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Plea alleging non-compliance of IT rules by Twitter infructuous after Centre is satisfied, says Delhi High Court
India

Plea alleging non-compliance of IT rules by Twitter infructuous after Centre is satisfied, says Delhi High Court

Last month, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) had told the court that Twitter has appointed CCO, RGO, and Nodal Contact Person in compliance with the new IT Rules

Explained: IFF flags IT Ministry’s letters to Twitter on manipulated media policy as having ‘no legal basis’
India

Explained: IFF flags IT Ministry’s letters to Twitter on manipulated media policy as having ‘no legal basis’

The Internet Freedom Foundation has learned the IT Ministry’s letters to Twitter were not issued under any provision of the IT Act, 2000.

Meity withdraws compliance letter sent to Apple as the company says that iMessage is not an app but a feature
News & Analysis

Meity withdraws compliance letter sent to Apple as the company says that iMessage is not an app but a feature

Social media platforms having more than 5 million users in India need to comply with the new IT rules.

'Twitter denied access to my account for almost an hour': IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
India

'Twitter denied access to my account for almost an hour': IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad's account was blocked on the 'alleged ground that there was a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of the USA'.

IT Ministry reportedly asked Twitter to put its manipulated media policy on hold in a letter sent in May
News & Analysis

IT Ministry reportedly asked Twitter to put its manipulated media policy on hold in a letter sent in May

MeitY reportedly asked Twitter to remove its manipulated media tags from tweets of certain political leaders referring to an alleged "toolkit".

'Consequences will follow': Centre issues 'one last notice' to Twitter to comply with IT rules
India

'Consequences will follow': Centre issues 'one last notice' to Twitter to comply with IT rules

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) warned the social media giant that failure to adhere to the norms will lead to the platform losing exemption from liability under the IT Act

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram yet to comply with India's new digital ethics code as it comes into effect today: What we know so far
News & Analysis

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram yet to comply with India's new digital ethics code as it comes into effect today: What we know so far

Facebook has responded saying it "aims to comply with the provisions of the IT rules and continue to discuss a few of the issues which need more engagement with the government".

Centre directs WhatsApp to take back its new privacy policy, demands reply within seven days: Report
News & Analysis

Centre directs WhatsApp to take back its new privacy policy, demands reply within seven days: Report

MeitY says that deferral of the privacy policy beyond 15 May does not absolve WhatsApp from respecting the values of informational privacy, data security, and user choice for Indian users.

Centre, Twitter India get SC notice on plea seeking mechanism to regulate content spreading hate
India

Centre, Twitter India get SC notice on plea seeking mechanism to regulate content spreading hate

The plea has also sought directions to make a law as per which an action can be initiated against Twitter and their representatives in India for willfully abetting and promoting anti-India tweets and penalise them, as well as to conduct KYC for all social media handles in India

Koo app, an India-based microblogging platform, crosses 3 million users
News & Analysis

Koo app, an India-based microblogging platform, crosses 3 million users

Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Tuesday tweeted that he was on Koo and asked people to connect with him.

Twitter is welcome to do business in India, but it must respect Indian laws: MeitY
News & Analysis

Twitter is welcome to do business in India, but it must respect Indian laws: MeitY

As Twitter faces backlash in India, Koo app, an Indian microblogging app is gaining popularity in India.

India-made Koo sees surge in users amid Centre's row with Twitter: A look at platform espoused by key Union ministers
India

India-made Koo sees surge in users amid Centre's row with Twitter: A look at platform espoused by key Union ministers

Koo had won the AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge held by the Government of India in August 2020, and boasts of the presence of key ministers including Ravi Shankar Prasad and Piyush Goyal, and former cricketers Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble, among others

Aarogya Setu app developed by NIC with industry volunteers, says govt in response to CIC's RTI enquiry
News & Analysis

Aarogya Setu app developed by NIC with industry volunteers, says govt in response to CIC's RTI enquiry

The CIC had asked the NIC to explain why it does not have any information about the creation of the app.

No information about creation of Aarogya Setu app, says MeitY; CIC issues show cause notice
India

No information about creation of Aarogya Setu app, says MeitY; CIC issues show cause notice

Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna, in a terse order, pointed out that the website of the application mentions that the content on it is "owned, updated and maintained" by MyGov and MeitY and directed the CPIO of the ministry to explain why they didn't have the requisite information

India blocks 40 websites of banned US-based pro-Khalistani group 'Sikhs for Justice'
India

India blocks 40 websites of banned US-based pro-Khalistani group 'Sikhs for Justice'

'On the recommendation of MHA, MEITY has issued orders under Sec. 69 A of the I.T. Act, 2000, for blocking 40 websites of SFJ,' a home ministry spokesperson said.

Govt blocks Dutch file sharing website WeTransfer; Delhi Police had requested ban due to security reasons
News & Analysis

Govt blocks Dutch file sharing website WeTransfer; Delhi Police had requested ban due to security reasons

The government has ordered internet service providers to block computer file sharing website WeTransfer on request of the Delhi Police due to security reasons

Coronavirus impact: Work from home may become new norm, says Ravi Shankar Prasad at G20 meeting
Business

Coronavirus impact: Work from home may become new norm, says Ravi Shankar Prasad at G20 meeting

While Prasad talked about work from home culture, he also spoke about the need for developing digitally connected and more resilient global supply chains supported by innovations.

CPM slams Centre for transferring case of Kerala youths arrested for Maoist links to NIA; 'crocodile tears,' says Opposition
India

CPM slams Centre for transferring case of Kerala youths arrested for Maoist links to NIA; 'crocodile tears,' says Opposition

The ruling CPI(M) has hit out at the Centre for transferring to the NIA the case relating to the arrest of two Kerala youths under the UAPA for their alleged maoist links, prompting the opposition to slam the LDF government, saying it was shedding 'crocodile tears'

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware

Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
India

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'

WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware