Tuesday, May 5, 2009


It seems due to some mischief or users abuses, Google is having some problems with this platform. Some of the accounts of the writers of this platform have been suspended by Google without any prior notice or information. In fact, the procedure specified by Google itself for review of its decision is ineffective and unilateral. If Google suspends an account and a user cannot log in how can he apply for the review of the decision of Google is a big question? This episode has raised serious questions about Google’s policy as well as terms and conditions and the same need to be reformulated to ensure greater users participation.

Meanwhile, while our Writers have “formally notified” Google about these facts they have also decided to shift to
Wordpress to avoid any such future misunderstandings and for better results.

While this platform is accessible to some of the writers of this platform, as a protest we would not be posting any material on this platform any more. All further writings would be posted at “
Techno-Legal News And Views From India” only till we make some alternative arrangements. Kindly bookmark the same.

This platform would be transformed into a “Member’s Only Blog” very soon and public access of the same would be restricted. We respect the “Public Interest” hence this Blog would still remain in public domain for some more time.

With this the knowledge sharing about “Indian Legal Issues” would be changed forever for Blogger as the largest and most extensive sources of Information Providers about Indian Legal Systems would no more share their resources at this platform. We invite you to our Wordpress Platforms like
LNAV. More information would be posted at our Wordpress Platforms subsequently.



Abuses Of Google Are Jeopardising Its Reputation And Trust

Of late, we have been observing the disturbing trend of abuse of Google platform by those having bad intentions and ill will. The same has taken shape of illegal search engine optimisation, artificial clicks to generate revenue, artificial clicks to increase page ranks, etc.

The latest in trend is to “flag” genuine blogs like Legal News and Views by its competitors and perverse minds. The process, though meant to sort out objectionable contents, has been misused in the past by many. We came to know about this fact when some of the Writers reported the fact that they cannot access their accounts due to “objections” by Google in this regard. Google system and process is also defective in this regard as a blog owner cannot report “review” of her blog when the account itself is “disabled”. The worst part is that Google is “disabling” the “administrator’s account” that is resulting in a complete chaos. Another fallacy with the Google’s practice is that if a single account is used for multiple blogs, all of them are blocked. This is very frustrating.

We have also “analysed” the search results of many key words and found no “relevance and connection” between the searched query and the end result. It seems the search engine optimisation has reached an ugly stage where the reputation of and trust in Google is declining. For instance, type cyber law in India and you would come across Google results at first page that should not at all be there.

We also analysed other search engines like Yahoo, MSN, etc and found them “more neutral and fair” as compared to Google. The results shown for queries were more “balanced and relevant” as compared to Google. It seems Google’s “reputation” itself is becoming a cause of misuse of its platforms. Of course, we cannot blame Google for the “unfair behaviours” of the end users except to the extent that there must be “fair and transparent” mechanism to deal with issues like these.

Google must not forget that “market forces and competition” may take advantage of these lapses in Google’s policies. Wolfram Alpha, a new "Computational Knowledge Engine" developed by British physicist Stephen Wolfram, is all set to revolutionise search with its amazing/innovative ability to give answers to questions directly - instead of directing to sources where the users "might" get the required information. It is going to change the face of search engines and other allied services forever.

Meanwhile, while our Writers have “formally notified” Google about these facts they have also decided to shift to Wordpress to avoid any such future misunderstandings and for better results.



Malware Are Posing Severe Cyber Security Threats In India

Malware are posing significant threat to India yet there is no attention towards it. Cyber Security is missing in India despite the fact that many useful cyber security softwares and tools are available free of cost at the Internet. A recent study by Symantec has confirmed the opinion of Perry4Law that India may emerge as the leader in Malware activities if the cyber security norms are not established for future e-governance initiatives of India. Although figures of malware activities are alarming in India at present yet the failures of e-governance in India have prevented them from being catastrophic. Of course, the matter would be different, rather scary, the moment Indian government would provide “insecure Internet connectivity” to millions of Indian. Time has come to act now on an urgent basis especially when almost negligible costs are involved.