Microsoft, Google and Yahoo have agreed to auto block ads promoting sex determination tests as prohibited under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act. The government informed the Supreme Court that search giants have agreed to the decision. With regards to the provisions of the PC&PNDT Act, 1994, advertisements commercially promoting sex determination tests would be blocked automatically and accessing them would not be possible, the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice C Nagappan was told.
Most of us who thronged cyber cafes in the late 1990s and a little into 2000s for surfing the internet, checking emails, night-long chats and online dating can never forget the initiation into the World Wide Web, thanks to Yahoo. Yahoo Mail and Messenger were once the gospel for all -- be it teenagers, parents or teachers. Social media was yet to penetrate into our lives and the Yahoo portal alone -- once valued at $125 billion during the peak of the dot com revolution -- brought us into a world we still cherish with much nostalgia.