10 ways the internet has changed in 26 years
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- Surveillance has become a contentious issue. The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, likely to be introduced next year, will lay down the rules for accessing and using citizens’ data in India
NEW DELHI : When the internet was born a little over 60 years ago, it was used mainly by the defence sector and by a few educational institutions before the web browser made it public-friendly. Even when Indian users got their first taste of the public internet 26 years ago, surfing was almost like crawling—very unlike the 4G speed that many of us are accustomed to today.