Centre for Internet & Society

Surveillance and Privacy Law Roundtable

by Prasad Krishna - Conference Room No. 1, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, 110003 Delhi 110003

The Centre for Internet and Society, COAI and Vahura invite you to a privacy roundtable at the India International Centre in New Delhi on September 1, 2014.

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Identity and Databases

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071 (opposite Domlur Club and very near to TERI complex)

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Say No to UID Campaign invite you to a discussion identity, databases and facilitating technologies that explores the use of personal identifiers across databases and the potential violations of privacy on August 9, 2014 (10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.) at the CIS office in Bangalore.

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Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance: The Way Ahead

by Prasad Krishna - Crown Plaza, Greater Noida

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) is organizing a workshop "Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance: The Way Ahead" on August 6, 2014, 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m., at during the APrIGF event to be held at Crown Plaza, Greater Noida.

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Minimising Legal Risks of Online Intermediaries while Protecting User Rights

by Prasad Krishna - Crown Plaza, Greater Noida

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) is organizing a workshop during the APrIGF event to be held at Crown Plaza, Greater Noida on August 5, 2014, 3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Jyoti Panday will be a panelist.

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Privacy and Surveillance Roundtable

by Prasad Krishna - Lecture Room I I , India International Centre(IIC), 40, Max Mueller M arg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 11000 3

The Centre for Internet and Society and the Cellular Operators Association of India invite you to a roundtable at the India International Centre, New Delhi on July 4, 2014.

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Privacy and Surveillance Roundtable

by Prasad Krishna - IMC Building, IMC Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai

The Centre for Internet and Society and the Cellular Operators Association of India in collaboration with the Council for Fair Business Practices invite you to a "Privacy Roundtable" at IMC Building, IMC Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai on June 28, 2014, 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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National Elections 2014: How Technology Powered Campaigns

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society (opposite Domlur Club) and near to TERI Complex, No.194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071

HasGeek and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) welcome you to a presentation on how technology powered politicial campaigns in the recently concluded 2014 national elections. Developers, advocacy organizations and the general public are invited to participate. The event will be held at CIS on May 23, 2014, 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

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Counter Surveillance Panel: DiscoTech & Hackathon

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society (opposite Domlur Club) and near to TERI Complex, No.194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071

We invite you to a Counter Surveillance DiscoTech and Hackathon at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on Saturday, March 1, 2014 (9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). The event is being co-organized by the Centre for Internet and Society in tandem with the MIT Centre for Civic Media Co-Design Lab, with support from members of Tactical Technology Collective, Hackteria.org and Srishti School of Art Design and Technology. Registrations begin at 9.00 a.m. The event shall close with a featured talk by renown information activist and maker lab innovator Smari McCarthy, titled "Privacy for Humanity" at 5.00 p.m.

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Nullcon Goa Feb 2014 — International Security Conference

by Prasad Krishna - Bogmallo Beach Resort, Goa

Nullcon (http://nullcon.net) is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with efforts being made to bring key decision makers, thought leaders with an expectation of 500+ participants from the industry and government sector. Nullcon is scheduled from February 12 to 15, 2014 at Bogmallo Beach Resort, Goa, comprising of 2 days of technical trainings, followed by 2days of talks, workshops, exhibition, networking parties and CTFs.

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Bitcoin & Open Source with Aaron Koenig

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society (opposite Domlur Club) and near to TERI Complex, No.194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071

Aaron Koenig, director of bitfilm.org and a global Bitcoin entrepreneur will give a talk at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore on February 7 at 6.00 p.m.

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The Future of the Internet, Who Should Govern It and What is at Stake for You?

by Prasad Krishna - IIC Multipurpose Hall, Max Mueller Marg

Internet and Mobile Association of India, Cellular Operators Association of India, Internet Democracy project, Media for Change, SFLC and the Centre for Internet Society is organizing a Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on the future of internet on January 29, 2014 at Multipurpose Hall, India International Center (IIC).

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CPDP 2014 Reforming Data Protection: The Global Perspective

by Prasad Krishna - Brussels

Already in its 7th edition, the annual Computer Privacy and Data Protection conference (organised by CPDP) is being held in Brussels from January 22 to 24, 2014. Malavika Jayaram will be speaking at this event.

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Digital Citizens: Why Cyber Security and Online Privacy are Vital to the Success of Democracy and Freedom of Expression

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society (opposite Domlur Club) and near to TERI Complex, No.194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071

Michael Oghia will give a presentation which will show why cyber security and online privacy are vital for democracy and freedom of expression.

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Biometrics or Bust? Implications of the UID for Participation and Inclusion

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society (opposite Domlur Club) and near to TERI Complex, No.194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071

Malavika Jayaram will give a talk on biometrics and the implications of UID for participation and inclusion at the office of the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on January 10, 2014 at 6.00 p.m.

