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Govt wants to scrub the Internet clean
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 07, 2011 — filed under: ,
Web advocacy groups, experts say govt’s move to evolve content guidelines amounts to censorship. This article by Surabhi Agarwal & Leslie D’monte was published in Livemint on 7 December 2011. Sunil Abraham has been quoted in this article.
Located in News & Media
Facebook, Google tell India they won’t screen for derogatory content
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 07, 2011 last modified Dec 07, 2011 05:25 AM — filed under: ,
In the world’s largest democracy, the government wants Internet sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google to screen and remove offensive content about religious figures and political leaders as soon as they learn about it. But those companies now say they can’t help.
Blog Entry Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We are maintaining a rolling blog with press references to the row created by the proposal by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology to pre-screen user-generated Internet content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India entering the Minority Report age?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 10, 2011 — filed under: ,
Indian government efforts to block offensive material from the Internet have prompted a storm of online ridicule along with warnings of the risk to India's image as a bastion of free speech.
Dr. Madan M. Oberoi - Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations (Delhi, April 07)
by Saikat Datta published Apr 04, 2017 last modified Apr 04, 2017 12:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
We are proud to announce that Dr. Madan M. Oberoi will be the speaker at the inaugural #[email protected]_india event at the Delhi office. These events, held on the first Friday of each month, will facilitate open and in-depth discussion and learning on topics crucial to our understanding of internet and society. The event will comprise of the speaker's presentation followed by an open discussion. If you are joining us, please RSVP at the soonest as we have only limited space in our office.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Bengaluru cops' twitter handle in ethical storm
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The city's privacy activists are among the most strident in trying to prevent the Union government from gaining unprecedented access to citizens' personal information through Aadhaar. But in their own backyard, Bengaluru police have been publishing on Twitter the phone numbers of thousands of citizens reporting various crimes such as gambling on the streets, random quarrels and harassment of women.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Privacy, what? Bengaluru police leaks 46,000 phone numbers on Twitter
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: ,
Bengaluru police made the biggest goof up of all time by releasing private information of people who called 100 to complain since April 2015 and was seemingly unapologetic about the breach of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry It’s the technology, stupid
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Perumal Murugan and the Law on Obscenity
by Japreet Grewal published Jul 21, 2016 last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:01 PM — filed under: , , ,
Located in Internet Governance