As of this writing many blogs continue to remain out of bounds — typical bureaucratic overkill. One obviously is concerned about hate mongering. The disproportionate noise that fundamentalists of all hues are able to inflict on the online world is evident. There are techno-fundamentalists, of course, who think that blogosphere or cyberspace will somehow filter […]
Rupesh Janve & Khomba Singh report in the Business Standard today that the DoT has asked Hutch, Airtel, Reliance, Idea, Tata and MTNL in Mumbai and Delhi and BSNL in three circles to to discontinue all connections issued without proper verification. According toÂ the reportÂ “it raises the prospects of millions of mobile connections being […]
Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi’s diatribe against media owners is not without merit. If the proposed Broadcasting Bill facilitates a discussion on the way the media function, we need to welcome it. While the ratcheting up on the supposed attack on freedom of the press in the Bill is good, even it is unfounded. […]
Here’s what Susan Crawford thinks about Net Neutrality. Sheâ€™s a professor at the Cardozo School of Law and on the Board of Directors of ICANN. Now we’ve got http://www.savetheinternet.com/. Follow the blog for the lastest on the issue.
Trust Andy Carvin to bring up something new and interesting each time he writes: Students Expose Sex Offender Through Wikipedia Research. This is Andy’s post on January 18 but it is still worth recording for posterity at IOJ.
From Mrs. Suha Arafat Email; [email protected] Dear Intending partner, This mail may not be surprising to you if you have been following current events in the international media with reference to the Middle East and Palestine in particular I am Mrs. SUHA ARAFAT, the wife of YASSER ARAFAT, the Palestinian Leader who died recently in […]
SMS cutting into voice usage, says a study from IDC India. In fact, no surprises here. But the fact that “user[s] sends 6 messages (SMS) in a day and receive 8,” on average, owing essentially to intrusive marketing, is evident. TRAI has to implement punitive measures to curb this annoying strategy by the hordes of […]
A company, Email Data Source Inc‘s business it to “analyze, organize, and archive thousands of daily email marketing messages” and, of course, make money by doing that. The website claims that Email Data Source’s “catalogue currently contains over 900,000 email marketing messages on 18,000 brands, sent by 14,000 companies, through more than 6,000 mailing lists”.
A headline in The Progressive reads thus: VA Nurse Investigated for â€œSeditionâ€ for Criticizing Bush. Hallelujah! It surprised me to hear a journalist-friend say that he wasn’t particularly concerned about what Yahoo!, Google or AOL do with the personal information they have of their customers as long as he gets to use what’s on offer […]
If public interest is the basis of media reform then the professional and economic independence of media practitioners is a yardstick to measure the scenario. From the multi-edition big newspapers to the small town tabloids a de-unionised workforce is the norm. The implications are manifold: contract labour, job insecurity, harassment of various kinds and so […]