Indian Government Bans Gmail & Facebook

Indian government ban Gmail & Facebook use in government offices.This ban would hit social networking sites like Facebook, Orkut and Ibibo, Kazaa, photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa, or external email services like Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail.

The ban on websites is in place for Indian diplomats working from offices in India as well as officials posted in Indian missions abroad or who may be on foreign tours.


This action is Tacken For the Beter response to systematic cyber attacks in recent years, the most recent originating from Chengdu (China) in 2008 from over 100 IP addresses.

As part of this drive, classified work would be done only on stand-alone computers, with the external drives removed.

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