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Proxies and VPNs: Why govt can't ban porn websites?
The government's move to block more than 800 pornographic websites has led experts to question whether this latest attempt to police the internet is even ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:26 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Ban on pornography temporary, says government
The government has taken a dramatic U-turn from its stated position on internet pornography. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:46 AM — Filed under: , ,
The freedom of expression debate: The State must mend fences with The Web
A fortnight after her arrest, Renu Srinivasan spends her free time singing Ashley Tisdale's number Suddenly. The lyrics - Suddenly people know my name, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 07, 2013 10:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
Censorship makes India fall two places on global internet freedom chart
A recently released global report on the internet freedom rated India 39th in 2012, a slip from two places last year. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2012 10:37 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India blocks more than 250 Web sites for inciting hate, panic
Nearly 80 people have been killed and 400,000 displaced in fighting between Muslims and India’s Hindu Bodo tribespeople in Assam, a northeastern state of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2012 04:38 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysing Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism & Rioting Edition)
Pranesh Prakash does preliminary analysis on a leaked list of the websites blocked from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 by the Indian government. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 06, 2012 11:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Reliance Jio is using SNI inspection to block websites
Reliance Jio, the most popular ISP in India, is employing a deep packet inspection technique to block websites for its users. by Gurshabad Grover and Kushagra Singh last modified Jul 09, 2020 01:31 AM — Filed under:
Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Online Speech: Deadlock to Dialogue
The event was hosted by FICCI Communications and Digital Economy Committee on September 4, 2012 at FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi. Pranesh ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 15, 2012 05:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
Iceland’s proposed porn ban ‘like repression in Iran, N. Korea’ – activists
A group of 40 human rights activists from around the world fear that Iceland could become “a role model for Internet censorship” if it introduces Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 21, 2013 03:56 AM — Filed under: ,
Press controls ‘send wrong message to rest of world’
Britain could trigger an international media crackdown if the Government goes ahead with plans for a Royal Charter to introduce a new Press regulator, free ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2013 04:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
FOEX Live: June 1-7, 2014
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world). by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 07, 2014 01:33 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Your telco could help spy on you
Telecom minister gives approval to changes in rules for mobile licences to enable such mass surveillance. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 30, 2013 06:13 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India won't censor social media: Telecom Minister
India does not intend to censor online social networks such as Facebook, a minister said Tuesday, but he demanded that they obey the same rules governing the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2012 07:15 AM — Filed under: , ,
India's struggle for online freedom
"65 years since your independence," a new battle for freedom is under way in India — according to a YouTube video uploaded by an Indian member of Anonymous, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 06:39 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India: The New Front Line in the Global Struggle for Internet Freedom
The government tussles with Internet freedom activists in the world's largest democracy. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 07:10 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A beauty’s blog creates furore
Her first Tamil poetry anthology Otraiyilaiyena (As a single leaf) saw three editions and the second one Ulagin Azhagiya Muthal Penn (The first beautiful woman ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 11, 2012 03:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
No more blocking of entire websites?
The Madras HC has taken one step to ensure that entire websites are no longer blocked, but it doesn't mean that arbitrary takedowns will cease. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 26, 2012 09:47 AM — Filed under: , ,
Internet Censorship, Surveillance, and Corporate Transparency
Google’s Dorothy Chou will be in conversation with international experts Annenberg School of Communication, St., Philadelphia, on April 3, 2013, from 4.30 p.m. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2013 10:29 AM — Filed under: ,
India’s Civil Liberties Crisis: Of Bans, Blocks, Bullying and Biometrics
Malavika Jayaram will be a speaker at this event which is organized by the Center for Global Communication Studies and will be held at Annenberg School of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2013 10:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
A dangerous trend: social media adds fire to Muzaffarnagar clashes
As access to the Internet grows, especially in small Indian towns and cities, social media has revealed a darker side as a hatred-mongering tool capable of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 12, 2013 10:50 AM — Filed under: ,
FOEX Live: June 16-23, 2014
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world). by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 24, 2014 10:23 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
GNI and IAMAI Launch Interactive Slideshow Exploring Impact of India's Internet Laws
The Global Network Initiative and the Internet and Mobile Association of India have come together to explain how India’s Internet and technology laws impact ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 17, 2014 12:01 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Views | Why the Left may for once be right
On the opening day of the upcoming parliamentary session on Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha is set to vote on an annulment motion against the IT rules, moved by P. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 11:48 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet
The Centre for Internet & Society in partnership with Google India conducted the Google Policy Fellowship 2011. This was offered for the first time in Asia ... by Rishabh Dara last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:22 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked URLs by Department of Telecommunications (IIPM Edition)
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in its order dated February 14, 2013 has issued directions to the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block seventy ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Feb 17, 2013 07:35 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Why was the Gwalior court in such a hurry to block IIPM URLs?
Is it really that easy to get courts to block online content as it appears from the latest case of the blocking of 73 URLs related to IIPM? Legally speaking, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 19, 2013 11:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
India limits social media after civil unrest
Has the Indian government lost its sense of humour? That’s what some in India were asking as word spread that authorities had pressured Twitter into blocking ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 12:33 PM — Filed under: , ,
Internet expert Pranesh Prakash criticizes Indian cyber blockades
The government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 12:58 PM — Filed under: , , ,
New Delhi Expands Curbs on Web Content
India on Thursday broadened recent efforts to regulate the Internet with moves to block Twitter accounts of some prominent journalists and content from ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 01:16 PM — Filed under: , ,