INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 25, 2015

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • Victims of Section 66A of IT Act rejoice SC verdict March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". Victims of the Act claim that they have been proved innocent. ...
  • Was Section 66A of the IT Act misused? March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Don't want to live in fear of being jailed: IT Act petitioner November 30, 2012

    The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi and Puducherry governments over the petition filed by a Delhi University student, Shreya Singhal, challenging the Information Technology Act. The court has asked Maharashtra to explain arrest of the two Palghar girls over Facebook comments...
  • Govt under pressure to amend section 66 (A) of the IT act November 29, 2012

    The Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General to respond to a petition challenging the controversial Section 66A in the IT Act. ...
  • The Last Word: Is there a need to review Information Technology Act? November 20, 2012

    Does the highhanded arrest of two young girls mean it's time to review and revise the IT Act? ...
  • FTN: Internet censorship not a sign of rising power January 15, 2010

    The Chinese government is on a collision course with Google. It is a clash between an authoritarian political system and the free flow of information. The Internet giant Google says it may wind up its China operations because of the way the Chinese government not only censors its content but hacks...
  • Tech tonic changes in '09: Take your pick December 31, 2009

    Rati Chaudhary compiled a list of technologies and science that made news in 2009. ...