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Legal Issues pertaining to Cloud Computing

by Prasad Krishna - NLSIU Campus, Bangalore

The Law and Technology Society of National Law School of India University, Bangalore is organizing the 6th edition of its flagship conference ‘Consilience’ on December 14 and 15, 2013 at NLSIU Campus, Bangalore. The Centre for Internet and Society is supporting this event.

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DesiSec: Episode 1 - Film Release and Screening

by Purba Sarkar - Centre for Internet and Society, Domlur

The Centre for Internet and Society is pleased to to announce the release of the first documentary film on cybersecurity in India - DesiSec. We hope you can join us for a special screening of the first episode of DesiSec, on 11th December, at CIS!

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Big Democracy: Big Surveillance - A talk by Maria Xynou

by Maria Xynou - The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), No. 194, Second 'C' Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071, Karnataka, India

Next Tuesday, Maria Xynou will be presenting her latest research on surveillance in India. Come and engage in a discussion on India's controversial surveillance schemes, surveillance industry and much much more!

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Panel on Privacy, Surveillance & the UID in the post-Snowden era

by Prasad Krishna - Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Main Hall (ground floor), 15 Queens Road, Bangalore- 560052, Karnataka, India (Near Indian Express)

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Say No to UID campaign invite you to a discussion on the UID and on the implications of the world's largest biometric data collection scheme in a post-Snowden era. The panel will take place on November 30th at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists in Bangalore.

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The Evolving Cyber Threat and How to Address It

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore (near to TERI Complex and opposite to Domlur Club)

Larry Clinton, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Security Alliance will give a talk on cyber threat and how to address the same. The talk will be held at the office of the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on November 22, 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

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IDEX Impact Assessment Workshop

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore (near to TERI Complex and opposite to Domlur Club)

The Centre for Internet and Society is hosting a workshop organised by IDEX at its office in Bangalore on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 11.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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Mapping Digital Media: Broadcasting, Journalism and Activism in India — A Public Consultation

by Prasad Krishna - Bangalore International Centre, TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore - 560 071

Alternative Law Forum, Maraa and the Centre for Internet and Society invite you to a public consultation on Mapping Digital Media in India, on October 27, 2013 at the Bangalore International Centre from 10 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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Privacy Round Table, New Delhi (October 2013)

by Prasad Krishna - FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi - 110001

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and DSCI cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round Table" at the FICCI Federation House in Tansen Marg on October 19, 2013.

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Public Law and Jurisprudential Issues of Privacy: A Talk at CIS

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur IInd Stage, Bangalore 560071 (Opposite Domlur Club and near to TERI Regional Centre)

On Friday, September 27, 2013, Abhayraj Naik will give a talk on public law and jurisprudential issues related to privacy. CIS will host the talk at its office in Bangalore from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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Bangalore + Social Good

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur IInd Stage, Bangalore 560071 (Opposite Domlur Club and near to TERI Regional Centre)

In conjunction with The Social Good Summit held in New York City on September 22 - 24, Ashoka India, IDEX + Green Lungi are partnering to host the Bangalore + Sustainability event! The Social Good Summit aims to explore creative ways that technology can be leveraged for positive social change. Green Lungi in collaboration with IDEX and Ashoka is holding the event at CIS, Bangalore on September 21.

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Privacy Round Table, New Delhi

by Prasad Krishna - FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), FICCI and DSCI cordially invites you to attend the "Privacy Round Table" to be held at the FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi on Saturday, August 24, 2013, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., to discuss the "Report of the Group of Experts on Privacy" by the Justice A.P. Shah Committee, the text of the "Citizen's Privacy (Protection) Bill, 2013, drafted by the Centre for Internet and Society, and "Strengthening Privacy Protection through Co-Regulation" by DSCI.

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Privacy Meeting: Brussels – Bangalore

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur IInd Stage, Bangalore 560071 (Opposite Domlur Club and near to TERI Regional Centre)

The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore welcomes you to a talk on privacy by Gertjan Boulet and Dariusz Kloza on August 14, 2013, 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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The Phishing Society: Why 'Facebook' is more Dangerous than the Government Spying on You - A Talk by Maria Xynou

by Maria Xynou - Centre for Internet and Society (CIS): No. 194, Second 'C' Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071, Karnataka, India

Next Wednesday, you are all invited to listen to Maria Xynou's crazy - or not-so-crazy theory of the "Phishing Society", in which surveillance, control and oppression is not imposed in a traditional top-down manner, but rather a personal and collective "choice"...come and engage in a heated debate!

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Chennai: Learn to Protect your Online Activities!

by Bernadette Langle - ACJ - Asian College of Journalism Second main Road (Behind M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation) Taramani

The Centre for Internet and Society cordially invites you to a Crypto Party at Asian College of Journalism Second main Road (Behind M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation) Taramani in Chennai on August 7, 2013, 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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Privacy Round Table, Kolkata

by Prasad Krishna - Lytton Hotel, 14 & 14/1, Sudder Street, Kolkata 700016

The Centre for Internet and Society, the Federation for Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Data Security Council of India cordially invite you to attend the "Privacy Round Table" in Kolkata on July 13, 2013, 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., to discuss the "Report of the Group of Experts on Privacy" by the Justice A.P. Shah Committee, the text of the "Citizen's Privacy (Protection) Bill, 2013, drafted by the Centre for Internet and Society, and "Strengthening Privacy Protection through Co-Regulation" by DSCI.

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Technology, Power, and Revolutions in the Arab Spring

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur IInd Stage, Bangalore 560071 (Opposite Domlur Club and near to TERI Regional Centre)

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore cordially invites you to a talk by Prof. Ramesh Srinivasan on technology, power and revolutions in the Arab Spring. The talk will be held in CIS office on July 2, 2013 from 6.00 p.m. onwards.

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The Geopolitics of Information Controls: A Presentation by Masashi Crete-Nishihata

by Prasad Krishna - TERI Southern Regional Centre, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage Bangalore - 560 071

Masashi Crete-Nishihata will give a talk on Citizen Lab's activities and present its approach to the study of information controls through recent research and case studies. The talk will be held on June 19, 2013 at TERI Auditorium in Bangalore, 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

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Consilience – 2013

by Prasad Krishna - National Law School of India University, Bangalore

The Law and Technology Committee of National Law School of India University, Bangalore is organising ‘Consilience – 2013′, an annual conference on law and technology, to be held on May 25 and 26, 2013. The Centre for Internet and Society is a co-partner for this event.

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Celebrating 5 Years of CIS

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, IInd Stage - 560071 (Near Domlur Club and TERI Complex)

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is celebrating 5 years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its activities and accomplishments. The exhibition will be held at its offices in Bangalore and Delhi from May 20 to 23, 2013.

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A Privacy Round Table in Chennai

by Prasad Krishna - No. 115, Sir Thyagaraja Road, T Nagar, Chennai - 600017

The Centre for Internet and Society, Data Security Council of India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round Table" at the Residency Towers in Chennai on Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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A Privacy Round Table in Bangalore

by Prasad Krishna - Jayamahal Palace, Jayamahal Road, Bangalore

The Centre for Internet and Society, Data Security Council of India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round Table" at Jayamahal Palace in Jayamahal Road, Bangalore on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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Or-bits.com — A Talk by Marialaura Ghidini

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, IInd Stage - 560071 (Near Domlur Club and TERI Complex)

On Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Centre for Internet and Society, Marialaura Ghidini will give a talk about the creation and activities of or-bits.com, a web-based curatorial platform that she founded in 2009.

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A Privacy Round Table in Delhi

by Prasad Krishna - FICCI Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

The Centre for Internet and Society and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round Table" at the FICCI Federation House in Tansen Marg, New Delhi on April 13, 2013, from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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Freedom Song: Film Screening and Discussion

by Prasad Krishna - IIHS Bangalore City Campus, No. 197/36, 2nd Main Road, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore 560 080

Freedom Song, a documentary film produced by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust and directed by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Subi Chaturvedi will be screened at the IIHS Bangalore City Campus on March 21, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by discussions. Paranjoy will be present for the screening and will answer questions from the participants.

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DML Conference 2013

by Prasad Krishna - Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers - Chicago, Illinois

The Centre for Internet & Society and Digital Media & Learning Research Hub Central are jointly organizing the DML Conference 2013 in Chicago from March 14 to 16, 2013.

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Unique Identity Number (UID), National Population Register (NPR), and Governance

by Prasad Krishna - TERI, Southern Regional Centre, Bangalore, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore 5600071

The Centre for Internet and Society and the Say No to UID campaign invite you to a workshop to discuss and learn about the present state of the UID and the NPR schemes. The event will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at TERI, Bangalore, from 10.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

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Analyzing the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, IInd Stage - 560071 (Near Domlur Club and TERI Complex)

The Centre for Internet & Society invites you to a workshop on analyzing the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill on March 1, 2013 in its Bangalore office, from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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An Introduction to Bitfilm and Bitcoin – A Discussion by Aaron Koenig

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, IInd Stage - 560071 (Near Domlur Club and TERI Complex)

The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore invites you to a talk by Aaron Koenig, Managing Director, Bitfilm Networks of Hamburg, Germany on January 23, 2013, from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

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Bangalore CryptoParty!

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, IInd Stage - 560071 (Near Domlur Club and TERI Complex)

Care about your privacy and online security? Want to fight against pervasive governmental surveillance and corporate invasions of privacy? The Centre for Internet & Society invites you to the CryptoParty tonight (Friday) at 6.00 p.m. Make sure to bring friends (and your laptop and smart phones)!

