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Google to change privacy policy to use personal info of users
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 27, 2012 last modified Jan 30, 2012 05:03 AM — filed under: , , ,
It is a warning for users of Google and other Social Networking sites. Who are using these sites for searching anything they want to know and sharing their personal life with friends, colleagues and relatives. If you have ever used Google for searching any place, restaurant or shared information about your personal life with your friends on Google and other social networking sites, or you have watched adult stuff on YouTube, if your answer is yes, Google knows about it. And according to its new privacy policy Google is going to put this information to some use. Sheetal Ranga's article was published in Punjab Newsline on 27 January 2012.
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Blog Entry How India Makes E-books Easier to Ban than Books (And How We Can Change That)
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 24, 2012 last modified Feb 21, 2012 11:50 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Without getting into questions of what should and should not be unlawful speech, Pranesh Prakash chooses to take a look at how Indian law promotes arbitrary removal and blocking of websites, website content, and online services, and how it makes it much easier than getting offline printed speech removed.
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Tangled Web
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 23, 2012 — filed under: ,
Government and social networking sites at loggerheads as debate rages over freedom of expression, writes Kumar Anshuman and Nikita Doval in this story published in the Week on Saturday, 21 January 2012.
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Blog Entry The Quixotic Fight to Clean up the Web
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 23, 2012 last modified Jan 26, 2012 08:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
The ongoing attempt to pre-screen online content won’t change anything. It will only drive netizens into the arms of criminals, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published in Tehelka Magazine, Vol 9, Issue 04, Dated 28 Jan 2012.
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Indian Internet Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Freedom of Expression
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 19, 2012 — filed under: , ,
In India, Internet giants such as Google and Facebook are fighting a lawsuit after the government authorized their prosecution for online content on their sites deemed to be offensive. The case has put the spotlight on free speech in the world’s largest democracy.
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Janhit Manch & Ors. v. The Union of India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The petition sought a blanket ban on pornographic websites. The NGO had argued that websites displaying sexually explicit content had an adverse influence, leading youth on a delinquent path.
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Karthikeyan R v Union of India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The court refused to direct the government to take proactive steps to curb access to Internet pornography stating that such matters require case-by-case analysis to be constitutionally valid under Article 19(1)(a) (Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression).
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India: obscene pics of gods require massive human censorship of Google, Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2012 — filed under: , ,
It's hardly the sort of Internet policy statement one hopes to hear from judges in major democracies. "Like China, we can block all such websites [who don't comply]," Justice Suresh Cait told Facebook and Google lawyers in India yesterday. "But let us not go to that situation."
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Is India Ignoring its own Internet Protections?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2012 — filed under: , ,
India’s information technology law of 2008 limits the liability of Internet companies for material posted on their Web sites by users, including anything government regulators deem objectionable. The firms are supposed to be notified of offensive content — by users or the authorities — and then remove it when legally warranted.
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India internet: clean-up or censorship?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Is India going the way of China? Not when it comes to development indicators. Or enhanced infrastructure. Or economic power. But in another category at which Beijing excels: web censorship.
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