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China world's worst abuser of internet freedom, India better than Pakistan

China has fared the worst in a list of 65 countries for the third consecutive year. The study was conducted by Freedom House - an independent watchdog organisation for promoting freedom and democracy around the world.

Nov 15, 2017, 11:01 AM IST

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.

Nov 14, 2016, 18:58 PM IST

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.

Jan 18, 2016, 14:54 PM IST

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.

Nov 02, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

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.

Oct 29, 2015, 23:47 PM IST

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.

Oct 28, 2015, 21:10 PM IST

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

Sep 22, 2015, 19:36 PM IST

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

Sep 22, 2015, 19:35 PM IST

Support strong for open Internet in developing world

Support is strong across emerging and developing countries for an Internet without government censorship, a US survey showed today.

Mar 19, 2014, 23:43 PM IST

China dismisses Kerry`s criticism of internet freedom

Days after US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Chinese leaders to support Internet freedom, Beijing Monday retorted by asking why he did not mention whistleblower Edward Snowden in a meeting with its bloggers.

Feb 17, 2014, 20:07 PM IST

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.

Nov 22, 2013, 23:10 PM IST

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.

Nov 20, 2013, 17:08 PM IST

Google boss calls for `freedom of speech` in China

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt called on China to open up Internet access and voiced concern at its latest crackdown on online freedoms in an interview in Hong Kong Monday.

Nov 04, 2013, 18:08 PM IST

Pakistan named `least free` country in world on Internet freedom: Report

A report on the level of internet and digital media freedom in 60 countries has revealed that Pakistan is among the bottom ten countries of the list for being `least free`.

Oct 04, 2013, 12:26 PM IST

Hundreds honour information activist Swartz in NYC

Portraying his suicide as the product of injustice, friends and supporters at a memorial for free-information advocate Aaron Swartz have called for changing computer-crime laws and the legal system itself.

Jan 20, 2013, 10:18 AM IST

Family blames MIT, prosecutors for Swartz’s suicide

The family of internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz has blamed the US’ criminal justice system and prosecutorial overreach for his suicide.

Jan 14, 2013, 12:53 PM IST

Respect Internet freedom, US tells India

Voicing its support for full freedom of the Internet, the US has urged India to maintain respect for fundamental freedoms.

Aug 22, 2012, 09:53 AM IST

Russian parliament approves internet blacklist bill

The Russian parliament has approved a legislation to give the state powers to block blacklisted websites.

Jul 12, 2012, 11:23 AM IST

Government all for Internet freedom: NSA

The govt is all for Internet freedom but society has to decide where to draw the line on content, NSA Shivshankar Menon said Wednesday.

May 16, 2012, 17:57 PM IST

USD 25 mn for Internet freedom in the Middle East

US this year anticipated USD 25 million towards internet freedom programming efforts in the Middle East and spent USD 76 million from 2008 to 2011.

Mar 16, 2012, 09:30 AM IST