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Technology Culture and Events in South East Asia — A Presentation by Preetam Rai

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, IInd Stage - 560071 (Near Domlur Club and TERI Complex)

Preetam Rai who works with nonprofits, startups and educational institutions will do a small presentation cum discussion at the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore on December 18, 2012, from 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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Meeting of the Network of Internet & Society Centers

by Prasad Krishna - Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University together with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society in Berlin, in collaboration with the Centre for Internet and Society Bangalore, the Center for Technology & Society at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, KEIO University SFC, the MIT Media Lab, the MIT Center for Civic Media, and the NEXA Center for Internet & Society, will host a highly interactive and participatory meeting of representatives from these and other research centers focused on Internet and society issues.

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National IG Mechanisms – Looking at Some Key Design Issues

by Prasad Krishna - Baku, Azerbaijan

The Centre for Internet & Society is coorganizing this workshop along with Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Institute for System Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences, et.al., at the seventh Internet Governance Forum 2012 in Azerbaijan. The workshop will be held in Conference Room 4, from 2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Pranesh Prakash is a panelist for this workshop.

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The Public Voice: Privacy Rights are a Global Challenge

by Prasad Krishna - Punta del Este, Uruguay

October 21, 2012 is an important day for global civil society defending privacy and free speech. The Public Voice coalition will be hosting a global conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and you are invited to take part in the conversation and interact with the panelists. Malavika Jayaram is speaking at this event.

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The DNA Profiling Bill: Developing Best Practices

by Prasad Krishna - India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003

On the 27th of September 2012 the Centre for Internet & Society invites the public to a meeting and talk with international experts Helen Wallace from GeneWatch UK, and Jeremy Gruber from the Council for Responsible Genetics from the United States. The meeting will take place from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi in Conference Room No. 2.

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UK DNA Database and the European Court of Human Rights: Lessons that India can Learn from Its Mistakes

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Internet & Society (Near TERI Complex and Domlur Club), No. 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur IInd Stage, Bangalore

On September 24, 2012, the Centre for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Alternative Law Forum invites the public to a talk with international experts, Helen Wallace from GeneWatch, UK and Jeremy Gruber from the Council for Responsible Genetics in the United States. The meeting will be held at the Centre for Internet & Society office in Bangalore from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

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Cartonama Conference

by Prasad Krishna - TERI (4th Main, 2nd Cross, Next to Domlur Club, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560 071)

HasGeek is organising a Cartonama Conference on September 22, 2012 at the TERI Complex in Bangalore, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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Thinking with Data@CIS

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore (Near Domlur Club and TERI Complex)

The Thinking with Data course offered at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) will be screened at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. The screening will be followed by online discussions with the faculty through Skype or Google+ Hangouts.

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Role of the US Tech Companies in Government Surveillance: A Lecture by Christopher Soghoian

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore

Christopher Soghoian will deliver a lecture on the role US tech companies play in assisting government surveillance at the Centre for Internet & Society office in Bangalore on August 27, 2012, from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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Biometric Identification: Specified Error, Accuracy and Efficiency, Considered for the Operations of the UIDAI — A Talk by Hans Varghese Mathews

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society Office, Bangalore (Near to Domlur Club and TERI)

Hans Varghese Mathews gave a public lecture on biometric identification at the Centre for Internet & Society office in Bangalore on August 17, 2012 at 5.00 p.m.

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The Asian Edge: 2012 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Summer School

by Prasad Krishna - Bangalore

The 2nd Biannual Inter Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) Summer School will be hosted in Bangalore, India by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS) and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) with the Inter Asia Cultural Studies Consortium. The event will be held in the first and second week of August 2012.

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Privacy Matters — Consumer Privacy

by Prasad Krishna - India International Centre, New Delhi

Privacy India, in partnership with the Centre for Internet & Society, International Development Research Centre, Society in Action Group and Privacy International, invites you to a public conference focused on discussing the challenges and concerns to consumer privacy in India. The event will be held at the Indian International Centre, New Delhi on Saturday, July 7, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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GeekUp with Alan Knott-Craig

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

HasGeek and CIS invite you to a lecture by Alan Knott-Craig at CIS office in Bangalore on June 30, 2012, from 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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Medical Privacy

by Natasha Vaz - Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Rajbhavan Complex, Baner Road, Pune

Privacy India in partnership with the Indian Network for People living with HIV/AIDS, Centre for Internet & Society, IDRC, Society in Action Group and Privacy International is organising an event on Medical Privacy at Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Rajbhavan Complex, Baner Road, Pune on June 30, 2012, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

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HasGeek presents The Fifth Elephant

by Prasad Krishna - NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore

HasGeek and the Centre for Internet & Society invite you the Fifth Elephant at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore on July 27 and 28, 2012.

