Centre for Internet & Society

India's Tech Policy Entrepreneurs

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 08, 2016 04:52 PM

The people who influence India's evolving technology policy.

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Industry Consultation Panel on Data Retention - DSCI

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 06, 2016 03:55 PM

Udbhav Tiwari was a panelist for an Industry Consultation Panel on Data Retention organised by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) at the Le Meridian, New Delhi on 23 November 2016.

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10th NLSIR Symposium - Regulating E-Commerce in India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 06, 2016 03:48 PM

Vidushi Marda participated in a panel at the "10th NLSIR Symposium on Regulating E-Commerce in India" at NSLIU on November 27, 2016 in Bengaluru.

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Your digital wallet can be a ‘pickpocket’

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 05, 2016 01:44 AM

If you have installed a wallet app on your smartphone, be careful. Many such apps can access data, even sensitive personal information, and have features that do more than just make payments. All that, with your due “permission”.

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No laws in India to protect customers if they lose money during digital transactions

No laws in India to protect customers if they lose money during digital transactions

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 02, 2016 05:07 PM

The lack of basic privacy and security laws pertaining to digital payments in India puts the onus on consumers who use such services.

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Lack of clarity about cashless and online transactions makes digital payments more worrisome

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 02, 2016 04:20 PM

Even as demonetisation pushes for more and more cashless and online transactions through, e-wallets, banks and other such apps, there is a serious lack of clarity on how these companies handle customer data, and how it is shared with other entities. "Data is the new oil," is an oft repeated phrase in nearly every technology related conversation that comes up anywhere in India today.

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Caught in a filter bubble

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 24, 2016 01:45 AM

The country seems to be polarised over demonetisation and its after-effects. And more likely than not, you’ve had plenty of news stories to read that corroborate what you believe, regardless of whether you think the scrapping of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was an ingenious plan or not, especially if you get most of your news on social media.

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The thrill of saving India from cybercrime

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 21, 2016 02:42 AM

Geeks seize the chance to help the government, defence forces and banks draw up fences against tech crimes.

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Free Net advocates flay Trai's public Wi-Fi paper

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 20, 2016 03:21 AM

Stakeholders vouching for a cheap and open Internet have flagged concerns over privacy and regulatory hurdles.

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How The U.K. Got A Better Deal From Facebook Than India Did

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 18, 2016 01:56 AM

The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and India’s Karmanya Sareen shared a similar concern – how messenger application WhatsApp’s decision to share user data with parent Facebook is a violation of the promise of privacy.

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'Delink ICANN from US jurisdiction'

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 15, 2016 02:16 PM

Eight Indian civil society organisations involved with internet governance have called for complete delinking of ICANN from US jurisdiction, saying an important global public infrastructure being subject to a single country’s control is unacceptable.

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Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 15, 2016 01:59 PM

Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news.

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ICANN 57

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 08, 2016 01:14 AM

ICANN 57 is being hosted by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India from November 3 to 9, 2016 in Hyderabad at Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Vidushi Marda participated in the event as a speaker.

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Behind Modi’s Heartwarming Diwali Ad for Soldiers, An App That’s Primed for Political Messaging

Behind Modi’s Heartwarming Diwali Ad for Soldiers, An App That’s Primed for Political Messaging

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 30, 2016 07:33 AM

The campaign, which allows users to send Modi quotes on themes like Ayodhya and the perfidy of the Opposition, raises questions about the boundaries between government, party and personal promotion.

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Bridging the gap: Tech giants bring the internet to women in rural India

Bridging the gap: Tech giants bring the internet to women in rural India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 30, 2016 07:23 AM

This Diwali is going to be a cracker of a festival for Nisha Chanderwal, a second year BA student.

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Some Key Words Are Missing

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 23, 2016 01:40 AM

Google manipulating search results? The Competition Commission is on its case.

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The Big Debit Card Breach: Three Things Card Holders Need To Understand

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2016 01:43 PM

A total of 32 lakh debit cards across 19 banks could have been compromised on account of a purported fraud, the National Payment Corporation of India said in a statement.

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Intelligence agencies will not have open access to Aadhaar data: UIDAI chief

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2016 01:32 AM

Intelligence agencies will not have free access to Aadhaar data, a top government official said on Thursday, looking to assuage fears of abuse of personal information.

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New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre

New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2016 02:46 PM

UIDAI chief executive office ABP Pandey said that the concerns regarding Aadhar card-related benefits were "exaggerated" and that the agency will keep the records in case any disputes arise in the future.

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Govt to keep Aadhaar record for 7 years, activists worried

Govt to keep Aadhaar record for 7 years, activists worried

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2016 01:53 AM

The government will keep for seven years a record of all the services and benefits availed using the Aadhaar number, say new rules, prompting fears that the database could be used for surveillance.

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