. It all started with a sketch

Mr. Zuckerberg is Wrong Here

What’s internet.org? In a few developing countries, Facebook has tied up with certain telecom providers to offer their subscribers free access to select Web sites. In India, its partner is Reliance Communications. Such a scheme is referred to as a zero-rating scheme. When did it launch in India? February, 2015 How many sites are

No WhatsApp, No Skype ?

Till a few years ago, V. Krishnamurthy was using expensive calling cards to telephone his US-settled daughter. The 62-year-old retired DSP stays in Madipakkam in South Chennai and lives off his pension and small savings. “The call rates were very high and we would talk to her once a week. Often,

6 lakh emails sent to Trai in support of Net Neutrality

In support of Net Neutrality, Trai has received over six lakh emails. https://twitter.com/neutrality_in/status/588369879578742784 Protesting against rules trying to redefine the Internet, a website calledwww.savetheinternet.in was set up where anyone can send a mail directly to Trai, expressing their grief and discomfort about how telecom carriers are snatching away free Internet from them. In three

Net Neutrality: Indian Companies Withdraw From Internat.org

A day after Flipkart exited from the Airtel Zero platform, Cleartrip, NDTV, Newshunt and the Times Group announced that they are stepping away from Facebook’s internet.org initiative today. The Times Group will be pulling out TimesJobs and Maharashtra Times from Internet.org, and has committed to withdraw from internet.org if its direct

Flipkart 1st Indian Company Supporting Net Neutrality

While more and more Indian internet users coming together in support of net neutrality,Flipkart has become the first Indian online company to join the war. After facing a major backlash from users, the e-commerce mammoth has decided to stand for the cause of net neutrality by pulling out of Airtel’s

Flipkart Says NO To Airtel Zero

After facing a barrage of criticism for tying up with the controversial Airtel Zero plan, e-commerce giant, Flipkart, has withdrawn out of the service. According to a Flipkart spokesman, the e-commerce giant has taken the wise decision to walk away from their partnership with Airtel and instead they want to commit themselves to the ‘larger cause of

Net Neutrality- Worst than no internet is slow internet

Save The Internet The campaign for net neutrality has gathered momentum with several internet activists and celebs coming forward to safeguard the internet. The standup comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) has also launched a video asking people to "save the internet". "The new AIB video is out. This time, we want

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