Centre for Internet & Society

Under Modi government, foreign funding of NGOs has come down

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2016 04:37 PM

Information obtained under RTI from the Home Ministry suggests NGOs have had to take a serious hit in the last 2 years.

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CPRsouth 2016 – Young Scholars Programme

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2016 02:01 AM

Rohini Lakshané, Amber Sinha and Vidushi Marda have been selected to attend the two-day Young Scholars' Programme to be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania in early September this year. The programme is a part of the CPRSouth conference.

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India's Proposed Map Law Prompts Outcry

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 29, 2016 09:30 AM

In India, proposed legislation to ban use of maps or satellite images of the country without approval from the government has led to an outcry and triggered an online campaign called “Save The Map.”

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Suckfly Attacks National Stock Exchange Tech Vendor, Among Others

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 29, 2016 08:07 AM

A cyber espionage group attacked an Indian IT firm that provides support to India’s largest stock exchange. It’s one of many attacks in the recent past.

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India Seeks to Limit Use of Maps and Satellite Images

India Seeks to Limit Use of Maps and Satellite Images

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 28, 2016 12:38 PM

Indians are discussing a plan to ban use of maps or satellite images of the country without approval from the government.

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Why The New Government Policy Mandating Panic Buttons On Phones Isn’t Going To Protect Women

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 15, 2016 09:45 AM

Recently, the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted about new rules mandating a panic button in every cell phone sold in the country from January 2017. To keep ladies safe, of course.

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Geospatial Info Regulation Bill will hurt start-ups, small firms

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 13, 2016 03:46 PM

The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, whose draft outlaws the acquisition of geospatial information without the government’s permission, is expected to impact smaller companies rather more than the large ones.

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Panel Discussion on UID/ Aadhar act 2016 and its impact on Social, Security

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 28, 2016 05:02 PM

Sunil Abraham was a speaker at this event organized by Students Christian Movement of India at SCM House in Bangalore on April 25, 2016. Mathew Thomas and Usha Ramanathan also gave talks.

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Government keeps experts out of cyber security discussions

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 24, 2016 05:03 AM

Anja Kovacs of the Internet Democracy project feels that India has given away too much, and that India's multi-stakeholder approach in the context of the role of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is not too clear.

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CCTV plays Sherlock

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 24, 2016 04:51 AM

Whether it's the Mercedes hit-and-run in Delhi or the antics of the chaddi baniyan gang in Mumbai, police are increasingly relying on CCTV footage to solve crimes. Sunday Times looks at how the small picture is getting bigger. .

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Will Facebook, Twitter relocate servers to India?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 23, 2016 03:26 PM

The debate to relocate offshore servers of internet and social media firms including Google, Facebook and Twitter has revived.

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You will need a license to create a WhatsApp group in Kashmir

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 21, 2016 02:34 AM

The internet rights activists have criticised the move stating it as unconstitutional.

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Aadhaar by Numbers

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 21, 2016 01:48 AM

Sunil Abraham will be addressing a public seminar at an event organized by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in New Delhi on Friday, April 29, 2016.

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2014 showed the power of Twitter, now every Indian politician wants a handle

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 20, 2016 02:33 AM

Twitter is fast turning into an effective political tool. As political parties fight another round of electoral battles, a new survey on the 2014 general elections states that those who tweeted well, fared well.

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PMO’s no to smart cards, insists on Aadhaar

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 20, 2016 02:19 AM

The government has decided to stop issuing new smart cards to beneficiaries of government schemes as Aadhaar is now backed by a law.

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Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 17, 2016 04:16 PM

Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law.

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Daunting task ahead for investigative agencies with WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 09, 2016 09:45 AM

Messaging service WhatsApp's decision to roll out end-to-end encryption for over 1 billion subscribers has been hailed as a positive step by users across the world, although things are set to get tougher for law enforcement and investigative agencies in India seeking to track terrorists.

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India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2016 02:54 AM

India's biometric database notched up one billion members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest such scheme.

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