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Blog Entry Exploring Big Data for Development: An Electricity Sector Case Study from India
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 29, 2017 last modified Mar 29, 2017 08:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This working paper by Ritam Sengupta, Dr. Richard Heeks, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, and Dr. Christopher Foster draws from the field study undertaken by Ritam Sengupta, and is published by the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. The field study was commissioned by the CIS, with support from the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield.
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Blog Entry Evaluating Safety Buttons on Mobile Devices: Preview
by Rohini Lakshané and Chinmayi S.K. published Mar 27, 2017 last modified Mar 27, 2017 01:09 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Much technological innovation for women is aimed at addressing violence against women. One such ubiquitous intervention is mobile device-based safety applications, also known as emergency applications. Several police departments in India, public transport services, and commercial services such as taxi-hailing apps deploy a mobile device-based “panic button” for the safety of citizens or customers, especially women. However, the proliferation of safety apps through both public and private players raises several concerns, which will be studied through this study by Rohini Lakshané of the CIS and Chinmayi S.K. of The Bachchao Project.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Lie Me a River
by Nishant Shah published Mar 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The sea of social media around us often drowns the truth, exchanging misinformation for facts.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Who will watch the watchman?
by Nishant Shah published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
The state mining its citizens as data and suspending rights to privacy under the rhetoric of national security is alarming.
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Blog Entry Digital Native: Do not go Gently into the Good Night
by Nishant Shah published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the resistance to the Trump administration, it is this — patriotism is not a feeling, it is an action.
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January 2017 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 01, 2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Welcome to the January 2017 newsletter of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).
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Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 06, 2017 last modified Mar 02, 2017 02:09 PM — filed under: , , ,
With great pleasure we announce the second edition of the Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC), an annual conference series initiated by the Researchers at Work (RAW) programme at CIS to gather researchers, academic or otherwise, studying internet in/from India to congregate, share insights and tensions, and chart the ways forward. The Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) will be held at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) campus on March 03-05, 2017. It is being organised by the Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) at IIIT-B and the CIS.
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Blog Entry Digital native: Back at it Again
by Nishant Shah published Jan 22, 2017 last modified Feb 02, 2017 03:04 PM — filed under: ,
The Indian digital landscape has put us in a loop of hashtags and outrage, a space where we have mastered the art of shame.
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Blog Entry Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Selected Sessions
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 20, 2017 last modified Jan 20, 2017 01:28 PM — filed under: , , ,
With great pleasure we announce the eleven sessions selected for the Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) to be held at the IIIT Bangalore campus during March 03-05. The Conference is being organised by the Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) at IIIT Bangalore and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS).
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Blog Entry Digital transitions in the newsroom: How are Indian language papers adapting differently?
by Zeenab Aneez published Jan 16, 2017 last modified Feb 03, 2017 01:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
In a new report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Centre for Internet and Society, Zeenab Aneez explores how Indian newsrooms are adapting their workflow and processes to cater to an increasing digital audience and the implications these changes have on how journalists produce news.
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