Social Networking Current Affairs - 2019

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US rejects India’s request to serve summons against Google Facebook

US authorities held that they will be unable to execute the request by India for serving summons to 11 US-based websites including Google and Facebook. US  authorities also held that summons cannot be served to executives, as it impacts “free speech principles” that are protected under US Constitution and further it is not evident that it Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & LawInternational

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Facebook launches new “graph search” tool

Facebook has unveiled a new friends-based search tool “graph search” which will help its users search for people and places within the social network. The new tool which is available as a beta version will initially let users browse mainly photographs, people, places and members’ interests. Users will also be able to tailor their searches, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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China stiffens censorship of Internet

China tightened its control of the internet, when the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the rubber stamp parliament, passed the "Decision to Strengthen the Protection of Online Information". The regulation threatens internet companies with fines, website closures and cancellation of licenses if they fail to comply with requirements to censor content published by Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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Union Govt issues new guidelines to stop the misuse of Info Technology Act

The Union government of India issued new guidelines to stop misuse of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. What are the new guidelines? As per the new guidelines, the cases dealing with spreading messages of reported hatred by electronic medium will be decided by a senior police officer not below the rank of DCP Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & LawGovernance & Politics

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Facebook arrests unwarranted, but Section 66A not ultra vires: Vahanvati

The apex court sought response from Union Government on a petition challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. What’s the matter? What is Section 66A of IT Act? What did the Attorney-General tell the court?

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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