The French government is pondering over introduction of new tax on technology specifically on products like smartphone, tablets and laptops as a move to protect the French culture.
Government of India started rolling out, rather quietly, a project last month through which it will have access to everything that happens over the telecommunications links in India – be it phone calls, text messages, online activity, and even social media interactions.
Officials over in the US have told the Indian Government that they will not be able to serve summons to the executives of companies like Google and Facebook because they are not convinced that the content hosted on these sites can cause violence and that these summons impact “free speech principles".
The UK Government will be examining whether free to download apps are putting unfair pressure on kids to pay up for additional content within the game through in-app purchases.
Saudi Arabia is looking at limiting access to the micro blogging site Twitter to only those people who register their official identification documents it has been revealed.
According to reports Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and other such messenger applications may face a ban in Saudi Arabia if authorities are not allowed by the application service providers to censor them. Currently the Communications and Information Technology Commission is working with application service providers on the issue reports Gulf News.
The tech-savvy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Narendra Modi, is all set to address the prestigious Google Big Tent Activate Summit 2013 to be held on March 21 this month.
Kim Dotcom just lost an important battle in his fight against extradition with the US government, as Court of Appeal ruled that the US will be allowed to present its case against Dotcom and his associates in a summary format.
China is intensifying its fight against porn and has reportedly accused 225 websites, 4000 web channels and 30,000 blogs and microblogs of “disseminating obscene and vulgar information” and shut them down.