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Barely has the news of the arrest of two girls from Palghar for a Facebook post subsided a little, when that of another arrest, this time, of a 19-year old boy from the same area, has broken out. Fearing arrests for any of their activities on Facebook, residents have turned to other safer and barren [...]

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In an incident that has shocked even repressive, authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and China, let alone liberal ones committed to free- speech, Nitin Paranjpe, a second year engineering student from Pune, was arrested for posting facetious messages about certain public figures on social asocial networking site, Google+. A shell-shocked Nitin was heard screaming, [...]

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Shaken by the arrest of a 21 year old from Mumbai over a Facebook status message that, among other things, ‘hurt’ religious sentiments as per the colonial era Indian Penal Code and caused general inconvenience as per Sec 66(a) of the Information Technology Act,  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  took to stage in a Steve Jobs like [...]

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Prime Minister’s adviser Sam Pitroda held another impromptu Twitter meet today, to seek legal options against Janata party president and anti-corruption crusader Dr.Subramanian Swamy. “We want to keep all our options open. I’m now holding a meet on Twitter under the hashtag #SueSwamy. The meet will see eminent Indian lawyers who are on Twitter offering [...]

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The ongoing battle of stings and counter-stings between Naveen Jindal and Zee TV has inspired Valve Corporation, the makers of the legendary computer game “Counter-strike” to follow it up with a new one, titled “Counter-sting”. A joint announcement was made a few hours ago, by developers Minh “Gooseman” Le and Jess “Cliffe” Cliffe . “We’re a bit tired of [...]

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Thousands of internet con-men based in Nigeria, infamously known as the “Nigerian scamsters“, have modified their modus operandi and have begun to pose as DLF agents, in the wake of news about a seemingly controversial business deal between so called businessman Robert Vadra, and real estate company DLF, in which the latter extended an interest-free, unsecured loan [...]

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The Government of India has introduced a major amendment to the rules of the Right To Information Act: RTI queries hereafter will be permissible only when filed through the popular micro-blogging website Twitter. The move comes just after the government set a word limit of 500 words per RTI application. According to the new rule, [...]

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In January 2011, Sameer Singhal, a software engineer working with HCL, was whiling away his time on Facebook, switching between Farmville and liking random posts on his feed, when suddenly, a comment on a post on his Facebook feed caught his attention. His interest piqued, Sameer clicked open the commenter’s profile, and after a great [...]

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Balaji Rangachari, a 3rd year student at IIT-Madras has created a new programming language that might revolutionize the software industry as we know it. The programming language named ‘C-Shastri’ by the young IITian, uses popular cricket commentator Ravi Shastri’s cliches as syntax for complex programming constructs. Bajali’s innovation promises to make coding far more pleasurable [...]

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The passing away of Eugene Polley, the inventor of the ubiquitous television remote on Sunday, has brought great grief to Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. If Law Minister Salman Khurshid is to be believed, Sonia was supposed to have shed copious tears of sadness on hearing the news. In a press statement, Gandhi [...]

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