Topic started by Buji (@ on Sun Sep 28 08:07:01 .
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India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued orders to ISPs in the country to block the url, according to a government statement Monday. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), which was set up in July 2003, and operates under the Union government’s Department of Information Technology (DoT), has blocked a resource on a Web site First time in India. Following the order from the DoT, Indian ISPs blocked the entire Yahoo Groups channel, as it was not found to be technically feasible to block only a single group, according to ISP sources.

Internet users are furious. They have says like “This is a violation of freedom of expression and sets a dangerous precedent of censorship and control over the Internet in India,”

Of course, just like any online censorship, this plan is backfiring in that it's drawing a hell of a lot more attention to this group than if they just left it alone - where it would have remained mostly ignored. Please have your says


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