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India Backpedals On Its Massive Porn Ban

After blocking more than 800 pornographic websites this past week, the Indian government has decided to knock its overly restrictive ban down from a borderline human rights violation to a much more conservative measure. Now, only child pornography sites will be banned, and local ISP’s will be held accountable for their content.


Actually, Those 857 Porn Sites In India Are Essentially Still Banned

Today’s headlines are triumphantly declaring that India’s government walked back its sweeping ban of internet porn sites. But that’s not quite true — for all intents and purposes, online porn is still banned in India. Let’s take a look at the devil in the details.


India Backpedals On Its Massive Porn Ban

After blocking more than 800 pornographic websites this past week, the Indian government has decided to knock its overly restrictive ban down from a borderline human rights violation to a much more conservative measure. Now, only child pornography sites will be banned, and local ISP’s will be held accountable for their content.


Indian Police Are Asking Citizens To Periscope Crimes As They Happen

It’s just after midnight and you’re jolted awake by the sound of a window breaking somewhere on your street. You look outside and you see two men who you’re pretty sure are stealing your neighbour’s car. You take out your phone but instead of calling 000, you start live-streaming to Periscope.


4 Droughts Happening Right Now That Are Worse Than California's

California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought — in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are being rationed or shut off completely.


Sketchy Israeli Company Uses Copyright Law As An Intimidation Tactic 

An Israeli company called Flash Network is fighting dirty against people who called it out for sneaky javascript injections. It’s a prime example how companies use copyright laws to threaten and intimidate anyone who criticises them.


India's Recent Heat Wave Was Brutal

India is known for becoming a sweltering furnace in May, but last month was exceptionally brutal, with temperatures hovering 5°C above normal for nearly two weeks. By 4 June, the heat wave had claimed over 2500 lives, making it the fifth deadliest in recorded history.


India's Air Pollution Is So Bad It's Causing Lung Damage In Kids

The deadly heatwave that swept through India this week has melted streets with its searing 47°C temperatures. But it’s also making life even worse for its cities’ most vulnerable residents — the millions of Indian children suffering from lung damage due to the toxic urban air.


Photos Of India's Deadly, Street-Melting Heat Wave

An extreme heat wave with temperatures reaching 48C has killed at least 1118 people over the past week in India, where hot air, molten asphalt, dust storms are making life almost unbearable.


Mark Zuckerberg Is Just Plain Bad At Net Neutrality

Mark Zuckerberg means well. Or at least the billionaire says he does in a recent blog post about net neutrality and the Facebook-backed nonprofit Internet.org. Long story short, publishers in India are pulling their content from the Internet.org app over apparent net neutrality violations, and well, Zuck’s reaction is pretty much: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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