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Financial Inclusion and the UID
by elonnai hickok published Aug 22, 2011 last modified Aug 23, 2011 10:36 AM — filed under: ,
Since 2009, when Nandan Nilekani began to envision and implement the Unique Identification Project, the UID authority has promoted the UID/Aadhaar scheme as a tool of development for India - arguing that an identity will assist in bringing benefits to the poor, promote financial inclusion in India, and allow for economic and social development. In this blog entry I will focus on the challenges and possibilities of the UID number providing the residents of India a viable method of access to financial services across the country.
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Bye Bye email?
by Nishant Shah published Aug 23, 2011 — filed under:
Email might be the default method of communication for most of us, but could it be going the telegram way.
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IISc students boycott UID, don’t want Big Brother to keep watch
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2011 — filed under: ,
The programme doesn’t have statutory backing. It is still in parliament
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Is the govt bid to regulate content on the Internet a good thing?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 07:12 AM — filed under: ,
The recent move by Union Minister Kapil Sibal to engage leading Internet platform providers like Google, Facebook, etc in regulating content has seen netizens react in different manners. The question of freedom of expression vis-a-vis objectionable content has come to the fore. Pranesh Prakash who deals with such issues on a regular basis at the Centre for Internet and Society was answering questions (more like comments) live on CNN-IBN's chat feature on December 7, 2011.
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Govt vs Tweeple: Has clampdown hit free speech?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Has the Government crossed the line by ordering the blocking of several Twitter accounts, many belonging to prominent journalists? The debate was featured in NDTV on August 23, 2012.
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Govt orders blocking of 300 specific URLs including 16 Twitter accounts
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The government stepped up its efforts to stop what it feels is an online campaign of misinformation and rumour mongering in the wake of lower Assam riots and ordered blocking of 16 Twitter accounts, including two belonging to journalists, considered sympathetic to the right in India.
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NE exodus: List containing 309 blocked URLs leaks online
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Latest reports coming in have confirmed that a list containing 309 URLs, whose ban the government had sought in light of the Assam violence and the subsequent NE exodus, has been leaked online.
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India's social media crackdown reveals clumsy govt machinery
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
"High-handed" and "reckless" are some of the words used in the media to describe the government's online crackdown.
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India threatens action against Twitter for ethnic violence 'rumors'
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
India threatened to take action on Thursday against Twitter over content alleged to have inflamed ethnic tensions, as leaked documents revealed the government scrambling to censor online material.
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Internet expert criticizes Indian cyber blockades
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:11 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top Internet expert said Friday.
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