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India Descends Into Extreme Internet Censorship

A year and a half ago, we noted some new laws and plans for laws in India that would likely lead to widespread censorship of the internet in that country, and a commenter on that post just alerted us to

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Censorship – Cyber Attacks Threaten Internet Freedom

According to one study, cyber attacks, government control and politically motivated agendas are among the top threats to internet freedom. Today, U.S. based watchdog organization Freedom House released a study titled “Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of

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New Rules May Make Online Censorship Easier In India

Source: CIO.IN – By John Ribeiro Draft rules proposed by the Indian government for intermediaries such as telecommunications companies, Internet service providers and blogging sites could in effect aid censorship, according to experts. Under the draft rules, intermediaries will have

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Internet Censorship In India Has Increased

Source: CJ News India Internet has been under constant and furious attacks all over the world. The fact is that Internet is under potential threat these days. The threat is not only from malicious users, rouge nations and automated viruses

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Fight Website Blocking And Internet Censorship In India

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Source: CJNews India Blogspot has been subjected to domain blocking on numerous occasions in India. The latest in the series is the blocking of Blogspot domain by Indian internet service providers (ISPs). As more and

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#15. Bhopal Water Still Toxic Twenty-five Years After Deadly Gas Leak

Around midnight on December 2, 1984, the citizens of Bhopal, India, a city of over 500,000 people in central India, were poisoned by approximately forty tons of toxic gases pouring into the night air from a largely abandoned chemical insecticide

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#22. 1.2 Billion People in India to be Given Biometric ID Cards

India’s 1.2 billion citizens are to be issued biometric identification cards. The cards will hold the person’s name, age, and birth date, as well as fingerprints or iris scans, though no caste or religious identification. Within the next five years

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December 3, 1984: The Bhopal-Union Carbide Disaster

In the early morning hours, one of the worst industrial disasters in history begins when a pesticide plant located in the densely populated region of Bhopal in central India leaks a highly toxic cloud of methyl isocyanate into the air.

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