Centre for Internet & Society

4th National Standards Conclave Evolving a Comprehensive National Strategy for Standards Sectoral and Regional Inclusiveness

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:06 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS in the 4th National Standards Conclave held on the May 1 and 2, 2017 at The Lalit, New Delhi. The event was organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

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Will Aadhaar leaks be used as an excuse to shut out scrutiny of welfare schemes?

by Anumeha Yadav last modified May 20, 2017 07:09 AM

Aadhaar data of all 23 crore beneficiaries of Direct Benefit Transfer schemes could be publicly available, says a report by Centre for Internet and Society.

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Aadhaar assurances fail to assuage privacy concerns

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:23 AM

While Aadhaar may be secure from external attacks, a failsafe system hasn’t been developed to protect it from Edward Snowden-style leakages and hacks.

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UIDAI goes after org that disclosed government departments were releasing Aadhaar data

by Nikhil Pahwa last modified May 20, 2017 10:46 AM

If there was ever a case of shoot the messenger, it is this.

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Hacker steals 17 million Zomato users’ data, briefly puts it on dark web

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 05:57 AM

Records of 17 million users were stolen from online restaurant search platform Zomato, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

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Suicide videos: Facebook beefs up team to monitor content

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 02:59 AM

Responding to the spate of suicides being livestreamed, social media giant Facebook has announced it will add another 3,000 people to its 4,500-strong review team that moderates content. The review team will also work in tandem with law enforcement agencies on this issue.

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World Press Freedom Day 2017

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 02:52 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented the Centre for Internet & Society at the World Press Day event organised by UNESCO and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) at UNESCO House, New Delhi on May 3, 2017.

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Experts stress on need for enhanced security

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:13 AM

With more and more people falling prey to phishing scams, experts believe that lack of adequate security features in online payment systems will only increase the number of such cases in the coming days. While admitting that the rise in such crimes would be hard to stop or control, cyber security consultants also blame the lack of preparedness before taking the digital economy route as a cause for such problems.

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Aadhaar data leak: Take precautions while sharing info on websites, MEITy tells all depts

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:59 PM

‘Publishing identity info is in clear contravention of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016’

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Taking Cognisance of the Deeply Flawed System That Is Aadhaar

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:52 PM

Aadhaar and its many connotations have grown to be among the most burning issues on the Indian fore today, that every citizen aware of their rights should be taking note of.

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Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:47 PM

Udbhav Tiwari attended a panel on "Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond" held at the India International Centre Annexe on May 9, 2017 in New Delhi, organised by the Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) in collaboration with Digital Empowerment Foundation and IT for Change.

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Faking it on WhatsApp: How India's favourite messaging app is turning into a rumour mill

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:44 PM

Spreading fast and wild on WhatsApp fake news about riots, ‘miracle’ currency

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A 13-year-old's rape in TN highlights the major threat online sexual grooming poses to children

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 10:16 AM

Predatory paedophiles online pose a major threat to children who form 7% of internet users in India.

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Aadhaar security: Here's how your private information can be protected

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 10:05 AM

Lock Aadhaar, and notify UIDAI if you get a one-time-password for a transaction you did not initiate

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Watch: Aadhaar has become a whipping boy: Nandan Nilekani

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:54 AM

India certainly needs a modern data privacy and protection law, Nilekani said in an interview.

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Third Multistakeholder Consultation on Encryption

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:42 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS at the Third and Final Multistakeholder Consultation on Encryption held at the Taj Palace, New Delhi on May 11, 2017. The event was organised by the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Saikat Dutta and Japreet Grewal were also present at the round-table discussion.

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UIDAI puts posers to CIS over Aadhaar data leak claim

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:28 AM

Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI has asked research firm Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to explain its sensational claim that 13 crore Aadhaar numbers were "leaked" and provide details of servers where they are stored.

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What’s Hard To Digest About The Zomato Hacking

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:22 AM

Yet another day, yet another major security breach. But, this time it’s not a presidential candidate in the U.S. or the U.K.’s National Health Service. Instead. it’s Zomato, the popular Indian online food delivery and restaurant search service.

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Hack exposes Zomato's weak protection of customer data, say Cyber experts

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:11 AM

Online restaurant aggregator says it will beef up security after 17 million user details were stolen.

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IT companies in Bengaluru on high alert over WannaCry ransomware

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:05 AM

In the wake of the ransomware attack triggered by WannaCry virus, IT firms in Bengaluru are racing against time to updating their security systems. At some firms, employees have been asked to stay away from work for a few hours, while many other companies have declared holiday for a day or two for their employees.

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