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India  /  Published 03.03.21

Govt rules: Mozilla flags concerns

Mozilla and the US-based Internet Society have expressed concerns over the new IT rules for social media platforms, saying the rules could harm end-to-end encryption, substantially increase surveillan...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.02.21

Centre: web curbs in place since 2009

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Saturday clarified that the provision in the new digital media guidelines to block internet content in a case of emergency nature has been around as a rule...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.21

Iron fist in velvet gloves: Digital media code

The architects of New India have at their disposal formidable powers of transformation that would make Houdini nervous. Worryingly, the agenda behind these changes is often cleverly couched in benign ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.21

A different shade: changing colours of repression

Governments are not benign, and the use of the law and regulatory agencies against inconvenient voices is not new. Although it has become a reflex action for journalists to invoke a comparison with th...
By Sevanti Ninan in

India  /  Published 17.02.21

Modi's advice for Indian start-ups

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged India's startup founders to think how to create institutions and not focus on valuations alone. Addressing the Nasscom Technology and Leadership Fo...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Mumbai

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Business  /  Published 16.02.21

SC privacy rap on FB, WhatsApp

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to WhatsApp and Facebook which said they shall not apply lower privacy standards on Indian users and apply the same data protection policy applied for users ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.02.21

Twitter gives in, takes down several accounts

Twitter has blocked over 97 per cent of the accounts and posts flagged by the IT Ministry for provocative content and misinformation around farmers' protest, sources said. This followed a meeting...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.02.21

Twitter row: Centre's Code of Ethics

Amid a row with microblogging site Twitter, which has refused to block accounts of several personalities and organisations backing the farm protests, the Centre has come up with draft rules to regulat...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.02.21

Twitter resists govt directive

Twitter on Wednesday cited Indian law to resist the Narendra Modi government’s directive to act against news media entities, journalists, activists and politicians over posts related to the farm...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 09.02.21

IT leaders compare survival notes

Around 30 CIOs in and around Calcutta were part of the interactive session. The speakers took questions from some of the participants after the panel discussion. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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