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Sharad Sharma Apologises for Trolling Aadhaar Critics; Unmasking Ispirit's Controversial Trolling Program

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 01:08 AM

Last weekend I was at Aditi Mittal’s standup comedy show in Mumbai where she made a cheeky remark that stayed with me – “Do you guys know what India’s soft power is today? It is trolling!”

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iSpirt's Sharad Sharma: Sorry, I trolled Aadhaar critics

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 12:13 AM

Sharad Sharma, the man who is seen as one of the critical backbones of India's digital drive, profusely apologized on Tuesday for anonymously trolling those arguing for better privacy and security standards in Aadhaar.

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Aadhaar Card: One Identity, Multiple Disorders

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 26, 2017 12:01 AM

It is still hazy to see the desperation of the union government to imposing the Aadhaar Card mandatory when matters related to Aadhaar Card are already sub judice.

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Zomato hack: You need to enhance online security with a password manager

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 23, 2017 03:54 PM

Hacking incident at Zomato underlines need to employ different passwords for different accounts.

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4th National Standards Conclave Evolving a Comprehensive National Strategy for Standards Sectoral and Regional Inclusiveness

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 08:06 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS in the 4th National Standards Conclave held on the May 1 and 2, 2017 at The Lalit, New Delhi. The event was organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

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Will Aadhaar leaks be used as an excuse to shut out scrutiny of welfare schemes?

by Anumeha Yadav last modified May 20, 2017 07:09 AM

Aadhaar data of all 23 crore beneficiaries of Direct Benefit Transfer schemes could be publicly available, says a report by Centre for Internet and Society.

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Aadhaar assurances fail to assuage privacy concerns

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:23 AM

While Aadhaar may be secure from external attacks, a failsafe system hasn’t been developed to protect it from Edward Snowden-style leakages and hacks.

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UIDAI goes after org that disclosed government departments were releasing Aadhaar data

by Nikhil Pahwa last modified May 20, 2017 10:46 AM

If there was ever a case of shoot the messenger, it is this.

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Hacker steals 17 million Zomato users’ data, briefly puts it on dark web

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 05:57 AM

Records of 17 million users were stolen from online restaurant search platform Zomato, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

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Suicide videos: Facebook beefs up team to monitor content

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 02:59 AM

Responding to the spate of suicides being livestreamed, social media giant Facebook has announced it will add another 3,000 people to its 4,500-strong review team that moderates content. The review team will also work in tandem with law enforcement agencies on this issue.

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World Press Freedom Day 2017

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 02:52 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented the Centre for Internet & Society at the World Press Day event organised by UNESCO and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) at UNESCO House, New Delhi on May 3, 2017.

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Experts stress on need for enhanced security

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:13 AM

With more and more people falling prey to phishing scams, experts believe that lack of adequate security features in online payment systems will only increase the number of such cases in the coming days. While admitting that the rise in such crimes would be hard to stop or control, cyber security consultants also blame the lack of preparedness before taking the digital economy route as a cause for such problems.

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Aadhaar data leak: Take precautions while sharing info on websites, MEITy tells all depts

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:59 PM

‘Publishing identity info is in clear contravention of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016’

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Taking Cognisance of the Deeply Flawed System That Is Aadhaar

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:52 PM

Aadhaar and its many connotations have grown to be among the most burning issues on the Indian fore today, that every citizen aware of their rights should be taking note of.

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Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:47 PM

Udbhav Tiwari attended a panel on "Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond" held at the India International Centre Annexe on May 9, 2017 in New Delhi, organised by the Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) in collaboration with Digital Empowerment Foundation and IT for Change.

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Faking it on WhatsApp: How India's favourite messaging app is turning into a rumour mill

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 02:44 PM

Spreading fast and wild on WhatsApp fake news about riots, ‘miracle’ currency

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A 13-year-old's rape in TN highlights the major threat online sexual grooming poses to children

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 10:16 AM

Predatory paedophiles online pose a major threat to children who form 7% of internet users in India.

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Why Does Mainstream Indian Discourse On Digital Inclusion Leave Out Disability?

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 10:10 AM

India’s crusade for digitisation and digital inclusion has failed millions of Indians with disabilities. Will the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act change that?

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Aadhaar security: Here's how your private information can be protected

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 10:05 AM

Lock Aadhaar, and notify UIDAI if you get a one-time-password for a transaction you did not initiate

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Watch: Aadhaar has become a whipping boy: Nandan Nilekani

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:54 AM

India certainly needs a modern data privacy and protection law, Nilekani said in an interview.

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