IN RESOURCES |12/10/2012
Introduction In today's digital age, there is an abundance of technology that journalists can use to help them with news gathering and reporting. But how often do you, as a journalist, think about how secure your technological tools are? The section provides easy to follow instructions on how to secure your data on hard drives, how..
IN RESOURCES |25/09/2012
Apart from keeping you in touch with the people that you know, mobile phones have completely changed the whole process of our communication. A report in The Hindu said that even if half of all Indians didn’t have a toilet at home, well over half owned a telephone. According to..
IN RESOURCES |25/09/2012
A mobile phone today, is not just a device that is used to make calls. Plenty of services like browsing the internet, video calling, listening to music and watching videos, GPS (only in GPS enabled phones) and many more value added services are accessible on a mobile phone. High end..
IN RESOURCES |18/09/2012
 i.   Facebook Based on the data from Quancast, Compete and Alexa, Facebook is most popular social networking website. It is followed by Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and then Google+. A lot of journalists and activists use Facebook for reaching out to their contacts and also sharing news and updates. Therefore the Facebook’s platform..
IN RESOURCES |18/09/2012
Cloud storage is a modern technology marvel that gives users an option to store their data on a network storage that can be accessed online. The users can easily access their data anywhere and anytime; provided they are connected to the network on which the data is stored. The advantages..
IN RESOURCES |18/09/2012
Over time, computers or storage devices that you use get flooded with data files. These could be on computers that you use at home or at the office. Usually the data stored on personal laptops is obviously ‘personal’ and therefore not to be shared easily. The computer that you use..
IN RESOURCES |14/09/2012
1) Which laws regulate content on the internet in India? Online content, whether on the Internet or in mobile media, is regulated through the Information Technology Act 2000 (amended in 2008) and the rules formulated under the act. Besides, other laws governing content in all media include provisions (including those for..
IN RESOURCES |14/09/2012
1) What are blogs, blog-posts, bloggers? Usually a blog is a shared online journal where users can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies.   According to the IT Rules, a blog means a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or..
IN RESOURCES |14/09/2012
1) Who is an online journalist? Journalists are people who gather information that is relevant to the public and communicate this over various media. An online journalist would collect, write or edit news-reports, articles, features, interviews, opinion pieces, photographs or even podcasts and videos on news and events on an online..
IN RESOURCES |14/09/2012
1) Are your chats private on Facebook? Your chats are not entirely private. Facebook recently announced that they have a scanning software that scans across users’ chats  for words or phrases that might signify criminal activity. If the software notices exchange of some suspicious words, then it notifies Facebook immediately.   2) Are your..
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The  Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age have reported that Parashuram Waghmare, the last of the six suspects arrested in connection with the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, was her assassin. The confirmation is attributed to a senior official in the Special Investigation Team. He also said the same weapon was used to shoot Gauri Lankesh, as rationalists Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi. The weapon has not been traced.The SIT suspects that three more people were present when Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at the entrance of her Bengaluru residence on September 5, 2017.                      

PTI reports that the West Bengal govt plans to come up with a law to tackle fake news and social media posts which cause unrest. The report quotes a Home Dept official saying that the state govt has kept data bank on fake news circulated on social media in West Bengal and other parts of the country in the past couple of years, and has records of past offenders to consider while framing the new law.  recent incidents in Shillong, Godda in Jharkhand and Karbi Anglong district of Assam have added to the concern, the report says.                    

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