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Stay connected even when you go underground
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 12, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 03:15 PM — filed under: ,
CMRL may soon start making arrangements to ensure good mobile connectivity on the underground stretch.
Located in News & Media
Students lead the way with apps for ideas
by Prasad Krishna published May 21, 2014 last modified May 28, 2014 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
At 1am, the lights are still on in 15-year-old Pratik's room at his house on 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar. The NPS-Koramangala student is busy typing code on his laptop for his latest app called Resolve.
Located in News & Media
Suicide videos: Facebook beefs up team to monitor content
by Prasad Krishna published May 20, 2017 — filed under: ,
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Supreme Court issues notice to WhatsApp, Centre on data privacy
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Analysts said India lacked data protection laws.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Talking Point: Futile Battle Against Torrents
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 01, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham spoke to Deccan Herald to clear the air about rumours surrounding a jail threat for those logging on to Torrent sites.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Tamil Nadu likely to hold Facebook accountable for suicide case
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 13, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The recent suicide of a 21-year-old woman from Salem district in Tamil Nadu over her morphed pictures being uploaded on Facebook could turn into a flash-point between the state police and the world's most-popular social networking site.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Tech companies like Gmail, WhatsApp may be asked to store user information
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 14, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The government is moving to formulate rules that will require technology ‘intermediaries’— including email services like Gmail, chat apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat or even ecommerce firms like Amazon — to retain user information, a development that is expected to be met with determined opposition.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Terror recruiters target Indians on internet
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 18, 2014 — filed under: ,
What's in a name? If it indicates your religious identity, then you could get trolled by strangers wanting to draw you in with videos on the importance of archaic customs and doctored accounts of world history.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The Age of Shame
by Nishant Shah published Mar 30, 2014 last modified Apr 04, 2014 04:05 AM — filed under: ,
The ability to capture private images is breeding a dangerous form of digital shaming. Within the online space, where wonderments often run rife, and conspiracy theories travel at the speed of light, there are many dark recesses where netizens half-jokingly, self-referentially, in a spirit of part-truth, part-exaggeration, often wonder on what the real reason is for the internet to exist.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Curious Case of Poor Security in the Indian Twitterverse
by Udbhav Tiwari published Dec 17, 2016 — filed under: ,
What are the technical, legal and jurisdictional issues around the recent Twitter and email hacks claimed by the ‘Legion Crew’, and what can targeted entities do to better protect themselves?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog