Free Press Journal
  • Indore: Net can make & break one’s life

    Indore: Reviving an era sans Internet and smart phones, Create Stories Social Welfare Society organised ‘Internet par Gupshup’ at a café here on Sunday. While internet has connected people all over the world, it has also created a gulf among people living together and resulted in anxiety and depression even among young children.

  • Check Out: The Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone’s kiss that is breaking the internet

    The internet works in mysterious ways. Some really eyeball grabbing posts are uploaded everyday but many of them never make news. Some of these do make it to the news, but after years. That’s what happened recently with regards to a kissing shot of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.

  • Net, Potter, Bhagat changed the way how India read: Devdutt Pattanaik

    New Delhi: The publishing industry in India underwent a major change over a decade ago, thanks to the Internet, Harry Potter and Chetan Bhagat, says popular writer Devdutt Pattanaik. With over 30 books to his credit, Pattanaik recalls how around 2005-06, he was still a part-time writer when the game for writers changed. Trained in medicine studies, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and wrote part-time, initially as a hobby which he had developed

  • Bhopal: Railway station bookstalls going the way of the Dodo?

    Bhopal: Fifty-seven -year-old AH Wheeler & Co Pvt Ltd, 24-year-old Mehta and Sarvodaya Book Stalls at Bhopal and Habibganj railway stations respectively are on the verge of closure. In last three years, their sales are down by up to 90 per cent due to Internet-enabled mobile phones and free Wi-Fi at railway stations. Demonetisation, the persons manning the book stalls say, is also one of its reasons.

  • Can you block obscene videos, SC asks Google

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought to know from internet service provider Google whether it could “prevent” uploading of obscene contents like videos of sexual violence on websites.

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    Online shoppers expected to cross 100 million mark in 2017

    New Delhi: With the rise of digital natives, better logistics, broadband and internet-ready devices, the number of consumers shopping online is going to cross 100 million this year from 69 million in 2016, a joint study said on Monday, reports IANS.

  • Internet surfing in schools not good

    New Delhi : A new buzz word in schools is to encourage students to learn Internet at an early age. However, here comes a warning: Surfing the Internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students.

  • Online harassment remains grave issue in India: Report

    New Delhi : Though internet penetration has increased in India, making it the world’s second largest internet consumer base, online abuse remains a serious issue for the marginalised groups, a new report has revealed.

  • Soon Internet search engines may help prevent suicides

    BERLIN: Internet search engines may help save lives in the future, thanks to scientists who are developing a way to effectively identify users who are at risk of suicide and provide them with information on where to find help, reports PTI.

  • Internet shutdowns hammer India’s global growth

    Internet shutdowns cost India $968 million (Rs 6,485 crore) in 2015-16, the largest loss among 19 countries surveyed and the result of 22 shutdowns, the same as war-torn Iraq, according to a report by Brookings Institution indicating the negative effect of these shutdowns on the economy, reports IANS.

  • Blue-eyed Pak ‘chaiwala’ now a model

    Islamabad : A blue-eyed young tea-seller named Arshad Khan, who broke the internet thanks to his intense blue eyes, has now bagged a modelling deal with a fashion portal here, according to a PTI report.

  • India’s 1st hotline to report child porn goes live next week

    New Delhi : The country’s first-ever hotline to curb sexual abuse of children through the internet and to remove child pornographic content online is set to be unveiled next week. Aarambh Initiative, a network of organisations and individuals working on child protection in the country, has collaborated with UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which is an industry watchdog and is the most successful hotline in the world at removing child pornography.

  • Trai allows 1-year validity for mobile Internet data packs

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai on Friday permitted increase of validity for mobile data packs to 365 days, from the current up to 90 days, to boost usage by marginal consumers and also attract first-time Internet users.

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    Internet-connected wireless implanted devices in the offing

    Washington: Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed a new method of communication that may allow power-constrained devices such as brain implants, contact lenses and credit cards to ‘talk’ to smartphones and watches.

  • Time to address the mirage of free internet

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought people’s input on net neutrality. The issue is whether Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be permitted to provide incentives – or disincentives to the consumers to gain access to particular websites. For example, some months ago IT major Facebook had put forth a proposal called “Free Basics” in collaboration with Reliance Communication to provide free internet services to people for accessing a limited