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News updates from HT: Centre asks states to withdraw all cases under Section 66A

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2021 08:53 PM IST
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Supreme Court (File Photo)
Supreme Court (File Photo)

‘Amazing, shocking’: SC on use of Section 66A despite being struck down

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre giving it two weeks to respond on the issue of Section 66A.
The old Kerala law — Section 118(D) of Kerala Police Act — suffered from same problems as Section 66A and was struck down by the top court. There is little to suggest the new one is on a more sound legal footing.(REUTERS)
The old Kerala law — Section 118(D) of Kerala Police Act — suffered from same problems as Section 66A and was struck down by the top court. There is little to suggest the new one is on a more sound legal footing.(REUTERS)

A draconian step in Kerala

PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:39 PM IST
A recent measure undermines free speech, and violates Supreme Court jurisprudence
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon poses for a photograph in Mumbai.(ANI FILE)
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon poses for a photograph in Mumbai.(ANI FILE)

Raveena Tandon files FIR over fake Twitter account in her name

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Suraj Ojha
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 04:57 PM IST
An officer from the Mumbai police’s cyber cell said the accused created a video of Mumbai Police chief Parambir Singh and posted abusive content from the Twitter handle.
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(Getty Images)

In new online abuse menace, AI bot turns women’s photos into nudes

Hindustan Times | By Binayak Dasgupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:40 AM IST
Deepfake tracking agency discovers bot used generated over 100,000 nude images of women from regular photographs
Goa deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavlekar . (Photo @BabuKavlekar)
Goa deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavlekar . (Photo @BabuKavlekar)

Porn clip shared from Goa deputy chief minister’s phone, blames ‘miscreants’

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:53 PM IST
In a complaint to the Women’s Police Station, the women’s wing of the Goa Forward Party has demanded an FIR against the Deputy Chief Minister for ‘outraging a women’s modesty’ as well as for offences under the Information Technology Act.
Social media companies are expected to remove any unlawful content under Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India as and when brought to their knowledge either through a court order or through a notice by the government or its agency.(Representational Photo/REUTERS)
Social media companies are expected to remove any unlawful content under Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India as and when brought to their knowledge either through a court order or through a notice by the government or its agency.(Representational Photo/REUTERS)

IT ministry tackled 3,635 ‘misuse of social media’ cases in 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 10:14 AM IST
The Ministry’s response comes in the wake of the Facebook controversy, wherein news reports alleged that the social media company was prejudicial while implementing its hate-speech policy, giving leeway to members of the ruling BJP
ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app was among the 59 Chinese apps banned by India in June.(Bloomberg File Photo)
ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app was among the 59 Chinese apps banned by India in June.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Govt asks 59 Chinese apps to ensure strict compliance to ban order

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 07:58 PM IST
A government source said that the IT Ministry has now written to all these companies, warning that continued availability and operation of these banned apps, directly or indirectly, is not only illegal but also an offence under the Information Technology Act and other applicable Acts
Anil Deshmukh has sought the ban on the film under the Information Technology Act to ensure the law and order situation is not affected in the state, said an official statement issued on Wednesday.(ANI)
Anil Deshmukh has sought the ban on the film under the Information Technology Act to ensure the law and order situation is not affected in the state, said an official statement issued on Wednesday.(ANI)

Stop broadcast of film on Prophet Muhammad: Anil Deshmukh to Centre

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 10:34 PM IST
The home minister has demanded that instructions be issued to prevent broadcast of the film on digital platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp among others.
Supreme Court of India, photo by(Rajkumar/HT File Photo)
Supreme Court of India, photo by(Rajkumar/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court directs telcos to maintain data seized in criminal cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The court noted that the Department of Telecommunication’s license conditions generally oblige internet service providers and providers of mobile telephony to preserve and maintain electronic call records and records of logs of internet users for a limited duration of one year.
Earlier, on the basis of a communication from the German Embassy in January last year, CBI registered a case against seven people for allegedly being part of WhatsApp groups with members in several countries in which child sexual abuse material including images and videos were being circulated.(PTI)
Earlier, on the basis of a communication from the German Embassy in January last year, CBI registered a case against seven people for allegedly being part of WhatsApp groups with members in several countries in which child sexual abuse material including images and videos were being circulated.(PTI)

CBI books firm, officials for child pornography site

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 03:09 AM IST
The agency has booked the company, its directors and other unidentified persons for violation of the Information Technology Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, they said.
The screenshots of the Instagram stories that outed the Bois Locker Room.(Pic: Instagram)
The screenshots of the Instagram stories that outed the Bois Locker Room.(Pic: Instagram)

Admin of Bois Locker Room chat group, where schoolboys planned rapes, arrested

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 06:13 PM IST
Investigators said the Bois Locker Room group had 22 members in all, and two of them were adults studying in colleges.
The cab driver uploaded obscene photos of women and gave name and number of the complainant.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)
The cab driver uploaded obscene photos of women and gave name and number of the complainant.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT File Photo)

