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Details emerge on government blockade of websites
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 28, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook pages, Twitter handles among 300 unique web addresses blocked by ISPs.
Located in News & Media
India faces Twitter backlash over Internet clampdown
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Social media, SMS are not why NE students left Bangalore
by Nishant Shah published Aug 25, 2012 last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:48 AM — filed under: , , ,
I woke up one morning to find that I was living in a city of crisis. Bangalore, where the largest public preoccupations to date have been about bad roads, stray dogs, and occasionally, the lack of night-life, the city was suddenly a space that people wanted to flee and occupy simultaneously.
Located in Internet Governance
Facebook's Delicate Dance With Delhi On Censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
At the end of last week, a hashtag briskly rose across India: #Emergency2012. It was a reference to the 21-month stint, beginning in the summer of 1975, when then PM Indira Gandhi determined democracy an inconvenience.
Located in News & Media
The state. And the rage of the cyber demon
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The Internet might be a Pandora’s box. But should the government be wasting time regulating the cacophony?
Located in News & Media
Government to hold talks with stakeholders on Internet censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
In an unprecedented move, the government, through the Department of Telecommunications and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, has agreed to initiate dialogue on Internet censorship with mega Internet companies, social media giants such as Google and Facebook, members of civil society, technical community, media, ISPs and legal experts.
Located in News & Media
Government asks Twitter to block fake 'PMO India' accounts; site fails to respond
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:24 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
A standoff between the government and microblogging service Twitter, that has got India's online community up in arms, continues, as Twitter is still to act on India's requests to block some of the fake 'PMO India' accounts.
Located in News & Media
File Intermediary Liability & Freedom of Expression — Executive Summary
by Rishabh Dara published Sep 14, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2016 11:54 AM — filed under: , ,
This document provides a critique of “The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 and proposes an alternate set of Rules.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Are we Losing the Right to Privacy and Freedom of Speech on Indian Internet?
by Amber Sinha published Mar 10, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:44 PM — filed under: , , ,
The article was published in DNA on March 10, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Hard to broad ban!
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 22, 2016 — filed under: ,
The provisions under the Telegraph Act are wispy and can’t be convincingly invoked to exercise a jurisdiction on the internet world.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media