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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 Abraham also talks about how Indian surveillance policies are outdated and why the country has failed to check the hegemonic tendencies of companies like Facebook and Google.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
Blog Entry Facebook: A Platform with Little Less Sharing of Personal Information
by Nishant Shah published May 08, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:38 AM — filed under: ,
As Facebook becomes less personal, what happens to digital friendship?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
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
Blog Entry There is No Such Thing as Free Basics
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 14, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
India would not see the rain of Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they could benefit from this Firefox project. Because the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken a historical step by banning the differential pricing without discriminating services.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
In India, advocates of net neutrality have welcomed new rules by the telecom regulator that have blocked efforts by Facebook to offer free but limited access to the web in the country’s fast growing Internet market.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans Facebook’s ‘free’ Internet for the poor
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 10, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
India’s telecom regulator said Monday that service providers cannot charge discriminatory prices for Internet services, a blow to Facebook’s global effort to provide low-cost Internet to developing countries.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
ALWAR, India — Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
Blog Entry Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 25, 2015 last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top 10 Facts about Free Basics". Sunil argued against the validity of all the 'top 10 facts'.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media