Cyber Laws

  • Complaint against Sonia for using Vajpayee's name on Congress website April 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh BJP filed a police complaint, on Friday, against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, alleging that her party's website resorted to false statements while using former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name on it. The complaint was filed by state spokesmen Vijendra Singh Sisodiya in the presence of party leader Deepak...
  • News 360: Develop ways to stop sexual harassment, says SC November 30, 2012

    The Supreme Court tells the government to clamp down on harassment of women with CCTV camera and harsh punishment. ...
  • India Talks on FB arrests: Change laws to check abuse November 20, 2012

    There is anger on the streets over arrests of girls on Facebook post as people demand change in laws to check abuse. ...
  • NE exodus: Social media being unfairly blamed? August 22, 2012

    In the wake of the recent exodus of people belonging to the North East, the social media is the latest target. The platform is being blamed for spreading communal hatred, hate speak and incitement to violence. Should there be a ban on voicing personal opinions? CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose posed...
  • How good is India at patrolling the web? August 22, 2011

    New Delhi: In the aftermath of the London riots, Britain considered tighter controls on the Internet, to prevent social unrest. How good is India at patrolling the web? Nikhil Pahwa, the Editor of www.Medianama.com recently tried uploading his holiday photos from Ladakh to a file sharing site to share it...
  • Detectives now track 'online infidelity' December 19, 2010

    New Delhi: This is something detectives of the likes of Sherlock Holmes and Byomkesh Bakshi could never come across but with the phenomenon of the Internet, modern sleuths are increasingly investigating a number of "online infidelity" cases in the country. Gone are the days when one had to leave the...
  • Facebook indicted for privacy violations in Canada July 17, 2009

    Toronto: Indicting Facebook for privacy violations, Canada's Privacy Commissioner on Thursday said though "privacy issues are top of mind for Facebook, and (yet) we found serious privacy gaps in the way the site operates.'' The social networking site, which has about 250 million users worldwide, has been under the scanner for...
  • Can Facebook be trusted with your info? February 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Interestingly or ironically, it was user protest groups that sprung up on facebook and the treat of litigation that forced the networking site to retract. Here is a warp of the controversy that was. On Sunday, the day after Valentines, Facebook claims it owns everything on our...
  • Use Net at work for personal use? Beware admin May 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Every time you log on while in your office, you are being watched. It isn't just your Internet history that your network administrator can see; he can even read your personal emails, your posts on Facebook and Orkut. Are you flirting in a chat window? Checking your bank...
  • Facebook gets tough with bogus users, cyber bullies May 9, 2008

    San Francisco: Social networking hub Facebook announced a string of new safety measures against online predators and said it would join rival MySpace on the Internet Safety Task Force. The world's second-largest social site on Thursday said it had reached agreement with every US state except Texas to use technology that...
  • Chinese cyber crawlers hack Indian Govt sites May 6, 2008

    New Delhi: India and China swore eternal friendship during a summit in Beijing in January, 2008. Three months later, senior MEA officials admitted that the computers at the Indian Embassy in Beijing had been hacked. The Government also admits that its websites and portals are under sustained attack from Chinese...
  • Govt mulls review of IT Act, more laws on card October 21, 2007

    New Delhi The Information Technology Act meant to safeguard interests of Internet users was passed in 2000. Under the act, law enforcement agencies are given all powers to book cyber criminals. But seven years later, there have been just two convictions. The Government is now planning to review this virtual...