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Free expression
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2011 last modified May 23, 2011 08:48 AM — filed under:
Free speech and spirited public debate will be the casualties of new rules issued by India restricting Internet content. This news was published in Watertown Daily Times on May 2, 2011.
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Privacy By Design — Conference Report
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2011 last modified Aug 22, 2011 12:03 PM — filed under: ,
How do we imagine privacy? How is privacy being built into technological systems? On April 16th,The Center for Internet and Society hosted Privacy by Design, an Open Space meant to answer these questions and more around the topic of privacy. Below is a summary of the conversations and dialogs from the event.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
India curbs on Bloggers and Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 29, 2011 last modified May 13, 2011 11:59 AM — filed under:
The Information Technology Rules 2011 (due diligence observed by intermediaries guidelines) by the Indian government could lead to online censorship, feel human rights activists. This article by Ayyappa Prasad was published in TruthDrive on April 29, 2011.
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April 2011 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 29, 2011 last modified Jul 30, 2012 10:45 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! In this issue we are pleased to present you the latest updates about our research, upcoming events, and news and media coverage:
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India's cyber cafes going porn-free
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 28, 2011 last modified May 06, 2011 04:53 AM — filed under:
Pornography fans in India who like to indulge in the sexual eye candy at public cyber cafes may be in for a forced intervention as a new government ruling bans porn websites, requires cafe owners to keep a one-year log of all sites accessed by customers and forces customers to produce an ID card prior to use. This news was published on msnbc.com on April 28, 2011.
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Thousands queue for iPad 2 across Asia
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 28, 2011 last modified May 23, 2011 07:10 AM — filed under:
The iPad 2 went on sale in countries across Asia and beyond Friday as Apple's updated gadget entered an ever more crowded market. This article written by Joyce Woo was published by AFP on April 28, 2011.
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New internet rules open to arbitrary interpretation
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2011 last modified May 06, 2011 04:58 AM — filed under:
Six years after an e-commerce CEO's arrest for a pornographic CD sold from his website, the government has introduced a liability on intermediaries such as Facebook and Google to "act within 36 hours" of receiving information about offensive content. This article by Manoj Mitta & Javed Anwer was published in the Times of India on April 27, 2011.
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India Puts Tight Leash on Internet Free Speech
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2011 last modified May 01, 2011 02:20 AM — filed under:
Free speech advocates and Internet users are protesting new Indian regulations restricting Web content that, among other things, can be considered “disparaging,” “harassing,” “blasphemous” or “hateful.” This article by Vikas Bajaj was published in the New York Times on April 27, 2011.
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India Can Restrict 'Objectionable' Web Content under New Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2011 last modified May 23, 2011 09:48 AM — filed under:
Internet sites and service providers in India now have the authority to order the quick deletion of offensive online content – in a move that is causing great concern among free speech proponents. This article by Ed Silverstein was featured in TMCnet Legal on April 27, 2011.
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Iraqi Minister meets Secretary, Indian Ministry of Panchayat Raj
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2011 last modified May 01, 2011 03:52 AM — filed under:
His Excellency Mr. Abdul Kareem El-Samarai, the Iraqi Minister of Science and Technology was among 15 other senior bureaucrats from Iraq who met with Mr. ANP Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj to discuss the Ministry’s efforts at introducing ICT at the Panchayat level through its e-Panchayat initiatives. This was as part of their study tour to India in association with UNDP-Iraq and UNDP-India. They also met with Mr. Shankar Aggarwal, Additional Secretary, DIT earlier in the day who briefed them about the various aspects of the National e-Governance Plan envisaged by the Government of India to make government services accessible and affordable to all Indian citizens. This news was published by the Karnataka News Network on April 27, 2011.
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