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Training programme for Chairs, Convenor and Experts for International Standardization Work

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 20, 2017 05:06 PM

Udbhav Tiwari attended this programme organized by National Institute of Training for Standardization, under the Bureau of India Standards on the 19 and 20 of January, 2017 in Nodia, New Delhi.

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Govt should take a relaxed view of 'violations' of flag code in products sold in foreign countries: Experts

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 19, 2017 02:37 AM

When it comes to products on sale in global ecommerce vendor sites that seem to violate India’s strict flag code, the government should take a more relaxed and less punitive approach.

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Sunil Abraham on Aadhaar's misuse during demonetisation

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 19, 2017 01:35 AM

Sunil Abraham spoke to Economic Times on the misuse of Aadhaar during demonetisation.

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Lost your phone? Here's how you can make your mobile theft-proof

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 19, 2017 02:40 AM

Losing a phone has become even more costly after the government's push for a cashless society.

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Demonetisation: Cost Vs Benefit

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 04:04 PM

Sunil Abraham took part in a discussion on Demonetisation in NDTV's Big Fight programme aired on December 24, 2016.

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India’s Digital ID Rollout Collides With Rickety Reality

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 03:35 PM

India’s new digital identification system, years in the making and now being put into widespread use, has yet to deliver the new era of modern efficiency it promised for shop owner Om Prakash and customer Daya Chand.

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Supreme Court issues notice to WhatsApp, Centre on data privacy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 03:06 PM

Analysts said India lacked data protection laws.

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The Dangers Of Aadhaar-Based Payments That No One Is Talking About

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 02:39 PM

Less than three months ago, India’s banking sector was hit by a data breach which compromised 32 lakh debit cards and led to fraudulent transactions worth Rs 1.3 crore.

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The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 16, 2017 03:14 AM

Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ambitious push to shift the country to a “less cash” economy, as its mandarins term it.

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Millions of Indians move from cash to digital payments. But some ask whether it’s safe

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 16, 2017 02:52 AM

Minutes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began an ambitious new mobile-phone-payment application in December, several clones of the app popped up at Android smartphone stores.

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Myanmar Digital Rights Forum proposes a path away from 66(d)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 10, 2017 03:09 PM

More than 55 representatives from technology companies, government, media and civil society organizations gathered at the innovation lab Phandeeyar to participate in the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum this morning. The two-day event was organized to address critical digital rights challenges in Myanmar.

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India’s ruling party takes online abuse to a professional level

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2016 02:19 AM

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) employs an army of trolls to harass and intimidate critics through social media, a new book claims.

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‘IT hub’ K’taka ranks No 12 in e-deals

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 28, 2016 01:54 AM

Karnataka may be dubbed the ‘IT hub’ of the country but when it comes to e-governance transactions, the state clearly has a long way to go. Statistics from Union government web portal Electronic Transaction Aggregation and Analysis Layer (etaal), which manages e-transactions undertaken by e-governance projects, suggests that Karnataka ranks 12th in the country with just 5.66 crore e-transactions this year as of Monday.

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Nirmita Narasimhan appointed to the Communication Policy Research (CPRsouth) Board

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 26, 2016 12:27 AM

Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan has been appointed to the CPR South Board for a term of 3 years.

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Workshop on Center for IT and Society

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 23, 2016 02:05 PM

This workshop was held at IIT, Delhi on December 20, 2016. Amber Sinha attended the workshop. The meeting focused on the curriculum and the way forward, especially with respect to the industry requirements.

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How private companies are using Aadhaar to try to deliver better services (but there's a catch)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 23, 2016 02:04 AM

They are gathering more information on you.

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The EU and Free Flows of Data - Data Protection, Trade and Law Enforcement

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 22, 2016 04:01 PM

Amelia Andersdotter, Cofounder of Dataskydd.net, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Internet and Society and former Member of the European Parliament gave a talk on December 14, 2016 at the Department of European Studies in Manipal.

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Digital accessibility helps diverse users: participants at IIM-B meet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 21, 2016 04:17 PM

There is a need for diverse groups in the country to work on ensuring inclusion, which in turn will ensure the success of digital accessibility policies and programmes.

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With power, phone and internet services affected, Chennai is still recovering from Cyclone Vardah

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 20, 2016 04:50 PM

Nearly a week after Cyclone Vardah rattled the city, bringing normal life to a halt for a few days, Chennai is still reeling from the aftershock of the powerful storm.

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Wikipedia Event in Mangalore

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 20, 2016 04:43 PM

The article was published by Vijaya Karnataka on December 18, 2016.

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