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What the experts said on live chat
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Three eminent panellists shared their views and answered questions from readers on the Supreme Court verdict striking down Section 66 A of the IT Act that allowed the arrest of people posting “offensive content” on the Internet, in a live chat hosted by The Hindu.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
What the government's draft IT intermediary guidelines say
by Admin published Feb 13, 2019 — filed under:
Intermediaries will have to hand over to government agencies any information within 72 hours. Intermediaries will have to use automated tools to trace the person posting unlawful content.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
What You Need To Worry About Before Linking Your Mobile Number With Aadhaar
by Admin published Nov 26, 2017 — filed under: , ,
As part of the directive issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) dated March 23, 2017, major telecom service providers have issued a deadline of February 6, 2018, for linking mobile numbers with Aadhaar as part of the E-KYC verification.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
What’s Hard To Digest About The Zomato Hacking
by Prasad Krishna published May 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Yet another day, yet another major security breach. But, this time it’s not a presidential candidate in the U.S. or the U.K.’s National Health Service. Instead. it’s Zomato, the popular Indian online food delivery and restaurant search service.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry What’s In a Name? — DNS Singularity of ICANN and The Gold Rush
by Sharath Chandra Ram published Mar 31, 2013 — filed under: ,
March 2013 being the 28th birthday of the first ever registered Internet domain as well as the exigent launch of the Trademark Clearing House disguised as a milestone in rights protection by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for it’s new gTLD program, Sharath Chandra Ram, dissects the transitory role of ICANN from being a technical outfit to the Boardroom Big Brother of Internet Governance.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry What’s up with WhatsApp?
by Aayush Rathi and Sunil Abraham published Apr 23, 2018 — filed under: , , , , ,
In 2016, WhatsApp Inc announced it was rolling out end-to-end encryption, but is the company doing what it claims to be doing?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
WhatsApp races against time to fix fake news mess ahead of 2019 general elections
by Admin published Jul 25, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
On Friday, when WhatsApp announced that it would pilot a ‘five media-based forwards limit’ in India, the government came up with an unequivocal reminder.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
WhatsApp ruling: Experts seek privacy law
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
On August 25, Whatsapp updated its policy to share user content with social network; the decision opened new monetisation models for the messaging app.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
WhatsApp spy attack and after
by Theres Sudeep published Dec 15, 2019 — filed under: ,
Bengaluru experts analyse the Pegasus snooping scandal, and provide advice on what you can do about the gaping holes in your mobile phone security.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry WhatsApps with fireworks, apps with diyas: Why Diwali needs to go beyond digital
by Nishant Shah published Nov 23, 2015 — filed under: ,
The idea of a 'digital' Diwali reduces our social relationships to a ledger of give and take. The last fortnight, I have been bombarded with advertisements selling the idea of a “Digital Diwali”. We have become so used to the idea that everything that is digital is modern, better and more efficient.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog