Internet Access: A fundamental right or a matter of government control?

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Internet Access: A fundamental right or a matter of government control?

Access to the Internet as a fundamental right was declared by the Kerala High Court in September 2019. The Supreme Court of India also backed this decision by upholding that the right to access the Internet forms an integral part of the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression. In this concern, the Supreme Court ordered the restoration of … Read More

Global Removal of Defamatory Content

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Social media platforms have taken centre-stage in our daily lives. Memes are being shared rapidly on various social media handles and it is pertinent to note that such images may defame public figures, politicians, friends, families, etc. Given that Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 had been struck down, it is reasonable to wonder the legal dynamics involved … Read More

Accessing Banned Websites into Jail: Egypt and Cyber Law

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Accessing Banned Websites into Jail: Egypt & Cyber Law

Access to the Internet, some may say is totally fundamental to one’s rights as a citizen. So much so that courts across the world have begun saying this. As a global community of Internet users, we are far ahead of debates about the whole existence of the Internet and whether or not it was made for the purposes that it … Read More

How to protect yourself from ransomware data loss?

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No, anti-ransomware is not going to protect you. Neither is a high end firewall, nor a sophisticated software. I know of cases of theft of data where victims have been across all possible domains. Defense personnel, Techies, Lawyers and Security Researchers are just a few out of all. The problem is that most of us are okay with being infected … Read More

[Review] Genie WiFi Router: Made In India

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Recently, I happened to speak to the founder of OpenNetware, Mr. Mangesh Bhamre about their startup and recent initiatives. Some 10 minutes into the talk, I shared with him a common problem that many schools and households face: content filtering and protection of Children online. Speaking from my experience so far, this problem of Internet Security is widely felt by almost … Read More

Digital India Myths: OTP

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OTP or One Time Password is an additional authentication factor required in online services these days. To complete a transaction or to login on some service, an OTP is sent via SMS to the account owner. The user verifies his identity by filling the One Time Password. OTP was earlier believed to be secure as being a part of multi-factor … Read More

The E-Raksha Campaign- Join Us

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It is almost going to be 10 months since our inception as an organization and through this post we are happy to share our first collaborative national campaign. Not producing a formal document, I would like to share an account of a very fruitful meeting we had with Lt. Vineet Kumar from The Cyber Peace Foundation and Mr. Vishal Kaushik … Read More

Digital India Myths: Virus

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This post is the first in a series about the myths that people in India have about Computers, Mobiles, Internet and the Cyber Space. While the Digital India is supposedly growing in the metropolitan cities, the real (needs to be) Digital India is living in a disconnect and most blacked out zones of awareness. We need to progress, yes all … Read More