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LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 24, 2017 01:51 AM

Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers.

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No Genie At Your Fingertips

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 16, 2017 04:02 PM

Aadhaar biometrics will now enable cashless shopping sans card and smartphone. A look at the hopes and fears.

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Digital illusions

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 16, 2017 02:53 PM

The Watal Committee’s report presents the government with an impossible road map to a cashless nirvana.

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India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2017 02:57 PM

"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.

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Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2017 02:08 PM

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a public seminar on surveillance in India on February 9, 2017 in New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash gave a talk.

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Indian public concerned about fingerprint payment scheme

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2017 03:10 PM

The Guardian is reporting that a prominent think tank has found that the prospect of using fingerprint authentication for everyday payments is raising privacy concerns among the Indian public.

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Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 09, 2017 01:40 AM

A round-table conference was organised by ORF and Koan Advisory on “Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem”, at “The Claridges”, APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi, between 11.30 - 13.30 on February 3, 2017. Udbhav Tiwari attended the round-table conference.

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Digital Security for Journalists

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 09, 2017 01:28 AM

Pranesh Prakash conducted two workshops on consecutive days, February 2 and 3, 2017 in Mumbai. The first one organized by IndiaSpend was held in their office. The second one organized by a fellow with the International Center Journalists was held in the Hindustan Times office.

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Giving out your fingerprint for Aadhar payments is as bad as telling the seller your banking password

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2017 04:09 PM

PRS India recently released a report card enlisting the status of all the major policy announcements made by the President on India in his address to the Parliament on 23 February 2016. The policies cover all the major sectors including economy and finance, industry and manufacturing, governance and legal reform, skill development, science and innovation among others.

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Crowdsourced innovation for government projects and services is easier said than done

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2017 03:36 PM

Late January. The buzz was palpable at the MLR Convention Centre in South Bengaluru. Developers were streaming into 50p, a conference organised by HasGeek, which has curated technology forums since 2011. But this wasn't just one of the six HasGeek communions that the programmers attend annually. 50p put the spotlight on digital payments, which meant the gathering would be more diverse than anything before.

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Don't dive headlong into money-making schemes on the internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2017 03:02 PM

If you do fall victim to fraud, file your complaint at RBI's Sachet web site.

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India WhatsApp Privacy Fight May Affect Multinationals

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 02, 2017 02:28 AM

The Indian Supreme Court’s review of Facebook Inc.'s and WhatsApp Inc.'s data security practices may lack teeth but also presages a desire for a stronger privacy regime and oversight of multinationals, internet and privacy specialists told Bloomberg BNA.

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CPDP (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection) 2017

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2017 02:02 AM

Amber Sinha participated as a panelist in a panel on 'EU Adequacy Status for International Data Transfers' in Brussels, Belgium on January 26, 2017. The event was organized by Privacy International.

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WhatsApp forward promising PM Modi scheme for double recharge is a scam

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 25, 2017 02:13 AM

Cashing on the ignorance of users, social media platforms are increasingly being used to scam people.

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For India’s complaints department, visit Facebook Live

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 25, 2017 02:03 AM

Notebook: Social media cuts through red tape in a country beset by inertia.

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Workplace Solutions Champions Consultative Workshop

by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2017 01:23 AM

A two day workshop was held on January 21 - 22 at Ecumenical Christian Centre in Bangalore. The workshop was organized by Enable India. Nirmita Narasimhan attended the workshop.

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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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