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Internet expert criticizes Indian cyber blockades
The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:11 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India Bans Mass SMS to Counter Panic
Last year social networking was credited with helping to organize revolutions across the Middle East and with getting normally apathetic middle-class Indians ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 07:29 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Northeast exodus: Is there a mechanism to pre-screen social media content?
The government has passed the blame buck on social media and blocked hundreds of websites, which it claims, hosted hate speech and inflammatory content, enough ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 04:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Is the govt caught in the 'censorship' web?
NDTV aired a one-hour debate on censorship in "We the People" episode hosted by Barkha Dutt on August 26, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in the discussions ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 06:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India Debates Misuse of Social Media
India has blocked more than 250 websites after provocative online content spread panic among people from the country's northeast, prompting some of them to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:13 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Officials Raise Questions over Indian Government’s Efforts
As per a recent report, it has been revealed that the Indian government despite making several efforts to resolve the issue of hate speech seems failing in the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:36 PM — Filed under: , ,
Political war on the web
Twitter is not only the ‘people’s voice’. It is also a forum for orchestrated propaganda.Kunal Majumder tracks the BJP-Congress online duel. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2012 05:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Need a standard strategy to deal with Web issues: Chandrasekhar
The government has been facing allegations of Internet censorship for over a year now. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2012 08:37 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
UN agrees to review agencies governing Internet
Although India’s proposal has been criticized as an effort to control the Net, govt says this will ensure it has more say in policymaking. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2012 02:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:31 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Porn block in India sparks outrage
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Criminal defamation remains and so does the debate
by Japreet Grewal last modified May 23, 2016 06:05 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Online Censorship on the Rise: Why I Prefer to Save Things Offline
As governments use their power to erase what they do not approve of from the web, cloud storage will not be enough. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:26 AM — Filed under: ,
List of Blocked 'Escort Service' Websites
Here is the full list of URLs that Indian ISPs were asked to block on Monday, June 13, 2016. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 15, 2016 08:33 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Creativity, Politics, and Internet Censorship
In collaboration with Karnataka for Kashmir, we organised a discussion on 'Creativity, Politics and Internet Censorship' on May 25, 2016. Mahum Shabir, a legal ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jun 17, 2016 07:07 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Indian experts doubt government ban on porn sites will be effective
The Indian government directed service providers to block 240 websites but doubts have surfaced over the legality of such an order. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:00 PM — Filed under: ,
ISPs start blocking escort websites following govt order
DoT on Monday ordered blocking of 240 URLs; blocking of websites takes place under Section 69A of the IT Act, and Information Technology Rules. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
Here is the entire list of 'escorts service' websites that the government has banned
Another day and another opaque order asking Indian service providers to block websites that allegedly offer or advertise escort services in India. In total, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
Last week, the Indian government rejected Google’s plans to map Indian cities, tourist spots and mountain ranges, using the 360-degree panoramic Google Street ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:57 AM — Filed under: , ,