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Securing e-Governance: Ensuring Data Protection and Privacy

by Prasad Krishna - Atira Campus, Seminar Hall No. 11, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Marg, Ahmedabad, India

Privacy India in partnership with the Centre for Internet & Society, International Development Research Centre, and Society in Action Group is organizing a discussion on E-Governance. It is based on the theme, ‘Security and Privacy Issues’, and will be held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on June 16, 2012, from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Registration is free and open to the public.

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The Awesome Contracts Project (Geekup @ CIS)

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore

Vivek Durai, co-founder at Awesome Contracts, a Singapore-India startup will give a public lecture on May 18, 2012 at the Centre for Internet & Society in Bangalore. Lawyer, musician, legal recruiter and entrepreneur, Amith Narayan will also participate through Skype!

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Konkan Corridor Project — A Lecture by Vasant Gangavane

by Prasad Krishna - Ashoka Innovators for the Public, 54, 1st Cross, Domlur Layout, Bangalore - 560071

Well known social worker Vasant Gangavane will be giving a public lecture on the Konkan Corridor Project at Ashoka Innovators for the Public in Bangalore on April 16, 2012. The lecture will focus on the role of Information & Communication Technology for total rural transformation by inclusive integrated development with no change of land ownerships. The event is co-organized by Ashoka Innovators for the Public and the Centre for Internet and Society.

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Braitenberg Cybernetic Vehicles: Workshop, Film Screening & Discussion

by Prasad Krishna - Center for Internet and Society, 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur II Stage, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka

The Metaculture Media Lab at the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore is organizing a fun event, next Saturday, April 14, 2012. The event will begin at 2.30 p.m. and will end at 6.00 p.m.

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Climate Change and Controversy Mapping

by Prasad Krishna - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

A three-day workshop with Professor Bruno Latour, Dean for Research at Sciences Po, Paris. The workshop is being organised in collaboration with the Devechia Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from March 19 to March 21, 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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Cartonama Workshop

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, No. 194, 2nd C Cross, 4th Main, Domlur

HasGeek presents an intensive, hands-on training for managing and building location based services at the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), Bangalore on 2nd and 3rd March, 2012. CIS is a partner for this event.

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GeekUp with Erica Hagen

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore

HasGeek is organizing a GeekUp with Erica Hagen of the GroundTruth Initiative on 1 March 2012 at 5 p.m. Erica will speak on the theme: "From Information to Empowerment: Unpacking the Equation".

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All India Privacy Symposium

by Prasad Krishna - India International Centre, New Delhi

Privacy India in partnership with the International Development Research Centre, Canada, Society in Action Group, Gurgaon, Privacy International, UK and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is organizing the All India Privacy Symposium at the India International Centre, New Delhi on Saturday, February 4, 2012.

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Whose Data is it Anyway?

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Internet and Society, #194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071

Tactical Technology Collective and the Centre for Internet & Society invite you to the second round of discussions of the Exposing Data Series at the CIS office in Bangalore on 24 January 2012. Siddharth Hande and Hapee de Groot will be speaking on this occasion.

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"ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದ ಜೊತೆ ಜೊತೆಗೆ..."

by Prasad Krishna - TERI, Bangalore

ನಾನು ಏನಾದರು ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಎಂದುಕೊಂಡರೆ ಸಾಲದು, ಬನ್ನಿ, ಕಾರ್ಯೋನ್ಮುಖರಾಗಿ...

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Privacy Matters — Analyzing the "Right to Privacy Bill"

by Natasha Vaz - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Adi Sankaracharya Marg, Powai, Mumbai 400076 Maharashtra

Privacy India in partnership with International Development Research Centre, Canada, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the Godrej Culture Lab, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore is organising "Privacy Matters", a public conference at IIT, Bombay on 21 January 2012.

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Geekup @ CIS

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore

CIS is hosting a Geekup tomorrow, December 27, 2011 in its office in Bangalore. Shyam Mani will be giving a talk.

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Free Speech Online in India under Attack?

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560071

When the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal suggested pre-censorship for a range of popular online platforms and social networking sites, the suggestion was met by a barrage of criticism, which soon forced him to back down. Yet Sibal’s suggestion is not the only threat to free speech on the Internet in India today. Legislation such as the Intermediary Due Diligence Rules and Cyber Café Rules (also jointly known as the IT Rules) issued in April 2011 is equally dangerous for free speech online.

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Dialogue Cafe @ Centre for Internet and Society

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore

The Centre for Internet and Society announces the launch of its dialogue cafe, where every month, we approach seminal thinkers, scholars and practitioners to help explore knowledge paradigms that help us understand and research techno-social realities through innovative thought, concepts and frameworks.

