CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has recommended that the government amend the Rules it passed in April 2011 under section 79 of the Information Technology Act.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD 2013) - CIS panel
Interested in understanding the importance of accessibility and how technology can become more accessible by persons with disabilities? Read this post on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)!
- National Resource Kit: The Himachal Chapter (Call for Comments)
- National Resource Kit: The Goa Chapter (Call for Comments)
- National Resource Kit: The Jammu & Kashmir Chapter (Call for Comments)
- National Resource Kit: The Rajasthan Chapter (Call for Comments)
- Girls in ICT Day at Mitra Jyothi
Odia Wikipedia: Needs Assessment
This blog encompasses the status of Odia Wikipedia and assessment of the needs for growth of the community.
- Analysis of Konkani Wikipedia: Facts & Challenges
- Indian WikiWomen celebrate Women’s History Month
- Indic Wikipedia Visualisation Project #2: Visualising Page Views and Project Pages
- Odia Wikipedia - Bhubaneswar Community Meetup (March 17, 2013)
- Odia Wikipedia - Cuttack Community Meetup (March 16, 2013)
- Internet Governance
Report on the 3rd Privacy Round Table meeting
This report entails an overview of the discussions and recommendations of the third Privacy Round Table meeting in Chennai, on 18th May 2013.
- Google Policy Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications
- The Surveillance Industry in India: At Least 76 Companies Aiding Our Watchers!
- IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, 69B Rules: Draft and Final Version Comparison
- IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, 69 Rules: Draft and Final Version Comparison
- Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, 419A Rules and IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, 69 Rules
Back When the Past had a Future: Being Precarious in a Network Society
We live in Network Societies. This phrase has been so bastardised to refer to the new information turn mediated by digital technologies, that we have stopped paying attention to what the Network has become. Networks are everywhere. They have become the default metaphor of our times, where everything from infrastructure assemblies to collectives of people, are all described through the lens of a network.
- Habits of Living: Networked Affects, Glocal Effects
- Alt needs to Shift
- Habits of Living: Being Human in a Networked Society
- Digital Habits: How and Why We Tweet, Share and Like
- Who’s that Friend?
- Access to Knowledge
CIS Intervention on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired at SCCR/SS/GE/2/13
The informal session and special session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was organised by WIPO in Geneva from April 18 to April 20, 2013. Pranesh Prakash participated in the session and spoke about the rights of the visually impaired. An abridged version of this was read out during the meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 22:15 due to time restrictions.
- Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Market Place — A Presentation by Sunil Abraham
- Exploring the Internals of Mobile Devices — Report from a One-day Workshop at TERI
- Comments on the Broadcast Treaty and Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives
- Comments on the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (Draft)
- Pervasive Mobile Technologies: Meet Our Mobile Devices!
From Open Citizen Radio Networks to the Race for .RADIO gTLD
In light of the recent shutdown of INDYMEDIA ATHENS server and its associated antagonistic Internet radio streaming services, Radio98FM and Radio Entasi, Sharath Chandra Ram, takes a look at open radio networks run by citizen operators as well as the politics around internet radio and it’s growing potential as a medium for citizen activism.
- Prioritizing Communications & Energy
- Are India's Glory Days Over?
- Who Minds the Maxwell's Demon (Revisiting Communication Networks through the Lens of the Intermediary)
- The Supreme Court & Spectrum Management
- What's Needed Is User-Centric Design, Not Good Intentions
- Digital Natives
It’s Common Practice
Technologies are no longer abstract. They're habits. What constitutes a habit? The gestures that you make as you read this, the way your eyes flick when you encounter somebody you like, the way you stroke your chin in a moment of reflection, or the split second decisions that you make in times of crises — these are all habits. They are pre-thought, visceral, depending upon biological, social and collective memories that do not need rational thinking. Habits are the customised programming of human life.
- Not Just Fancy Television
- Whose Change Is It Anyway? | DML2013
- The Rules of Engagement
- One. Zero.
- Deconstructing Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies
- Regulating Social Media: Unrealistic, Impossible, Necessary?
- Unique Identification Scheme (UID) & National Population Register (NPR), and Governance
- An Introduction to Bitfilm & Bitcoin in Bangalore, India
- Creative Commons comes to India
- Video Vortex # 9 Re:assemblies of Video
- Report of Aaron Swartz Memorial Hacknight