Centre for Internet & Society

The India Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Governance

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 13, 2014 07:10 AM

Following the success of CYFY 2013 the CYFY 2014 will be held from October 15 to 17, 2014 in New Delhi. The Centre for Internet and Society is a knowledge partner for this event and Sunil Abraham is participating as a panelist in the session "Privacy is Dead".

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CPDP 2015

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 09:52 AM

The eighth international conference on computers, privacy and data protection will be held in Brussels from January 21 to 23, 2015. The Centre for Internet and Society is a moral supporter of CPDP.

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Workshop on Enabling Information Systems for Local Governance

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 08:18 AM

This event was organized by Jamia Milla Islamia at Tagore Hall in New Delhi on September 18, 2014. Sunil Abraham was a participant.

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National Consultation on Media Law

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 06:52 AM

The Law Commission of India and the National University, Delhi have joined hands to organize the National Consultation on Media Law at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on September 27 and 28, 2014. Nehaa Chaudhari participated in this event.

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The Power of Communication: The Media, Public Space and Participatory Democracy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 05:49 AM

Bhairav Acharya will be presenting a paper at this event to be held in the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla on October 13 and 14, 2014.

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Re-Wiring Women's Rights Debates in the Digital Age

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 19, 2014 05:57 AM

IT for Change in partnership with Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan and ANANDI organized this event on September 13 and 14, 2014. Rohini Lakshane participated as a speaker.

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Fighting battles online

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 16, 2014 04:19 AM

Internet policy maverick Sunil Abraham feels that accessibility is key to democratising the Internet space.

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Google aims to win 40% of India with Android One

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 12, 2014 05:50 AM

When Google launches its low-cost Android One devices next Monday, Indian users will be able to give voice commands, type messages and use almost all major mobile applications in Hindi.

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Social Media Aids Rescue Efforts in Flood-Hit Kashmir

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 12, 2014 05:10 AM

As flood-ravaged Indian Kashmir faces a communication blackout, social media posts on Facebook and Twitter are playing a huge role in tracing people stranded in the region.

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Colonial yoke or bureaucratic insouciance?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 04:21 AM

‘Blame the British’ is an oft-invoked argument when the subject of India’s outdated laws comes up for discussion. But 68 years since Independence, can we still afford to parrot that old line?

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Mobile, Trust and Privacy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2014 09:21 AM

Sunil Abraham was a speaker at the event organized by GSM Association on September 4, 2014.

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Preserving a Universal Internet: The Costs of Fragmentation

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2014 09:05 AM

Sunil Abraham was a speaker at this event organized by OECD and Centre for International Governance Innovation on September 3, 2014.

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Implications of post-Snowden Internet Localization Proposals

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2014 08:59 AM

Sunil Abraham was a speaker in this workshop organized by Center for Democracy and Technology on September 2, 2014.

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SC seeks govt reply on PIL challenging powers of IT Act

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 04:45 AM

Section 66A of the IT Act punishes sending offensive messages through communication services, including posts on social media websites like Facebook.

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Will domain dot भारत spur the growth of Indian languages on the internet?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 05:50 AM

Modi's effort to promote the use of Hindi and e-governance has given hope to those who want to see more vernacular content online, but many challenges have to be overcome.

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Understanding Surveillance and Privacy in India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 06:08 AM

Bhairav Acharya delivered a lecture at the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on August 28, 2014.

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 05:31 AM

Last Sunday an 11-year-old boy in Andhra Pradesh, a state in southeast India, hung himself from a ceiling fan as his family slept.

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Dot Bharat domain to roll out on August 21

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 08, 2014 07:08 AM

Web addresses are set to get multilingual in India. Soon you will be able to type in addresses in a web browser in the Devnagri script – with “dot bharat” standing in for the currently common “dot in” domain to begin with. The roll-out of the same begins on August 21.

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Sunil Abraham | The online warrior

Sunil Abraham | The online warrior

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 12, 2014 04:04 PM

With a vision that combines free speech with digital privacy, this policymaker has redefined the role of the internet in society.

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We the goondas

We the goondas

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM

You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.

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