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India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules

India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 11, 2016 01:53 AM

In India, advocates of net neutrality have welcomed new rules by the telecom regulator that have blocked efforts by Facebook to offer free but limited access to the web in the country’s fast growing Internet market.

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India bans Facebook’s ‘free’ Internet for the poor

India bans Facebook’s ‘free’ Internet for the poor

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 10, 2016 02:53 AM

India’s telecom regulator said Monday that service providers cannot charge discriminatory prices for Internet services, a blow to Facebook’s global effort to provide low-cost Internet to developing countries.

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A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct

A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 04, 2016 01:53 PM

Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.

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India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook

India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2016 01:49 AM

ALWAR, India — Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills.

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Facebook’s Fight to Be Free

Facebook’s Fight to Be Free

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 31, 2016 09:11 AM

In India, Mark Zuckerberg can’t give Internet access away.

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Facebook is no charity, and the ‘free’ in Free Basics comes at a price

Facebook is no charity, and the ‘free’ in Free Basics comes at a price

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 30, 2016 11:32 AM

Who could possibly be against free internet access? This is the question that Mark Zuckerberg asks in a piece for the Times of India in which he claims Facebook’s Free Basics service “protects net neutrality”.

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#NetNeutrality, Data Protection Laws among topics at ITechLaw Conference

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 30, 2016 09:21 AM

The who’s-who of the technology law sector convened at the ITechLaw India International Conference held from January 27-29 in Bangalore.

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Data Privacy Day 2016

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 29, 2016 03:34 PM

The Bangalore chapter of Data Privacy Day was organized by Data Security Council of India on January 28, 2016 at Electronic City in Bangalore. Sunil Abraham was a panelist.

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Why Indians are turning down Facebook's free internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2016 04:25 PM

Imagine a billion of the world’s poorest gaining overnight access to health information, education, and professional help — for free. Add to this one rich man who wants to make that dream a reality.

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A billion mobile users: new startup profiles and innovation insights from Mobile India 2016

A billion mobile users: new startup profiles and innovation insights from Mobile India 2016

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2016 03:13 PM

The annual Mobile India conference, for which YourStory was the media partner, wrapped up recently in Bengaluru with a startup showcase and a wide range of insights on mobile innovation in India.

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Mobile India 2016

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:26 PM

COMSNETS in association with Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Digital India, et.al. organized the event in Bangalore from January 5 to 9, 2016. Sunil Abraham participated as a speaker in Session 4: Law, regulation and policy of App Economy.

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Elite Capture of Governance in Bangalore

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 12, 2016 04:28 PM

Vanya Rakesh participated in the event held in Bangalore on December 16, 2015.

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What are People's Rights in Digital World

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:51 AM

Vanya Rakesh participated in this workshop organized by IT for Change on December 4, 2015 in Bangalore.

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Will India win net neutrality battle?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 11, 2016 02:28 AM

There is more than what meets the eye in Facebook’s ‘noble mission’ of providing internet for all.

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Nasscom wants board to protect Net neutrality, regulate pricing

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 31, 2016 09:25 AM

The debate against differential pricing of data services at the cost of net neutrality doesn’t seem to be getting over yet. While internet activists have gone out on streets in Bengaluru and Hyderabad to protest in favour of net neutrality, industry experts believe that differential pricing, when regulated could be tailored for public interest.

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Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate

Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 07, 2016 02:26 AM

On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate.

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Nasscom against differential pricing for data services

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 06, 2016 03:12 PM

The National Association of Software and Services Companies says it should be the regulator that decides on such content, not firms.

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Zuckerberg's India Backlash Imperils Free Global Web Vision

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 06, 2016 02:51 PM

When Facebook's co-founder proposed bringing free Web services to India, his stated aim was to help connect millions of impoverished people to unlimited opportunity. Instead, critics have accused him of making a poorly disguised land grab in India's burgeoning Internet sector. The growing backlash could threaten the very premise of Internet.org, his ambitious, two-year-old effort to connect the planet.

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Facebook’s Free Basics Shuts Down In Egypt, Continuing Troubled Run

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 06:11 AM

The report was published by TV Newsroom on January 1, 2016. Pranesh Prakash gave inputs.

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India’s net neutrality debate is unique and complex

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 30, 2015 04:38 PM

Connectivity to millions in India is main issue

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