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Women in love with Facebook

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 27, 2011 11:35 AM

There’s one thing these days that determines the passion of the modern Indian woman: their ever-growing love affair with the internet. The article by L Subramani was published in the Deccan Herald on May 27, 2011.

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Announcing the Asia Pacific Google Policy Fellows

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2011 09:26 AM

Posted by Ross LaJeunesse, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific

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Google Unveils Controversial Street View Mapping in B’lore

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2011 09:48 AM

Mapping service, under criticism in Europe because of security reasons, allows users to view pedestrian-level photos of streets, houses. This news was published in the Economic Times, Mumbai on May 27, 2011.

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NGOs say eG8 report must stress internet rights

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 22, 2011 04:17 AM

More than 35 NGOs from around the world signed a joint declaration requesting that issues concerning freedom of speech be included in the report set to be presented to G8 heads of government by the organisers and participants of the eG8 Forum held in Paris. The news was published in TELECOMPAPER on May 26, 2011.

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Sunil Abraham, CIS : "Avec l’e-G8, Nicolas Sarkozy veut promouvoir de nouvelles restrictions à la liberté d’expression"

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 25, 2011 11:54 AM

Le débat continue de faire rage en Inde au sujet d’une nouvelle législation posant des limites floues et, selon certains, potentiellement dangereuses, à la liberté d’expression sur Internet. Et alors que s’ouvre à Paris l’e-G8, sur fond de polémiques autour des intentions de son principal supporteur, le président de la République Française, Nicolas Sarkozy, Sunil Abraham, directeur exécutif de l’ONG Center for Internet & Societies, a accepté de partager son regard sur l’événement, depuis Bangalore. This news was published in LE MAG IT on May 24, 2011.

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Take charge of Facebook

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 06, 2011 08:16 AM

Want to take control of your data and the way you use your Facebook account? Then try these tricks, writes Shweta Taneja.

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As Simple as a Tweet

As Simple as a Tweet

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 24, 2011 07:17 AM

Got caught in traffic, need to let your folks know you’ll be late, Twitter to your rescue. This article by Nidhi R Daiya appeared in the Deccan Chronicle on May 24, 2011.

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A Network of Chains

A Network of Chains

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 23, 2011 06:50 AM

New infotech rules infringe on freedom of expression, make net use near-impossible, writes Arindam Mukherjee. The article was published in the latest issue (May 30, 2011) of Outlook Magazine.

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Sony site flaw puts focus on Internet security

Sony site flaw puts focus on Internet security

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2011 01:15 PM

INTERNET security has once again come into sharp focus with Sony discovering a loophole in their website set up to reset passwords for its users affected by the hacking of the PlayStation network. Shayan Ghosh's article was published by Mail Today on Friday,May 20, 2011.

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Bangalore-based NGO files RTI query asking list of websites blocked by Indian govt

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 23, 2011 08:39 AM

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), a Bangalore-based NGO, recently filed an RTI query with the Department of Information Technology (DIT), asking for a list of websites blocked by the Indian government under the IT Act. This article by R Krishna was published in the Daily News & Analysis on May 18, 2011.

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Point By Point Rebuttal Of Indian Government’s Statement On Internet Control Rules

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 25, 2011 12:46 PM

The Centre for Internet and Society has published a point-by-point rebuttal of the statement issued by India’s Department of Information Technology on India’s Internet Control Rules. The text below is reproduced from CIS India’s website, under a CC-BY license (which means anyone can re-publish it, with attribution. You can, too). We’ve highlighted (in bold) certain statements in the rebuttal. This article by Nikhil Pahwa was published in Medianama on May 13, 2011.

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New rules to ensure due diligence: IT dept

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 23, 2011 06:12 AM

Facing widespread criticism over new IT rules that put certain amount of liability on intermediaries like Google and Facebook for user-generated content, the government clarified that the rules are simply seeking "due diligence" on the part of websites and web hosts. This news was published in the Times of India on May 11, 2011.

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India Chills Online Speech

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 05, 2011 03:19 AM

While most governments try to control online freedom of speech in a somewhat restrictive manner, either as a collaborator or as a regulator, rarely do they formulate a law to curb online speech. Rarer still does a government provide sweeping powers to intermediaries like an ISP and administrators of Internet sites to control content based on a long list of criteria. This news was published in 'digital communities' on May 3, 2011.

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Digerati See Censorship in New Web Rules

Digerati See Censorship in New Web Rules

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 05, 2011 02:21 AM

Attention Indian bloggers and social media fiends: the next time you’re composing a witty tweet or posting an edgy item on Facebook, please take care that what you’re writing isn’t “grossly harmful” or “harassing” or “ethnically objectionable” or – oh, the humanity! – “disparaging.” This news was published in the Wall Street Journal on May 2, 2011.

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Free expression

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 23, 2011 08:48 AM

Free speech and spirited public debate will be the casualties of new rules issued by India restricting Internet content. This news was published in Watertown Daily Times on May 2, 2011.

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India curbs on Bloggers and Internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 13, 2011 11:59 AM

The Information Technology Rules 2011 (due diligence observed by intermediaries guidelines) by the Indian government could lead to online censorship, feel human rights activists. This article by Ayyappa Prasad was published in TruthDrive on April 29, 2011.

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India's cyber cafes going porn-free

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 06, 2011 04:53 AM

Pornography fans in India who like to indulge in the sexual eye candy at public cyber cafes may be in for a forced intervention as a new government ruling bans porn websites, requires cafe owners to keep a one-year log of all sites accessed by customers and forces customers to produce an ID card prior to use. This news was published on msnbc.com on April 28, 2011.

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Thousands queue for iPad 2 across Asia

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 23, 2011 07:10 AM

The iPad 2 went on sale in countries across Asia and beyond Friday as Apple's updated gadget entered an ever more crowded market. This article written by Joyce Woo was published by AFP on April 28, 2011.

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New internet rules open to arbitrary interpretation

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 06, 2011 04:58 AM

Six years after an e-commerce CEO's arrest for a pornographic CD sold from his website, the government has introduced a liability on intermediaries such as Facebook and Google to "act within 36 hours" of receiving information about offensive content. This article by Manoj Mitta & Javed Anwer was published in the Times of India on April 27, 2011.

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India Puts Tight Leash on Internet Free Speech

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 01, 2011 02:20 AM

Free speech advocates and Internet users are protesting new Indian regulations restricting Web content that, among other things, can be considered “disparaging,” “harassing,” “blasphemous” or “hateful.” This article by Vikas Bajaj was published in the New York Times on April 27, 2011.

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