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Blog Entry How to make EVMs hack-proof, and elections more trustworthy
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 14, 2019 — filed under:
Free and fair elections are the expression of democratic emancipation. India has always led by example: the Nehru Committee sought universal adult franchise in 1928, at a time when France didn’t let women vote, and laws in the USA allowed disqualification of poor, illiterate, and African-American voters. But how reliable are our voting systems, particularly in terms of security?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Why Data Localisation Might Lead To Unchecked Surveillance
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
In recent times, there has been a rash of policies and regulations that propose that the data that Indian entities handle be physically stored on servers in India, in some cases exclusively. In other cases, only a copy needs to be stored.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File CIS Funding 2008 - 2018
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 07, 2018 last modified Jul 07, 2018 01:17 AM
Located in Internet Governance / Files
The Right to Information, The Right to Knowledge (Talk by Sam Pitroda & Carl Malamud)
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 14, 2018
On October 15, 2017, Sam Pitroda and Carl Malamud will speak on open data and knowledge in India.
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Blog Entry Submission to TRAI Consultation on "Inputs for Formulation of National Telecom Policy - 2018"
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 25, 2018 — filed under:
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) made a submission to TRAI Consultation on inputs to the National Telecom Policy.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Killing of Yameen Rasheed Reveals Worsening Human Rights Situation in the Maldives
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 25, 2017 — filed under: ,
A courageous liberal blogger in the Maldives was murdered for his words. The international community needs to act.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Developer team fixed vulnerabilities in Honorable PM's app and API
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The official app of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, was found to contain a security flaw in 2015 that exposed millions of people's personal data. A few days ago a very similar flaw was reported again. This post by Bhavyanshu Parasher, who found the flaw and sought to get it fixed last year, explains the technical details behind the security vulnerability.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Internet Rights and Wrongs
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 22, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
With a rise in PIL's for unwarranted censorship, do we need to step back and inspect if it's about time unreasonable trends are checked?
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Blog Entry Glaring Errors in UIDAI's Rebuttal
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 18, 2016 last modified Sep 18, 2016 03:22 AM — filed under: , , ,
This response note by Pranesh Prakash questions Unique Identification Authority of India’s reply to Hans Verghese Mathews' article titled “Flaws in the UIDAI Process” (EPW, March 12, 2016), which found “serious mathematical errors” in the article.
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