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Battle for the Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 15, 2011 last modified Apr 01, 2011 03:28 PM — filed under:
In this article written by Latha Jishnu and published by Down to Earth, Issue: March 15 2011, the author reports about the events in the United States in the post WikiLeaks scenario.
Located in News & Media
Catch-all approach to Net freedom draws activist ire
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 15, 2011 last modified Apr 01, 2011 03:43 PM — filed under:
The Internet has revolutionized the way we socialise, date and even protest. Online activism is a faster, more effective way to get more people to react to a cause. But at the same time it is this speed that makes Internet-generated protests a far graver danger than offline protests. Egypt faced an Internet shutdown when the protest started gaining steam and China has been throttled with heavy cyber censorship for years. Unfortunately, silencing the voices of dissent online is as easy as raising them. This article by Annie Johnny appeared in the Sunday Guardian, New Delhi on 13 March 2011.
Located in News & Media
Cause and effect Facebook-style
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 13, 2011 last modified Apr 01, 2011 03:44 PM — filed under:
While the world is crediting Facebook for triggering the Arab revolution, do Facebook groups in India say anything about top of mind causes for young Indians? Crime touches a chord - the pages that have sprung up for Radhika Tanwar and Aarushi Talwar illustrate this - but it's the ideological issues that have made it to our top five list. Anja Kovas, a fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society, a Bengaluru-based research organisation, analyses the success of these causes.
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Govt proposal to muzzle bloggers sparks outcry
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 11, 2011 last modified Apr 01, 2011 03:46 PM — filed under:
A government proposal seeking to police blogs has come in for severe criticism from legal experts and outraged the online community. The draft rules, drawn up by the government under the Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008, deal with due diligence to be observed by an intermediary. This article was published in the Times of India on March 10, 2011.
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Anti-Social Network
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 11, 2011 last modified Apr 01, 2011 03:59 PM — filed under:
Social media is driving teens to a reality they can't handle. This article by Max Martin was published in Mail Today on February 27, 2011.
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New Indian Rules May Make Online Censorship Easier
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 07, 2011 last modified Apr 01, 2011 03:57 PM — filed under:
Draft rules proposed by the Indian government for intermediaries such as telecommunications companies, Internet service providers and blogging sites could in effect aid censorship, according to experts. The article by John Ribeiro was published in Yahoo News on March 7, 2011.
Located in News & Media
Tactical Tech's ONO Party!
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2011 last modified Apr 04, 2011 07:19 AM — filed under:
Tactical Tech has made friends with ONO Robot , a friendly Robot Guide and the star of four animated shorts of a series called Survival in the Digital Age, and we'd like to invite you to watch the series with us at our ONO Party.
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February 2011 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2011 last modified Jul 30, 2012 11:16 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! In this issue we are pleased to present you the latest updates about our research, upcoming events, and news and media coverage:
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Social Network Suicide
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Apr 01, 2011 03:54 PM — filed under:
Those disillusioned with their virtual friends circle are saying goodbye through web applications that wipe out your net identity. What’s more, you can even have your own memorial page, says Sahana Charan in this article published in the Bangalore Mirror on Sunday, February 6, 2011.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Cyber Café Rules, 2011
by Prashant Iyengar published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Guidelines for Cyber Cafe) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2) (zg), read with Section 79(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog