Internet censorship

Censorship: Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Censorship: Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Governments around the world have stepped up efforts to block or censor social media and messaging applications, in a new blow to internet freedom, a watchdog group said today.

Nov 15, 2016, 02:33 AM IST
Ban on internet porn: Here's why it is impossible

Ban on internet porn: Here's why it is impossible

A huge debate has kicked off after the government shutdown 800 porn websites. Questions are been asked if it is really possible to clamp down on internet in such a manner after international websites like Pornhub, Red Bridgers, Red Tube were blocked following a government decree.

Aug 03, 2015, 23:47 PM IST

Is banning of porn sites 'Talibanisation' of India?

Former Union Minister and Congress leader Milind Deora feels that the government directing internet providers to block 857 porn sites is akin to "Talibanisation" of the country.

Aug 03, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

Great Cannon` expands China Web blocking: Researchers

China has expanded its Internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said Friday.

Apr 10, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

China bolsters 'Great Firewall' by blocking VPN services that dodge online censorship

 China has reportedly announced that it is "upgrading" its internet censorship to block Virtual Private Network (VPN) services inside the country, a report said.

Jan 25, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Youth Congress protests against internet censorship outside Ravi Shankar Prasad's residence

Members of Youth Congress held a protest against censorship in internet outside Union Minister for Communications & Information Ravi Shankar Prasad's residence.

Jan 23, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Google boss Schmidt says Internet censorship could become impossible in coming few years

Google`s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has reportedly said that more revolutions like the one in Ukraine would be seen when another two billion people connect to the Internet in the next five years or so.

Feb 25, 2014, 13:22 PM IST

Mystery surrounds China Internet outage, possible Falun Gong link

The cause of an Internet outage in China that rerouted millions of users to a US website of a company which helps people get around Beijing`s censorship remained a mystery on Wednesday, but experts weighed the possibility of a cyber attack.

Jan 22, 2014, 11:28 AM IST

Google`s Eric Schmidt predicts end of censorship within a decade

Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance.

Nov 21, 2013, 09:00 AM IST

Vietnam examines policy on chat apps, ban seems possible

Vietnam`s government is to decide policy in managing free internet-based telecom tools like Viber, Line and Whatsapp.

Aug 21, 2013, 15:15 PM IST

The Pirate Bay releases anti-censorship web browser

The Pirate Bay has unveiled a new browser to mark its tenth anniversary.

Aug 13, 2013, 12:36 PM IST

India among top 5 countries requesting Google to censor content

Google has been getting requests by governments of various countries to censor its content.

Apr 26, 2013, 14:32 PM IST

Kapil Sibal`s personal website hacked

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal`s personal website has been hacked and defaced by groups alleging Internet censorship and curbs on free speech.

Nov 30, 2012, 21:23 PM IST

Kapil Sibal`s personal website hacked

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal`s personal website has been hacked and defaced by groups alleging Internet censorship and curbs on free speech.

Nov 30, 2012, 21:23 PM IST

Russian `Internet blacklist` site faces attack

A Russian website with a special register of "blacklisted" sites came under attack shortly after it went online on Thursday.

Nov 02, 2012, 08:11 AM IST

Government against control over Internet: Sibal

Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said the government is against controlling the Internet and suggested that stakeholders should help evolve a consensus on a clear-cut roadmap and policy for the sector.

Sep 24, 2012, 23:35 PM IST

Govt has no plans to censor Internet: Telecom secy

Asserting that government has no plan to censor Internet, Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar today said a combination of self regulation and government intervention needs to be worked out.

Sep 04, 2012, 22:34 PM IST

Govt has no plans censor Internet: Telecom Secy

Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said a combination of self regulation and government intervention needs to be worked out.

Sep 04, 2012, 22:11 PM IST

There is no policy-paralysis in the govt: Sibal

Kapil Sibal in a free-wheeling interview with Zeenews.com’s Swati Chaturvedi.

Jul 11, 2012, 17:29 PM IST

Russian Wikipedia goes dark for 24 hours

Russia’s version of Wikipedia went dark for 24 hours in protest at a new law that would give the government powers to blacklist certain sites.

Jul 11, 2012, 13:44 PM IST

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