Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Google Is Either A Victim Or Accomplice To Illegal SEO Activities In India

Ever since the cyber law of India has been amended through the information technology amendment act 2008 (IT Act 2000), Indian cyber law has become a draconian tool in the hands of Indian government and its agencies. Indian government is censoring and controlling information that it considers to be controversial.

The bigger question is whether Google is helping India in this illegal and unconstitutional exercise of Indian government or private persons or organisations working for the Indian government? The answer definitely seems to be yes though it is still not clear whether it is “intentional” or “without knowledge” of the Google? But with so many news items and Blog posts musing about this fact, it is difficult to believe that Google is not aware of this situation.

Another aspect that is presently operating in India is unethical and illegal search engine optimisation (SEO) activities. It seems a combination of censorship and evil search SEO is openly and fearlessly operating at Google’s platform in general and Google India in particular. Google is definitely aware of this phenomenon yet it has still not reacted in any manner. This is lessening the trust and respect of users in Google.

The latest in the series is a constitutional analysis by Praveen Dalal of the proposed National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010 (Bill) proposed by the unique identification authority of India (UIDAI). This exclusive analysis in India has discussed the positive and negative aspects of the Bill that is meant to provide legitimacy to the Aadhar project of India or UID project of India. However, from the very beginning it has been dumped so deep into Google news database that it could not find its genuine and appropriate place. This is due to the unethical SEO activities happening at Google India

The Nandan Nilekani led Aadhar project and UIDAI is unconstitutional as it is neither supported by any law nor it has any safeguards for protecting civil liberties of Indians. With suppressing the public inputs and suggestions, it is just proving the points raised therein.