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Iran squeezes Internet tighter

Iran's authorities this week launched a new, sophisticated offensive against the Internet, stifling Gmail and other messaging services and totally blocking software that provides secure browsing.

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Iran: 30 million lose email access

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An Iranian news agency reports that more than 30 million people in the country have lost access to foreign email services such as Gmail, Yahoo mail and Hotmail.

The Saturday report by the semi-offici

Google, Facebook get '15 days'

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A Delhi court on Monday asked 22 social networking websites to file their compliance report on removing objectionable contents within 15 days.

It fixed the next date of hearing for March 1.

The cour

Google unveils plans for country-specific content filtering

Less than a week after a similar move by micro-blogging site Twitter, Internet major Google has unveiled plans to make content on its blogger platform selectively available, depending on the local rul

Iranian porn website developer sentenced to death

Iran's state media say the Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a web developer convicted of spreading corruption.

The semiofficial Fars news agency says blogger Saeed Malekpour was fou

Centre can’t block ‘boy or girl’ guidance

With the Centre already slugging it out in court over regulation of content on Web portals, the Union health ministry appears to have hit a roadblock in its bid to block sex-determination guidance ava

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom held in N. Zealand, home raided

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New Zealand police seized a treasure trove of luxury goods from the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload.com Friday as four suspected Internet pirates wanted in the United States appeared in court.

HC to hear pleas of Google India, Facebook India on Jan 23

The pleas of Google India and social networking site Facebook, challenging a trial court summons to them for allegedly webcasting objectionable material, would be taken up for hearing by the Delhi Hig

As govt moves ahead to clamp down on sites, users race to protect accounts

The government's decision to prosecute social networking sites like Google and Facebook has triggered public anger, with netizens saying the move is tantamount to clamping down on constitutional right

Networking site users want their accounts protected, move HC

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Several users of social networking sites have decided to approach the high courts in their states seeking protection of their accounts on Facebook and other such sites.

The move came with the centre

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