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We the goondas
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 04, 2014 last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — filed under: , , , ,
You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.
Located in News & Media
Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political backlash against the moral policing.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 29, 2015 last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including Vimeo, Dailymotion, GitHub and Pastebin.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The block heads
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 03, 2015 last modified May 07, 2015 11:51 AM — filed under: , ,
An entire government department is on the job, but can it really take down ‘offending’ online content?
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Cry, you nasty trolls
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 26, 2015 last modified May 09, 2015 03:05 PM — filed under: ,
Micro-blogging site Twitter has introduced a tool that identifies abusive tweets and hides them from their targets. Will it stem the tide of viciousness online, asks Prasun Chaudhuri.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry DesiSec: Cybersecurity and Civil Society in India
by Laird Brown published Jun 20, 2015 last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:25 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
As part of its project on mapping cyber security actors in South Asia and South East Asia, the Centre for Internet & Society conducted a series of interviews with cyber security actors. The interviews were compiled and edited into one documentary. The film produced by Purba Sarkar, edited by Aaron Joseph, and directed by Oxblood Ruffin features Malavika Jayaram, Nitin Pai, Namita Malhotra, Saikat Datta, Nishant Shah, Lawrence Liang, Anja Kovacs, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay and, Ravi Sharada Prasad.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Criminal Defamation: The Urgent Cause That has United Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Subramanian Swamy
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 16, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
Three years ago when the then Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy accused Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his mother of misappropriation of funds while trying to revive the National Herald newspaper, the Nehru-Gandhi scion threatened to sue him.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Nanny state rules porn bad for you
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Internet Has a New Standard for Censorship
by Jyoti Panday published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The introduction of the new 451 HTTP Error Status Code for blocked websites is a big step forward in cataloguing online censorship, especially in a country like India where access to information is routinely restricted.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Government blocks 32 websites to check ISIS propaganda
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre has blocked 32 websites, including vimeo.com, dailymotion.com, pastebin.com and github.com, in an effort to curb ISIS propaganda, prompting a wave of online protests.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media