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Lok sabha polls: Social media companies launch special pages for polls

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:28 AM

Internet and social media giants such as Google and Facebook have launched special campaigns, pages and services around the Indian Lok Sabha elections to make the most of the world's largest democratic exercise that kicked off on Monday.

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The Take Down of Free Speech Online

The Take Down of Free Speech Online

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 06, 2014 05:19 AM

As part of a study to access rate of compliance, in 2011, the Centre for Internet and Society Bangalore sent frivolous “take down” requests to seven prominent intermediaries. The study showed exactly how easy it is to take down online content.

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Should Nandan Nilekani's Aadhaar project, for identity proof and welfare delivery, exist at all?

Should Nandan Nilekani's Aadhaar project, for identity proof and welfare delivery, exist at all?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 14, 2014 10:27 AM

The foundation of Aadhaar—a Congress flagship project to give every Indian a unique identity number and then use it to deliver services—has been under assault in the past three months.

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The politics of Facebook

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2014 11:30 AM

With the social media becoming an important political battleground, is Facebook affecting friendships and trying to influence our political leanings?

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Two Indians in Global Commission on Web Governance

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2014 09:56 AM

Two Indians are among 25 internationally recognised experts named to assist a global body in identifying and prioritising web governance and Internet policy-related issues.

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India's social media election battle

India's social media election battle

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2014 09:37 AM

Ahead of the general elections, political parties in India are attempting to woo voters on social media for the first time.

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Governance issues for private data stores

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2014 10:30 AM

Malavika Jayaram is a speaker at this event co-hosted by Harvard Faculty Club and Web Science Trust at 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge on March 28, 2014.

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Cyber Dialogue Conference 2014

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 08, 2014 05:09 AM

The Cyber Dialogue conference, presented by the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, will convene an influential mix of global leaders from government, civil society, academia and private enterprise to participate in a series of facilitated public plenary conversations and working groups around cyberspace security and governance.

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Panel Discussion – Intermediary Liability & Freedom of Expression in India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2014 10:10 AM

Bhairav Acharya will participate in a panel discussion on ‘Intermediary Liability & Freedom of Expression’ on Wednesday evening (26th March 2014) from 6:00 pm onwards at the India International Centre Annex. The event is organized by the Centre for Communication Governance at NLU Delhi in association with the Global Network Initiative, Washington D.C.

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ICANN and Global Internet Governance: The Road to São Paulo, and Beyond

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2014 09:54 AM

A conference to be held on Friday 21 March 2014 at the ICANN 49 meeting venue, the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, in the Olivia Room, from 10:00 to 18:00. Organized by the NonCommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) of the Generic Names Supporting Organization, with the generous support of ICANN. Geetha Hariharan participated in this event.

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Twenty-five distinguished experts appointed to Global Commission on Internet Governance’s Research Advisory Network

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2014 07:20 AM

Twenty-five distinguished scholars and internationally recognized experts have been appointed to the Global Commission on Internet Governance’s (GCIG) new Research Advisory Network (RAN).

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No to homosexuals, yes to their vote

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2014 09:54 AM

The ad appears at the bottom of the page. It has BJP’s symbol and Modi’s photograph displayed prominently.

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C-DoT's surveillance system making enemies on internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2014 09:45 AM

Reporters Without Boundaries says it gives unbridled power to law- enforcement agencies to snoop on citizens.

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When politics gets social

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2014 07:52 AM

In the run-up to the general election, social media companies explain how the political campaigns this time are very different from what they were five years ago.

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The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2014 09:08 AM

In 2025, the Internet will enhance our awareness of the world and ourselves while diminishing privacy and allowing abusers to "make life miserable for others," according to a new report by the Pew Research Center and Elon University.

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International Conference on Cyberlaw & Cybercrime

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2014 08:56 AM

The International Conference on Cyberlaw and Cybercrime will take place on March 13, 2014. The event is organized by Cyberlaws.net and Pawan Duggal Associates. Sunil Abraham is participating in the event as a panelist.

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How to Engage in Broadband Policy and Regulatory Processes

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2014 06:07 AM

LIRNEasia with the support of the Ford Foundation offered a four-day course in Gurgaon from March 7 to 10, 2014. Sunil Abraham taught on Surveillance and Privacy.

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Girls just wanna have... a voice

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2014 11:21 AM

Many Indian women have taken to Twitter, the micro-blogging site, to air their views. And some of them have become social media celebrities by virtue of their wise and witty tweets. Prasun Chaudhuri looks at the women who matter in India’s Twitterverse.

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“The Internet and Controls: A Disturbing Scenario”

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 05, 2014 12:09 PM

Prof. Mohan SundaraRajan, a renowned science writer will give a talk at the Bangalore International Centre in TERI on March 7, 2014 at 6.30 p.m. Sunil Abraham will chair and moderate the session.

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