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Legislation

S. Moonesamy's thoughts on ICTA's proposals

Based on the technical information provided in the consultation paper, S. Moonesamy developed a proof of concept and confirms that it is possible to decrypt the login credentials of social media users.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Requests to bing.com being proxied via ICTA's Internet filtering system in Netherlands

Today, I noticed that my request to www.bing.com was being proxied to a Netsweeper server in Netherlands. I reported it Netsweeper and kept ICTA in the loop.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

National Computer Board has applied for a license to become a Certification Authority

I have reasons to believe now that the ICT Authority has no idea what they are doing or maybe there are deliberately acting dumb.

Ish Sookun

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Legislation

ICTA's Consultation Paper prepared by specialists, criticized by many

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has criticized the Mauritius ICT Authority's Consultation Paper on Social Media regulatory proposals, as being horrifying and the worst.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Did ICTA change its CSA Internet filter?

Internet users in Mauritius, especially on Facebook, have been asking recently whether the ICT Authority (ICTA has already started monitoring people's Internet connection.

Ish Sookun

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Censorship

Censorship is not a new thing for the Information & Communication Technologies Authority

Censorship seems to be generally accepted by the ICT Authority under the pretense of enforcing Section 18(1)(m) of the ICT Act. Today, the debate is no more whether to censor or not, but rather how to censor.

Ish Sookun

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Legislation

ICTA says only public posts on Social Media will be archived — Wrong!

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority published a Consultation Paper on 14 April 2021 which contains proposals to amend the ICT Act.

Ish Sookun

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Legislation

ICT Authority's proposal to monitor the Internet, in a nutshell

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority published a Consultation Paper on 14 April 2021 which contains proposals to amend the ICT Act. The ICT Authority proposes two frameworks and a set of tools to decrypt and archive traffic on social media platforms for inspection purposes.

Ish Sookun

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COVID-19

Questions people are asking about COVID-19 related deaths

In the past few weeks, the National Communication Committee on COVID-19 informed Mauritians about the death of COVIID-19 patients but the cause of death not attributed to COVID-19 itself.

Ish Sookun

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