Tag Archives: India

Delhi government to watch over cyber cafes

Source: Daily Mail Online

The Delhi government has launched an ambitious programme to monitor every individual visiting the city’s cyber cafes and what they browse there.

Analysing latest list of blocked sites

Source: Pranesh Prakash, CIS India

Pranesh Prakash does preliminary analysis on a leaked list of the websites blocked from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 by the Indian government.

India cracks down on Internet after communal violence

Source: Devidutta Tripathy and Annie Banerji, Reuters

India pressed social media websites including Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday to remove “inflammatory” content it said helped spread rumors that caused an exodus of migrants from some Indian cities last week.

India bans mass text messages to stem panic among minorities

Source: textually.org

The Indian government banned bulk text messages on Friday in an attempt to halt the exodus of thousands of migrant workers from Bangalore and other major cities following false warnings of attacks on them.

RIM says has not compromised BlackBerry security in India

Source: Reuters

Research in Motion refuted on Wednesday a new round of Indian media reports, which claim that the BlackBerry maker has granted the Indian government the encryption keys to its secure corporate email and messaging services.

Research in Motion agrees to hand over its encryption keys to India

Source: The Economic Times

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion’s four-year standoff with the Indian government over providing encryption keys for its secure corporate emails and popular messenger services is finally set to end.

CBMs in Cyber Space: What should be India’s approach?

Source: Arvind Gupta, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India should support the idea of TCBMs (transparency and confidence building measures) as a first step towards a code of conduct or eventual cybersecurity convention.

Government restrictions on websites resonate in Oman

Source :T. Ramachandran, The Hindu

Restrictions on access to Internet content through government action or court rulings in India seem to have affected not only netizens of the country but also those in faraway Oman.

Routing Gone Wild: Documenting upstream filtering in Oman via India

OpenNet Initiative research has documented that web filtering applied by India-based ISPs is also filtering content for customers of an ISP in Oman. This “upstream filtering” is restricting access to news sites, political blogs and file sharing sites for customer’s of Omantel, who have limited opportunities for recourse. Combined with the significant filtering implemented by Omantel itself, this essentially puts users in Oman behind multiple layers of national-level filtering.

Indian government may earn over Rs. 1 trillion from telco

Source: Shauvik Ghosh, livemint.com

The government could make more than Rs. 1 trillion if the proposal to charge the country’s incumbent telecom service providers a one-time fee for the spectrum they have is accepted by the cabinet.