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India's government last week released a draft telco law that defines all over-the-top services as telecoms providers and therefore makes them subject to the same regulations imposed on carriers. The draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 [PDF] defines a telecommunications service as including "broadcasting services, …

  1. Potemkine! Silver badge

    The identity of the sender of any message must be made available to the recipient – a measure designed to reduce spam.

    Yeah, right, because spammers will comply.

    The government couldn't be honest on this, it couldn't tell bluntly the first goal is to crack on dissent.

    == Bring us Dabbsy back! ==

    1. Raj

      > The identity of the sender of any message must be made available to the recipient – a measure designed to reduce spam.

      That's Simon making things up as usual. The draft of the law is terse and just ensures the government has the ability to track down spammers because services have to record sender information and make it available to the government.

  2. plunet

    "with China's centralized virtual currencies WeChat pay and Alipay processing 294.6 trillion won"

    Is that the won / wrong currency, it doesn't seem very Korea / clear to me...

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