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Indian experts doubt government ban on porn sites will be effective
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2016 last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:00 PM — filed under: ,
The Indian government directed service providers to block 240 websites but doubts have surfaced over the legality of such an order.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Behind the scenes of Escort Economy 2.0
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2016 — filed under:
With the government banning over 200 escort sites last week, Sunday Times speaks to the owner of an agency to find out how tech is driving the world's oldest profession.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
ISPs start blocking escort websites following govt order
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:17 AM — filed under: , ,
DoT on Monday ordered blocking of 240 URLs; blocking of websites takes place under Section 69A of the IT Act, and Information Technology Rules.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Here is the entire list of 'escorts service' websites that the government has banned
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Another day and another opaque order asking Indian service providers to block websites that allegedly offer or advertise escort services in India. In total, the government has ordered ban on 237 websites. But as it happens whenever the Indian government bans website, there has been no public communication about the same.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
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 View feature.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Cyberstalkers, the new bullies in town
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 04, 2016 — filed under:
The advent of social media and an increase in accessibility has led to increasing concerns with regard to cyber safety.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Big Data Governance Frameworks for 'Data Revolution for Sustainable Development'
by Meera Manoj published Jul 05, 2016 last modified Jul 05, 2016 01:13 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
A key component of the process to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is the call for a global 'data revolution' to better understand, monitor, and implement development interventions. Recently there has been several international proposals to use big data, along with reconfigured national statistical systems, to operationalise this 'data revolution for sustainable development.' This analysis by Meera Manoj highlights the different models of collection, management, sharing, and governance of global development data that are being discussed.
Located in Internet Governance / 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
Flashpoint #TrollControl: Maneka versus NCW
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2016 — filed under: ,
Amidst the debate over controlling online trolls - the proposal by Union Women and Child Development Minister to curb violence against women on the internet has triggered a fight between the minister and the National Commission for Women (NCW).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India No Haven For Net Freedom But It Did Not Oppose UN Move on Internet Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2016 — filed under: ,
India hasn’t had the best record when it comes to Internet rights. The country regularly carries out Internet shutdowns under flimsy pretexts, is still fumbling when it comes to the drafting of a comprehensive privacy bill, and most recently came out with a geospatial information regulation bill that would establish ownership over all forms of location data.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media