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What Bengaluru Thinks of the Big Tech Announcements in Silicon Valley
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 last modified Oct 18, 2015 01:26 PM — filed under: , ,
There is a split verdict on the big tech announcements made out of California during the Prime Minister's visit, in the desi version of Silicon Valley - Bengaluru.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
What Centre will tell Supreme Court on Aadhaar and social media account linkage
by Amrita Madhukalya published Aug 28, 2019 last modified Sep 02, 2019 04:28 AM — filed under: ,
The top court had held in the Aadhaar case that the government can make the linking of the 12-digit-number mandatory only in the case of availing subsidies and welfare benefits. Consequently, Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act was struck down.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry What Does Facebook's Transparency Report Tell Us About the Indian Government's Record on Free Expression & Privacy?
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 17, 2015 last modified Apr 05, 2015 05:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
Given India's online population, the number of user data requests made by the Indian government aren't very high, but the number of content restriction requests are not only high on an absolute number, but even on a per-user basis.
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What Frameworks for Cross-Border Online Communities and Services
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 20, 2012 last modified Dec 05, 2012 12:10 AM — filed under: , ,
Chinmayi Arun, Assistant Professor at National Law University India and Fellow at the CIS India, talks about the Internet Governance Forum 2012 Workshop 154 "What Frameworks for Cross-Border Online Communities and Services", which was hosted by the Internet & Jurisdiction Project on November 8, 2012.
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What if the Net shut down for a few days
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 30, 2013 last modified Apr 03, 2013 11:01 AM — filed under: ,
When spammers attacked Spamhaus, a European spam-fighting group in what was billed as the "biggest cyber attack in history", they managed to temporarily slow down the internet. But what if dedicated attackers succeeded in shutting down the internet for a longer time, maybe a few days? What would be the potential impact of such a scenario in a world where crucial data is stored on emails, most financial transactions have shifted online and an entire generation has grown up not realising what life without the web could be like?
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Blog Entry What India can Learn from the Snowden Revelations
by Elonnai Hickok published Oct 25, 2013 last modified Oct 25, 2013 07:29 AM — filed under: ,
Big Brother is watching, across cyberspace and international borders. Meanwhile, the Indian government has few safeguards in theory and fewer in practice. There’s no telling how prevalent or extensive Indian surveillance really is.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry What is Dilligaf?
by Nishant Shah published Dec 01, 2011 — filed under:
On the web, time moves at the speed of thought: Groups emerge, proliferate and are abandoned as new trends and fads take precedence. Nowhere else is this dramatic flux as apparent as in the language that evolves online. While SMS lingo – like TTYL (Talk To You Later) and LOL (Laughing Out Loud)– has endured and become a part of everyday language, new forms of speech are taking over.
Located in Internet Governance
What is net neutrality and why it is important
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 20, 2014 last modified Feb 03, 2014 08:24 AM — filed under:
Internet is built around the idea of openness. It allows people to connect and exchange information freely, if the information or service is not illegal.
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Blog Entry What is the problem with ‘Ethical AI’? An Indian Perspective
by Arindrajit Basu and Pranav M.B. published Jul 21, 2019 — filed under: ,
On 22 May 2019, the OECD member countries adopted the OECD Council Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence. The Principles, meant to provide an “ethical framework” for governing Artificial Intelligence (AI), were the first set of guidelines signed by multiple governments, including non-OECD members: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, and Romania.
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Blog Entry What lurks beneath the Network
by Nishant Shah published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
There is a series of buzzwords that have become a naturalised part of discussions around digital social media—participation, collaboration, peer-2-peer, mobilisation, etc. Especially in the post Arab Spring world (and our own home-grown Anna Hazare spectacles), there is this increasing belief in the innate possibilities of social media as providing ways by which the world as we know it shall change for the better. Young people are getting on to the streets and demanding their rights to the future.
Located in Internet Governance