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Blog Entry The Internet Has a New Standard for Censorship
by Jyoti Panday published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The introduction of the new 451 HTTP Error Status Code for blocked websites is a big step forward in cataloguing online censorship, especially in a country like India where access to information is routinely restricted.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Ban on pornography temporary, says government
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:46 AM — filed under: , ,
The government has taken a dramatic U-turn from its stated position on internet pornography.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political backlash against the moral policing.
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Porn block in India sparks outrage
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well as consumers, condemning the move as arbitrary and unlawful.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Nanny state rules porn bad for you
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Proxies and VPNs: Why govt can't ban porn websites?
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 03, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:26 AM — filed under: , , ,
The government's move to block more than 800 pornographic websites has led experts to question whether this latest attempt to police the internet is even feasible.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian government orders ISPs to block 857 porn websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 02, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:18 AM — filed under: , ,
The Indian government has ordered a large number of porn websites to be blocked, creating an uproar among users and civil rights groups in the country.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Role of Intermediaries in Countering Online Abuse
by Jyoti Panday published Jul 31, 2015 last modified Aug 02, 2015 04:38 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Internet can be a hostile space and protecting users from abuse without curtailing freedom of expression requires a balancing act on the part of online intermediaries.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog