Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Google Voice Now Available To US Citizens

Shayam Prasad

In a much awaited move, Google has opened up its Google Voice facility to people of US. Previously, Google Voice was available upon “invitation only”. Now anybody having a Google account and living in US can have this wonderful service.

But what is Google Voice? Google Voice is an application that helps you better manage your voice communications. It has many rich and useful Features and the best part is they are free if you live in US.

Google Voice has introduced one number to ring all your phones, voicemail that works like email, free calls and text messages to the U.S. and Canada, low-priced international calls and more. The only catch was you had to request and receive an invite to try it out but now even that requirement has been waived.

Though Google has opened up sign-ups, Google Voice is still limited to everyone in the U.S. for now. But in future it would also be available in other countries, including India.

Meanwhile, Frontier Communications Corp. sued Google Inc. over patent infringement for the Google Voice service. The suit seeks to stop Google from using a one-number technology, which Frontier says infringes on its patent.

We would come up with a complete review of this product as well as the techno-legal issues involved in it, including the patent infringement suit, subsequently after consulting best techno-legal experts of India.

Digital Forensics Research, Training And Educational Centre Of India

V K Singh

Digital forensics in India is a new concept and as such there are very few firms, organisations or companies that can provide services in this crucial field. Further, when the issues involved are both technical and legal, it is very difficult to find experts who can provide a techno-legal analysis of the digital evidence. It seems there is an urgent need of good and effective digital forensics research and training institutions in India.

However, at least one good initiative in this regard can be found in the form of India’s exclusive digital forensics research, training and educational Centre. It is the exclusive centre that is providing “techno-legal” digital forensics litigation services, consultancy services, research, education, training, KPO and LPO services, etc.

Digital forensics in India has not grown to its full potential. This is mainly due to a weak and ineffective cyber law of India. The Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act 2000) is an ineffective cyber law that cannot meet the requirements of present times. Further, it is also deficient regarding digital forensics perspective.

Indian government has also not done enough to provide good techno-legal training to police force in India. As a result the police force of India is unable to effectively deal with cyber crimes.

Even the cyber crimes cells of India are not well trained to apply cyber forensics properly. They are not aware when to apply what procedure to get the best results. They are not aware what they have to do at the cyber crime scene to bring the best evidence. For instance, picking up of monitor and keyboards instead of CPU is very common practice among the police force people not realising that CPU must be seized in all cases.

If police officers, lawyers, cyber law professionals, computer forensics professionals, judges, etc wish to have real and effective cyber forensics training, they may consider enrolling at the online platform managed by India’s leading techno-legal training institution named Perry4Law Techno-Legal Base (PTLB).

For lawyers and judges a separate online platform has been launched by PTLB. This platform would provide techno-legal training to lawyers and judges of India as well as other nations.

If you are looking for a techno-legal career or may be in a profession that demands techno-legal knowledge, you may consider enrolling for various courses, training and skill development programs of PTLB.

Online Training For Lawyers And Judges Worldwide

Editor LNAV

Globalisation of services is resulting in an increased number of judicial dealing with matters pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT). Areas like cyber law, cyber forensics, telecom, etc are increasingly agitated before the traditional courts and tribunals.

This is a challenging task and the judges and members of various tribunals and forums must be well versed with these fields of litigation. Even arbitrators must be aware about these areas as lots of cases pertaining to ICT are referred to arbitration.

Perry4Law Techno-Legal Base (PTLB) is well aware of this much needed field of specialisation, we have launched many platforms for not only the members of bar and bench but also for professionals from all segments of life.

We have been receiving requests for training for judges from African countries, Middle East counties, etc. Similarly, we have also been receiving requests for training of judges and court staff regarding e-courts.

PTLB has launched an online platform for training and education of lawyers and judges all over the world.

For e-courts trainings, the exclusive e-courts training and consultancy Centre of India would impart training to judges, courts staffs, etc.

We hope the judges, lawyers, court staffs, etc all over the world would find our initiatives useful.