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DoT Blocks Domain Sites — But Reasons and Authority Unclear
Earlier this year, ISPs such as Airtel and MTNL blocked a number of domain sites including BuyDomains, Fabulous Domains and Whereas the Indian ... by Smitha Krishna Prasad last modified Nov 21, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
Online Censorship: How Government should Approach Regulation of Speech
Why is there a constant brouhaha in India about online censorship? What must be done to address this? by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 05, 2012 07:06 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
We the goondas
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Case of Whatsapp Group Admins
by Japreet Grewal last modified Dec 08, 2015 10:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
Facebook, Google deny spying access
The CEOs of Facebook and Google on Saturday categorically denied that the US National Security Agency had "direct access" to their company servers for snooping ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:18 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Negative of porn
The post deals with what has been written about Savita Bhabhi in an attempt to make sense of her peccadiloes and with the seeming futility of Porn studies ... by Namita A. Malhotra last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:35 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy, pornography, sexuality (a video)
The video is an attempt to use the material collected for purposes of provoking a discussion around privacy, pornography, sexuality and technology. It focuses ... by Namita A. Malhotra last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:37 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Comment by CIS at ACE on Presentation on French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting
The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement is being held in Geneva on November 30 and December 1, ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 01, 2011 11:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
We are maintaining a rolling blog with press references to the row created by the proposal by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Mobilising support for freedom on the Web
A motion in the Rajya Sabha has sought annulment of the IT intermediary guidelines, writes Deepa Kurup in this article published in the Hindu on April 22, 2012. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 11:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Expect anti-net censorship echo in house
For the anti-Internet censorship movement in the country, hope is now in sight. Their fight against the intermediary provisions (section 79) of the IT laws, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 11:07 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Campaign against curbs on websites gathers steam
For political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and his blogger-cum-journalist friend Alok Dixit, who both ran a website against corruption, a tryst with the blind side ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 11:19 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India partially lifts Porn Ban?
India is said to have partially removed the porn ban. But many internet service providers have refused to restore access, due to a 'vague' government order. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 20, 2015 06:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
Indian net service providers too play censorship tricks
The study by a Canadian university has found that some major Indian ISPs have deployed web-censorship and filtering technology. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2013 04:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Hate speech: ban or ignore?
The Social Network discusses the hate speeches: whether they should be banned or ignored. Why does the state take action against some and not against some ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2013 09:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
Internet Rights and Wrongs
With a rise in PIL's for unwarranted censorship, do we need to step back and inspect if it's about time unreasonable trends are checked? by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:36 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Twitter users find several accounts suspended for unknown reasons
Twitter users woke up on Saturday to find several accounts suspended for unknown reasons, triggering conspiracy theories that only the accounts of right-wing ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 07, 2014 01:27 AM — Filed under: ,
Overview of the Constitutional Challenges to the IT Act
There are currently ten cases before the Supreme Court challenging various provisions of the Information Technology Act, the rules made under that, and other ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 19, 2014 09:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
NGOs, individuals urge state CMs to curb Internet shutdown
Amid rising instances of Internet curbs, a group of individuals and organisations have urged the chief ministers of 12 states to only restrict specific online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:43 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Fake News, Rumors & Online Content Regulation
Medianama and Mint organized #NAMApolicy open house on 'Fake News, Rumors & Online Content Regulation' on February 22, 2017 at the India Habitat Centre. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:46 AM — Filed under: , ,
Kashmir: Telecom firms struggle to block 22 banned social media sites
A BSNL official says engineers are still working on shutting down the 22 social media sites but so far had been unable to do so without freezing the Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 04, 2017 02:29 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Investigating TLS blocking in India
A study into Transport Layer Security (TLS)-based blocking by three popular Indian ISPs: ACT Fibernet, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. by Simone Basso, Gurshabad Grover and Kushagra Singh last modified Jul 09, 2020 01:23 AM — Filed under: , ,
Blocking Twitter: How Internet Service Providers & telcos were caught between tweets and tall egos
Long derided as 'dumb pipes' to the Web, Internet service providers (ISPs) are discovering these days that insult is being increasingly followed up by injury. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2012 07:36 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Twitter handles: How and why govt erred and what it can do to be smarter & more effective
Here's a weekend reading recommendation for the mandarins who run the Government of India: it's a freely downloadable, a 145-page long document called "After ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 07, 2012 09:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
Some ISPs block Wordpress domain across India
Latest reports confirm that Tata Photon has blocked access to the domain across India, following a government order to block web pages containing ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 26, 2012 03:16 PM — Filed under: , , ,
India Blocks News Website Pages for 'Spreading Fear' over Assam Violence
Access to more than 300 internet web pages including some published by Telegraph, Times of India and Al-Jazeera blocked. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 04:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India faces Twitter backlash over Internet clampdown
The Indian government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 06:56 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Indian mobiles go quiet amid SMS curbs
India’s 900m-plus mobile telephones have fallen unusually quiet since Saturday, when the government curbed text and multimedia messages for 15 days in an ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 07:15 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Details emerge on government blockade of websites
Facebook pages, Twitter handles among 300 unique web addresses blocked by ISPs. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2012 09:51 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,