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Encryption policy would have affected emails, operating systems, WiFi
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2015 — filed under: ,
Our email data would have to be stored. If we connect to a WiFi, that data would have to be stored, and that's plain ridiculous. There is a problem when the government tries to target citizens to ensure national security, said Pranesh Prakash, policy director at the Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Facebook launches FB Newswire for journalists; loses part of its immunity under IT Act 2000
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 26, 2014 last modified May 06, 2014 05:41 AM — filed under: , ,
A bus accident in California, a fire in New Jersey and another in Vasant Kunj, NASA's successful test flight of its vertical take-off and landing craft, a ceremony to honour the sherpas who died during an avalanche at the Everest last week, and, Israel's suspension of talks with Palestinian authorities. These were some of the news that were disseminated on the first day of Facebook's newest social tool: a newswire to aid journalists and newsrooms.
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Blog Entry Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Apr 17, 2015 01:44 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Much confusion has resulted from the Section 66A verdict. Some people are convinced that online speech is now without any reasonable restrictions under Article 19 (2) of the Constitution. This is completely false.
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Blog Entry FOEX Live: June 1-7, 2014
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 07, 2014 last modified Jun 07, 2014 01:33 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world).
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Blog Entry FOEX Live: May 26-27, 2014
by Geetha Hariharan published May 27, 2014 — filed under: , , , , ,
A selection of news from across India implicating online freedom of expression and use of digital technology
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Blog Entry FOEX Live: May 28-29, 2014
by Geetha Hariharan published May 29, 2014 last modified May 29, 2014 08:58 AM — filed under: , , ,
A selection of news from across India with a bearing on online freedom of expression and use of digital technology
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Blog Entry Free Speech Policy in India: Community, Custom, Censorship, and the Future of Internet Regulation
by Bhairav Acharya published Jul 13, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 10:12 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This note summarises my panel contribution to the conference on Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age at New Delhi on 21 April 2015, which was organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in collaboration with the Internet Policy Observatory of the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Government to hold talks with stakeholders on Internet censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
In an unprecedented move, the government, through the Department of Telecommunications and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, has agreed to initiate dialogue on Internet censorship with mega Internet companies, social media giants such as Google and Facebook, members of civil society, technical community, media, ISPs and legal experts.
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Govt likely to issue guidelines to clarify IT rules soon
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 20, 2012 — filed under: ,
Norms relate to the role of intermediaries such as telcos, Web service providers, others on hosting content online, writes Surabhi Agarwal.
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Guilty until Proven Innocent: Pirates, Pornographers, Terrorists and the IT Act in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2013 last modified Aug 28, 2013 10:19 AM — filed under: ,
The Research Center of Media and Communication at the University of Hamburg organized the Summer School 2013 at Hamburg, Germany from July 29 to August 2, 2013. Dr. Nishant Shah was a panelist in the session on "Guilty until Proven Innocent: Pirates, Pornographers, Terrorists and the IT Act in India".
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