Centre for Internet & Society

Fake News, Rumors & Online Content Regulation

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2017 02:46 AM

Medianama and Mint organized #NAMApolicy open house on 'Fake News, Rumors & Online Content Regulation' on February 22, 2017 at the India Habitat Centre. Japreet Grewal and Amber Sinha attended the event.

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India To Let Private Companies Access Citizens’ Biometric Data

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 27, 2017 03:09 PM

India, home to the world’s largest national biometric registry, plans to begin sharing citizens’ data with the country’s private companies and startups.

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T20 Mumbai 2017: Dialogue on the Emerging World Economy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 27, 2017 03:04 PM

Gateway House, Indian Council on Global Relations organized a dialogue on emerging world economy in Mumbai on 13 and 14 February 2017. Elonnai Hickok participated in the event.

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Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally

Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 27, 2017 01:56 AM

Fears of Aadhar biometric security have been compounded as the government is sprinting towards the next phase of ‘cashless India’ and digitization

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LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 24, 2017 01:51 AM

Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers.

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No Genie At Your Fingertips

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 16, 2017 04:02 PM

Aadhaar biometrics will now enable cashless shopping sans card and smartphone. A look at the hopes and fears.

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Digital illusions

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 16, 2017 02:53 PM

The Watal Committee’s report presents the government with an impossible road map to a cashless nirvana.

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India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2017 02:57 PM

"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.

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Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2017 02:08 PM

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a public seminar on surveillance in India on February 9, 2017 in New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash gave a talk.

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Indian public concerned about fingerprint payment scheme

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2017 03:10 PM

The Guardian is reporting that a prominent think tank has found that the prospect of using fingerprint authentication for everyday payments is raising privacy concerns among the Indian public.

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Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 09, 2017 01:40 AM

A round-table conference was organised by ORF and Koan Advisory on “Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem”, at “The Claridges”, APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi, between 11.30 - 13.30 on February 3, 2017. Udbhav Tiwari attended the round-table conference.

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Digital Security for Journalists

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 09, 2017 01:28 AM

Pranesh Prakash conducted two workshops on consecutive days, February 2 and 3, 2017 in Mumbai. The first one organized by IndiaSpend was held in their office. The second one organized by a fellow with the International Center Journalists was held in the Hindustan Times office.

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Giving out your fingerprint for Aadhar payments is as bad as telling the seller your banking password

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2017 04:09 PM

PRS India recently released a report card enlisting the status of all the major policy announcements made by the President on India in his address to the Parliament on 23 February 2016. The policies cover all the major sectors including economy and finance, industry and manufacturing, governance and legal reform, skill development, science and innovation among others.

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Crowdsourced innovation for government projects and services is easier said than done

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2017 03:36 PM

Late January. The buzz was palpable at the MLR Convention Centre in South Bengaluru. Developers were streaming into 50p, a conference organised by HasGeek, which has curated technology forums since 2011. But this wasn't just one of the six HasGeek communions that the programmers attend annually. 50p put the spotlight on digital payments, which meant the gathering would be more diverse than anything before.

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Don't dive headlong into money-making schemes on the internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2017 03:02 PM

If you do fall victim to fraud, file your complaint at RBI's Sachet web site.

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India WhatsApp Privacy Fight May Affect Multinationals

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 02, 2017 02:28 AM

The Indian Supreme Court’s review of Facebook Inc.'s and WhatsApp Inc.'s data security practices may lack teeth but also presages a desire for a stronger privacy regime and oversight of multinationals, internet and privacy specialists told Bloomberg BNA.

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CPDP (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection) 2017

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2017 02:02 AM

Amber Sinha participated as a panelist in a panel on 'EU Adequacy Status for International Data Transfers' in Brussels, Belgium on January 26, 2017. The event was organized by Privacy International.

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For India’s complaints department, visit Facebook Live

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 25, 2017 02:03 AM

Notebook: Social media cuts through red tape in a country beset by inertia.

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Training programme for Chairs, Convenor and Experts for International Standardization Work

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 20, 2017 05:06 PM

Udbhav Tiwari attended this programme organized by National Institute of Training for Standardization, under the Bureau of India Standards on the 19 and 20 of January, 2017 in Nodia, New Delhi.

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Sunil Abraham on Aadhaar's misuse during demonetisation

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 19, 2017 01:35 AM

Sunil Abraham spoke to Economic Times on the misuse of Aadhaar during demonetisation.

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