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Almost 500 social media URLs blocked from January to November 2015: Govt

Dec 11, 2015

Almost 500 social media URLs blocked from January to November 2015: Govt

Close to 500 URLs of social media websites were blocked in 2015 (till 30 November) under Section 69A of the IT Act, a manifold jump compared to the last two years, Parliament was informed on. #social media #India #Internet #NewsTracker #Government #IT Act #Section 69A
Ban first, debate later? Govt is on a dangerous slope by blocking 857 porn websites

Aug 03, 2015

Ban first, debate later? Govt is on a dangerous slope by blocking 857 porn websites

Internet users in India were outraged as news slowly spread of the fact that multiple pornographic websites have been blocked by the government. #Internet #ConnectTheDots #Government #pornography #IT Act #Freedom of internet
After Snapdeal, it's Paytm: FIR against co's directors for fraud done by customer

May 04, 2015

After Snapdeal, it's Paytm: FIR against co's directors for fraud done by customer

After an FIR against Snapdeal for selling prescription drugs online, a case has been filed against mobile wallet service provider Paytm directors (Vijay Shekhar sharma and Harinder Pal) for fraud transactions amounting to Rs 22 lakh. under sections of forgery and IT Act. #India #Fraud #ATM #Snapdeal #IT Act #Paytm #Vijay Shekhar Sharma #Harinder Pal
Chidambaram statement on SC order on section 66A sheer hypocrisy: Bhardwaj

Mar 26, 2015

Chidambaram statement on SC order on section 66A sheer hypocrisy: Bhardwaj

Former Law Minister and senior Congress leader Hans Raj Bhardwaj on Thursday termed as "sheer hypocrisy" the statement of his then Cabinet colleague P Chidambaram welcoming the Supreme Court judgement striking down a controversial provision in the IT law. #UPA #P. Chidambaram #Congress #Supreme Court #Salman Khurshid #IT Act #NewstRakcer #Hans Raj Bhardwaj
'SC verdict has nothing to do with me': Azam Khan distances himself from 66A

Mar 26, 2015

'SC verdict has nothing to do with me': Azam Khan distances himself from 66A

"The strictness we have shown (in these matters) has led to a marked dip in such posts on the social media...it has discouraged the wrong doers," he said defending the arrest of the youth, who was later released on bail. #S&P #Supreme Court #Azam Khan #IT Act #Section 66A
Section 66A scrapped but techie put behind bars thanks to Sec 67 of same IT ACT

Mar 26, 2015

Section 66A scrapped but techie put behind bars thanks to Sec 67 of same IT ACT

No, sexual predators and those out there to harass others on the internet won't have it easy after Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act was struck down by the Supreme Court. #NewsTracker #Karnataka #IT Act #Information and Technology Act #Srinath Nambudri
Why striking down Section 66A does not guarantee absolute protection?

Mar 26, 2015

Why striking down Section 66A does not guarantee absolute protection?

Dependence of the agents of the state on the political class can create situations where they can be employed against the individual or the citizenry. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Freedom of Speech #Ruchika Girhotra #SPS Rathore #IT Act #Section 66A #Captain Dreyfus
Good riddance to Sec 66A; Nehru's Article 19(2) curbs on free speech should be next

Mar 25, 2015

Good riddance to Sec 66A; Nehru's Article 19(2) curbs on free speech should be next

The intellectual parent of section 66A of the IT Act is actually the ill-defined clauses of Article 19(2) (of which more later), which either needs to be scrapped or defined more precisely so that there is less scope for abuse. #India #Congress #BJP #IT Act #Section 66A of IT Act #Free speech in India #Sec 66A #curbs on free speech in India