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India's ‘Facebook ruling’ is another nail in the coffin of the MNO model
Ability to access 'net from mobe no longer considered a miracle. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2016 03:44 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Interview with Pranesh Prakash
Pranesh Prakash of the Centre for Internet and Society talks to Mint’s Surabhi Agarwal about the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act and the government’s ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:58 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Govt tweaks enforcement of IT Act after spate of arrests
The government on Thursday tweaked the law to make it tougher for citizens to be arrested for online comments that are deemed offensive after recent arrests ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 08:27 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Draft nonsense
Seriously flawed and dodgily drafted provisions in the IT Act provide the state a stick to beat its citizens with. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 03, 2012 09:08 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Vodafone Report Explains Government Access to Customer Data
Vodafone Group PLC, the world’s second largest mobile carrier, released a report on Friday, June 6 2014 disclosing to what extent governments can request their ... by Joe Sheehan last modified Jun 19, 2014 10:38 AM — Filed under: ,
Stay connected even when you go underground
CMRL may soon start making arrangements to ensure good mobile connectivity on the underground stretch. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 04, 2014 03:15 PM — Filed under: ,
FOEX Live
Selections of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world) by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jul 07, 2014 12:36 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
So Much to Lose
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have been a witness to the maelstrom of events that accompanied the death of the political leader Bal Thackeray. by Nishant Shah last modified Dec 07, 2012 04:39 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Facebook launches FB Newswire for journalists; loses part of its immunity under IT Act 2000
A bus accident in California, a fire in New Jersey and another in Vasant Kunj, NASA's successful test flight of its vertical take-off and landing craft, a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 06, 2014 05:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
European Court of Justice rules Internet Search Engine Operator responsible for Processing Personal Data Published by Third Parties
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that an "an internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing that it carries out of ... by Jyoti Panday last modified May 14, 2014 02:18 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Huge outcry forces India to backtrack on social media data proposal
Govt retracts move after strongly negative reaction to 90-day message-saving policy by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 01, 2015 01:31 AM — Filed under: ,
The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part I
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on ... by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah last modified Oct 08, 2015 11:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Modi's Valley hug sparks swadeshi talk
His warm hug of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will perhaps be the most abiding image of Narendra Modi's visit to the Silicon Valley. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 11, 2015 05:33 AM — Filed under: ,
Ahead of hosting Modi, Facebook rebrands internet.org as Free Basics
Hinting at what could be vital points of discussion when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, the social media giant ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 02:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
Indian politicians yet to tap voters online: CIS’s Abraham
Sunil Abraham talks about the role online media will play in forthcoming elections and the behaviour of online readers of news. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 23, 2013 05:31 AM — Filed under: ,
EC guidelines on social media: Welcome move, but not enough
With election season close by and the growing ubiquity of social media, the Election Commission of India’s recent guidelines for how candidates and political ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 19, 2013 10:18 AM — Filed under: ,
You will need a license to create a WhatsApp group in Kashmir
The internet rights activists have criticised the move stating it as unconstitutional. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 21, 2016 02:34 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Will Facebook, Twitter relocate servers to India?
The debate to relocate offshore servers of internet and social media firms including Google, Facebook and Twitter has revived. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 23, 2016 03:26 PM — Filed under: ,
Ayodhya trending on Twitter sparks censorship concerns
On the 20th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, the ShauryaDiwas, Ayodhya and Babri Masjid hashtags were trending on Twitter all day, with almost 2,500 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 12, 2012 10:38 AM — Filed under: , ,
Tulu Wikipedia Tutorial
Dr. U.B. Pavanaja trained the people involved in the creation of the videos. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 15, 2015 07:50 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Net Neutrality Advocates Rejoice As TRAI Bans Differential Pricing
India would not see any more Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they benefited from this ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Feb 23, 2016 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Social media undermining journalistic credibility?
The line separating journalists and bloggers is being increasingly blurred due to the growth of social media, said Nelson Moses, who was a panelist at a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 06, 2013 04:41 AM — Filed under: ,
Chidambaram to Talk Budget on Google+ Hangout
Indian politicians are slowly warming up to social media. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 11, 2013 04:14 AM — Filed under: ,
Hacktivists deface BSNL website
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) website, www.bsnl.co.in, was hacked and defaced on Thursday afternoon. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 14, 2012 05:20 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
When the war’s on WhatsApp
Slick, jingoistic videos are whipping up pro-war rhetoric on social media after the Uri terror attack. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2016 04:36 PM — Filed under: , ,
Services like TwitterSeva aren’t the silver bullets they are made out to be
TwitterSeva is great, but it should not be considered a sufficient replacement for proper e-governance systems. This is because there are several serious ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Oct 06, 2016 04:31 PM — Filed under: ,
Behind Modi’s Heartwarming Diwali Ad for Soldiers, An App That’s Primed for Political Messaging
The campaign, which allows users to send Modi quotes on themes like Ayodhya and the perfidy of the Opposition, raises questions about the boundaries between ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 30, 2016 07:33 AM — Filed under: , ,
UN Human Rights Council urged to protect human rights online
63 civil society groups urged the UN Human Rights Council to address global challenges to freedom of expression, privacy and other human rights on the ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 19, 2014 01:28 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Reading the Fine Script: Service Providers, Terms and Conditions and Consumer Rights
This year, an increasing number of incidents, related to consumer rights and service providers, have come to light. This blog illustrates the facts of the ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech. by Jessamine Mathew last modified Jul 04, 2014 07:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,