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Why The New Government Policy Mandating Panic Buttons On Phones Isn’t Going To Protect Women
by Prasad Krishna published May 15, 2016 — filed under: ,
Recently, the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted about new rules mandating a panic button in every cell phone sold in the country from January 2017. To keep ladies safe, of course.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Why the TikTok ban is worrying
by Gurshabad Grover published May 05, 2019 — filed under:
Rather than critically examining the infringement of liberties by the political executive, the Indian courts are becoming an additional threat to the right to freedom of expression, which we must be increasingly wary of.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Why this ‘kolaveri di' is India's coming of age
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 05, 2011 — filed under:
In the last two weeks, two videos have gone viral on the Internet in India. One, the catchy Tanglish-folksy ‘Why this kolaveri di' video, and two, the flash mob at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai where a few hundred Mumbaikars were seen shaking a leg to the Bollywood hit, ‘Rang de basanti'. Nishant Shah, Director-Research has been quoted in this article by Deepa Kurup which was published in the Hindu on 4 December 2011.
Located in Internet Governance
Why this blocking di?
by Prasad Krishna published May 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
In a bid to curb piracy, film producers are now approaching courts to block websites that host pirated content. But the court orders are so vaguely worded that users lose access to even legitimate content. R Krishna reports.
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Why was the Gwalior court in such a hurry to block IIPM URLs?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 19, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Is it really that easy to get courts to block online content as it appears from the latest case of the blocking of 73 URLs related to IIPM? Legally speaking, yes.
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Why We Should All Worry About The Mandatory Imposition Of Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It appears that with each passing day, the government is linking an increasing number of benefits and government services to the 12-digit biometric-based Aadhaar number for Indians, despite growing concerns around its data privacy and security.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why you should keep a close eye on the net neutrality debate in the US
by Admin published Nov 24, 2017 last modified Jan 18, 2018 02:50 PM — filed under: ,
As the United State's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gears up to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015, India should sit up and take note.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Why your Facebook Stalker is Not the Real Problem
by Nishant Shah published Mar 21, 2012 — filed under: ,
We live in networked conditions. This is a statement that can now be taken at face-value, and immediately explains our highly connected, inter-meshed environments finds Nishant Shah in this article published in FirstPost on March 20, 2012.
Located in Internet Governance
Wie die chinesische Mega-App TikTok Indiens Wahlkampf beeinflussen könnte
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 20, 2019 — filed under:
Die chinesische Kurzvideo-App Tiktok gehört zu den wertvollsten Start-ups der Welt – und sie wird zunehmend politisch. In Indien weckt das Ängste.
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Blog Entry Will Aadhaar Act Address India’s Dire Need For a Privacy Law?
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Mar 31, 2016 last modified Apr 05, 2016 04:01 PM — filed under: , ,
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