Bharat Sanchar Nigram Limited (BSNL) is an Indian state-owned business that offers Telecomm and Data Services in New Delhia. The Anon group claiming responsibility, OpsIndia, publicly shamed the BSNL for storing passwords in plain text and poorly securing databases when they left a message on the BSNL website. The pages have since been taken down, however OpIndia continues posting and answering questions on Twitter.
The OpsIndia BSNL hack and the website defacing preceded the group’s access to the government PAN database. The database is a listing of codes for individual and corporate identification numbers, [...]
The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Friday that they plan to vote on so-called “net neutrality” legislation in February. It is still unclear whether the FCC plans to pursue Title II regulation, which would subject Internet providers to the same rules as telephone companies.
Coined in 2003 by Columbia University professor Tim Wu, net neutrality has become a deeply politicized catchphrase, coming to symbolize the struggle to keep the Internet free of bias in terms of the traffic it carries. You may have experienced this bias over the last year, facing YouTube videos that stumble and a banner below that informs you that the problem originates with your ISP. If service providers gain the power to treat traffic differently based on its origin, this puts them in the position to ‘tax’ companies like Netflix or to simply censor sites like Wikileaks right out of existence.
While Congress makes our national laws, a great deal of what matters to [...]