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India's Shame: World Reacts to FB Post Arrest
The arrest of 21 year old Shaheen Dhada for posting anti-Bal Thackeray comments has not only outraged Indians. The story has been picked up and reported across ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 05:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Thousands go online against 66A
An online petition aimed at amending section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act and re-examining internet laws has garnered 3,000 signatures since it ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Free Speech and Surveillance
Gautam Bhatia examines the constitutionality of surveillance by the Indian state. by Gautam Bhatia last modified Jul 07, 2014 04:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Reply to RTI Application on Blocking of website and Rule 419A of Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951
The Department of Telecommunications sent its reply to an RTI application from the Centre for Internet and Society. The application was sent on December 27, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 21, 2013 07:58 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysis of DIT's Response to Second RTI on Website Blocking
In this blog post, Pranesh Prakash briefly analyses the DIT's response to an RTI request on website blocking alongside the most recent edition of Google's ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 02, 2011 09:26 AM — Filed under: , ,
Haphazard censorship? Leaked list of blocked websites in India
An analysis of a leaked list of the websites blocked by Indian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on directions from the Department of Telecom bring to light ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2012 06:18 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India’s post-truth society
The proliferation of lies and manipulative content supplies an ever-willing state a pretext to step up surveillance. by Swaraj Paul Barooah last modified Sep 12, 2018 12:16 PM — Filed under: , ,
A trust deficit between advertisers and publishers is leading to fake news
Transparency regulations is need of the hour. And urgently for election and political advertising. What do the ads look like? Who paid for them? Who was the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
Reliance-Jio Users Complain Of Porn Websites Being Blocked; Company Yet To Issue Official Statement
Going by a lot of Jio network users, it seems that Mukesh Ambani’s Jio has banned hundreds of porn sites, in compliance with the order of the Department of ... by Admin last modified Oct 29, 2018 02:35 AM — Filed under: ,
MHA snoop order & bid to amend IT rules: China-like clampdown or tracking unlawful content?
An MHA order last week authorised 10 government agencies to scan data on computers. This was followed by the Modi government’s proposal to amend the ... by Admin last modified Dec 30, 2018 10:08 AM — Filed under: ,
World Narrow Web
Censorship and how govt reacts to it may push us to country-specific networks, writes Pranesh Prakash in an article published in the Indian Express on 4 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Mar 27, 2012 04:00 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Internet Censorship: Anonymous Can’t be Just Harmful Hackers
If there was ever an interesting time for people concerned with freedom of speech and expression to live in, it is now, and it is definitely in India. It has ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 06, 2012 06:56 AM — Filed under: ,
The Making of an Asian City
Nishant Shah attended the conference on 'Pluralism in Asia: Asserting Transnational Identities, Politics, and Perspectives' organised by the Asia Scholarship ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 10, 2012 08:33 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Out of the Bedroom
We have shared it with our friends. We have watched it with our lovers. We have discussed it with our children and talked about it with our partners. It is in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 06, 2013 08:32 AM — Filed under: ,
Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen
The Indian government wants to censor the Internet without being seen to be censoring the Internet. This article by Pranesh Prakash shows how the government ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 04, 2012 08:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Parliament panel blasts govt over ambiguous internet laws
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 28, 2013 08:37 AM — Filed under: , , ,
What if the Net shut down for a few days
When spammers attacked Spamhaus, a European spam-fighting group in what was billed as the "biggest cyber attack in history", they managed to temporarily slow ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2013 11:01 AM — Filed under: ,
Department of Telecommunications Order u/s. 69A IT Act Blocking 32 URLS
On December 17, 2014, the Dept. of Telecommunications blocked 32 URLs (as it was ordered to do so by the by Dept. of Electronics & IT — specifically the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 31, 2014 02:36 PM — Filed under: , ,
Department of Telecommunications Order u/s. 69A IT Act Blocking 32 URLS (2014-12-17, compressed version)
On December 17, 2014, the Dept. of Telecommunications blocked 32 URLs (as it was ordered to do so by the by Dept. of Electronics & IT — specifically the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 31, 2014 02:48 PM — Filed under: , ,
Department of Telecommunications Order u/s. 69A IT Act Blocking 32 URLS (2014-12-17, plaintext version)
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 31, 2014 03:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
Internet users fume as govt blocks 32 sites
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has ordered Internet service providers to block 32 websites, in cluding popular video-sharing plat forms such as ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 01:46 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Centre blocks 32 websites for security reasons, restores some later
The Centre on Wednesday asked Internet Service Providers (ISP) to block 32 websites citing national security concerns, especially from terror group ISIS. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 02:13 PM — Filed under: , , ,
DoT Reportedly Orders Blocking of 32 Websites Including GitHub, Archive.org, SourceForge
Many users on Twitter are claiming that several websites, including many software development resources such as GitHub and SourceForge, along with research ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 02:51 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Vimeo, DailyMotion, Pastebin Among Sites Blocked In India For 'Anti-India' Content From ISIS
The Indian government has convinced ISPs to block dozens of popular websites accused of hosting “anti-India” content posted by members of the Islamic State ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 04:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Indian Government still blocks 20+ websites – Indian Censorship on Internet
Indian Government has blocked 20+ major websites to counter ISIS propaganda. The government has removed blocking of github.com, vimeo.com and other 10+ ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 03:47 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Pastebin, Dailymotion, Github blocked after DoT order: Report
A number of Indian users are reporting they're not able to access websites such as Pastebin, DailyMotion and Github while accessing the internet through ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 04:17 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Section 66A not for curbing freedom of speech, govt says
Section designed to fight cybercrime and protect the right to life, central government tells Supreme Court. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 05, 2015 01:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
Indian Netizens Criticize Online Censorship of ‘Jihadi’ Content
The article on online censorship by Subhashish Panigrahi was published in Global Voices on January 6, 2015. by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Feb 10, 2015 02:43 AM — Filed under: , ,
Delhi government in consultation with Centre to block Uber's Internet address
The Delhi transport department has started consultation with the central government to block the internet address of taxi hailing app Uber if the San ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 09, 2015 02:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
No more 66A!
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A. Today was a great day for freedom of speech on the Internet! When Section 66A was in ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,