Showing posts from May, 2012

Anonymous gets on Reliance Communications' Nerves

This is really a story about a group of hacktivists venting and having a lot of fun, but unfortunately, some people lost some of their Internet access in the process. On Saturday the 26th, Anonymous India hacked into Reliance Comm’s servers – which meant major sites were blocked for some subscribers. Apparently, what spurred Anonymous into targeting Reliance Comm was that the company had been blocking sites other what had specified by court orders – those of the Madras High Court, to be precise. Maybe you’re wondering why censorship is an issue for us. It’s because, while it’s largely in theory, it’s also because when it happens, there isn’t enough of a public outcry about it. Our last mention of this was just a few days ago. Coming to the “theory,” some of you might remember that half a year ago, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal wanted all potentially objectionable content – whether on blog posts or tweets – to be pre-screened before they were available to potentially offen

TV Ads Can't Exceed 12 Mins Per Hour

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a new regulation under which, television channels cannot show advertisements in excess of twelve minutes per hour. As directed under the Standards of Quality of Service Regulations 2012, the authority has further stated that shortfall in duration during any clock hour cannot be carried over either. That is not where the stipulations end. The statement further specifies that the minimum time gap between two consecutive ad breaks should not be less than 15 minutes. When broadcasting movies, this minimum time gap has been set at 30 minutes. Moreover, advertisers cannot increase audio levels to pull viewer attention, it needs to be in sync with "... the audio level of the programmes being broadcast in the channel". The move comes after TRAI noticed several complaints from the consumers, being raised across several forums with respect to duration, repetition, increased audio levels in ads, and misplaced

Reliance Broadband Users Allegedly Threatened With Arrest For Unpaid Bills

Reliance Broadband Users Allegedly Threatened With Arrest For Unpaid Bills Recovery agents posing as lawyers claim to possess arrest warrants against customers with outstanding bills. News Nachiket 'therapist' Mhatre, 10th May 2012 20:31 Update: RCOM responds: "RCOM has a well defined process and guidelines for customer interaction. We regularly audit compliance to these processes and rarely find any gap. If there is any specific complaint, we request the customer to share all details with us. We will have an immediate investigation done to verify facts. There is no arrest warrant issued for anyone". So there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth. If somebody calls you claiming to represent RCOM and says he has an arrest warrant in your name, you can be sure he's lying through his teeth. You can lodge a complaint with RCOM by clicking on this link. The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) has been known to be proactive about prote

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