Centre for Internet & Society

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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Google, Facebook's AI group adds new members

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 08:56 AM

CIS is one of the organizations.

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22 nieuwe leden voor Partnership on AI

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:54 AM

Partnership on AI, een non-profit organisatie ter bevordering van het algemeen begrip van kunstmatige intelligentie en de ontwikkeling van best practices, heeft 22 nieuwe leden aangekondigd.

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Intel, eBay, SAP, Salesforce y Sony colaborarán en inteligencia artificial

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:50 AM

Junto a otras empresas como Zalando, McKinsey & Company o Cogitai han decidido unirse a la asociación Partnership on AI impulsada por Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM y Microsoft.

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Partnership on AI adds new organizations to its network

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:40 AM

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is strengthening its network of partners by welcoming new organizations to share their diverse, unique perspectives on AI.

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WannaCry: ATMs not to shut down, clarifies RBI, but how safe are our machines?

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:30 AM

SBI has denied there was any compromise in its ATMs.

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Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony and others join the grand AI partnership club

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:25 AM

Adding more ammunition to the grand AI alliance, Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to share best practices and communicating openly about the prospects and challenges of artificial intelligence research.

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Partnership on AI Adds Corporate, NGO Members, Charts Initial Course

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:00 AM

Artificial intelligence is a booming business in 2017, but one that also comes with significant baggage in the form of public misunderstanding, potential job losses, and fear.

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22 companies join Partnership on AI, begin to study AI's impact on work and society

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 05:26 AM

The non-profit artificial intelligence organization added new groups into its fold, and announced initiatives on developing AI best practices and harnessing the technology for social good.

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Plug data leak before imposing Aadhaar

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 17, 2017 02:10 AM

As the Central government continues to expand the scope and boundaries of the applicability of Aadhaar, the unique identification number, even before the Supreme Court’s verdict on its constitutional validity, reports suggesting that millions of Aadhaar numbers may have been leaked deliberately or inadvertently are a matter of grave concern.

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India is building a biometric database for 1.3 billion people — and enrollment is mandatory

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 04:22 PM

Inside the buzzing enrollment agency, young professionals wearing slim-fitting jeans and lanyards around their necks tapped away at keyboards and fiddled with fingerprint scanning devices as they helped build the biggest and most ambitious biometric database ever conceived.

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Aadhaar: Are a billion identities at risk on India's biometric database

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:38 AM

"My fingerprints and iris are mine and my own. The state cannot take away my body," a lawyer told India's Supreme Court last week.

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In The Biggest Data Leak, Info Of 13 Crore Aadhaar Card Holders Has Been Compromised And Is Available Online

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 03:59 PM

The Modi government has been trying to make Aadhaar mandatory for everything from Income Tax return, buying a SIM card, bank transaction, train ticket, air travel, mid-day meal government subsidies etc.

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Why Aadhaar leaks should worry you, and is biometrics really safe?

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 03:48 PM

What’s worrying is that the UIDAI seems to always be in denial mode over security concerns.

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Aadhaar numbers of 135 mn may have leaked, claims CIS report

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 03:40 PM

Aadhaar numbers and personal information of as many as 135 million Indians could have been leaked from four government portals due to lack of IT security practices, the Centre for Internet and Society has claimed.

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Aadhaar's the largest biometric database globally but it is leaky by design

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 03:35 PM

It the largest biometric database in the world and it is fraught with security issues.

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135 million aadhaar details, 100 million bank accounts "leaked" from government websites: Researchers

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:19 AM

This was published by Counterview on May 5, 2017.

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आधार नंबर, नाम, पता, बैंक अकाउंट और दूसरी संवेदनशील जानकारियां लीक: CIS रिपोर्ट

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 11:40 AM

एक तरफ भारत सरकार लोगों से अपना आधार कार्ड बनवाने और उसे जरूरी सर्विसों के साथ जोड़ने की अपील कर रही है. दूसरी तरफ लगातार सरकारी वेबसाइट्स से लोगों की आधार से जुड़ी जानकारियां लीक हो रही हैं. सरकार ने आधार को लगभग सभी सर्विसों के लिए जरूरी करने की तैयारी की है.

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Aadhaar data of 130 millions, bank account details leaked from govt websites: Report

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 09:13 AM

Just how leaky is the Aadhaar data? A lot, says a study published by Centre for Internet and Society, a Bengaluru-based organisation (CIS). In a study published on May 1, two researchers from CIS found that data of over 130 million Aadhaar card holders has been leaked from just four government websites. As scary as this is, there is more to it. Not only the Aadhaar numbers, names and other personal details of millions of people have been leaked but also their bank account numbers.

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