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Internet freedom on the decline in India offsetting gains made in 2014 and 2015: Report

Internet freedom on the decline in India offsetting gains made in 2014 and 2015: Report

Although India overtook the US to become the worlds second largest internet consumer base behind China last year, internet freedom declined slightly in the country, offsetting gains made in 2014 and 2015, a report revealed on Monday.

Ban on YouTube to be lifted in Pakistan after three years

Ban on YouTube to be lifted in Pakistan after three years

Popular video-sharing website YouTube has been allowed to function once again in Pakistan, according to report.

Internet freedom has improved in India: Report

Internet freedom has improved in India: Report

In its report, Freedom Now said India maintained its position as the third largest Internet consumer base after the US and China, and saw positive developments in terms of the regulatory framework, declining detentions for online speech, and burgeoning digital access.

Internet freedom improves in India; in partly free category: Report

Internet freedom has "improved" in India in the last one year due to the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the IT Act, a US-based independent watchdog has said which placed the world's largest democratic country under "partly free" category.

Internet freedom falls for fifth year in row: Survey

Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed today.

Encryption policy: Govt trying to restrict internet freedom?

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) recently released the draft of the National Encryption Policy seeking methods of data encryption of data and communications used by the government, businesses, and even citizens.

Encryption policy: Govt trying to restrict internet freedom?- Part II

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) recently released the draft of the National Encryption Policy seeking methods of data encryption of data and communications used by the government, businesses, and even citizens.

India ahead of China, Pakistan in Internet freedom: Study

India's web index score at 32.4 is ahead of China (31.1) and Pakistan (10.4), shows the 2013 study by World Wide Web Foundation. The organisation was established in 2009 by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Google asks India to embrace transparency in Internet use

Asserting that Internet freedom will help attack corruption, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has asked India to embrace "transparency and openness" of the web that will have a potentially game-changing impact on governance.