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Porn block in India sparks outrage

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 02:10 AM

India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well as consumers, condemning the move as arbitrary and unlawful.

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Nanny state rules porn bad for you

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:39 AM

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India blocks access to 857 porn sites

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:31 AM

India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.

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India launches crackdown on online porn

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:21 AM

India has launched a crackdown on internet pornography, banning access to more than 800 adult websites, including Playboy and Pornhub.

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Roundtable discussion on WHOIS

by Vidushi Marda last modified Aug 24, 2015 02:16 PM

Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda participated remotely in a round-table discussion organized by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Govt. of India on July 28, 2015. Aditya Garg, an intern at the Centre for Internet & Society also participated (in person) from New Delhi and made an intervention.

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Will Indians have to pay for WhatsApp?

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 24, 2015 02:00 AM

India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) formed a panel in January 2015 to look into net neutrality in the country.

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7th Best Practices Meet 2015

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 17, 2015 01:11 PM

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organized the 7th edition of its Best Practices Meet (BPM) from July 9 - 10, 2015 at Hotel ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru. BPM2015 had “Architecting Security for Digital Transformation” as its theme. Sunil Abraham and Elonnai Hickok were speakers at this event.

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Criminal Defamation: The Urgent Cause That has United Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Subramanian Swamy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 16, 2015 01:45 PM

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.

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Corporate push to Modi’s Rs.4.5-billion digital dream

Corporate push to Modi’s Rs.4.5-billion digital dream

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 16, 2015 02:26 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs. 4.5-billion digital dream seems to find favour with the corporate world, which calls it a “very progressive step” and “massive tech push”.

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'IRCTC’s Aadhaar play can violate SC order and derail National Security'

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2015 03:10 PM

Your online railway bookings are going to become a wee bit more difficult if they aren’t already so.

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The Digital Divide: pros and cons of Modi's latest big initiative

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2015 02:11 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India (DI) initiative on 1 July, at an event attended by scores of government officials as well as industry leaders.

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Five Nations, One Future?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:34 AM

The Silicon Valley model for success - what Bangalore, Chile, London and Rwanda want to learn from California.

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Most emerging firms low on cyber security: Experts

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:02 PM

When Pavitra Badrinath saw that the upgrade to a shopping application on her smartphone asked access to her contacts and messages, she decided against it. "Laws on privacy are not clear in India. So I am doing what I can to protect my information," the 26-year-old technology firm employee said.

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Government's stand on internet governance draws applause from civil society organisations

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 29, 2015 03:40 PM

India's decision to support the multistakeholder model of internet governance has drawn mostly applause from civil society organisations and individuals who have been following the issue, even as they cautioned that implementation will determine the success of the model.

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The I-MACX Summit & Demo Day (Spring 2015)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2015 09:37 AM

IIIT-B Innovation Center organized this event in Bangalore on June 18, 2015. Sunil Abraham participated as a speaker.

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Panel Discussion on Internet Intermediaries, Law and Innovation

by Jyoti Panday last modified Jun 14, 2015 04:37 PM

CII, Google and Centre For Communications Governance, NLU Delhi hosted a panel discussion on June 2 in New Delhi. Jyoti Panday attended.

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Can Uber, Ola apps be blocked? Govt fighting cyber odds

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2015 09:52 AM

The Delhi government is trying to block taxi hailing apps like Uber and Ola Cabs, but is it really possible?

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The Perils and Prospects of Bringing the Next Billion Online

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2015 08:04 AM

Sunil Abraham is the executive director of the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore. In his PDF talk, he explains the fight for net neutrality in India and how many solutions fall under the category of walled garden.

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Only digital sex, please

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 15, 2015 01:38 AM

Many Indian men are getting so dependent on digital sex and online pornography that they can’t handle real relationships. And a new book says this is happening the world over. Prasun Chandhuri and Avijit Chatterjee turn the spotlight on the trend

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