Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

Internet shutdown


‘Centre should be lone governing authority for issuing net shutdowns’

September 08, 2022 2:41 am

The current mechanism to issue internet shutdown orders causes “significant inconvenience to local public at large”, said the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in a letter to the government. Telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio are members of the IAMAI, which also counts Big Tech companies like Google, Meta and Apple as its members.

Internet facility suspended in 27 Assam districts amid SEBA recruitment exams

August 29, 2022 3:47 pm

ssam Police said Section 144 of CrPC has been promulgated in and around the examination venues for all the three days in order to hold the examination in "free, fair and transparent manner".

Explained: The frequency, reasons, and controversy over Internet suspensions by the government

July 03, 2022 7:55 am

According to the Software Freedom Law Center, since 2012 there have been 665 Internet shutdowns in India to date.

‘106 net shutdowns in India in 2021’

April 29, 2022 1:32 am

There were at least 182 documented internet shutdowns during 2021in 34 countries, as against 159 documented across 29 nations in 2020, as per the report.

Kazakhstan’s internet shutdown offers lessons for Russia-Ukraine crisis

February 19, 2022 4:29 pm

As Russian threats escalate, Ukraine could face the prospect of internet shutdowns.

‘1,157 hour of govt-ordered net outages in 2021’

January 11, 2022 12:57 am

These internet shutdowns impacted 59.1 million people across the country.

Decoding India’s dubious distinction as world’s ‘internet shutdown capital’

December 04, 2021 8:59 pm

In 2019 and 2020 alone, Internet and allied services remained suspended in India for more than 13,000 hours, with as many as 164 instances of shutdowns being enforced.

House IT panel flags impact of internet shutdowns, to table reports this session

November 17, 2021 7:38 am

A meeting of the IT panel, headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, on Tuesday is learnt to have adopted two reports — one on internet shutdowns, and the other on ethical standards in media. The reports will be tabled in Parliament during the winter session beginning November 29.

MHA extends suspension of internet in Delhi's 3 protests sites till Tuesday night

February 01, 2021 2:20 pm

The suspension is effective from 11 pm of January 31 to 11 pm of February 2.

Economic Impact: ‘India lost $2.8 bn in 2020 to Internet shutdowns; over double of 20 others’

January 06, 2021 7:28 am

Of the 21 countries that curbed Web access last year, as per a report by the UK-based privacy and security research firm Top10VPN, the economic impact seen in India was more than double the combined cost for the next 20 countries in the list.