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Why is VPN services gaining ground in India?

Why is VPN services gaining ground in India?

New Delhi: At a time when security has become the foremost concern in browsing or sharing data online, people in India are progressively turning to virtual private network (VPN) services for anonymous and safe Internet experience.

New regulations could further close China's Internet

The proposed rules come as China increases censorship across the board, ratcheting up already strict limits on access to online content and stepping up pressure on the media to toe the government line.

Battle against censor in a progressive state: Kamal Haasan

Battle against censor in a progressive state: Kamal Haasan

Actor Kamal Haasan, who is part of the reform committee of Central Board of Film Certification, said he was opposed to censorship but had no issues with certification, which should be there like a "statutory warning".

Pornography: Soon, parental censorship to ensure kids safety online

Pornography: Soon, parental censorship to ensure kids safety online

Under the new plan, consumers can choose to opt for the control on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as with any other value-added service.

Abolish censorship, says Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal personally does not believe in censorship of creativity and says it should be abolished.

Censorship in India always a problem: Sudhir Mishra

Some of the serious filmmakers of the west will not allow the film to be released with any cuts like Steven Spielberg or Woody Allen," Mishra said.

India top in censoring Facebook content

India top in censoring Facebook content

 According to the data released by Facebook in its biannual government requests report, India made 15,155 demands, outnumbering 92 other countries in the list.

Pornography ban: Here’s how to choose between paid and free services

Every Internet user has the right to access legal content; any ban to doing so goes against a person’s fundamental freedom.

How internet anonymity software leak user details

Even the Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) -- which people use in the hope of avoiding mass surveillance -- leak information about the user, says a study.

China may censor digital journalism

 The Chinese authorities for the press and publications, responsible for censorship in China, have announced a bill that would prohibit web pages and portals from producing news by themselves and impose censorship on such content.

Singapore bloggers slam shutdown of website deemed `anti-foreigner`

A group of bloggers on Monday urged Singapore`s media regulator to rescind an order to shut down a website accused of fanning anti-foreigner sentiment, calling it a "brutal attempt at censorship".

'Court' had to undergo censor trial: Director

'Court' had to undergo censor trial: Director

 National-award winning film "Court" had to undergo two snips before being passed by censors for its theatrical release in India, director Chaitanya Tamhane said.

Censorship should not be one person's view: Ronnie Screwvala

Censorship should not be one person's view: Ronnie Screwvala

Ronnie Screwvala, former filmmaker and the founder of UTV group, believes an interactive dialogue between the industry and the censor board can solve a lot of problems.

I am not worried about censorship: Sudhir Mishra

I am not worried about censorship: Sudhir Mishra

 As his upcoming film "Aur Devdas" -- a hard-hitting political take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's romantic-tragedy -- gears up for its release soon, director Sudhir Mishra says he is not bothered by the recent censorship issues.

China once again cuts cleavages from TV series

 Chinese authorities have once again ordered a partial censorship of scenes from a television series, arguing that the cleavages of the actresses were excessively provocative for viewers.

SRK hopes Budget 2015 will benefit film industry

SRK hopes Budget 2015 will benefit film industry

As Arun Jaitley is set to present the Union Budget on February 28, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan hopes that the film industry will be taken into consideration by the Finance Minister.

Need to adopt US system of censorship: Shabana Azmi

Need to adopt US system of censorship: Shabana Azmi

Actress-social activist Shabana Azmi, who has slammed the Central Board of Film Certification's decision to refrain from profanity in films, has appealed to give up the British system of censorship and adopt the American one, whereby the filmmakers are liberal about their own films and censorship.

Will change the way films are censored: Pahlaj Nihalani

Will change the way films are censored: Pahlaj Nihalani

As the new chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, producer Pahlaj Nihalani is adamant on cleaning up films and making censorship a quick clean and unquestionable exercise.

Media censorship is impossible, says Arun Jaitley

 Censorship of information in the present age is "an impossibility", Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday but observed that aberrations like 'paid news' are likely to creep in when news organisations do not have "realistic" financial models.

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang today demanded a greater role for Beijing in shaping the global Internet, calling for "order" online as he failed to address his government's censorship of content it deems politically sensitive.