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This is the fourth report in a series of comprehensive studies of internet freedom around the globe and covers developments in 60 countries that occurred between May 2012 and April 2013. Indicates that internet freedom worldwide is in decline, with 34 out of 60 countries including India, assessed in the report experiencing a negative trajectory during the coverage period.

Cyberspace is a complex environment consisting of interactions between people, software and services, supported by worldwide distribution of information and communication technology (ICT) devices and networks.

An experiment by Microsoft Research aims to see how people will interact to solve a puzzle that relies on teamwork and cellphones.

The study explored the immediate impact of internet exposure on the mood and psychological states of internet addicts and low internet-users. Participants were given a battery of psychological tests to explore levels of internet addiction, mood, anxiety, depression, schizotypy, and autism traits. They were then given exposure to the internet for 15 min, and re-tested for mood and current anxiety. Internet addiction was associated with long-standing depression, impulsive nonconformity, and autism traits.


This web index 2012 is a composite measure that summarizes in a single (average) number the impact and value derived from the Web in various countries. It delves into why some countries have moved faster and more effectively than others to harness the web as an accelerator of development.

Half (49.9 per cent) of the houses in Punjab are good condition living quarters, revealed the data of the Census Directorate which was released today.

Increased use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as video-conferencing and smart building management could cut global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16.5% by 2020, a study by

Efforts by the Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), under the Department of Water Resources, to make Kerala a water-friendly society have entered the virtual world.

In one half of a PLOS Medicine Debate, Simon Chapman lays out a case for a smoker's license designed to limit access to tobacco products and encourage cessation.

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