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India recently announced that all ISPs in the country will be required to block a list of over 800 websites. They claim all of these were for pornography or child pornography, but it turns out that was not the case for all of them. In the face of a massive backlash, the telecom ministry first […]

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Government to launch ‘Netra’ for internet surveillance – The Times of India India is preparing to deploy a comprehensive Internet content monitoring system. They claim that it will be able to trigger on messages containing specific words. There is also mention of capturing “dubious voice traffic” over Skipe and other voice channels. Use of VPNs […]

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The NYTimes.com reports that Kapil Sibal, the acting telecommunications minister for India is pushing Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook to more actively and effectively screen their content for disparaging, inflammatory and defamatory content. Specifically Mr. Sibal is telling these companies that automated screening is insufficient and that they should have humans read and approve allmessages […]

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