Devu Chodankar, a 31 year-old resident of Goa, could land himself in jail after posting comments critical of India's newest Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook. The case highlights a trend towards curbing online free expression in the country following Modi's widely-celebrated victory.
Facebook issued its first transparency report this week; the United States tops the list of governments making data requests in the first six months of 2013, with up to 12,000 requests affecting as many as 21,000 user accounts.
Governments around the world have taken steps to block online pornography, with some stating that the Internet is for porn, and little else. A look at the history of the Internet shows that pornography has played a surprising role, and that over-regulation of online porn may carry some serious risks.