Centre for Internet & Society

7th Best Practices Meet 2015

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 17, 2015 01:11 PM

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organized the 7th edition of its Best Practices Meet (BPM) from July 9 - 10, 2015 at Hotel ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru. BPM2015 had “Architecting Security for Digital Transformation” as its theme. Sunil Abraham and Elonnai Hickok were speakers at this event.

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Criminal Defamation: The Urgent Cause That has United Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Subramanian Swamy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 16, 2015 01:45 PM

Three years ago when the then Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy accused Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his mother of misappropriation of funds while trying to revive the National Herald newspaper, the Nehru-Gandhi scion threatened to sue him.

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Corporate push to Modi’s Rs.4.5-billion digital dream

Corporate push to Modi’s Rs.4.5-billion digital dream

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 16, 2015 02:26 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs. 4.5-billion digital dream seems to find favour with the corporate world, which calls it a “very progressive step” and “massive tech push”.

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'IRCTC’s Aadhaar play can violate SC order and derail National Security'

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2015 03:10 PM

Your online railway bookings are going to become a wee bit more difficult if they aren’t already so.

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The Digital Divide: pros and cons of Modi's latest big initiative

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2015 02:11 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India (DI) initiative on 1 July, at an event attended by scores of government officials as well as industry leaders.

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Five Nations, One Future?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:34 AM

The Silicon Valley model for success - what Bangalore, Chile, London and Rwanda want to learn from California.

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Most emerging firms low on cyber security: Experts

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:02 PM

When Pavitra Badrinath saw that the upgrade to a shopping application on her smartphone asked access to her contacts and messages, she decided against it. "Laws on privacy are not clear in India. So I am doing what I can to protect my information," the 26-year-old technology firm employee said.

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Government's stand on internet governance draws applause from civil society organisations

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 29, 2015 03:40 PM

India's decision to support the multistakeholder model of internet governance has drawn mostly applause from civil society organisations and individuals who have been following the issue, even as they cautioned that implementation will determine the success of the model.

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Panel Discussion on Internet Intermediaries, Law and Innovation

by Jyoti Panday last modified Jun 14, 2015 04:37 PM

CII, Google and Centre For Communications Governance, NLU Delhi hosted a panel discussion on June 2 in New Delhi. Jyoti Panday attended.

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Can Uber, Ola apps be blocked? Govt fighting cyber odds

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2015 09:52 AM

The Delhi government is trying to block taxi hailing apps like Uber and Ola Cabs, but is it really possible?

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Only digital sex, please

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 15, 2015 01:38 AM

Many Indian men are getting so dependent on digital sex and online pornography that they can’t handle real relationships. And a new book says this is happening the world over. Prasun Chandhuri and Avijit Chatterjee turn the spotlight on the trend

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Digital India launch likely in July

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2015 04:08 PM

The Modi government, which completed one year at the Centre, is preparing for a big-ticket launch of Digital India, taking technology to the villages and block levels, through merchandise, hackathons and games spread over a week-long initiative across the country.

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Digital India: PM Modi to launch BJP's flagship programme likely in July

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2015 02:02 PM

The Modi government, which completed one year at the Centre, is preparing for a big-ticket launch of Digital India, taking technology to the villages and block levels, through merchandise, hackathons and games spread over a week-long initiative across the country.

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Indian music streaming service Gaana hacked, millions of users’ details exposed

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2015 02:11 PM

Indian music streaming service Gaana, which has over 7.5 million monthly visitors, has been compromised by a hacker and its user information database is now exposed.

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Your phone is a surveillance device, your ISP a surveillance provider…: Pranesh Prakash

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2015 02:53 PM

“In India there is no special privilege for journalists over ordinary citizens,” Pranesh Prakash, Policy Director at the Centre for Internet and Society began at the workshop entitled ‘Digital Security for Journalists’ organised by the Mumbai Press Club and the Centre for Internet and Society.

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Consilience

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 19, 2015 01:55 AM

Pranesh Prakash was a speaker at this event organized by the National Law School of India University on May 9 and 10, 2015 in Bangalore. The theme for this conference was "Net Neutrality".

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Anti-harassment app wins hackathon for women

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2015 01:25 PM

A team of four young women coders from Porta Allegra in Brazil has won the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon with an anti-harassment app called Não Me Calo, which means “I will not shut up”.

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Definition of Net Neutrality should be flexible: Pranesh Prakash

Definition of Net Neutrality should be flexible: Pranesh Prakash

by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 19, 2015 01:43 AM

Critics argue that Facebook’s Internet.org violates the principle of Net Neutrality.

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The Transformative Power of Online Activism

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2015 04:00 PM

Rohini Lakshané was a panelist at this event organized by Hertie School of Governance on May 4, 2015.

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re:thinking tomorrow

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 19, 2015 02:12 PM

The lightning spread of communication technologies has enabled the dissemination of information and ideas that mainstream media have been unwilling or unable to publish.

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