Information technology

Illustration of how a file or document is sent using Public key encryption by Johannes Landin

DEITY National Encryption Policy is as good as forbidding encryption

First of all, what is National Encryption Policy? “Under Section 84A of Information Technology Act, 2000 Rules are to be framed to prescribe modes or methods for encryption”. So DeitY has framed a draft of such rules which will decide the future of how encrypted services are to be used or provided to users in …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

#OperationBlueVirus: Illegal objectives, provided as a tech service

Operation Blue Virus by Cobrapost details the kind of services offered by IT companies for a fee. Operation Blue Virus, an undercover investigation by Cobrapost, shows how IT companies across the country are engaged in a racket of reputation management, offering fake fan-following on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and negative publicity …

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Dictator Narendra Modi

Scented Handwash: BJP supporters struggle for Freedom of Speech

I have lampooned our government often over censorship and it is a Congress Government [each word is one among dozens of links on this blog criticizing our government on regimenting free speech]. This is because it is the UPA government in power. The BJP aint smelling sweet on this though I made the mistake of ignoring them. …

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250,000 takedowns per WEEK by Google – more total for all of 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Fight for the Future Tiffiniy Cheng Holmes Wilson press@fightforthefuture.org (614) 465-6371 (508) 474-5248   May 24, 2012   Internet Freedom Group Fight for the Future Responds to Google’s Transparency Report   Google’s latest transparency report reveals that copyright holders are taking down over 250,000 URL’s*, more than the total for all …

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Sailgate: Reply to notice from Lawyers of Lt Col (retd) Gautama Dutta and Anju Dutta

This is my reply to the notices by the solicitors of Lt Col (retd) Gautama Dutta and Anju Dutta with regard to my post. This post has been adapted to simplify reading on the internet without changing any words. You may read the original notice – Reply to notice from lawyers of Lt Col Gautama Dutta …

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Press Release: Reporters Without Borders / Reporters sans frontières

Press release 12 May 2012 INDIA Two cyber-activists end fast but campaign against IT Rules gathers  pace  <http://fr.rsf.org/two-cyber-activists-end-fast-but-12-05-2012,42614.html> More than a year after they came into force, Reporters Without Borders reiterates <http://en.rsf.org/inde-media-freedom-threatened-by-19-04-2012,42334.html> its demand for the repeal of India’s information technology regulations, known as the IT Rules 2011, as activists and Internet users rally to the Save Your Voice <https://www.facebook.com/saveyourvoice> campaign against these …

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Hunger Strike protesting IT Rules

Freedom Fast: Third day of hunger strike for internet freedom

Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit from Save Your Voice completed the third day of their hunger strike to support annulment motion against IT Rules-2011 in Rajya Sabha. We started this hunger strike on 2nd May and we will carry on until we get any satisfactory response from the government and the opposition regarding the annulment …

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Oppose the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011

The notification of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 in April 2011 has resulted in the creation of a mechanism whereby intermediaries (such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, etc) receive protection from legal liability in return for trading away the freedom of expression and privacy of users. The Rules demand that intermediaries, on receiving a …

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