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J&K social media ban: Use of 132-year-old Act can’t stand judicial scrutiny, say experts
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 last modified May 04, 2017 02:12 AM — filed under: , , ,
Jammu and Kashmir's social media ban: Legal experts are not convinced this is a viable order
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans social media in Kashmir for one month
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2017 — filed under: ,
Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India WhatsApp Privacy Fight May Affect Multinationals
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 02, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
The Indian Supreme Court’s review of Facebook Inc.'s and WhatsApp Inc.'s data security practices may lack teeth but also presages a desire for a stronger privacy regime and oversight of multinationals, internet and privacy specialists told Bloomberg BNA.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
For India’s complaints department, visit Facebook Live
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 25, 2017 — filed under: ,
Notebook: Social media cuts through red tape in a country beset by inertia.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Supreme Court issues notice to WhatsApp, Centre on data privacy
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Analysts said India lacked data protection laws.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Social Media Monitoring
by Amber Sinha published Jan 13, 2017 last modified Jan 16, 2017 02:23 PM — filed under: , ,
We see a trend of social media and communication monitoring and surveillance initiatives in India which have the potential to create a chilling effect on free speech online and raises question about the privacy of individuals. In this paper, Amber Sinha looks at social media monitoring as a tool for surveillance, the current state of social media surveillance in India, and evaluate how the existing regulatory framework in India may deal with such practices in future.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India’s ruling party takes online abuse to a professional level
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2016 — filed under: ,
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) employs an army of trolls to harass and intimidate critics through social media, a new book claims.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Curious Case of Poor Security in the Indian Twitterverse
by Udbhav Tiwari published Dec 17, 2016 — filed under: ,
What are the technical, legal and jurisdictional issues around the recent Twitter and email hacks claimed by the ‘Legion Crew’, and what can targeted entities do to better protect themselves?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog