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Blog Entry Google Policy Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 last modified May 24, 2012 03:38 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is inviting applications for the Google Policy Fellowship programme. Google is providing a USD 7,500 stipend to the India Fellow, who will be selected by August 15, 2012.
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Blog Entry Governing Speech on the Internet: From the Free Marketplace Policy to a Controlled 'Public Sphere'
by Smarika Kumar published Aug 28, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 05:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This post by Smarika Kumar is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Smarika is a consultant with Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. She is interested in issues concerning law and technology. In this essay, Smarika explores how through the use of policy and regulation, the private marketplace of the internet is sought to be reined in and reconciled to the public sphere, which is mostly represented through legislations governing the internet.
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Government asks Twitter to block fake 'PMO India' accounts; site fails to respond
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:24 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
A standoff between the government and microblogging service Twitter, that has got India's online community up in arms, continues, as Twitter is still to act on India's requests to block some of the fake 'PMO India' accounts.
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Government blocks 32 websites to check ISIS propaganda
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre has blocked 32 websites, including vimeo.com, dailymotion.com, pastebin.com and github.com, in an effort to curb ISIS propaganda, prompting a wave of online protests.
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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.
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Government may tieup with global police, Interpol to fight child pornography
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
International partnerships, including with the global police network Interpol, could be the basis for India's strategy to counter child pornography after the government's move to ban websites peddling smut backfired last month.
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Government to hold talks with stakeholders on Internet censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
In an unprecedented move, the government, through the Department of Telecommunications and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, has agreed to initiate dialogue on Internet censorship with mega Internet companies, social media giants such as Google and Facebook, members of civil society, technical community, media, ISPs and legal experts.
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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.
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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).
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Govt cracks down on Twitter
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
India’s crackdown on social media platforms for hosting “inflammatory” content — following the violence in Assam and the exodus of northeastern people from several cities — seems to have been a little reckless.
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