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Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO

Twitter will defend voice of its users, says CEO

25 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Amid a debate over freedom of speech on social media, Twitter on Tuesday said it will make sure that the "voices" of its users are defended, even as it would make it harder for any "abuse" to take place from its platform.

Twitter,   freedom of speech,   Twitter defends voices,   user voices,   Dick Costolo,  
Section 66 A of IT Act: Most parties welcome SC decision; JD(U), Sena disagree

Section 66 A of IT Act: Most parties welcome SC decision; JD(U), Sena disagree

25 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Most parties welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict scrapping a provision that made posting offensive comments online punishable with jail term, with Congress admitting to flaws in the law.

Supreme Court,   Sharad Yadav,   Section 66 A,   Janata Dal United,   Shiv Sena,   freedom of speech,   IT Act,  
SC quashes Section 66A of IT Act, says it curbs freedom of <strong>speech</strong>

SC quashes Section 66A of IT Act, says it curbs freedom of speech

24 Mar 2015

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 holding that it was violative of Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech and expression.

Supreme Court,   Section 66 A,   IT Act,   freedom of speech,   Social networking sites,   social media,   World Wide Web,  
Congress admits to flaws in cyber law, tries to deflect criticism

Congress admits to flaws in cyber law, tries to deflect criticism

24 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday admitted that Section 66A of cyber law, introduced by the UPA regime in 2008, was poorly drafted and vulnerable to misuse after the provision was struck down by the Supreme Court.

Congress,   flaws in cyber law,   Section 66 A,   66 of IT Act,   online,   Section 66A of Information Technology Act,   Supreme Court,   freedom of speech,   Social networking sites,   social media,   World Wide Web,  
Government says it differed with UPA ministry's stand on Section 66 A

Government says it differed with UPA ministry's stand on Section 66 A

24 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Government on Tuesday made it clear that it differs with previous UPA regime's stand on Section66A of IT Act, which has been scrapped by Supreme Court, and has conveyed it in writing to Apex Court that it respects freedom of speech and expression and is not in favour of curtailing communication of honest dissent or criticism on social media.

Section 66 A,   66 of IT Act,   UPA ministry stand,   online,   Section 66A of Information Technology Act,   Supreme Court,   freedom of speech,   Social networking sites,   social media,   World Wide Web,  
Cabinet approves Bill on black money

Cabinet approves Bill on black money

17 Mar 2015

New Delhi: To check black money menace, the Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new Bill that would give more powers to the tax department in tracking illicit wealth stashed abroad and provide for strict penal actions for such offence.

Cabinet,   Bill on black money,   Tax department,   Arun Jaitley,   Finance Ministry,   Budget speech ,  
Opposition NCP backs Maharashtra CM to complete <strong>speech</strong> in Council

Opposition NCP backs Maharashtra CM to complete speech in Council

13 Mar 2015

Mumbai: The camaraderie between ruling BJP and opposition NCP was evident in the Legislative Council on Friday as group leader Sunil Tatkare beckoned Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to continue with his speech even as Congress alleged bias on the part of Deputy Chairman Vasant Davkhare.

NCP,   Maharashtra CM,   Devendra Fadnavis,   BJP,   Legislative Council,   Congress,  
Facebook blocked 5,832 contents as India tops list for asking restrictions

Facebook blocked 5,832 contents as India tops list for asking restrictions

16 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Facebook blocked 5,832 pieces of content, including anti-religious matter and hate speeches, during July-December 2014 on orders of Indian government, the highest by any country on the social networking giant's platform.

Facebook,   Facebook content,   Anti religious,   Hate speech,   Indian government,   Social networking,   Censorship ,  
Arun Jaitley sits down during budget <strong>speech</strong>

Arun Jaitley sits down during budget speech

28 Feb 2015

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday sat down in between his budget speech in the Lok Sabha and then continued reading out the text.

unionbudget2015,   Budget session,   general budget,   Arun Jaitley,   Finance Minister,  
Brain's seat of <strong>speech</strong> goes silent when we actually talk: Study

Brain's seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk: Study

18 Feb 2015

Washington: A brain area, long recognized as the command centre for human speech, actually shuts down when we talk, a new study has found. Broca's area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization.

Brain,   seat of speech,   human speech,   talk,   vocalization,  

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