Uttarakhand HC takes action where SC faltered

Uttarakhand High Court on 27th September 2018 passed the order of making mandatory blocking of all pornographic sites. The court in its order refered to notification issued by the Center in 2015 in this regard. A Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajiv Sharma observed:

Though the directions were issued to all the Internet Service License Holders, but till date, all the Intermediaries have not followed the same in letter and spirit. The sites are readily available to the children to view obscene and indecent acts, including pornography. It was expected from all the Internet Service License Holders that they would block these sites to protect the children of impressionable age. The psyche of the children of impressionable age is also affected, which, at times, results in commission of crimes. The entire society, including parents, teachers, and school management is responsible to safeguard the interest of the children.
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Porn cannot be protected under freedom of speech: SC

February hearing saw the government trying to argue that banning anything beyond Child pornography involves issues of right to privacy and other rights (Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution).

Justice Mishra in response to that stated that ‘what is the privacy argument? I do not understand what is the privacy issue?’ no one wants to be seen doing this and that if there is any issue the Court can interpret it and deal with it during the arguments.’ Continue reading

इस मज़े कि बड़ी सजा है

From Facebook article of Shri. Pawanji

इस “मजे, की बड़ी “सजा, है….!
रोहिणी अपने पापा की प्यारी सी बेटी थी।2004 में ग्यारहवीं के दौरान पापा ने कम्प्यूटर दिलवाया था।उसमे नेट भी था।एक दिन पापा का कम्प्यूटर नही चल रहा था सोचा रोहिणी वाले कम्प्यूटर में काम कर लूं,…. खोला……………………..
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Government makes first move on blocking Porn

Last week was a pretty hectic for all of us. First came the news that government has taken the first step towards blocking pornography. A list of 857 website that was submitted by the petitioner in November, 2014 was used by the Government to instruct all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to ban pornographic websites. Continue reading

What about 9 year old Kids watching Porn? Lawyer asks Supreme Court

This week was the 12th hearing of the case in Supreme Court. Lawyer Mr. Vijay Panjwani updated the court that the Government has still not taken any steps to block the 850 websites, list of which has been provided to them since October 2014. The court taking serious note of this instructed ASJ Pinki Anand to file the Government response within 4 weeks time. Mr. Panjwani argued that while the MHA failed to file an affidavit despite repeated directions, crime against women and children which is “majorly influenced” by such porn videos is on the rise. Continue reading

Making Delhi WiFi PPF Free

AAP government manifesto in the 2014 Delhi Elections talked about covering Delhi with Free WiFi Services. As more details emerged later it became clear that free in this case meant public websites and websites that deal with governance will be free to access and WiFi will be available in public places only like Markets, Streets etc. Our efforts to make Delhi WiFi Project of the AAP government Porn, Proxy and economic Fraud (PPF) free started as soon as we saw the notification from the Delhi Government inviting public opinion. Continue reading

Is Web Filtering possible for a country?

When people ask this question – is it possible to block online pornography in the whole of India, it begs for some discussion. The genesis of this question comes from the fact that we may stop internet porn on our PC or in our homes but how about all the mobile devices, public hotspots, Wifi locations and other private & public places where this may still be easily accessible! This throws up the question – Why not stop this in the country’s Internet infrastructure itself and save us from this fallacy? Continue reading

Steps for Porn Blocking at your Home – Part II

In this advanced tutorial on this subject we will look at some of the common issues faced, while setting up your home Network for Safe Internet usage such as blocking of Internet Porn sites and fraud and Phishing sites (sites that steal your personal and financial information). These are for users wanting to do advanced customization. If you are looking for basic instructions go to Part I of this article. Continue reading

Steps for Porn blocking@Home – Part I

Today, Internet is an essential part of your daily lives. We are regularly using the Internet to perform all kinds of essential daily activities. Kids get assignments from school that need to be downloaded from the Internet. Kids regularly need to access information from the Internet to complete school work. In this situation protecting your children and even unwary adults from Internet Porn and other objectionable material becomes a formidable task. With today’s busy lifestyle, parents cannot be monitoring their children’s Internet activities at all times. Continue reading