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Bihar’s internet shutdown orders reveal vague but relatively narrow suspension of mass messaging platforms

Internet shutdown orders issued by the Bihar Government reveal blocking of specific mass messaging platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc. rather than suspension of internet services in their entirety.

A Tale of Rogue Pirates, Ashok Kumars and ISPs caught in the middle: RTI data on court ordered website blocking reveals worrying trends #WhatTheBlock

RTI data reveals that 31 court orders in IP infringement cases have led to blocking of thousands of websites. Most of these orders have been passed ex parte and permit blocking of the whole website rather than specific URLs.

Blocking of satirical dowry calculator website prompts us to take action! #WhatTheBlock #SaveTheInternet

The blocking of Dowry Calculator is characteristic of India's outrage driven and opaque website blocking process. We write to MEITY for public disclosure of all website blocking orders and deletion of the confidentiality requirement in the IT Blocking Rules 2009.

We won’t give up! IFF approaches CIC against MHA’s refusal to disclose surveillance figures.

After the MHA rejected our RTI applications about use of surveillance powers on flimsy grounds, IFF has filed an appeal before the CIC and we are willing to go the distance in this fight for transparency.

Constructive public policy sprouts only in sunshine, not darkness #RTI #TechPolicy

IFF filed and RTI with the Department of Commerce on the Draft E-Commerce Policy to which an exemption was claimed. The lack of transparency in such proceedings is raising a cause of concern.

TOP SECRET: MHA Refuses to reveal total number of snooping requests

RTIs asking for basic information on surveillance in India rejected by the Ministry of Home Affairs. They even refuse to tell how many orders were issued by them.