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New rules in cyber cafes after blasts

There's a tussle at the entrance of most cyber cafes lately. Beena Nair, an executive, was in for an unpleasant surprise yesterday evening w...

Written by Vijay Singh | Mumbai |
August 29, 2003

There’s a tussle at the entrance of most cyber cafes lately. Beena Nair, an executive, was in for an unpleasant surprise yesterday evening when she decided to check her mail at a cyber cafe.

‘‘Not only do I have to write my name and full address in the customer log book, but also provide my number,’’ she fumed. After much hesitation, Nair gave her office number. ‘‘I guess this is all done in the name of security,’’ she conceded.

At Netsurf in Andheri (West), phone numbers of users are jotted down at not one but at two places — at the main entrance, and then again on the second floor cyber cafe. ‘‘This is mainly to re-check if customers have given us a genuine number. Police have given us a detailed list of instructions about how to maintain e-vigil,’’ said the branch manager.

DCP (Enforcement), Dr Pradnya Sarvade, who is also in-charge of the Cyber Police Cell, said that efforts are on to regulate cyber cafes in the city after the blasts.

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