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A 13-year-old's rape in TN highlights the major threat online sexual grooming poses to children
by Prasad Krishna published May 19, 2017 — filed under: ,
Predatory paedophiles online pose a major threat to children who form 7% of internet users in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Kashmir: Telecom firms struggle to block 22 banned social media sites
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
A BSNL official says engineers are still working on shutting down the 22 social media sites but so far had been unable to do so without freezing the Internet across Kashmir.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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