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Exposing Data: Art Slash Activism

by Yelena Gyulkhandanyan - The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore

Tactical Tech and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invite you to the first round of discussions on the intersection of Art and Activism at CIS office in Bangalore on 28 November 2011. Ward Smith (Lecturer, University of California, LA), Stephanie Hankey and Marek Tuszynski (Co-founders, Tactical Technology Collective), Ayisha Abraham (Film maker, Srishti School of Art Design) and Zainab Bawa (Research Fellow, Centre for Internet and Society) are leading the conversations.

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Droidcon India, first Android Conference in Bangalore

by Prasad Krishna - MLR Convention Centre, Bangalore

HasGeek is happy to announce the forthcoming Droidcon India on the 18th and 19th of November 2011 at the MLR Convention Centre in Bangalore. Droidcon.com, Bangalore Android User Group, MobileMonday Bangalore, Medianama, Android Advices and the Centre for Internet and Society are the event partners.

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Internet Governance Forum: Participate Remotely

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560 071

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to attend the sixth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a remote participant from Bangalore. The IGF is being held in Nairobi from 27-30 September 2011. CIS has been registered as a remote IGF hub. This will allow many of us who are unable to attend the IGF in person. You can follow the discussion, watch the web cast of the event, follow real-time closed captioning and participate live (via text or video) that will be answered by panelists in the IGF.

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Prime Security: The Mathematics of RSA Encryption

by elonnai hickok - The Center for Internet and Society

Based on simple properties of prime numbers, RSA encryption protects our money and digital identity. But how does it actually work? The Centre for Internet and Society invites you to a one-day workshop by Rohit Gupta on 9 September 2011.

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The Mirror in the Enigma: How Germany lost World War II to a Mathematical Theorem

by elonnai hickok - The Centre for Internet and Society

Today we use encryption in pretty much everything — cellphones, Internet, banking, satellites, and spaceships. How far have we come since the days of the Enigma and how does it affect our daily lives? CIS invites you to attend a short lecture by Rohit Gupta on August 12, 2011.

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Socio-financial Online Networks: Globalizing Micro-Credit through Micro-transactional Networked Platforms – A Public Lecture by Radhika Gajalla

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

The Centre for Internet and Society invites you to a public lecture by Prof. Radhika Gajalla of Bowling Green State University. She will give a lecture on how microfinance online functions through the social networked online space and the micro-transactional abilities of the interface together work to enhance financialization of the globe.

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Internet Surveillance Policy: “…the second time as farce?” – A Public Lecture by Caspar Bowden

by Prasad Krishna - TERI Complex, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore

The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, invites you to a public lecture by Caspar Bowden*, the Chief Privacy Adviser of Microsoft’s Worldwide Technology Office, on Internet Surveillance Policy: “…the second time as farce?

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Panel Discussion on UID – Its Feasibility, Utility and Legality

by Prasad Krishna - TERI Southern Regional Centre, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore - 560 071

A panel discussion on "UID, its feasibility, utility and legality" is being organised by Citizen’s Action Forum, Grahak Shakti and the Centre for Internet and Society. It would be held at The Energy and Resources Institute (at TERI auditorium) in Domlur, Bangalore (near Domlur Club) on Thursday, May 26, 2011. The program commences with lunch at 1 p.m. and ends at 5.30 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend this program.

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The Second IJLT-CIS Lecture Series at National Law School, Bangalore

by Prasad Krishna - National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology and the Centre for Internet and Society, present the second IJLT- CIS Lecture Series, an event comprised of an intensive series of lectures by luminaries with expertise in law and technology to give students, professionals and anyone interested in a comprehensive idea about the theme, "Emerging Issues in Privacy law".

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Privacy, By Design

by Prasad Krishna - CIS, Bangalore

The Centre for Internet and Society invites people and organizations in the business of 'privacy online' to engage with it in Privacy, By Design — an open space discussion that brings together coders, developers, users and entrepreneurs interested in the design of privacy online.

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Privacy Matters - A Public Conference in Ahmedabad

by Prasad Krishna - Ahmedabad

On behalf of Privacy India, and in partnership with the Research Foundation for Governance in India and Society in Action Group, the Centre for Internet and Society invites you to “Privacy Matters” a public conference focused on discussing the challenges and concerns to privacy in India. The event will be held at the Ahmedabad Management Association. We would be honored if you would attend the meeting and contribute your views.

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Public Talk by Dr. Ian Brown on Privacy, Trust and Biometrics

by Nishant Shah - Centre for Contemporary Studies, IISc, Bangalore

Trust is hard to build, but easy to lose. What factors affect individuals' trust in new technologies? How can governments create citizen trust in biometric security tools? Can biometrics be designed to be privacy-friendly? And how did these questions lead to the cancellation of the UK's national identity scheme, after a decade of development costing tens of millions of pounds? About the speaker: Dr Ian Brown's research is focused on public policy issues around information and the Internet, particularly privacy and copyright. He also works in the more technical fields of communications security and healthcare informatics.

