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Section 66A of IT Act is Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules

Section 66A of IT Act is Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules

March 24, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Supreme Court of India today struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act -- a controversial law that allowed law enforcement officials to arrest people for posting "offensive" comments on social networks and other internet sites. After hearing a clutch of petitions by defenders of free speech, the Supreme Court described the 2009 amendment to India's Information Technology Act known as section 66A as vague and ambiguous and beyond ambit of the constitutional right to freedom of speech. " Section 66A is unconstitutional and we have no hesitation in striking it down, " said Justice R F Nariman, reading out the judgement. " The public's right to know is directly affected by section 66A. " SECTION 66A OF THE IT ACT The Information Technology Act 2000 was amended in the year 2008 and this amended act contains the 66A section. Under this section, " Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communi
BSNL telecom server hacked by Anonymous Group against Section 66A of IT Act

BSNL telecom server hacked by Anonymous Group against Section 66A of IT Act

December 13, 2012Mohit Kumar
The Homepage of BSNL ( Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited ) https://www.bsnl.co.in/ was hacked today morning by hacking group Anonymous.  BSNL is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company, the largest provider of fixed telephony and fourth largest mobile telephony provider in India, and is also a provider of broadband services. The website's homepage was hacked saying, "  Hacked by Anonymous India,  support Aseem trivedi (cartoonist) and alok dixit on the hunger strike,  remove IT Act 66a,  databases of all 250 bsnl site has been deleted .............Do not think of BACKUP "  with a images of Mr. Aseem while he was arrested by Police. Hack was performed by Anonymous India hacking group and claiming to hack whole server, with 250 Databases. Hacker wrote on deface page, that they deleted all the databases and dump credentials of BSNL database servers in a pastebin File . Analyzing the dump of database After analyzing the dump of database login informat
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