Centre for Internet & Society

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 Jan 03, 2015 03:23 AM

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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National Seminar on Cyber Security & Cyber Laws - Issues and Concerns

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2014 02:04 AM

Sharath Chandra Ram was a panelist at this seminar organized by the Advanced Centre for Research, Development & Training in Cyber Laws & Forensics on December 27 and 28, 2014 at the National Law School of India University in Bangalore.

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Targeting surveillance

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 30, 2014 02:10 PM

In the fall of 2005, Scotland Yard raided a flat in west London and arrested a suspected al-Qaeda militant known by a teasing Arabic nickname, Irhabi (“Terrorist”) 007.

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Why did India fail to discover the ISIS Twitter handle?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 27, 2014 03:27 AM

India's surveillance system fails to track the servers of internet giants like Google or Facebook because these do not have servers in the country, says a leading cyber law expert.

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Thank You To Our 2014 Sponsors

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 27, 2014 02:27 PM

Today’s the last day of work in 2014 for the editorial team at MediaNama, though we’ll run a Holiday Wire update intermittently this week, we’ll have a brief year end review for each major segment. Thank you for reading us in 2014, and have a great Christmas and New Year.

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Are Cab Apps safe?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 27, 2014 05:01 PM

Cab services are increasingly relying on mobile apps to book, track and charge you for journeys. While tech watchers say there is a digital trail.

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India sees biggest improvement in Internet freedom, says report

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 07, 2014 11:08 AM

Big stride ascribed to removal of restrictions imposed in 2013; globally, Internet freedom sees decline.

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Digital Security Training

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 27, 2014 03:16 PM

Rohini Lakshane participated as a trainer in a digital security training conducted by Front Line Defenders for the Afghan Women's Network in New Delhi in November 2014.

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