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Boycott Change petition site for selling out to the government

I received this email from Change.org – it was Women and Child Minister for India – Maneka Gandhi petitioning for policy ideas! Whacky, but this is a government for the absurd. I delted the email and forgot about it, till Swarna Rajgopalan asked about it on Twitter. Someone had forwarded the email to her. She […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

If only Pirate Party patented crowd sourced manifestos

Making this quick and painless. Today, supporters of two Indian political parties claimed to be the first political party to have crowd sourced manifestos. Aam Aadmi Party and Congress. Crowd-sourced manifesto is the toast of political parties now. Distracters of AAP should thank @ArvindKejriwal atleast for this. #AAP — Mango man (@dchinmay) October 23, 2013 […]

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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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