bhagwad writes: "In the US, telecom carriers are trying their best to hold on to depleting voice revenues. Over in India, the telecom minister urged carriers to stop charging for voice calls and derive all their revenues only from data plans. Is this kind of model sustainable, where voice becomes an outmoded and free technology and carriers turn entirely into dumb pipes who have no control over what passes over them? This is a step forward and hopefully will make Internet service more like a utility."
bhagwad writes: "We recently found out that GoDaddy was one of the companies supporting the SOPA legislation. Since then, there has been a call to move domains off GoDaddy with Dec. 29th being the "Move Your Domain Away From GoDaddy Day". Will Slashdotters take up the call?"
bhagwad writes: "India seems to like Chrome even more than the rest of the world does. While Chrome is a distant second to all the IE browsers elsewhere, it's already overtaken all the versions put together in the world's largest democracy — perhaps because of the younger demographic."
While it's true that this is because of India passing laws that prohibit the publication of porn, no complaint was ever launched (and never will be) and glorious Google still continues to return accurate and unbiased results. So why is Yahoo! doing this? Is it because of its tie up with Bing? I assume this is the case.
Indian ISPs have already told the government and the courts that its not their job to restrict porn and it's technologically infeasible too. In the absence of a complaint, I can only assume that Yahoo! has decided to do this of their own volition. Given that the "sex" search term is searched more in India than in any other country, isn't it the duty of Yahoo! to provide accurate results to its customers? In the face of the fact that it can always plausibly deny control of its results and claim that filtering porn is infeasible, why in god's name is it deciding to do this to sex hungry Indians? Since Yahoo! already has a low search market share in India, this will drive it even lower. Good riddance I say.