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China announces new rules, tightens control over mobile Internet

Aug 07, 2014

China announces new rules, tightens control over mobile Internet

In the cat-and-mouse game of free flow and control of information, China has made its move against the latest information-sharing technology. #World #China #Media #Internet #NewsTracker #Censorship #WeChat #Internet Network Information Centre
CPI-M youth activist held for defaming PM Modi on Facebook

Aug 05, 2014

CPI-M youth activist held for defaming PM Modi on Facebook

A CPI-M youth activist was on Tuesday arrested for defaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media Facebook. #social media #facebook #India #Internet #NewsTracker #CPI (M) #Arrest #PM Narendra Modi
Mob in Pakistan kills woman, two minor girls over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

Jul 28, 2014

Mob in Pakistan kills woman, two minor girls over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook. #facebook #ThatsJustWrong #World #Internet #Pakistan #Blasphemy #woman #online #Minority #post
China blocks reports on inflatable toad after netizens compare it to Communist Party chief

Jul 23, 2014

China blocks reports on inflatable toad after netizens compare it to Communist Party chief

The 22-metre-high toad, appeared in a China park last weekend, but met with mockery from social media users who compared its appearance to that of former President Jiang Zemin #World #China #Internet #Censorship #Jiang Zemin #Communist Party #SocialMedia #Internet humour #Inflatable toad

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History
Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

Jan 04, 2014

Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

While the Snapchat data breach came as bad news for users, what many may not have realised is that the really scary part was that mobile numbers of users were breached. #social media #HowThisWorks #Internet #Hacking #Instant messaging #Mobile app #Mobiles #Application #online security #Snapchat

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Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

Aug 19, 2014

'Men, Women & Children' trailer: Jason Reitman on Internet-era angst

One of the great contradictions of the Internet age is that the very technologies that allow people to connect in new ways also lead to some powerful forms of disconnection...
Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

Aug 19, 2014

Online Galleries Bring Affordable Fine Art To Your Doorstep

If there’s anything the Internet is good for, it’s for being the great equalizer: Now almost everything is available to virtually anyone with a few taps on the keyboard. And as more and more people are realizing, that includes some extraordinary, one...
Lessons from Snapchat: Using phone numbers for IMs will always be risky

Aug 18, 2014

The 512K 'Crisis' Makes Its Mark

Many network engineers had to scramble last week to keep their Internet customers connected, after a sudden growth spurt made the Web too complex for some older gear to handle...