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Terror recruiters target Indians on internet
What's in a name? If it indicates your religious identity, then you could get trolled by strangers wanting to draw you in with videos on the importance of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2014 06:57 AM — Filed under: ,
The trouble with trolls
Social networking sites give trolls the ability to hide their real identity and cause grief to others. Here is what you need to do if you face an online attack. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 05:42 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Gauging Users' Reactions Towards Zero Rating
In the ongoing debate about zero-rated plans and net neutrality, this blog post aims to study the possible effects of a survey conducted in Bangalore to gauge ... by Aadya Misra last modified Nov 25, 2015 03:30 PM — Filed under: ,
Wikipedia Editing as Assessment Tool in the Indian Higher Education Classroom
Getting students to create and edit Wikipedia entries in English and Indian languages can be a comprehensive assessment tool at the Bachelor’s and Master’s ... by Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana, Ashwin Kumar A.P. and T. Vishnu Vardhan last modified Jan 30, 2014 10:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Social media promotions can backfire, too
Social media is a highly effective marketing tool for companies but its very ubiquity and the speed with which messaging goes viral has meant that it can hurt ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 14, 2013 05:24 AM — Filed under: ,
I Just Pinged to Say Hello
A host of social networks find us more connected than ever before, but leave us groping for words in the digital space. by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 30, 2013 08:36 AM — Filed under: , ,
When the virtual world wakes up the real one
The unprecedented wave of voices speaking up against sexual harassment in recent times has as much to do with technology as the determination to seek justice. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2013 09:35 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian government wakes up to risk of Hotmail, Gmail
Worried by US spying revelations, India has begun drawing up a new email policy to help secure government communications, but the man responsible for drafting ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 30, 2013 04:24 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: , , , , ,
FOEX Live: June 8-15, 2014
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world). Please email relevant ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 16, 2014 10:22 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: , , ,
India’s ballot battle will also run through Facebook
Facebook on Tuesday launched its widely awaited “election tracker” for the upcoming general elections, a move that signals the growing importance of social ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 05, 2014 11:49 AM — Filed under: ,
Students lead the way with apps for ideas
At 1am, the lights are still on in 15-year-old Pratik's room at his house on 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar. The NPS-Koramangala student is busy typing code on his ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 28, 2014 09:24 AM — Filed under: ,
Centre draws red lines for Whatsapp over fake news, says must comply with Indian laws
In a meeting with WhatsApp’s CEO Chris Daniels, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India put forward several demands, including that the company must have ... by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2018 02:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
Brazil’s experience a red flag for WhatsApp in Indian polls, say experts
Data shows that the share of active WhatsApp users in rural India has doubled since 2017, according to a survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing ... by Admin last modified Oct 28, 2018 06:06 AM — Filed under: ,
Untangling the web of India's 'ungovernable' Net
India sells itself as a tech hub, outsourcing IT experts to the world. At home, it dreams of "equity on the Net." But millions remain unconnected and digital ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 16, 2013 06:06 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook's Fall from Grace: Arab Spring to Indian Winter
Facebook’s Free Basics has been permanently banned in India! The Indian telecom regulator, TRAI has issued the world’s most stringent net neutrality ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Feb 11, 2016 03:51 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Linking Facebook use to free top-up data
Just before the Trai notification, the Ambani brothers signed a spectrum sharing pact and they have been sharing optic fibre since 2013. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2016 12:33 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Zuckerberg's Plan Spurned as India Backs Full Net Neutrality
Facebook Inc.’s plans for expansion in India have suffered a major setback. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 15, 2016 02:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook’s Free Basics hits snag in India
Indian regulators have dealt a major blow to Facebook’s controversial Free Basics online access plan by forbidding so-called differential pricing by internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 15, 2016 02:33 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Internet Freedom
The modern medium of the web is an open-sourced, democratic world in which equality is an ideal, which is why what is most important is Internet freedom. by Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda last modified Feb 15, 2016 02:51 AM — 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: , , ,
Minds that (should) matter
Thinkers who best explain a rapidly-changing India to the world (and the world to India). by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 26, 2015 04:34 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: , , ,
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: , ,
The Dangers Of Birdsong
Instant gratification? Social media can quickly turn the game into checkmate if you don’t keep your emotions in check. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2014 10:29 AM — Filed under: ,