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Ahead of hosting Modi, Facebook rebrands internet.org as Free Basics
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 26, 2015 last modified Oct 18, 2015 02:21 PM — filed under: , ,
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 has rebranded its internet access enabling platform Internet.org as Free Basics.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Content Removal on Facebook — A Case of Privatised Censorship?
by Jessamine Mathew published Jun 16, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Any activity on Facebook, be it creating an account, posting a picture or status update or creating a group or page, is bound by Facebook’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. These contain a list of content that is prohibited from being published on Facebook which ranges from hate speech to pornography to violation of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 20, 2014 last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS Outcomes from Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, and to envision a post-2015 Development Agenda. Geetha Hariharan attended the event on CIS' behalf.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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 Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
by Jessamine Mathew published Jul 04, 2014 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The (in)Visible Subject: Power, Privacy and Social Networking
by Rebecca Schild published Feb 26, 2010 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this entry, I will argue that the interplay between privacy and power on social network sites works ultimately to subject individuals to the gaze of others, or to alternatively render them invisible. Individual choices concerning privacy preferences must, therefore, be informed by the intrinsic relationship which exists between publicness/privateness and subjectivity/obscurity.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Arbitrary Arrests for Comment on Bal Thackeray's Death
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Jan 02, 2013 03:42 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Two girls have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested for making comments about the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. Pranesh Prakash explores the legal angles to the arrests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook is no charity, and the ‘free’ in Free Basics comes at a price
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Who could possibly be against free internet access? This is the question that Mark Zuckerberg asks in a piece for the Times of India in which he claims Facebook’s Free Basics service “protects net neutrality”.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Linking Facebook use to free top-up data
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Just before the Trai notification, the Ambani brothers signed a spectrum sharing pact and they have been sharing optic fibre since 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Zuckerberg's Plan Spurned as India Backs Full Net Neutrality
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 15, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook Inc.’s plans for expansion in India have suffered a major setback.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media