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Govt goes after porn, makes ISPs ban sites
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 26, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 10:11 AM — filed under: , ,
The government has decided to put a blanket ban on several websites that allow users to share pornographic content.
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Blog Entry Indian surveillance laws & practices far worse than US
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 13, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:09 AM — filed under: , , ,
Explosive would be just the word to describe the revelations by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Is freedom of expression under threat in digital age?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2013 last modified Jan 17, 2013 06:16 AM — filed under: , ,
With social networking site Facebook boasting of 1 billion members globally and micro-blogging site Twitter claiming millions, opinion was divided on whether the freedom of expression was under threat in the digital age.
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Blog Entry Web of Sameness
by Nishant Shah published Jan 18, 2013 — filed under: ,
The social Web has been an ominous space at the start of 2013. It has been awash with horror, pain and grief. The recent gang rape and death of a medical student in Delhi prevents one from being too optimistic about the year to come. My live feeds on various social networks are filled with rue and rage at the gruesome incident and the seeming depravity of our society.
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Govt vs Tweeple: Has clampdown hit free speech?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Has the Government crossed the line by ordering the blocking of several Twitter accounts, many belonging to prominent journalists? The debate was featured in NDTV on August 23, 2012.
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Govt orders blocking of 300 specific URLs including 16 Twitter accounts
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The government stepped up its efforts to stop what it feels is an online campaign of misinformation and rumour mongering in the wake of lower Assam riots and ordered blocking of 16 Twitter accounts, including two belonging to journalists, considered sympathetic to the right in India.
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NE exodus: List containing 309 blocked URLs leaks online
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Latest reports coming in have confirmed that a list containing 309 URLs, whose ban the government had sought in light of the Assam violence and the subsequent NE exodus, has been leaked online.
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India's social media crackdown reveals clumsy govt machinery
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
"High-handed" and "reckless" are some of the words used in the media to describe the government's online crackdown.
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India threatens action against Twitter for ethnic violence 'rumors'
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
India threatened to take action on Thursday against Twitter over content alleged to have inflamed ethnic tensions, as leaked documents revealed the government scrambling to censor online material.
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Internet expert criticizes Indian cyber blockades
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:11 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top Internet expert said Friday.
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