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Blog Entry Can India Trust Its Government on Privacy?
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In response to criticisms of the Centralized Monitoring System, India’s new surveillance program, the government could contend that merely having the capability to engage in mass surveillance won’t mean that it will. Officials will argue that they will still abide by the law and will ensure that each instance of interception will be authorized.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Indian govt blocks 40 smut sites, forgets to give reason
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 27, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 09:04 AM — filed under: , ,
Don't mind us, we're just censoring your content for you...
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Govt goes after porn, makes ISPs ban sites
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 26, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 10:11 AM — filed under: , ,
The government has decided to put a blanket ban on several websites that allow users to share pornographic content.
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Facebook, Google deny spying access
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:18 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The CEOs of Facebook and Google on Saturday categorically denied that the US National Security Agency had "direct access" to their company servers for snooping on Gmail and Facebook users. But both acknowledged that the companies complied with the 'lawful' requests made by the US government and shared user data with sleuths.
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The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectures
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2013 last modified Jun 09, 2013 03:35 AM — filed under: ,
Chinmayi Arun was a speaker at the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectures on 'India's Politics of Free Expression' in the University of Oxford on May 31 2013, in the session on 'media and security'.
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Blog Entry A Technological Solution to the Challenges of Online Defamation
by Eduardo Bertoni published May 28, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 02:47 PM — filed under: ,
When people are insulted or humiliated on the Internet and decide to take legal action, their cases often follow a similar trajectory.
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Blog Entry Google Policy Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications
by Prasad Krishna published May 09, 2013 last modified May 17, 2013 01:01 AM — 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 July 1, 2013.
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Is free speech an Indian value?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 30, 2013 — filed under: ,
Is freedom of speech and expression deeply accepted in Indian society? Or is it merely a European cultural import that made its way along with the English language and appeared in the Constitution because of the founding fathers' genius? Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya reviews Freedom Song, a film and connects the dots.
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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?
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Parliament panel blasts govt over ambiguous internet laws
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation has come out with a report in which it has lambasted the government and asked it to make changes to IT rules that govern internet-related cases in India.
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