Mumbai’s free WiFi ‘hot’spots: 30,000 visit porn websites daily

Vastavam web:Digital India, a new scheme which is being implemented by the Union government is being misused by the mumbaikars. The Mumbai IT department has installed some free wi-fi 510 hubs all over the city and providing free internet service to the public. But as per the information, the public, especially youth is simply using the free wi-fi to watch pornography. Around 10% of the three lakh people who access Mumbai’s free WiFi services in a day use it to browse pornography, statistics from state information technology (IT) department revealed.

On January 6, just before the Mumbai civic polls, the government rolled out its ambitious free WiFi project by activating 510 hotspots in the city. With this, Mumbai became the first Indian city with WiFi connectivity. This was followed by activation of another 75 hotspots, taking the tally to 585.

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