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Govt tweaks enforcement of IT Act after spate of arrests
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
The government on Thursday tweaked the law to make it tougher for citizens to be arrested for online comments that are deemed offensive after recent arrests came in for heavy criticism by Internet activists, the media and other groups.
Located in News & Media
Hacktivists deface BSNL website
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 14, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) website,, was hacked and defaced on Thursday afternoon.
Located in News & Media
Here is why government twitter handles have been posting offensive and partisan messages
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
You have failed us big time Mr Kejriwal, for your petty political gains you can become headlines for Pakistani press,” read a tweet on October 5 from @IndiaPostOffice, the official twitter handle of the Indian postal service.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
How Next-Gen Smartphone Users are Being Bought and Sold
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 19, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:48 AM — filed under: ,
After facebook and google, Twitter became the latest to buy millions of Indian smartphone users in July.
Located in News & Media
How The U.K. Got A Better Deal From Facebook Than India Did
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 18, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and India’s Karmanya Sareen shared a similar concern – how messenger application WhatsApp’s decision to share user data with parent Facebook is a violation of the promise of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
How To Win Friends, FB Style
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 18, 2015 — filed under: , ,
True to form—and Facebook—there was a warm, friendly and familial feel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s townhall meeting at Melon, California, with Mark Zuckerberg on September 27. Modi got emotional (yet again) while talking about his mother. Zuckerberg, the youngish founder of the world’s largest social networking site, got his parents to meet and pose with Modi.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Huge outcry forces India to backtrack on social media data proposal
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 24, 2015 last modified Oct 01, 2015 01:31 AM — filed under: ,
Govt retracts move after strongly negative reaction to 90-day message-saving policy
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry I Just Pinged to Say Hello
by Nishant Shah published Nov 30, 2013 — filed under: , ,
A host of social networks find us more connected than ever before, but leave us groping for words in the digital space.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India 'jihadi' web blocking causes anger
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
A government block on more than 30 high-profile websites has caused anger across India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India ‘tea parties’ enable politicians to woo urban youth with technology
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2014 last modified Mar 06, 2014 12:13 PM — filed under: ,
Babalal Patel’s tiny tea stall in southern Mumbai is a long way from Silicon Valley. It is not even that close to Bangalore, the Indian equivalent.
Located in News & Media