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Bombay HC order on IT Rules is a start. But its critical eye has missed a greater threat

The order made strong observations on how Rule 9 curtails freedom of speech. However, it did not address the constitutionality of other provisions.
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All about Section 69A of IT Act under which Twitter had withheld several posts & accounts

The govt had last year used the same law to ban 59 Chinese apps in the wake of the Galwan clash in Ladakh.
CM Arvind Kejriwal announced closure of all gyms, nightclubs and spas in Delhi till 31 March. Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi court directs police to lodge FIR over morphed video of CM Arvind Kejriwal

The court said the tone of the video not only lowers Delhi CM Kejriwal's reputation but it also addresses public/voters who have voted for Aam Aadmi Party in an abusive manner.
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Modi govt blocked 3,635 websites & webpages in 2019 — over twice of 2017 figures

Instances of content that had the potential to incite hatred and violence increased with higher internet usage, Union minister Sanjay Dhotre informed the Lok Sabha.
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Modi govt defends surveillance order in SC, says no blanket permission to agencies

Surveillance will be done only if securing information is not possible through other avenues, Modi govt tells Supreme Court.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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