Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicInternet Freedom

Topic: Internet Freedom

Why being proactive about ‘cyber hygiene’ is better than self-assessments

Self-assessments by companies to measure their response capabilities to cyberattacks are fine. But they need to make cyber resilience imperative.

Tamil Nadu’s ‘Right to Sit’ Bill is a welcome reform. It should become a national ‘right’

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Why diluting internet safe harbour laws threatens both child safety & user privacy

Calls for diluting safe harbour protections for internet intermediaries, though well-intended, lead to deleterious implications on the fundamental right to free speech and user privacy. 

Modi govt amends telecom suspension rules, restricts internet shutdowns to 15 days

Amendment puts 15-day time limit on validity of orders issued under the telecom suspension rules, which earlier only specified who had the power to order a suspension of services.

5 cases in 25 years of Internet that changed how India logs online

In 1995, telecom minister Sukh Ram made the first mobile call to Jyoti Basu. And VSNL’s internet service was terrible. But its dial-up link over poor fixed telephone lines opened up a new world for us.

Pakistan prepares for Aurat Azadi March but Lal Masjid clerics call it obscene

A group of goons and clerics vandalised a mural painted by a few women on the walls of a house in Islamabad, claiming it was 'obscene'.

China mouthpiece cites India’s example to justify internet shutdown ‘in state of emergency’

People's Daily, Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper, says necessary regulation of the internet is a reasonable choice for sovereign countries.

In India, it’s save-the-internet time once again

Internet freedom is threatened once again as the Modi government is high on power and the opposition dead. We must speak up before it's too late.

Telecom regulator chief says US net neutrality rules won’t impact India, but activists wary

Activists say that India has strong norms on net neutrality, but some worry the change in US norms could have an effect. 

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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