Centre for Internet & Society

TOI literary festival kicks off today

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 05, 2015 03:37 PM

The Times Litfest 2015, Bengaluru, kicks off on Saturday at the Jayamahal Palace Hotel. The two-day festival is among the biggest such literary enclaves in Bengaluru. It'll see some of India's foremost creative minds talk, argue, debate, discuss and engage with vital topics which touch our lives.

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‘Internet is an absolute human right’

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 05, 2015 03:10 PM

The right to the internet is an absolute human right, Bengaluru-based lawyer Lawrence Liang said.

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ASSOCHAM National Council on IT / ITes

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 05, 2015 02:56 PM

This meeting was held in New Delhi on January 30, 2015 at ASSOCHAM Corporate Office.

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Section 66A not for curbing freedom of speech, govt says

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 05, 2015 01:59 PM

Section designed to fight cybercrime and protect the right to life, central government tells Supreme Court.

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WWW: The Hackers’ Haven

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 05, 2015 02:20 AM

In an increasingly connected world, it pays to be careful when sharing personal information

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Winter School on Privacy, Surveillance and Data Protection

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2015 12:37 AM

The Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication and Information at the University of Hamburg and the Hans Bredow conducted a week-long winter school on 'Privacy, Surveillance and Data Protection at National Law University, Delhi, from January 19 to 23, 2015.

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350% surge in Cyber crimes in last 3 years

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2015 04:13 PM

India’s registered cyber crimes leapt 350% in three years but the legal system is struggling to cope with more and more lawbreakers exploiting the anonymity of the internet.

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Symposium on Human Rights and the Internet in India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2015 12:50 AM

On January 17, 2015 the Center for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication and Information at the University of Hamburg hosted a pubic symposium on “Human Rights and Internet in India” as a Network of Centers (NoC) regional event. Bhairav Acharya was a panelist.

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Pastebin, Dailymotion, Github blocked after DoT order: Report

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 04:17 AM

A number of Indian users are reporting they're not able to access websites such as Pastebin, DailyMotion and Github while accessing the internet through providers such as BSNL and Vodafone.

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Indian Government still blocks 20+ websites – Indian Censorship on Internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 03:47 AM

Indian Government has blocked 20+ major websites to counter ISIS propaganda. The government has removed blocking of github.com, vimeo.com and other 10+ websites blocked till December 31, 2014.

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Govt cracks down on cyber jehad network, blocks access to 32 websites

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 03:29 AM

The Modi government is starting the New Year with the resolve to wipe out terror and it has cracked down on websites that have been carrying anti-India views and spreading the propaganda of the Islamic State (IS).

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Minds that (should) matter

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 26, 2015 04:34 PM

Thinkers who best explain a rapidly-changing India to the world (and the world to India).

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India 'jihadi' web blocking causes anger

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 02:48 AM

A government block on more than 30 high-profile websites has caused anger across India.

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Vimeo, DailyMotion, Pastebin Among Sites Blocked In India For 'Anti-India' Content From ISIS

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 04:43 PM

The Indian government has convinced ISPs to block dozens of popular websites accused of hosting “anti-India” content posted by members of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

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Govt blocks 32 websites, including Vimeo and Github

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 04:09 PM

The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying anti-India content from ISIS.

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DoT Reportedly Orders Blocking of 32 Websites Including GitHub, Archive.org, SourceForge

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 02:51 PM

Many users on Twitter are claiming that several websites, including many software development resources such as GitHub and SourceForge, along with research resources like the Internet Archive have all been blocked on order of the Department of Telecom.

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Government blocks over 60 websites including github & sourceforge on anti-terror advisory

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 02:22 PM

Over 60 websites and links, including popular online tools like Github and Sourceforge used by thousands of programmers have been blocked in India, triggering angry protests by Internet users.

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Centre blocks 32 websites for security reasons, restores some later

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 02:13 PM

The Centre on Wednesday asked Internet Service Providers (ISP) to block 32 websites citing national security concerns, especially from terror group ISIS.

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Internet users fume as govt blocks 32 sites

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 01:46 PM

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has ordered Internet service providers to block 32 websites, in cluding popular video-sharing plat forms such as Dailymotion and Vimeo, reportedly over concerns that they are being misused by Islamic State jihadists.

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Government blocks 32 websites to check ISIS propaganda

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 01:37 PM

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.

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