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Game release cancelled over gay character
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 22, 2014 — filed under: ,
Electronic Arts stops accepting preorders for Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Several Indian Twitter users' accounts suspended due to tech glitch
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 03, 2014 last modified Dec 05, 2014 12:17 AM — filed under: ,
Twitter denies conspiracy theory, blames technical glitch for account suspensions
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India sees biggest improvement in Internet freedom, says report
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 07, 2014 — filed under: ,
Big stride ascribed to removal of restrictions imposed in 2013; globally, Internet freedom sees decline.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Regulating Social Media: Unrealistic, Impossible, Necessary?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 15, 2013 last modified Apr 30, 2013 04:50 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju calls for regulating social media, saying it will prevent offensive material coming into the public domain. But is it really necessary to regulate the social media? If yes, is it possible to do it?
Located in News & Media
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
Why India snubbed Facebook's free Internet offer
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2016 last modified Feb 27, 2016 07:49 AM — filed under: , , ,
The social media giant wanted to give the people of India free access to a chunk of the Internet, but the people weren't interested.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Vimeo Ban: More Web Censorship
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 — filed under: ,
When Indian users logged on to Vimeo and some other video-sharing websites Thursday morning, they were greeted by a rather unusual message: "Access to this site has been blocked as per Court Orders."
Located in News & Media
Kapil Sibal & Co shoot down motion to kill IT Rules: cite terrorism, drugs
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 last modified May 24, 2012 09:45 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 (The Rules) continue to breathe after the statutory motion to annul them moved by member of parliament (MP) from Kerala P Rajeeve was defeated by voice vote in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
Located in News & Media
Twitter’s Censorship Move Aimed at Regaining China?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Twitter, the popular social networking site for micro-blogging, has announced it is open to content censorship and region-based filtering, if required by law. The service boasts nearly 300 million users from across the world. Vinod Yalburgi writes this in the International Business Times.
Located in News & Media
Do IT Rules 2011 indirectly leads to Censorship of Internet
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash along with Dr. Arvind Gupta, National Convener, BJP IT Cell and Ms. Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director, SFLC participated in a panel discussion on censorship of the Internet on May 8, 2012.
Located in News & Media