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Electronication: Ragas and the Future

by Prasad Krishna - Jaaga, Bangalore

What more is better than listening to music and later on getting into a discursive conversation with its composers to better understand the transformative power of high-energy music. CIS is pleased to invite you to an evening conference followed by a concert by Charanjit Singh, Samrat B. and Imaad Shah playing improvised versions of Charanjit Singh's “Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat”.

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Global Challenges to Freedom of Expression

by Prasad Krishna - Constitutional Club, New Delhi

The Centre for Culture, Media & Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, Human Rights Law Network, Delhi and the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore are pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Mr. Frank La Rue, President of the Central American Institute for Studies of Social Democracy and UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression on March 4, 2011, 6 pm at the Constitutional Club in New Delhi.

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Role of the Internet in Fostering Freedom of Expression and Strengthening Activism in India - A Workshop in Delhi

by Prasad Krishna - Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi

The Centre for Internet and Society (India) and the Central American Institute for Studies of Social Democracy DEMOS (Guatemala) have the pleasure to invite you to a day-long workshop on the role of the Internet in fostering freedom of expression and strengthening activism in India. The workshop will take place in the Constitution Club in Delhi on 4 March 2011.

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Tactical Tech's ONO Party!

by Prasad Krishna - The Center for Internet and Society

Tactical Tech has made friends with ONO Robot , a friendly Robot Guide and the star of four animated shorts of a series called Survival in the Digital Age, and we'd like to invite you to watch the series with us at our ONO Party.

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"Privacy matters"

by Prasad Krishna - TERI Southern Regional Centre, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore - 560 071

Privacy India invites individuals to attend the second "Privacy matters" conference, a one-day event on the 5th February 2011 at the TERI Southern Regional Centre, Bangalore. Privacy India, Society in Action Group, and the Centre for Internet & Society have joined hands to organize the event.

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Privacy matters

by Prasad Krishna -

Privacy India invites individuals to attend “Privacy Matters”, a one-day conference on 23 January 2011 at the WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Law School in Kolkata. Privacy India, Society in Action Group and the Centre for Internet & Society have joined hands to organize this.

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CIS to Screen Subasri’s film “Brave New Medium”

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) will host a screening of a film “Brave New Medium,” at 6 p.m. on Monday, 10 January 2011. The film is directed by Subasri Krishnan.

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Technical Aspects of UID: A Public Talk

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Prof. K Gopinath from Indian Institute of Science and Sunil Abraham from the Centre for Internet and Society will give a lecture on the technical aspects of UID on 20 October 2010 at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore.

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A Talk by Charlotte Lapsansky

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Charlotte Lapsansky will give a lecture on the "Mobile Voices project" at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore on Thursday, 16 September 2010.

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UNESCO's Open Forum

by Prasad Krishna - IGF

As UNESCO organized Freedom of Expression related workshops, this Open Forum will be dedicated to other key IGF topics, notably multilingualism in cyberspace, open access to scientific information, open educational resources, and accessibility for marginalized groups. In addition, UNESCO will take this opportunity to announce new initiatives and share experiences with participants. The interactive panel format will start with brief presentations from experts, followed by a moderated discussion with participants.

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Freedom of Expression or Access to Knowledge: Are We Taking the Necessary Steps Towards an Open and Inclusive Internet?

by Prasad Krishna -

The Centre for Internet and Society is co-organising a workshop on Freedom of Expression or Access to Knowledge: Are We Taking the Necessary Steps Towards an Open and Inclusive Internet? at the Internet Governance Forum on

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Internet Governance and Human Rights: Strategies and Collaborations for Empowerment

by Prasad Krishna - Lithuanian Exhibition & Conference Centre (IGF venue) Room 5 - Vilnius

Leading up to the 2010 IGF, The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Global Partners, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), IT for Change, and the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles are hosting, on 13 September 2010 in Vilnius, an event on 'Internet Governance and Human Rights: Strategies and Collaborations for Empowerment'.

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Digital Activism and Online Advocacy: Experiences from the Tibetan Freedom Movement – A Talk by Shibayan Raha

by Prasad Krishna -

A talk on the role of digital activism, online advocacy and use of social media in the Tibetan freedom struggle by Shibayan Raha at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore on 9 August, 2010.

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The Internet, Culture, and Society - Looking at Past, Present, and Future Worldwide

by Prasad Krishna - CIS, Bangalore

It is now well known that with 4.5 billion mobile phone owners in the world and increased Internet penetration, global cultures and communities have experienced shifts in their economic, political, and social well-being due to the digital revolution. As a scholar and consultant who works worldwide, Prof Ramesh Srinivasan will illustrate how new media technologies have been used creatively to enable political movements in Kyrgyzstan, literacy and educational reform in India, and economic development across the developing world. In addition to this, he will discuss some of digital culture's biggest challenges, including considering how the Web can start to empower different types of cultural perspectives and knowledges. The talk will be live streamed.

