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Blog Entry Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked URLs by Department of Telecommunications (IIPM Edition)
by Snehashish Ghosh published Feb 16, 2013 last modified Feb 17, 2013 07:35 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in its order dated February 14, 2013 has issued directions to the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block seventy eight URLs. The block order has been issued as a result of a court order. Snehashish Ghosh does a preliminary analysis of the list of websites blocked as per the DoT order.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Anonymous joins protests against Internet shutdown in Kashmir
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 last modified Mar 01, 2013 04:46 AM — filed under: , ,
Hacktivist group Anonymous joined thousands of others to protest the shutdown of internet services in Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day by authorities after the hanging of Afzal Guru, a key accused in the Parliament attack case.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Anti-trafficking Bill may lead to censorship
by Swaraj Barooah and Gurshabad Grover published Jul 24, 2018 last modified Aug 02, 2018 01:59 PM — filed under: , ,
There are a few problematic provisions in the proposed legislation—it may severely impact freedom of expression.
Located in Internet Governance / 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
Arrests over Facebook posts: Why we’re on a dangerous slide
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 20, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The most bizarre thing about the arrest of Shaheen Dhada and Renu Srinivasan on Monday over a Facebook post that questioned the wisdom of a bandh to mark Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray‘s death is that no laws were actually violated by the post.
Located in News & Media
Ban on pornography temporary, says government
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:46 AM — filed under: , ,
The government has taken a dramatic U-turn from its stated position on internet pornography.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blocked websites: Where India flawed
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 last modified Aug 27, 2012 03:00 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Apart from not giving 48 hours response time, the Indian government has blocked some websites which don't exist or don't have web addresses, says an analyst.
Located in News & Media
Blocking Twitter: How Internet Service Providers & telcos were caught between tweets and tall egos
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Long derided as 'dumb pipes' to the Web, Internet service providers (ISPs) are discovering these days that insult is being increasingly followed up by injury.
Located in News & Media
Campaign against curbs on websites gathers steam
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
For political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and his blogger-cum-journalist friend Alok Dixit, who both ran a website against corruption, a tryst with the blind side of law triggered their mission against “gagging” of the new-age Indian Internet user.
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Can Uber, Ola apps be blocked? Govt fighting cyber odds
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 14, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The Delhi government is trying to block taxi hailing apps like Uber and Ola Cabs, but is it really possible?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media