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Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh saw most Internet shutdowns after Jammu and Kashmir in the last 10 years

In this post, we look at the states and union territories in India that have seen the most int…

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India suffered longest internet shutdowns in 2020 globally for the second consecutive year

"The majority of these short blackouts were highly-targeted, affecting groups of villages or i…

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268 million people had their internet shut off by government-imposed blackouts in 2020, up 49% from 2019

Per a report from digital security and rights group Top10VPN, 93 major internet shutdowns took plac…

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Indian government shut off the Internet over a 100 times in 2019 — and China is lovin' it

Amid the protests, violence and discord over India’s newly formed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), …

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Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir isn’t about the ‘right to freedom’ — it’s about the ‘right to life’, according to lawyers

Access to 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir was shot down by the Supreme Court on Monday. Instead, t…

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As 2G returns to Kashmir after 5 months, these are some strong arguments against internet shutdowns in the future

If you're in a crowd that has a demonstration and you're worried that something might happen to som…

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Myanmar's military regime shuts down broadband Internet service in the country

Myanmar's military regime has shut down broadband Internet service as protests over the coup contin…

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Internet shutdowns in India have skyrocketed — but now the Indian government wants that to stop

The Indian government’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued a notice to its state gov…

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India accounted for most number of intentional internet shutdowns in South Asia 2017-18: UNESCO

The report states that Internet slowdowns and shutdowns around the world are increasing and have…

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High voter turnout marks India’s second phase of polling — aside from EVM malfunctions, violence at poll booths, and internet shutdowns

Eleven Indian states and one union territory were up for vote today in the second phase of India…

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Indian data laws have an uncanny resemblance to Russia’s 'new' internet and China’s 'Great Firewall'

Many Asian countries are moving to limit the many unlimited freedoms that Internet offers. The late…

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These 6 Digital Businesses Are Now Flush With VC Money

Internet businesses in India seem to have reached a tipping point, going by the kind of venture cap…

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Chess has adapted well to COVID-19 shutdowns with online events: Anand

Chennai, Apr 21 () Five-time world champion Viswanthan Anand feels chess has adapted quite well to…

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Technology and society 'smashed together in a head-on collision.' Mozilla Foundation surveyed the wreckage.

Racial justice, labor rights, and corporate accountability dominated headlines in 2020. A new repor…

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$646 billion — that’s the economic cost of violence in India

Violence has reportedly cost the world a whopping $16.5 trillion in 2020, according to a GPI report…

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India's top court has declared the record-breaking 159-day-long Kashmir internet blackout illegal

The court also ordered the Indian government to make public all orders on internet shutdowns, which…

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The new ‘normal’ in Kashmir has cost nearly half a million jobs — bundhs and internet blackout are breaking businesses

The Narendra Modi government in New Delhi has repeatedly insisted that the situation in Kashmir has…

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Indian CEOs could get the best salary hike in 5 years; and they already make ₹7 crore/yr on an average

Top executives in Indian companies are projected to enjoy at least 8.9% salary hike this year as co…