Urls

  • Bitly hacked, disconnects all users' Facebook and Twitter accounts May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Bitly, the popular URL shortening service, says it has "reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised." As a security precaution Bitly has disconnecting all users' Facebook and Twitter accounts from the service. Bitly is asking its users to take the following steps to secure their accounts:...
  • Government blocked 254 URLs in 2013 March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Government has blocked a total of 254 URLs (web addresses) or uniform resource locators in 2013, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Of the total URLs blocked, 60 URLs were of sites hosting videos of the film Innocence of Muslims and 194 URLs were blocked in compliance of court...
  • Govt to appeal against HC order blocking anti-IIPM web pages February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Bowing to public pressure the government on Thursday will challenge the Gwalior High Court's order of blocking 78 webpages, of which 73 had articles critical of the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) and its director Arindam Chaudhuri. The court order had asked Director General of Indian Computer...
  • Govt to appeal against order blocking anti-IIPM URLs February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will appeal against Gwalior district court order asking it to block website pages on internet publishing defamatory material about Arindam Chaudhuri-led IIPM institute. "Minister (Kapil Sibal) has asked DEITY to appeal against Gwalior court order. The order was passed without DEITY made party to it. No...
  • Watch: Aggressive Arindam Chaudhuri defends blocking of anti-IIPM URLs February 19, 2013

    The Department of Telecom, under a court order, recently ordered blocking of 78 URLs, 73 of which contained content apparently critical of the controversial IIPM. ...
  • Blocking URLs in today's context is a toothless tiger: Pavan Duggal on the IIPM controversy February 18, 2013

    The Department of Telecom, under a court order, recently ordered blocking of 78 URLs, 73 of which contained content apparently critical of the controversial Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) and its head Arindam Chaudhuri, including a University Grants Commission notice on the unrecognised status of IIPM. The URLs...
  • IIPM hits out at UGC, experts say blocking websites won't help February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Planning and Management is embroiled in yet another controversy as the government has directed Internet Service Providers to block over 73 URLs carrying defamatory articles about the private business school and its chairman Arindam Chaudhuri. These URLs include a University Grants Commission (UGC) notice...
  • 'Anti-Islam film': Some URLs blocked in India September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Some URLs on which the clips of a controversial film that is being said to be offensive to Islam and has sparked anti-US protests in many Arab countries like Libya, Egypt and Yemen will be blocked in India. The Youtube URLs have been blocked by Google not on the...
  • Google+ offers custom URLs for verified accounts August 14, 2012

    New York: Google Inc has started the roll out of custom URLs for a limited number of verified users of its online social network Google+. A custom URL is a short, easy to remember web address, and will make it easier for people to find a...
  • 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...
  • Twitter to use its own URL shortener June 10, 2010

    San Francisco: Twitter plans to start using its own Web link shortener on addresses that users include in tweets. Starting this summer, Twitter will use its new "t.co" domain name to shorten links that users post directly on Twitter.com or through applications such as TweetDeck. That will help the posts stay...
  • Claim your Facebook vanity URL, the race is on! June 14, 2009

    Houston: Race to grab your own URL's on the social networking group, Facebook, is on. Claim it early before it is all gone. It all started on Saturday after midnight, when Facebook debuted usernames for companies, individuals and groups, in order to finally enable everyone to...