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Blog Entry Fixing India’s anarchic IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 28, 2012 last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act criminalizes “causing annoyance or inconvenience” online, among other things. A conviction for such an offence can attract a prison sentence of as many as three years.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry DoT Blocks Domain Sites — But Reasons and Authority Unclear
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 21, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Earlier this year, ISPs such as Airtel and MTNL blocked a number of domain sites including BuyDomains, Fabulous Domains and Sedo.co.uk. Whereas the Indian Government and courts have previously issued orders blocking websites, these actions have generally been attributed to issues such as posting of inflammatory content or piracy of copyrighted material. However, the reasoning behind blocking domain marketplaces such as the above mentioned sites is not clear.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Nov 21, 2012 09:32 AM — filed under: ,
G.S.R.781 (E).-- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (z) of sub-section (2) of section 87, read with sub-section (2) of section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, (21 of 2000), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Blog Entry Typing in Indic Languages from Mobiles made Easy!
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Jul 17, 2013 09:02 AM — filed under: , , , ,
A new app is up for typing in Indic languages from mobile phones. This is is available online at: http://bitly.com/indictyping and supports on iOS. Android version is to be released soon.
Located in Openness / Blog
Information security policy on govt agenda
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 08, 2012 — filed under: ,
As an increasing quantity of sensitive information is transmitted through electronic channels, the government is considering putting in place an internal information security policy to reduce the risk of leaks and counter possible cyber attacks, said three government officials involved in discussions on the proposal.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry One. Zero.
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The digital world is the world of twos. All our complex interactions, emotional negotiations, business transactions, social communication and political subscriptions online can be reduced to a string of 1s and 0s, as machines create the networks for the human beings to speak. So sophisticated is this network of digital infrastructure that we forget how our languages of connection are constantly being transcribed in binary code, allowing for the information to be transmitted across the web.
Located in Digital Natives
Blog Entry Constitutional Analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules, 2011
by Ujwala Uppaluri published Jul 16, 2012 last modified Oct 31, 2012 08:44 AM — filed under: , ,
Ujwala Uppaluri provides a constitutional analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules notified in April 2011, and examines its compatibility with Articles 14, 19, 21 of the Constitution of India.
Located in Internet Governance
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
Secure IT 2012 — Securing Citizens through Technology
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 29, 2012 last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
The event is co-organised by DST and NSDI, Govt. of India in partnership with Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. on March 1, 2012 at Claridges in New Delhi.
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Blog Entry The Quixotic Fight to Clean up the Web
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 23, 2012 last modified Jan 26, 2012 08:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
The ongoing attempt to pre-screen online content won’t change anything. It will only drive netizens into the arms of criminals, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published in Tehelka Magazine, Vol 9, Issue 04, Dated 28 Jan 2012.
Located in Internet Governance