Friday, November 23, 2007

Helping men pursue women: another lesson learnt in e-governance

BBC News reports that a text messaging service launched in Madhya Pradesh was withdrawn after complaints that it was being used to gain contact details of women and harrass them !

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Virtual thieving = thieving: Its that plain and simple

An arrest for virtual theft. Read the story.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Tch, tch.... wrongful arrests..and who can you trust ?

An IANS report states that a man ( a tech guy) was arrested on "suspicion of having posted insulting images of Chhatrapati Shivaji on Internet networking site Orkut". His innocence was later discovered - and a certain telecom company (who revealed the identity of its customer) and an ISP ( whose networking site the images were posted on) were said to be at fault for providing the wrong information to the police.

See what happens when we leave it to the ISPs?

Chris Soghoian offers an analysis of the events.

Will we get a landmark damages judgment here?

Friday, November 02, 2007

Buddies now -Google and My Space

A BBC report states that MySpace is to join Google's OpenSocial.

And so the Facebook - Google competition is expected to hot up ( in terms of their applications being thrown open to outside software developers.)

Huh, according to a very geekie friend of mine and in anticipation of advent... Its all about Google now

You better watch out ....
Google is taking over town.

So much for the Facebook hype, can we please talk about Orkut now?