Centre for Internet & Society

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‘Blame the British’ is an oft-invoked argument when the subject of India’s outdated laws comes up for discussion.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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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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'I'm going to ruin you, dear'

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 09, 2014 09:55 AM

Revenge porn is sweeping across the developed world. And now it's being seen in India. The culprit, says Prasun Chaudhuri, is often a former friend, partner, relative or colleague.

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India’s dedicated Cryptology centre gets Rs. 115 crore funding

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 07:18 AM

Work on India's first dedicated cryptology centre – plans for which were first announced in June 2012 – will likely accelerate as the project has gained initial funding of Rs. 115 crore from the federal government, stepping up the nation's efforts to stay on top of an area critical to its military and financial interests.

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Information Influx Conference

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 06:31 AM

Malavika Jayaram was a speaker at the event organized by the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam from July 2 to 4, 2014.

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The trouble with trolls

The trouble with trolls

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 05:42 AM

Social networking sites give trolls the ability to hide their real identity and cause grief to others. Here is what you need to do if you face an online attack.

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ICT Awareness Program for Myanmar Parliamentarians in Yangon

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 09:37 AM

Myanmar ICT for Development Organization-MIDO conducted ICT policy training for multi- party parliamentarian representatives in Yangon on July 26 and 27, 2014. Sunil Abraham presented on Innovation Ecosystem and Thinking about Internet Regulation.

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Information & Communication Technology in Making a Healthy Information Society with special reference to use of ICTS in Educational Technology

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2014 09:06 AM

The Department of Computer Science, Andhra Loyola College in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, Krishna University will be organizing a UGC-sponsored National Seminar on August 11 and 12, 2014 at Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada.

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Terror recruiters target Indians on internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2014 06:57 AM

What's in a name? If it indicates your religious identity, then you could get trolled by strangers wanting to draw you in with videos on the importance of archaic customs and doctored accounts of world history.

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Living in a Fish Bowl

Living in a Fish Bowl

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 16, 2014 07:15 AM

Though India needs a comprehensive law on the right to privacy, it may not be ready for something as avant garde as the “right to be forgotten” on the Internet, argues Shuma Raha

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Rethinking Privacy: The Link between Florida v. Jardines and the Surveillance of Nature Films

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 05:51 AM

Bhairav Acharya gave a talk on "Rethinking Privacy" at an event organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) on July 11, 2014.

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