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Comment: Google accomodates (Score 1) 86

by singlevalley (#40048855) Attached to: India Lurches Toward Internet Censorship
Blogger now has .in domain at the highest level, so it makes it convenient for google to implement india specific restrictions. Common indians don't care much about the internet, it is only companies with huge warchets that have to fight this battle, in the hope of getting a much wider userbase at a future time. But given that the american law is being de-facto exported across the world, all victories will be short-lived. YMMV...

Comment: Re:Not the least worried (Score 1) 160

by singlevalley (#38722018) Attached to: Facebook, Google Argue Against Web Censorship In India
ah, but you forget the "special" courts that the political class can setup, if it suits them. they can then be staffed with pliable judges, and then it is anybody's guess as to the result. the Supreme court is the only place where there seems to be a modicum of impartiality, for now. National security, those magical words can do some terrible things.

Comment: Control of content (Score 3, Insightful) 160

by singlevalley (#38721858) Attached to: Facebook, Google Argue Against Web Censorship In India
It is a sensitive time in indian politics, the new generation (kids) of the current politicians are all set to make their splash into active politics. And if there is free press, then their family scams will start haunting them as well. so, in order to neutralize this, the current government wants to muzzle the free press and internet. Follow the fate of the public lokpal bill to understand what i mean. Of course, that is just my opinion, and i could be wrong.

Comment: Re:It's not the internet (Score 0) 172

by singlevalley (#36526758) Attached to: How the Web's Relationship With Anonymity Has Changed
It is probably the governments and the alphabet agencies that want to know everything about you..so they can justify spending billions on their fancy data analysis tools... i never said i wanted to be traced or agree to compromise my privacy, but the minimum I have to agree to to get some or any service is to almost sell/ give away my privacy in almost all cases... Ce la Vie

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