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Daily Digest Of Tech Policy News And Updates (May 3, 2021)

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Bringing you quick updates on the tech space, policy making and digital rights from India and across the globe. Twitter rolls out Spaces through India Twitter has finally rolled out Twitter Spaces, it's audio-based networking feature, to all its mobile users, both of Android and iOS, in India. Twitter said it is still working on the ability to bring the feature to its desktop website. Spaces is a direct competitor to Clubhouse. Twitter announced its entry into the space in March, when it started rolling out the feature to beta users. Twitter Spaces has already gotten quite popular in India, since Clubhouse continues to be an invite-only app only for iOS users. Twitter's sizeable user base in India — around 1.75 crore — has surely helped engagement. Top stories on MediaNama The Fake Loan App Scandal Is Not Going Away Anytime Soon Don’t Clamp Down On Citizens Seeking COVID-19 Help On Social Media, Supreme Court Tells States Exclusive: Centre Allows State Govts, Academia To Apply For Beyond Line-Of-Sight Drone Operations ICMR, Telangana Get Govt Nod To Test Vaccine Delivery Through Drones US slams government-imposed internet shutdowns US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has condemned the use of partial or complete government-imposed internet shutdowns, terming them as tactics to prevent the exercise of freedom of speech online. Blinked, speaking on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, said that internet shutdowns restrict the ability of independent journalists to serve the public. "The United States condemns the use of partial or complete…

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