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X says it’s withholding accounts and tweets in India to obey orders

X, formerly known as Twitter, said Wednesday it is withholding specific accounts and posts in India, action it said it disagrees with, in response to executive orders issued by the Indian government.

India widens regulatory grip over tech firms

In 2023, India introduced a series of regulations and tweaked policies that borrowed from Europe’s antitrust approach and Chinese-style government surveillance, alarming executives and investors

Apple warns Indian opposition leaders of state-sponsored iPhone attacks

Apple has warned over a half dozen Indian lawmakers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s main opposition of their iPhones being targets of state-sponsored attacks, these people said Tuesday, in a

Tech companies seek 12-18 month extension for India data-protection law compliance

The Asia Internet Coalition, a powerful industry group that represents Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft and many other tech companies, has requested India’s IT Ministry for an extended deadline to

India greenlights privacy law as opposition members opt to stay absent

The upper house of India’s parliament greenlit the country’s first data protection act on Wednesday, facing no resistance as opposition leaders opted out of participation. The bill —

India restricts laptop and server import to boost local manufacturing

India restricted import of laptops, servers and many other consumer-electronic devices on Thursday, saying it will impose a licensing permit for imports in a move analysts say appears to be aimed at b

Previous governments’ incompetence crippled India’s semiconductor growth, deputy IT minister says

In an indictment of past administrations, a senior Indian minister blamed their strategic and political vision and “a big dose of incompetence” as significant contributors to the country&

Foxconn seeks India incentive despite withdrawing from Vedanta venture

Foxconn said on Tuesday it plans to submit an application to access incentives under India’s semiconductor manufacturing policy even as the Taiwanese giant has pulled out of the nation’s f

Apple partner Foxconn to invest $500 million in India’s Telangana

Foxconn will invest $500 million to set up manufacturing plants in the southern Indian state of Telangana, the latest in a series of bets from the key Apple contract partner as it expands its base in

India to require Facebook and Twitter rely on gov’t fact checking

India amended its IT law on Thursday to prohibit Facebook, Twitter and other social media firms from publishing, hosting or sharing false or misleading information about “any business” of

India proposes social media firms rely on fact checking by gov’t agencies

The Indian government has proposed making the Press Bureau of India and its other agencies the arbiter of truth on what information is misleading online, escalating troubles for social media firms and

India to control which lending apps are permitted to app stores in latest crackdown

India plans to mandate which loan apps are allowed on app stores in the country, the latest in a series of recent steps from the world’s second largest internet market to crack down on sketchy a

Game firms request India PM Modi ‘uniform and fair treatment to all’ following BGMI ban

A group of game companies in India has requested Prime Minister Modi to offer a “uniform and fair treatment” to all entities operating in the South Asian market weeks after the country banned Kraf

India eyes a seat at the global M&A table

India emerged as a key overseas market for several global tech giants in the past decade as Meta, Google and Amazon aggressively raced to find the next and perhaps the last great growth geography. Now

India’s central bank wants to ban cryptocurrencies, government says

India’s central bank wants to ban cryptocurrencies, the government told the parliament on Monday, raising more uncertainty about the future of the nascent virtual digital asset in the world’s

Top Indian tech advocacy group drops crypto over regulatory uncertainty

The leading influential technology lobby group in India is turning its back on advocating for crypto in a major setback for the local ecosystem in the South Asian nation. Internet and Mobile Associati

India raids Vivo offices over money laundering allegations, seizes $58 million

Update: India’s law enforcement agency said Thursday it seized $58.7 million from Vivo’s 119 bank accounts after raiding its 48 offices earlier this week. The agency noted (PDF) that it al

This Week in Apps: Period tracking app privacy, Snapchat’s paid subscription, calls for TikTok ban

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

VPN firms are removing servers in India to avoid customer data sharing rule

NordVPN, one of the most popular VPN providers, is the latest to confirm that it will be removing its servers in India ahead of the nation enacting new strict guidelines later this month. The Lithuani

India eyes prohibiting irresponsible crypto ads

The Indian government “strongly feels” that advertisements by cryptocurrency exchanges that promise customers wild profits and are not transparent about the volatile nature of such trading must be
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