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Digital humanities: How social sciences may benefit from the digital revolution?

by Prasad Krishna - Centre for Contemporary Studies

Centre for Contemporary Studies in collaboration with the Centre for Internet and Society presents a talk on Digital Humanities by Dominique Boullier, Professor at Sciences Po Paris on 9 July, 2010 at the Centre for Contemporary Studies.

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Public Event: Exploring Maps for Making Change

by Anja Kovacs - Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560 071

The Centre for Internet and Society, in collaboration with Tactical Tech, would like to invite you to 'A Conversation on Maps for Making Change - Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India', at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore.

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Third Maps for Making Change Workshop: Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India

by Anja Kovacs - Visthar, Bangalore

The third and final workshop in the Maps for Making Change project will take place at Visthar, in Bangalore, from 26 until 28 April. During this workshop, participants will fine-tune and polish their maps; explore ways to connect with broader movements and disseminate their maps among target audiences; and reflect on their own experiences so as to distill learnings that can help us decide where to go from here. While participation in the workshop is closed, the workshop will end with a public event at the CIS office on 28 April, from 4 pm onwards, open to everybody (more information to follow soon). If you, too, share our interest in mapping for social change, then do join us there.

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Unique Identity (UID) Project: A Debate on Fundamental Rights

by Prasad Krishna - Queens Road, Bangalore

A half day workshop on unique identity number and fundamental rights is being held on Friday, 16 April, 2010 at the Institute of Agricultural Technologists in Bangalore. The event is being co-organised by Citizen Action Forum, People's Union for Civil Liberties - Karnataka, Slum Janandolana – Karnataka, Alternative Law Forum and the Centre for Internet and Society.

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Community Informatics: Successfully Applying Information and Communications Technologies as a Support to Local Economic and Social Development

by Prasad Krishna - CIS, Bangalore

Dr. Gurstein will present a talk on the current state of development in Community Informatics and facilitate a broader discussion on community based ICTs for local development and community empowerment as are currently applied in India and worldwide.

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Second Maps for Making Change Workshop: Using Geographical Mapping Techniques to Support Struggles for Social Justice in India

by Anja Kovacs - National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

The second workshop of the Maps for Making Change project will take place at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, from 1 until 3 February 2010. The workshop will allow a select group of activists and supporters of social movements and campaigns in India to start developing digital maps that they can use in their advocacy work, under the expert guidance of international digital mapping rights activists, Indian mapping experts, design professionals and techies with an interest in activism. The workshop is organised by the Centre for Internet and Society and Tactical Tech, in cooperation with MediaShala at NID.

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Improving Collective Intelligence

by Radha Rao - The Energy and Resources Institute- Southern Regional Centre (TERI-SRC) 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage Bangalore

CIS in collaboration with iMorph, Inc. and Program For the Future, is organizing a Tweetup on Dec 20th, 2009 at TERI from 4pm to 7pm.

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10 tactics for turning information into action

by Radha Rao - C E D (Centre for Education and Documentation) 7, 8th Main, 3rd Phase, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore

Tactical Technology Collective (TTC) with The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Alternative Law Forum, is happy to announce the Bangalore launch of TTC's newest toolkit - '10 tactics for turning information into action'.

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Maps for Making Change - The First Workshop

by Anja Kovacs - India Islamic Cultural Centre, 87-88 Lodhi Road, New Delhi

In this first workshop in a series of three, participants will think through the potential of mapping in the context of a project that they have suggested in their application and the preparations they need to make to make these ideas a reality.

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Agriculture, ICT and Community

by Radha Rao - Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen's Road, Bangalore

Sampada Foundation in collaboration with Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and Institution of Agricultural Technologists present: 'Agriculture, ICT and Community'

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Mobile Tech 4 Social Change

by Radha Rao - Mother Tekla Auditorium, No.10,Old Passport Office Road, Brunton Road, Bangalore 560001

Mobile Tech 4 Social Change, Bangalore camp is a one-day event and is an exploration of mobile technology to advance social development and social change goals.

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ICTs for Improving Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods

by Radha Rao - Institute of Agricultural Technologists , # 15 Queen's Road, Bangalore

CIS is co-hosting a talk by Mr. Michael Riggs (FAO) covering the topic on Information and Communication Technology and e-Agriculutre and how Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture can benefit from ICTs.

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Using Social Media for Mobilisation

by Sanchia de Souza - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Panel discussion with Dina Mehta and Peter Griffin

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Internet, Transparency and Politics

by Sanchia de Souza - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Talk by Barun Mitra

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Technology and the Mediation of Place

by Sanchia de Souza - Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Talk by Emma Ota

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The Internet and Illusions of Space and Liberty

by Sanchia de Souza - The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Talk by Kiran Sahi

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DigiActive Meetup

by Sanchia de Souza - The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore

Chilling for Digital Activism--Meeting with Mary Joyce

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