Centre for Internet & Society

The Digital Divide: pros and cons of Modi's latest big initiative

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2015 02:11 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India (DI) initiative on 1 July, at an event attended by scores of government officials as well as industry leaders.

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Most emerging firms low on cyber security: Experts

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:02 PM

When Pavitra Badrinath saw that the upgrade to a shopping application on her smartphone asked access to her contacts and messages, she decided against it. "Laws on privacy are not clear in India. So I am doing what I can to protect my information," the 26-year-old technology firm employee said.

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Government's stand on internet governance draws applause from civil society organisations

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 29, 2015 03:40 PM

India's decision to support the multistakeholder model of internet governance has drawn mostly applause from civil society organisations and individuals who have been following the issue, even as they cautioned that implementation will determine the success of the model.

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Panel Discussion on Internet Intermediaries, Law and Innovation

by Jyoti Panday last modified Jun 14, 2015 04:37 PM

CII, Google and Centre For Communications Governance, NLU Delhi hosted a panel discussion on June 2 in New Delhi. Jyoti Panday attended.

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Can Uber, Ola apps be blocked? Govt fighting cyber odds

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2015 09:52 AM

The Delhi government is trying to block taxi hailing apps like Uber and Ola Cabs, but is it really possible?

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Only digital sex, please

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 15, 2015 01:38 AM

Many Indian men are getting so dependent on digital sex and online pornography that they can’t handle real relationships. And a new book says this is happening the world over. Prasun Chandhuri and Avijit Chatterjee turn the spotlight on the trend

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Digital India launch likely in July

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2015 04:08 PM

The Modi government, which completed one year at the Centre, is preparing for a big-ticket launch of Digital India, taking technology to the villages and block levels, through merchandise, hackathons and games spread over a week-long initiative across the country.

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Digital India: PM Modi to launch BJP's flagship programme likely in July

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2015 02:02 PM

The Modi government, which completed one year at the Centre, is preparing for a big-ticket launch of Digital India, taking technology to the villages and block levels, through merchandise, hackathons and games spread over a week-long initiative across the country.

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Indian music streaming service Gaana hacked, millions of users’ details exposed

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2015 02:11 PM

Indian music streaming service Gaana, which has over 7.5 million monthly visitors, has been compromised by a hacker and its user information database is now exposed.

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Your phone is a surveillance device, your ISP a surveillance provider…: Pranesh Prakash

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2015 02:53 PM

“In India there is no special privilege for journalists over ordinary citizens,” Pranesh Prakash, Policy Director at the Centre for Internet and Society began at the workshop entitled ‘Digital Security for Journalists’ organised by the Mumbai Press Club and the Centre for Internet and Society.

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Consilience

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 19, 2015 01:55 AM

Pranesh Prakash was a speaker at this event organized by the National Law School of India University on May 9 and 10, 2015 in Bangalore. The theme for this conference was "Net Neutrality".

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Anti-harassment app wins hackathon for women

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2015 01:25 PM

A team of four young women coders from Porta Allegra in Brazil has won the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon with an anti-harassment app called Não Me Calo, which means “I will not shut up”.

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Definition of Net Neutrality should be flexible: Pranesh Prakash

Definition of Net Neutrality should be flexible: Pranesh Prakash

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 19, 2015 01:43 AM

Critics argue that Facebook’s Internet.org violates the principle of Net Neutrality.

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The Transformative Power of Online Activism

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2015 04:00 PM

Rohini Lakshané was a panelist at this event organized by Hertie School of Governance on May 4, 2015.

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re:thinking tomorrow

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 19, 2015 02:12 PM

The lightning spread of communication technologies has enabled the dissemination of information and ideas that mainstream media have been unwilling or unable to publish.

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IIGF Recruitment

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 29, 2015 04:14 PM

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is conducting walk-in interviews on May 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. at NIXI Jasola office, Flat No. 6B, 6th Floor, Uppals M6 Plaza, New Delhi. NIXI is seeking candidates to fill the posts of Technology Analyst, Policy Analyst, Research Associate and Executive Assistants.

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Net Neutrality: The argument continues

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 09, 2015 11:35 AM

Opposing camps pitch their views on what zero rating and differential access to the internet would mean in India.

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Financial Express hosts #NetNeutralityDebate: ‘Price discrimination can be allowed, but not for the same packet of data’

Financial Express hosts #NetNeutralityDebate: ‘Price discrimination can be allowed, but not for the same packet of data’

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 27, 2015 02:18 AM

Trying to cut through the noise on Net Neutrality in India, FICCI in partnership with Financial Express is hosting a panel discussion titled ‘Decoding Net Neutrality’ in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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Freedom struggle 2.0

Freedom struggle 2.0

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 27, 2015 01:23 AM

In the face of the debate on net neutrality, here is a look at the consequences of not having a free, equal, and private internet.

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Cry, you nasty trolls

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 09, 2015 03:05 PM

Micro-blogging site Twitter has introduced a tool that identifies abusive tweets and hides them from their targets. Will it stem the tide of viciousness online, asks Prasun Chaudhuri.

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