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Regulating the Internet by fiat
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The Union government’s move to ban or block 310 online entities is worrisome.
Located in News & Media
India: Social Media Censorship to Contain ‘Cyber-Terrorism'?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
This is the second post in the 2-part series about the perceived role of social media in the wake of the Assam clashes that spilled across the country and threatened to upset the nation's peace.
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Internet clamp outrage
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — 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 yesterday.
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Criticism mounts over India censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
India’s government is facing fierce criticism from privacy groups, political opponents and irate internet users accusing it of an excessive and poorly targeted censorship drive as it seeks to contain social alarm triggered by communal unrest.
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Tata Photon unblocks
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 03, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
As of yesterday, the Tata Photon service of the Internet service provider (ISP) Tata Teleservices seems to have lifted the block it had put on the domain for over a week.
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Internet Analysts Question India’s Efforts to Stem Panic
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 11:46 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government’s efforts to stem a weeklong panic among some ethnic minorities has again put it at odds with Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter.
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India limits social media after civil unrest
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 11:59 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Indian officials have gone too far in limiting text messages and pressuring local Internet firms as well as Twitter and others to block accounts, critics say.
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Collaborative Projects Programme
by Nishant Shah published Sep 18, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:04 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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The ICANN-US DOC 'Affirmation of Commitments' - A Step Forward?
by Anja Kovacs published Oct 06, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:16 AM — filed under: , ,
On 30 September 2009, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) signed an Affirmation of Commitments (AoC) with the US Government's Department of Commerce. For those of us who are concerned that the Internet should serve the global public good, is the new arrangement a step forward? An assessment.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry RTI Applications on Blocking of Websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 08, 2011 last modified Dec 21, 2012 06:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
In recent weeks, an increasing number of incidents have come to light on government-ordered blocking of websites. In one case involving, it is clear who has ordered the block (a Delhi district court judge, as an interim order), even though the block itself is open to constitutional challenge. In all others cases, including the TypePad case, it is unclear who has ordered the block and why. We at CIS have sent in two right to information requests to find out.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog