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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
Government blocks over 60 websites including github & sourceforge on anti-terror advisory
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
Over 60 websites and links, including popular online tools like Github and Sourceforge used by thousands of programmers have been blocked in India, triggering angry protests by Internet users.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Govt blocks 32 websites, including Vimeo and Github
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying anti-India content from ISIS.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India 'jihadi' web blocking causes anger
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
A government block on more than 30 high-profile websites has caused anger across India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Govt cracks down on cyber jehad network, blocks access to 32 websites
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Modi government is starting the New Year with the resolve to wipe out terror and it has cracked down on websites that have been carrying anti-India views and spreading the propaganda of the Islamic State (IS).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
WhatsApp races against time to fix fake news mess ahead of 2019 general elections
by Admin published Jul 25, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
On Friday, when WhatsApp announced that it would pilot a ‘five media-based forwards limit’ in India, the government came up with an unequivocal reminder.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
2014 showed the power of Twitter, now every Indian politician wants a handle
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 20, 2016 — filed under: ,
Twitter is fast turning into an effective political tool. As political parties fight another round of electoral battles, a new survey on the 2014 general elections states that those who tweeted well, fared well.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
सावधान आपके प्रोफ़ाइल पर है पुलिस की नज़र!
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 18, 2013 last modified Jul 31, 2013 04:10 AM — filed under: , ,
जन लोकपाल, दिल्ली रेप केस और बाबा रामदेव के आंदोलनों में उमड़ी भीड़ से घबराई सरकारी एजेंसियां अब सोशल मीडिया पर कड़ी नज़र रखने के लिए मैदान में उतरी हैं.
Located in News & Media
Caught in a filter bubble
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 24, 2016 — filed under: ,
The country seems to be polarised over demonetisation and its after-effects. And more likely than not, you’ve had plenty of news stories to read that corroborate what you believe, regardless of whether you think the scrapping of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was an ingenious plan or not, especially if you get most of your news on social media.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry ISIS and Recruitment using Social Media – Roundtable Report
by Vidushi Marda, Aditya Tejus, Megha Nambiar and Japreet Grewal published Dec 15, 2016 last modified Dec 16, 2016 02:19 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society in collaboration with the Takshashila Institution held a roundtable discussion on “ISIS and Recruitment using Social Media” on 1 September 2016 from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at TERI in Bengaluru.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog