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Blog Entry One. Zero.
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The digital world is the world of twos. All our complex interactions, emotional negotiations, business transactions, social communication and political subscriptions online can be reduced to a string of 1s and 0s, as machines create the networks for the human beings to speak. So sophisticated is this network of digital infrastructure that we forget how our languages of connection are constantly being transcribed in binary code, allowing for the information to be transmitted across the web.
Located in Digital Natives
Blog Entry ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 Working Group Meetings - A Summary
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 16, 2016 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society attended the ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 Working Group Meetings from 22 to 27 October 2016 in Abu Dhabi at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Kapil Sibal & Co shoot down motion to kill IT Rules: cite terrorism, drugs
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 last modified May 24, 2012 09:45 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 (The Rules) continue to breathe after the statutory motion to annul them moved by member of parliament (MP) from Kerala P Rajeeve was defeated by voice vote in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
Located in News & Media
M-governance gains momentum
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2011 — filed under:
Governments worldwide have successfully deployed mobile-based technologies for providing a wide variety of public services, and the Indian States are following suit.
Located in News & Media
Twitter's India troubles show tough path ahead for digital platforms
by Aditya Sharma published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 02:54 AM — filed under: , , ,
Twitter is in a standoff with Indian authorities over the government's new digital rules. Critics see the rules as an attempt to curb free speech, while others say more action is needed to hold tech giants accountable.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Submission to the Facebook Oversight Board in Case 2021-008-FB-FBR: Brazil, Health Misinformation and Lockdowns
by Tanvi Apte and Torsha Sarkar published Jun 30, 2021 last modified Jul 01, 2021 07:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this note, we answer questions set out by the Board, pursuant to case 2021-008-FB-FBR, which concerned a post made by a Brazilian sub-national health official, and raised questions on health misinformation and enforcement of Facebook's community standards.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Interview with Pranesh Prakash
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash of the Centre for Internet and Society talks to Mint’s Surabhi Agarwal about the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act and the government’s decision to tweak it.
Located in News & Media
Govt tweaks enforcement of IT Act after spate of arrests
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
The government on Thursday tweaked the law to make it tougher for citizens to be arrested for online comments that are deemed offensive after recent arrests came in for heavy criticism by Internet activists, the media and other groups.
Located in News & Media
List of Chairman and Members of CRAC
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 02, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Notification on the constitution of the "Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee"
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Blog Entry Comments on Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017
by Amber Sinha published Mar 23, 2017 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society submitted comments on the Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017. The comments were prepared by Udbhav Tiwari, Pranesh Prakash, Abhay Rana, Amber Sinha and Sunil Abraham.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog