Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicInformation Technology Act 2000

Topic: Information Technology Act 2000

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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