Monday, March 20, 2017

Sign this petition to help prevent internet blackouts in India

The Indian government has a penchant for turning off internet access whenever it suits the needs of those in power, whether it’s to prevent citizens from organizing protests, to supposedly maintain law and order in states that are home to separatist forces or even to keep students from cheating on their exams. It’s been happening more frequently over the past few years, having increased from three shutdowns across large areas (sometimes entire states) in 2012 to 30 last year, according to the Software Freedom Law Centre in New Delhi. How bad does it get? The northern state of Jammu &…

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