The Madras High Court on Wednesday lifted its ban on downloading the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok, subject to a condition that pornographic videos would not be uploaded on it, NDTV reported. The court had imposed the temporary ban on April 3, on the ground that the app was responsible for...
The increase in the diverse forms of use and expression on the Internet has led to a number of questions on whether or not the use of the Internet as a platform for commerce and, more importantly, communication, should be regulated. An integral part of this debate revolves around the role and...
India’s government has proposed giving itself vast new powers to suppress internet content, igniting a heated battle with global technology giants and prompting comparisons to censorship in China. From The New York Times.
Technology offers new, lightning-fast paths for rumours to travel. It lends new meaning to that old chestnut: “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on.” India is no stranger to the rumour. From Economic & Political Weekly.
A participant at MediaNama’s discussion in Bangalore on the Indian governments changes to Safe Harbor argued that the way the rules are framed, “are encouraging over-compliance. Before Shreya Singhal, it was clear that intermediaries err on the side of caution. From Medianama.
The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) proposed certain key changes to regulations governing intermediary liability in India during the last week of December 2018. These changes while not yet finalised, are currently a topic of debate and discussion. From Fortune India.
It has been over ten years since China irrevocably changed the nature of the internet. It did this by coercing major American internet platforms to either enable Chinese government censorship and surveillance or leave China. From Scroll.in.
NEW RULES PROPOSED by the Indian government to rein in tech giants and combat fake news could have a profoundly chilling effect on free speech and privacy online. From Wired.
The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), which owns the Amul brand has issued a legal notice to Google India and Godaddy.com for fraudulent practices on their platform by individuals and organizations. From Medianama.