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Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, compensation, scholarships, and even nutrition programs. Submitting biometric information is needed for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers, the training and aid of disabled people, and anti-retroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS patients. Soon police in the Alwar district of Rajasthan will be able to register criminals, and track missing persons through an app that integrates biometric information with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar’s moment of truth
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 05, 2011 last modified Jul 05, 2011 07:16 AM — filed under: ,
It’s time for the unique identity project to answer tough questions it has dodged so far, writes MA Arun in the Deccan Herald.
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Blog Entry Aadhar: Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
by Amber Sinha published Jul 23, 2017 last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM — filed under: , ,
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all Indian citizens to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good.
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ABLI Privacy Workshop
by Admin published May 22, 2019 last modified Jun 05, 2019 07:29 AM — filed under: ,
On May 21 and 22, 2019, Elonnai Hickok, participated in the ABLI privacy workshop along with side events in Singapore.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Abuse linked to Net fixation
by Nina C. George published Aug 15, 2019 — filed under:
Addiction to surfing for explicit content and loss of privacy are big concerns when it comes to children, say counsellors.
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Access at the cost of Net neutrality?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 09, 2015 — filed under: ,
In the Net neutrality debate, there is a conflict between two core values: ease of access and neutrality. The ease of access promised by applications like Free Basics compromises neutrality and may later morph into a method of predatory pricingIf programs that bring access to a part of the Internet in the immediate future were to entrench themselves, it could eventually lead to telecom companies abusing their dominant positionsIn the absence of a specific law mandating a neutral Internet, telecom companies enjoy a virtual carte blanche to discriminate between different applications. Though they have not yet exploited this autonomy fully, they are certainly moving towards that.
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Accessing pirated content might lead to prison term & Rs 3-lakh fine
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
India puts onus of downloading and viewing pirated content on individuals.
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Blog Entry Accountability of ICANN
by Smarika Kumar published Apr 23, 2014 last modified May 28, 2014 10:50 AM — filed under: ,
The issue of how to ensure the legitimacy and accountability of ICANN is a concern which finds voice in many of the proposals. Four broad stands can be gleaned from the submissions to NETmundial '14 on this issue.
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Act now to protect yourself against future ransomware attacks
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 10, 2017 — filed under:
There was Wannacry, then Petya, and several other lesser-known ones: With ransomware attacks coming thick and fast, get proactive about protecting yourself.
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Activists cry foul against Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2012 last modified Jan 31, 2012 04:24 AM — filed under:
Biometric experts, jurists and social activists today urged the state government to immediately snap ties with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and stop offering Aadhaar numbers to residents.
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