Internet Governance News & Media
The unprecedented wave of voices speaking up against sexual harassment in recent times has as much to do with technology as the determination to seek justice. From Twitter to Tumblr, and blogs to pastebin, the internet's anonymity, reach and speed allow small, personal stories of abuse to swell into big stories.
Participation is a key issue within Internet research and hence also for the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. For this reason the institute is going to host a thematically focused meeting on Chances and Risks of Social Participation in Berlin on 22 November 2013 in co-operation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Alternative Law Forum’s Lawrence Liang on relaunching Creative Commons, and how it changes the legal landscape of copyright issues.
A meeting of the Expert Committee has been scheduled for 25th November, 2013 at 11.00 a.m. in R.No. 714 (7th Floor), Group Meeting Room, DBT, New Delhi to discuss the draft 'Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012' under the Chairmanship of Dr. T. S. Rao, Sr. Adviser, DBT.
The country’s intelligence agencies are out to scuttle a law that’s being drafted to protect your privacy.
India is facing pressure from internet and human rights activists to support a United Nations resolution that calls for an end to electronic spying after revelations of mass illegal surveillance by the United States.
Social media is a highly effective marketing tool for companies but its very ubiquity and the speed with which messaging goes viral has meant that it can hurt them badly as well, especially since platforms are not always moderated and can be hacked or misused.
With election season close by and the growing ubiquity of social media, the Election Commission of India’s recent guidelines for how candidates and political parties must conduct themselves on social media are a well-intentioned step. But are these guidelines enough to regulate how online media is used by parties and candidates, given the kind of proxy wars that are played online? For now, not really.
On 21 October, the day before the opening of the 2013 Internet Governance Forum in Indonesia, Hivos’ Southeast Asia Regional Office co-organised a pre-event workshop with ID-CONFIG, “Civil Society and Internet Governance: Multi-Stakeholder Engagement Practices from Southeast Asia and Beyond,” at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre.
The worst fears are coming true. Your sensitive private data may be up online turning you into a potential target of frauds. What is all the more dangerous is that you may be not even aware of this.
Some depts have posted bank account & income details on net for transparency; experts cry privacy breach.
Long overdue protection law still on the back-burner; meanwhile, depts put more of one's personal details online.
Government agencies and departments, regarded as bywords for inefficiency and red tape, have recorded over a billion e-governance transactions so far this year, watershed for the world's largest democracy that is betting on technology to cure its ills.
The Asian Forum on Global Governance is an annual workshop jointly organized by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, and the Observer Research Foundation.
This session was held at the IGF in Bali on October 25. Pranesh Prakash made intervention in this session.
The site of the impact of a cyber crime should determine jurisdiction, says information technology minister Kapil Sibal.
The Union government and mobile operators are at loggerheads on location based services (LBS) – the service through which mobile companies can provide real time location of mobile users to the government.
A seminar organized by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Centre for Media and Governance, National Law University, Delhi. Chinmayi Arun is one of the speakers.
Should we be wary of Google’s all-pervasiveness?