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A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans Facebook’s ‘free’ Internet for the poor
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 10, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
India’s telecom regulator said Monday that service providers cannot charge discriminatory prices for Internet services, a blow to Facebook’s global effort to provide low-cost Internet to developing countries.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
In India, advocates of net neutrality have welcomed new rules by the telecom regulator that have blocked efforts by Facebook to offer free but limited access to the web in the country’s fast growing Internet market.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Now trending: Regional Indian language social media networks
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 15, 2016 — filed under: ,
How many languages did you speak today? Chances are there was a lot of English at work and at home, but at least a sprinkling of Hindi (or Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil or Kannada) when you were chatting, gossiping or joking with friends and family.
Located in Access to Knowledge / News & Media
Why the Internet is Making India Furious
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore is a kind of hacker club for wonks and lawyers obsessed with issues of digital rights and global development. Not exactly the mainstream kids’ lunch table. But the Center was brought into sudden relief this week, thanks to … Mark Zuckerberg.
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
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 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
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
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