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#OpIndia Is Anonymous’ New Campaign Against Internet Censorship

Anonymous is kind of like a global Batman that uses a computer instead of batarangs to fight what they perceive as injustice. They have started up operations in various countries like China, but their newest campaign is pretty ambitious – #OpIndia. As the name implies, Anonymous is now attacking the Indian government. Why? They feel that the government is squashing …

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Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest Single-Handedly

For the last 30 years, Jadav Payeng has been planting trees. Lots of trees. The Assam, India native has planted enough trees to turn a 550-hectare sandbar into a lush rainforest. Enough trees to create an outdoor habitat for five endangered tigers (among other endangered species). Enough trees to get an Indian Congressman to propose it be turned into a …

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Google Summer Of Code Gets Over 1,000 Student Participants

Now that summer has begun for all those kids still in college, it’s high time to find a summer job. If you’re a programmer or developer in college, chances are you already have that summer job. Google Summer of Code exploded this year with over 1,000 students representing countries from all around the world. In its eighth year running, Summer …

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eBay Opens New Office in Bangalore

According to the PayPal official blog, eBay is set to open a Global Development Center in Bangalore, India, which is projected to bring roughly 1,000 new jobs to the area over the next three years. India, increasingly “touchy” in regards to mostly all things having to do with the internet, had also seen an eBay development center established in the …

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Vimeo, Pirate Bay Blocked in Parts of India

The trial in India against Google and Facebook for failing to censor allegedly offensive content on their social networks in that country has been again postponed, and now there are reports that video hosting site Vimeo, along with torrent sharing sites like the Pirate Bay have been blocked on a certain Indian ISP. The Department of Telecom in India has …

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Google AdWords Investigated in India

Google, along with Facebook, has for a while now been set to stand trial in New Delhi over failing to censor objectionable religious material from their social networking sites – only to find that justice in India moves very slowly. It was recently reported that these censorship proceedings in India were postponed again in that case, and now the Competition …

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Facebook, Google India Censorship Trial Postponed (…Again)

Remember when the Delhi High Court rolled that ball of court orders demanding at tech companies like Facebook and Google for refusing to regulate incendiary and allegedly offensive content? That ball, yet again, continues to roll even slower and slower. And now, that legal ball is barely even turning over anymore: CNET is reporting today that, once again, the court …

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BlackBerry Curve 9220 Comes To India

Research In Motion has launched the BlackBerry Curve 9220 in India, the company announced today. The Cuvre 9220 is meant to be an affordable and easy-to-use option for Indian customers who want a BlackBerry. The Curve 9220 will hit stores in India on Thursday, April 19th. It features BlackBerry OS 7.1 with significant social media integration. Twitter and Facebook apps …

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Indian Railways To Get Google Maps Real-Time Info

Several areas in the world have been gifted the trans-communication treat that is real-time information provided by Google Maps. The next country in line to get the travel info service may be India by way of Indian Railways. Fixing GPS devices to trains in order to integrate them with Google Maps would provide accuracy within two minutes without stations having …

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PayPal Bringing Its Services To China And India

PayPal is one of the largest names in the online payment industry. It makes it super easy to make online transactions across national borders. Making the transactions with other people within your borders is a bit trickier if you happen to live in certain countries. PayPal is hoping to change that for China and India. PayPal announced today their intentions …

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Twitter Local Trends Come To New Indian Cities

Twitter trends are used by people in a variety of ways – whether it’s to jump into the discussion on a popular topic or to gauge the pulse of a particular area. For those concerned about the latter, Twitter’s local trends categorization allows them to see what people are talking about worldwide, in particular countries, and in particular cities. Now, …

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Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised

Nearly 400 Internet service providers in India have been ordered to block over 100 music sites by the Calcutta High Court. The Indian Music Industry (IMI) trade group (basically India’s version of the RIAA), which is made up of 142 music companies, has been pushing for such an order, and has now apparently gotten its wish. According to MeidaNama, a …

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