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  • Facebook warns users about violent content, removes beheading video 23-10-2013 11:15 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook removed a video of a woman being beheaded from its website and said it would use a broader set of criteria to determine when gory videos are permitted on the site. The move came a day after a public outcry over news reports that Facebook, the world's...
  • BCCC fines two channels for airing objectionable content 15-08-2013 08:11 PM

    In a first, TV industry's self regulatory body Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has slapped penalties on two channels for airing objectionable content. Officials said BCCC had issued two orders on Wednesday, imposing Rs 10 lakh fine on Big CBS love and Rs 2.5 lakh penalty on Big CBS Spark....
  • Tumblr removes porn content from search and tag pages 21-07-2013 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: When Yahoo had acquired Tumblr in May this year, it confirmed that it wouldn't restrict controversial content from appearing on the site, but now the company has made changes to the way adult content appears on Tumblr. While the company won't ban users from uploading NSFW or nude...
  • PML-N govt does not intend to block Google: Pak minister 14-06-2013 02:14 AM

    Islamabad: Amid reports that Google could be blocked in Pakistan, the country's new IT Minister on Thursday said the PML-N government does not intend to do so and only wishes to have an effective mechanism in place for shutting out blasphemous contents. "PML-N government does not intend to block Google...
  • Pakistan's new IT minister warns Google over objectionable material 09-06-2013 11:58 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's new IT minister has warned that Google could be blocked in the country if the company fails to remove blasphemous and objectionable material from its video-sharing website YouTube. Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman Khan made the remarks on her first day in office yesterday...
  • Punjab government orders probe into 'vulgar' school books 23-05-2013 02:35 AM

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government has initiated a probe into the distribution of text books containing allegedly vulgar and irrelevant content in government schools, a minister said on Wednesday. Bathinda District Education Officer Surjit Singh Khuram was put under suspension for laxity in this connection. Punjab Education Minister SS Maluka inspected...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on rise in pornographic sites 15-04-2013 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Amid growing concerns over proliferation of pornographic sites on the internet, the Supreme Court today issued a notice to the Centre seeking its response to the issue. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir issued notice to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and others on the contention...
  • CNN-IBN'S CJ show wins at Asian TV Awards 2012 07-12-2012 06:07 PM

    CNN-IBN'S Citizen Journalist show wins Best Cross-Platform Content at the Asian TV Awards 2012 - this is the 3rd successive Asian TV Award for the Citizen Journalist Show. ...
  • Facebook not so fun with a click from boss or mom 26-11-2012 06:22 PM

    London: Posting pictures of yourself plastered at a party and talking trash online with your Facebook friends may be more stress than it's worth now that your boss and mum want to see it all. A survey from Edinburgh Business School released on Monday showed Facebook users are anxious that...
  • Facebook privacy notice message is a hoax 26-11-2012 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: A message for some time has been seen doing rounds on Facebook, advising users to post a "Facebook Privacy Notice", which in turn will restrict the public use of the material posted by them on Facebook. Though the message has been debunked number of times, but following the...
  • BCCC cautions Colors on Sunny promoting 'business' 27-12-2011 02:39 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of complaints over appearance of porn star Sunny Leone in TV reality show 'Big Boss', the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has asked TV channel Colors to ensure that she does not use the programme to promote her 'pornography business'. Sources said that the issue...
  • 'Indian courts challenge Facebook, Google' 24-12-2011 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: US companies Facebook, Google and Yahoo, and other internet firms, have been ordered by two Indian courts to remove material considered religiously offensive, the latest skirmish in a growing battle over website content in the world's largest democracy. One court in the capital Delhi on Friday issued summons...
  • MJ's house contents sell for nearly $1M 19-12-2011 12:00 PM

    Beverly Hills, California: The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, was unable to provide a more specific figure as he continued to tally the totals Saturday...
  • Expression of hatred is not sacred

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    While freedom of expression is sacred, freedom of expression of hatred, ill-will or contempt is not. Such expressions of hate are often criminal acts as...

  • CJ wins at Asian TV Awards Congrats! 10-12-2011 08:34 PM

    The CJ show wins for best cross-platform content at the Asian TV Awards for the second successive year ...
  • Not regulating web to protect PM, Sonia: Sibal 10-12-2011 08:55 AM

    New Delhi: Information Technology and Communication Minister Kapil Sibal, speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, clarified that the government did not want to pre-screen any of the content on various Internet platforms. He said that the government had asked Internet platforms to form a set of guidelines according to...
  • Web has not blocked offensive content: Sibal 09-12-2011 01:11 PM

    New Delhi: Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday reiterated that the move to monitor the Internet has been taken to keep out content that are vulgar, demeaning and insulting. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Sibal argued that such content could lead to riots and so were unacceptable....
  • BSNL launches education content services 26-11-2011 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: State-run telecom operator BSNL has launched its online education service 'Topper Education' in partnership with Greycell 18 for its landline broadband customers. Using this service, BSNL subscribers can access education resources from a comprehensive library of video lessons covering the entire curriculum, online tests with assessment tools and...
  • A twist in Google's algorithm: 'standout' stories 25-09-2011 08:19 AM

    Boston: Google News, which has long relied on automation to deliver news content from countless providers, has announced a twist in its algorithm: It will now recognise "featured" content among the tens of thousands of stories it delivers every day. Google announced yesterday that news organisations can now add "standout"...
  • Most Asian nations realising Internet cannot be tamed 16-09-2011 05:04 PM

    Singapore: It's not just dictators. Governments around the world, many of them popularly elected, have tried for years to control the Internet and social media, dismayed by their potential to incite violence, spread mischief and distribute pornography and dissent. But in Asia, home to everything from free-wheeling democracies to totalitarian...
  • Turning 50 is key to a content life 21-01-2011 12:46 PM

    London: It seems that 50 is the golden age of happiness, for a new study has found that it's the key to 'content and comfortable' life. Researchers say many of those who have passed their half century are enjoying the best time of their lives - they have the peace...
  • Yahoo snaps up Associated Content 19-05-2010 10:36 AM

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