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Twitter’s Censorship Move Aimed at Regaining China?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Twitter, the popular social networking site for micro-blogging, has announced it is open to content censorship and region-based filtering, if required by law. The service boasts nearly 300 million users from across the world. Vinod Yalburgi writes this in the International Business Times.
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Blog Entry Two Arguments Against the Constitutionality of Section 66A
by Gautam Bhatia published May 31, 2014 last modified Jun 04, 2014 03:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
Gautam Bhatia explores the constitutionality of Section 66A in light of recent events.
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Two women arrested over Facebook gripe on Mumbai shutdown
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Jan 15, 2013 09:26 AM — filed under: , ,
A woman who complained about the Indian city of Mumbai shutting down for the funeral of divisive Hindu nationalist politician Balasaheb Thackeray was arrested for "hurting religious sentiments," local police told reporters amid public anger over the case.
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UN agrees to review agencies governing Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Although India’s proposal has been criticized as an effort to control the Net, govt says this will ensure it has more say in policymaking.
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Views | Why the Left may for once be right
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
On the opening day of the upcoming parliamentary session on Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha is set to vote on an annulment motion against the IT rules, moved by P. Rajeeve of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
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Vimeo Ban: More Web Censorship
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 — filed under: ,
When Indian users logged on to Vimeo and some other video-sharing websites Thursday morning, they were greeted by a rather unusual message: "Access to this site has been blocked as per Court Orders."
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Vimeo, DailyMotion, Pastebin Among Sites Blocked In India For 'Anti-India' Content From ISIS
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 02, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Indian government has convinced ISPs to block dozens of popular websites accused of hosting “anti-India” content posted by members of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
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Watch out for fettered speech
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 02, 2012 last modified Sep 02, 2012 09:30 AM — filed under: , , ,
The constant attempts at censorship in the name of national security should give all right-thinking Indians pause.
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We the goondas
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 04, 2014 last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — filed under: , , , ,
You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.
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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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