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Why this blocking di?
by Prasad Krishna published May 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
In a bid to curb piracy, film producers are now approaching courts to block websites that host pirated content. But the court orders are so vaguely worded that users lose access to even legitimate content. R Krishna reports.
Located in News & Media
Why was the Gwalior court in such a hurry to block IIPM URLs?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 19, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Is it really that easy to get courts to block online content as it appears from the latest case of the blocking of 73 URLs related to IIPM? Legally speaking, yes.
Located in News & Media
Why We Should All Worry About The Mandatory Imposition Of Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It appears that with each passing day, the government is linking an increasing number of benefits and government services to the 12-digit biometric-based Aadhaar number for Indians, despite growing concerns around its data privacy and security.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why you should keep a close eye on the net neutrality debate in the US
by Admin published Nov 24, 2017 last modified Jan 18, 2018 02:50 PM — filed under: ,
As the United State's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gears up to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015, India should sit up and take note.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Why your Facebook Stalker is Not the Real Problem
by Nishant Shah published Mar 21, 2012 — filed under: ,
We live in networked conditions. This is a statement that can now be taken at face-value, and immediately explains our highly connected, inter-meshed environments finds Nishant Shah in this article published in FirstPost on March 20, 2012.
Located in Internet Governance
Wie die chinesische Mega-App TikTok Indiens Wahlkampf beeinflussen könnte
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 20, 2019 — filed under:
Die chinesische Kurzvideo-App Tiktok gehört zu den wertvollsten Start-ups der Welt – und sie wird zunehmend politisch. In Indien weckt das Ängste.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Will Aadhaar Act Address India’s Dire Need For a Privacy Law?
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Mar 31, 2016 last modified Apr 05, 2016 04:01 PM — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Will Aadhaar leaks be used as an excuse to shut out scrutiny of welfare schemes?
by Anumeha Yadav published May 20, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar data of all 23 crore beneficiaries of Direct Benefit Transfer schemes could be publicly available, says a report by Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Will Darjeeling Regain the Trust of Tourists?
by Roshan Gupta published Dec 20, 2017 — filed under: ,
An agitation coupled with an internet ban that left tourists stranded, it looks like a tough time ahead for tourism in the Hills.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Will domain dot भारत spur the growth of Indian languages on the internet?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 29, 2014 last modified Sep 08, 2014 05:50 AM — filed under: , ,
Modi's effort to promote the use of Hindi and e-governance has given hope to those who want to see more vernacular content online, but many challenges have to be overcome.
Located in Openness / News & Media