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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
Blog Entry The (in)Visible Subject: Power, Privacy and Social Networking
by Rebecca Schild published Feb 26, 2010 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this entry, I will argue that the interplay between privacy and power on social network sites works ultimately to subject individuals to the gaze of others, or to alternatively render them invisible. Individual choices concerning privacy preferences must, therefore, be informed by the intrinsic relationship which exists between publicness/privateness and subjectivity/obscurity.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry There is No Such Thing as Free Basics
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 14, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
India would not see the rain of Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they could benefit from this Firefox project. Because the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken a historical step by banning the differential pricing without discriminating services.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry We Truly are the Product being Sold
by Vidushi Marda published Aug 31, 2016 last modified Sep 01, 2016 02:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
WhatsApp has announced it will begin sharing user data such as names, phone numbers, and other analytics with its parent company, Facebook, and with the Facebook family of companies. This change to its terms of service was effected in order to enable users to “communicate with businesses that matter” to them. How does this have anything to do with Facebook?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
Blog Entry WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 20, 2014 last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS Outcomes from Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, and to envision a post-2015 Development Agenda. Geetha Hariharan attended the event on CIS' behalf.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Zuckerberg's Plan Spurned as India Backs Full Net Neutrality
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 15, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook Inc.’s plans for expansion in India have suffered a major setback.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media