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Here is the entire list of 'escorts service' websites that the government has banned
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Another day and another opaque order asking Indian service providers to block websites that allegedly offer or advertise escort services in India. In total, the government has ordered ban on 237 websites. But as it happens whenever the Indian government bans website, there has been no public communication about the same.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Last week, the Indian government rejected Google’s plans to map Indian cities, tourist spots and mountain ranges, using the 360-degree panoramic Google Street View feature.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India may not be guilty of opposing UN move to save internet rights
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2016 — filed under: ,
India is a democratic country, but the standards for freedom of expression promised to us—online and offline—are highly questionable, especially with online content being censured and comedians being threatened to be arrested for sedition.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry No, India did NOT oppose the United Nations move to “make internet access a human right”
by Pranesh Prakash and Japreet Grewal published Jul 13, 2016 — filed under: ,
Last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution titled “The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet.”
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Prometheus bound and gagged
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Funny how a healthy person like me can collapse one day and end up in the hospital. The doctor who made me go through every lab test available, finally diagnosed the cause after a chat with me. Apparently, I collapsed because I’m getting angry, increasing my blood pressure. The only solution he said is to stop reading newspapers, as I’m getting agitated by headlines like ‘India can go the China way and block sites’, or by how the government says there’s no Internet censorship while all it’s actions point the other way.
Located in News & Media