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Digital India: Did Modi get it wrong in Silicon Valley?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 18, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
A bear hug, a photo filter and a new debate on net neutrality - Ayeshea Perera examines the domestic fallout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook townhall in US.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Some Key Words Are Missing
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 23, 2016 — filed under: ,
Google manipulating search results? The Competition Commission is on its case.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Reading the Fine Script: Service Providers, Terms and Conditions and Consumer Rights
by Jyoti Panday published Jul 02, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
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 cases, and discusses the main issues at stake, namely, the role and responsibilities of providers of platforms for user-created content with regard to consumer rights.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry World Narrow Web
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 13, 2012 last modified Mar 27, 2012 04:00 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
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 February 2012.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 14, 2011 last modified Jan 04, 2012 08:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
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 has been able to achieve this through the Information Technology Act and the Intermediary Guidelines Rules it passed in April 2011. It now wants methods of censorship that leave even fewer traces, which is why Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology talks of Internet 'self-regulation', and has brought about an amendment of the Copyright Act that requires instant removal of content.
Located in Internet Governance
Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi v. Facebook and Ors (Order dated December 20, 2011)
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 20, 2012 last modified Feb 20, 2012 06:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This is the order passed on December 20, 2011 by Addl. Civil Judge Mukesh Kumar of the Rohini Courts, New Delhi. All errors of spelling, syntax, logic, and law are present in the original.
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Blog Entry Change has come to all of us
by Nishant Shah published Oct 24, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The general focus on a digital generational divide makes us believe that generations are separated by the digital axis, and that the gap is widening. There is a growing anxiety voiced by an older generation that the digital natives they encounter — in their homes, schools and universities and at workplaces — are a new breed with an entirely different set of vocabularies and lifestyles which are unintelligible and inaccessible. It is time we started pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a digital native.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
FB & Google have already monopolised Indian cyberspace
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2016 last modified Jul 08, 2016 03:59 PM — filed under: , , ,
In an interview with Catch, Sunil Abraham, executive director of Center for Internet & Society, puts the recent US-India cyber relationship framework into perspective. Abraham also talks about how Indian surveillance policies are outdated and why the country has failed to check the hegemonic tendencies of companies like Facebook and Google.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media