The I&B Ministry has extended the deadline for its tender on constructing a social media communications hub, according to a report by The tender has been criticized for essentially building capacity to conduct mass surveillance of Indian internet users. The Internet Freedom Foundation* has sent a legal notice to the I&B Ministry, demanding that the tender be withdrawn. This is the third time the deadline on the tender has been extended, according to the report. The I&B Ministry has not offered any public comment on criticism of its tender, and reporters did not seem to have brought the topic up at a press event with I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore in Coimbatore on Friday. – Medianama