Mumbai driver creates fake social media profile of woman as ‘sex worker’, held

Hindustan Times, | By Jayprakash S Naidu, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 06:33 AM IST
The complainant received several phone calls, after which she learnt about the fake profile and approached the police.
The girl hanged herself from the ceiling of her house on Monday evening due to depression(Representative image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The girl hanged herself from the ceiling of her house on Monday evening due to depression(Representative image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Girl, 16, commits suicide after boyfriend allegedly leaks intimate video

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The person hanged herself from the ceiling of her house on Monday evening due to depression, an official said.
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CREDIT CARD FRAUD Amritsar man duped of 90k

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2020 09:45 PM IST
Victim revealed his card details to a telecaller who posed as bank employee
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Man, lover circulate lewd pictures of wife, booked in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:18 PM IST
After getting to know about her pictures through her relatives and friends, the woman filed a complaint with the commissioner of police on November 22, 2019.
This is a significant judgment for online marketplaces considering that courts are imposing far greater obligations on intermediaries and the judgment may serve as guidance for future cases.
This is a significant judgment for online marketplaces considering that courts are imposing far greater obligations on intermediaries and the judgment may serve as guidance for future cases.

Delhi High Court upholds safe harbor defences of online marketplaces

UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 03:48 PM IST
The Court also noted that there was no material at the prima facie stage to conclude that there was any tampering or impairment of the goods of the direct selling entities.
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Scamsters dupe Manimajra man of 10 lakh via online transactions

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 01:02 AM IST
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Two booked for abetting Barnala girl’s suicide in Malaysia

Hindustan Times, Barnala | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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Randhawa files police complaint after ‘doctored’ video goes viral

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Batala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:52 PM IST
In his complaint, Randhawa had demanded registration of criminal case under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 67, 67-A of Information Technology Act against the news channel that aired the video clip.
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Pathankot retired IAF officer loses 7.4 lakh to hacker

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 06:47 PM IST
He fell into the trap of an online hacker and followed his instructions to recharge his Paytm account
Sanchay Goswami, who has worked in some films and television serials, told the police that someone gained unauthorised access to his WhatsApp account.(Sanchay Goswami/Instagram)
Sanchay Goswami, who has worked in some films and television serials, told the police that someone gained unauthorised access to his WhatsApp account.(Sanchay Goswami/Instagram)

Actor’s WhatsApp account hacked, lewd calls made to friends: Police

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Sanchay Goswami, who has worked in some films and television serials, told the police that someone gained unauthorised access to his WhatsApp account, which was then converted into a business account.
On September 12, Sehgal checked for online availability of cement and came across Ambuja Cement offering online bulk purchase.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
On September 12, Sehgal checked for online availability of cement and came across Ambuja Cement offering online bulk purchase.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Panchkula realtor duped of 2.65 lakh in online fraud

By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 12:47 AM IST
The man fell victim to a fake website of a well-known cement company created by a Kolkata man
A 41-year-old woman from Hinjewadi has been duped of Rs10,00,000 by a man. (Representative Image)(PTI)
A 41-year-old woman from Hinjewadi has been duped of Rs10,00,000 by a man. (Representative Image)(PTI)

Pune resident duped of Rs 10 lakh by man she met on matrimonial website

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 12:00 AM IST
According to the complaint, in August this year, the man told the complainant that he had sent gifts for her from the Netherlands. The alleged gifts included a Macbook laptop, perfume and a ring, among other things.
The penalty for driving without a driving licence as per the new rules was increased to Rs 5000 from Rs 500.(HT PHOTO.)
The penalty for driving without a driving licence as per the new rules was increased to Rs 5000 from Rs 500.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Don’t harass people for producing digital vehicle documents’: Centre to states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 10:04 PM IST
People can produce driving licences and vehicle registration and other vehicle related documents in electronic form to law enforcement agencies, according to transport ministry guidelines.
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Minor raped in Shimlapuri, 18-year-old, friend booked

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:01 PM IST
14-year-old victim confided in her mother after video of rape went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp; police on the lookout for accused
Last month, the Supreme Court issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government and Centre on Facebook’s transfer petition, asking the top court to call for the case from the Madras high court and also other courts where similar issues have been raised. The court is likely to hear the transfer plea on Friday.(HT image)
Last month, the Supreme Court issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government and Centre on Facebook’s transfer petition, asking the top court to call for the case from the Madras high court and also other courts where similar issues have been raised. The court is likely to hear the transfer plea on Friday.(HT image)

Tamil Nadu govt opposes Facebook’s petition in Supreme Court

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 01:07 AM IST
The state alleged that Facebook misrepresented the high court proceedings before the Supreme Court.
The police said the man told her he had settled abroad and said he wanted to marry her. He told her that he would be coming to India to meet her family.(HT image)
The police said the man told her he had settled abroad and said he wanted to marry her. He told her that he would be coming to India to meet her family.(HT image)

Exec duped of Rs 3.91L by man she met on matrimonial site

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 05:28 AM IST
According to the police, the woman had come in contact with the man earlier this year on a matrimonial website.
Intermediaries located outside India must be compelled to comply with applicable Indian cyber laws(File)
Intermediaries located outside India must be compelled to comply with applicable Indian cyber laws(File)

Intermediaries must be accountable

Hindustan Times | By Pavan Duggal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:58 PM IST
They assume the role of media companies, but escape the legal obligations that come with it
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