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Twitter handles: How and why govt erred and what it can do to be smarter & more effective
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 last modified Sep 07, 2012 09:22 AM — filed under: , ,
Here's a weekend reading recommendation for the mandarins who run the Government of India: it's a freely downloadable, a 145-page long document called "After the Riots". It is a report by the Riot Communities and Victims Panel, set up by the British prime minister to study reasons for the cause, spread and the damage wreaked by the riots that occurred in towns and cities in England in early August 2011.
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Some ISPs block Wordpress domain across India
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Latest reports confirm that Tata Photon has blocked access to the Wordpress.com domain across India, following a government order to block web pages containing offensive content.
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India Blocks News Website Pages for 'Spreading Fear' over Assam Violence
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Access to more than 300 internet web pages including some published by Telegraph, Times of India and Al-Jazeera blocked.
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India faces Twitter backlash over Internet clampdown
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security.
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Indian mobiles go quiet amid SMS curbs
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 last modified Aug 27, 2012 07:15 AM — filed under: , , , ,
India’s 900m-plus mobile telephones have fallen unusually quiet since Saturday, when the government curbed text and multimedia messages for 15 days in an attempt to dispel panic among north-easterners fearing attacks from angry Muslims.
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Details emerge on government blockade of websites
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 28, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook pages, Twitter handles among 300 unique web addresses blocked by ISPs.
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India faces Twitter backlash over Internet clampdown
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security.
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Blog Entry Social media, SMS are not why NE students left Bangalore
by Nishant Shah published Aug 25, 2012 last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:48 AM — filed under: , , ,
I woke up one morning to find that I was living in a city of crisis. Bangalore, where the largest public preoccupations to date have been about bad roads, stray dogs, and occasionally, the lack of night-life, the city was suddenly a space that people wanted to flee and occupy simultaneously.
Located in Internet Governance
Facebook's Delicate Dance With Delhi On Censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
At the end of last week, a hashtag briskly rose across India: #Emergency2012. It was a reference to the 21-month stint, beginning in the summer of 1975, when then PM Indira Gandhi determined democracy an inconvenience.
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The state. And the rage of the cyber demon
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The Internet might be a Pandora’s box. But should the government be wasting time regulating the cacophony?
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