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Actress Tisca Chopra warns fans to stay safe after her Instagram account was hacked

Actress Tisca Chopra has said that her Instagram account was hacked. Subsequently, she posted a long message on Instagram warning fans to stay careful and assured that cyber police cell and Instagram were investigating the matter. She also discouraged fans from accepting any messages from her account. Chopra joins a list of other celebrities, including actor Esha Deol and legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who has also been hacked.

Source: India TV

India may soon get Elon Musk’s satellite-based internet

Tweeting that his company is just figuring out the regulatory process in the country, Elon Musk stated on Twitter that he might launch his satellite-based internet Starlink in India soon. The company has already shipped 100,000 terminals to customers across the globe recently and aims to provide global internet connectivity with the help of satellites. The project, by SpaceX, plans to launch 30,000 Starlink satellites into space and expand its customer base soon.

Source: Business Standard

Parliamentary committee advises Indian govt to ban all VPNs

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has deemed that Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a threat to cyber-security and allow for nefarious activities on the internet. It has advised the Indian government to ban VPNs in India. With VPNs relatively easy to download, they allow criminals to remain anonymous online, and should hence be restricted with the help of ISPs, the committee said.

Source: News18

Remote hamlet gets internet beamed by Elon Musk’s satellites

One of the two places chosen for Elon Musk’s project to receive free internet for a year is the hamlet of Sotomo, 1000kms south of the capital Santiago, Chile. Accessible only by boat, it will receive internet beamed through Musk’s Starlink satellites. Signal will be received by a satellite dish and transmitted through WiFi to local devices. It is a significant upgrade on the local patchy mobile data.

Source : NDTV

Govt of India launches Internet Governance Forum

GOI announced the launch of a local chapter of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum. This will ensure better representation for India’s growing user base globally. IIGF will be constituted by 12 members from across govt, civil society, industry, etc. Led by Anil Kumar Jain, the forum will ensure that the growth of broadband adheres to the Indian lifestyle. A multi-stakeholder model will be adopted for governance, which has been successful globally.

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Akamai’s DNS outages bring down a major part of the internet

Some of the most popular websites and apps all over the world including UPS, FedEx, Airbnb, Fidelity, and the PlayStation Network went down on Thursday. The incident happened after Akamai reported an issue with their Edge DNS. The cause of which is still under investigation. Akamai denied any cyberattack. They have implemented a fix for the issue and the service is resuming normal operations.

Amazon buys Facebook’s satellite internet team

Amazon has completed the acquisition of Facebook’s 12+ members satellite internet team. Amazon is looking to launch satellite broadband in the US and abroad. The deal is another step into supporting Amazon’s plan of $10 bn to develop low-earth orbit satellites. Under the ‘Project Kuiper’ the plan is to launch 3,236 satellites and Internet services will be made available once 578 satellites reach orbit.

SpaceX Starlink to provide global coverage with 1,800 satellites by Sept

The Satellite internet unit of SpaceX, Starlink, aspires to provide continuous global coverage by September this year. Starlink currently offers beta services in 11 countries. US Communications Commission approved the deployment of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites at a lower earth orbit. According to CEO Elon Musk, the company had received more than 500,000 preorders. Starlink is planning to deploy 12000 satellites which will cost 10 bn dollars.

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BharatNet maintenance will be done by 1L rural youths trained by CSC, TSSC

The Common Services Centers and Telecom Sector Skill Council have partnered to train 1L Village Level Entrepreneurs and youth for the maintenance of optical fiber of BharatNet. CSC will be conducting the training through online modes and will be based on optical fiber, entrepreneurship, and soft skills. CSC plans to provide FTTH to all homes in villages after the PM’s announcement of a nationwide optical fiber in the next 1,000 days.