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MHA snoop order & bid to amend IT rules: China-like clampdown or tracking unlawful content?
by Admin published Dec 30, 2018 — filed under: ,
An MHA order last week authorised 10 government agencies to scan data on computers. This was followed by the Modi government’s proposal to amend the Information Technology rules for social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter to “proactively identify, remove or disable access to unlawful information or content” in order to curb fake news online.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
IETF103
by Admin published Nov 16, 2018 last modified Dec 14, 2018 02:05 AM — filed under: , ,
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) organized the IETF103 in Bangkok from November 3 to November 9, 2018. Gurshabad Grover attended the event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Reliance-Jio Users Complain Of Porn Websites Being Blocked; Company Yet To Issue Official Statement
by Admin published Oct 29, 2018 — filed under: ,
Going by a lot of Jio network users, it seems that Mukesh Ambani’s Jio has banned hundreds of porn sites, in compliance with the order of the Department of Telecommunications.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry A trust deficit between advertisers and publishers is leading to fake news
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 24, 2018 last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:44 AM — filed under: , ,
Transparency regulations is need of the hour. And urgently for election and political advertising. What do the ads look like? Who paid for them? Who was the target? How many people saw these advertisements? How many times? Transparency around viral content is also required.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry India’s post-truth society
by Swaraj Paul Barooah published Sep 12, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The proliferation of lies and manipulative content supplies an ever-willing state a pretext to step up surveillance.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Anti-trafficking Bill may lead to censorship
by Swaraj Barooah and Gurshabad Grover published Jul 24, 2018 last modified Aug 02, 2018 01:59 PM — filed under: , ,
There are a few problematic provisions in the proposed legislation—it may severely impact freedom of expression.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Internet Shutdown Stories
by Ambika Tandon published May 17, 2018 last modified May 17, 2018 12:12 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) has published a collection of stories of the impact of internet shutdowns on people's lives in the country. This is a project funded by Facebook and MacArthur Foundation, and the stories were provided by 101 Reporters. Case studies from the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, and Uttar Pradesh have been highlighted in this compilation.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
NGOs, individuals urge state CMs to curb Internet shutdown
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Amid rising instances of Internet curbs, a group of individuals and organisations have urged the chief ministers of 12 states to only restrict specific online content rather than resort to complete shutdown.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media