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Hackers Take Protest to Indian Streets and Cyberspace

Hackers Take Protest to Indian Streets and Cyberspace

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 04:02 AM

First there was self-styled Gandhian activist Anna Hazare who took to the streets to protest corruption. Now a group agitating against censorship on the Internet has arrived in India.

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The new Internet watchdogs

The new Internet watchdogs

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2012 08:18 AM

The Government has taken a series of measures to control the Internet, but should it be doing so? This article by Ronendra Singh was published in the Hindu Business Line on June 12, 2012. Sunil Abraham is quoted in this.

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'Attempts to censor the web ill-advised'

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2012 07:11 AM

Amid concerted government attempts to censor the internet and the recent blocking of file-sharing websites due to a court order based on a petition by producers of a Tamil film, speakers at a discussion on Saturday felt that there was a fear of freedom of expression among those affected by it, primarily the powerful.

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Poor Guarantee of Online Freedom in India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2012 04:18 AM

The debate over the "Intermediaries Guidelines" as part of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in Parliament brought focus to the issue of censorship and lack of accountability of governing bodies vis-à-vis the internet in the country. This cannot be divorced from the larger questions related to the threats to freedom of expression from both the state and various societal actors today.

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Connecting People Apart - Events Series

Connecting People Apart - Events Series

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 15, 2012 11:32 AM

Post-Media Lab is organising an event series at Lüneburg/Berlin from June 20 to June 23, 2012. Nishant Shah will be speaking at this event.

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Tata Communications embraces the change to IPv6

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 15, 2012 05:56 AM

The Internet was operational since 1983 and at the time there was no way that one could image as to what extent it will reach. With a rapid growth and after serving nearly 2.5 billion people and 11 billion devices, the Internet is apparently running out of space. This has prompted many global organizations to embrace the change from IPv4 to IPv6 and one of these companies is Tata Communications.

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Window on the World

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 15, 2012 05:49 AM

Subsequent to the publishing of a peer reviewed essay titled Resisting Revolutions: Questioning the Radical Potential of Citizen Action, the Centre for Internet & Society has been listed as one of the global organisations working on issues of participation, citizenship and new technologies along with a list of partner organisations.

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The War for India's Internet

The War for India's Internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2012 09:12 AM

Why is the world's biggest democracy cracking down on Facebook and Google? Rebecca Mackinnon's article was published in Foreign Policy on June 6, 2012.

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Meeting of the two Sub-Groups on Privacy Issues under the Chairmanship of Justice AP Shah in Delhi

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2012 08:31 AM

The next meeting of the two Sub-Groups on privacy issues under the Chairmanship of Justice A.P. Shah, former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2012 at 11.00 a.m. in the Committee Room No. 228, Yojana Bhawan, Planning Commission.

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Internet opens doors to trillions more Net addresses with IPv6

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2012 05:12 AM

The global Internet industry reached a key milestone on June 6 when a group of Web sites, Internet service providers (ISPs) and router manufacturers banded together to participate in the World IPv6 Launch.

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Biz moving to IPv6 but lower costs, support needed

Biz moving to IPv6 but lower costs, support needed

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2012 05:01 AM

Organisations such as Cisco Systems, Equinix and Singapore Internet Exchange are all gearing up for migration to IPv6 in time for the World IPv6 Launch day slated on Jun. 6,which involved everything from redesigning their backend infrastructure to assessing their systems’ readiness.

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An Interview with Nishant Shah

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2012 05:05 AM

Jamillah Knowles from BBC Radio interviewed Nishant Shah about Indian Internet issues.

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Govt websites to get new addresses

Govt websites to get new addresses

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 11, 2012 03:27 AM

The government today said by December all its websites would switch over to IPv6 — the next generation Web standard that enables the creation of trillions of new Internet addresses and provides higher levels of security.

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Anonymous India’s Takedowns Could Be Counterproductive

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 06:05 AM

Nikhil Pahwa's blog post was published in Medianama on June 6, 2012.

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Watch out for cyber bullies

Watch out for cyber bullies

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 05, 2012 06:08 AM

It's time to take a closer look at this form of cyber crime in India, writes KV Kurmanath in an article published in the Hindu Business Line on June 4, 2012.

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Scared by a spoof? You’ve got to be kidding me!

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 05, 2012 05:24 AM

Whether it is Mamata Banerjee's recent crackdown on a comic strip or the new legal guidelines that allow touchy readers to have objectionable content taken down, what you say online is under scrutiny. What, then, will happen to news satire websites?

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[email protected] censorship.com

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 05, 2012 04:23 AM

Activism goes online as more angry young citizens decide to make their voices heard, writes Sandhya Soman in an article published in the Times of India. Pranesh Prakash is quoted in the article.

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Do IT Rules 2011 indirectly leads to Censorship of Internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2012 09:00 AM

Pranesh Prakash along with Dr. Arvind Gupta, National Convener, BJP IT Cell and Ms. Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director, SFLC participated in a panel discussion on censorship of the Internet on May 8, 2012.

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Towards a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on ‘Internet Rights, Accessibility, Regulation & Ethics’

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2012 07:14 AM

This event was organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation, National Internet Exchange of India and Association for Progressive Communications at Mirza Ghalib Hall, SCOPE Complex, New Delhi from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on May 3, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated as a speaker in the session on Access to Internet: Right to Information.

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Why this blocking di?

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 28, 2012 05:47 AM

In a bid to curb piracy, film producers are now approaching courts to block websites that host pirated content. But the court orders are so vaguely worded that users lose access to even legitimate content. R Krishna reports.

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