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Millions of Indians move from cash to digital payments. But some ask whether it’s safe
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Minutes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began an ambitious new mobile-phone-payment application in December, several clones of the app popped up at Android smartphone stores.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Fake Narendra Modi apps aplenty, but it’s up to users to protect themselves
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 10, 2016 last modified Dec 10, 2016 04:24 AM — filed under: , , ,
The app, hosted on Google Play store, automatically gets excessive permission including full network access and ability to take pictures and videos once downloaded.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ambitious push to shift the country to a “less cash” economy, as its mandarins term it.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry State of Consumer Digital Security in India
by Pranav M B published Jul 05, 2021 last modified Jul 05, 2021 11:07 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This report attempts to identify the existing state of digital safety in India, with a mapping of digital threats, which will aid stakeholders in identifying and addressing digital security problems in the country. This project was funded by the Asia Foundation.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry An Evidence based Intermediary Liability Policy Framework: Workshop at IGF
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 30, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:41 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
CIS is organising a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum 2014. The workshop will be an opportunity to present and discuss ongoing research on the changing definition of intermediaries and their responsibilities across jurisdictions and technologies and contribute to a comprehensible framework for liability that is consistent with the capacity of the intermediary and with international human-rights standards.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Summary Report Internet Governance Forum 2015
by Jyoti Panday published Nov 23, 2015 last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:47 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held at Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, Joao Pessoa in Brazil from 10 November 2015 to 13 November 2015. The theme of IGF 2015 was ‘Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development’. Sunil Abraham, Pranesh Prakash & Jyoti Panday from CIS actively engaged and made substantive contributions to several key issues affecting internet governance at the IGF 2015. The issue-wise detail of their engagement is set out below.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Open Standards Workshop at IGF '09
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 30, 2009 last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society co-organized a workshop on 'Open Standards: A Rights-Based Framework' at the fourth Internet Governance Forum, at Sharm el-Sheikh. The panel was chaired by Aslam Raffee of Sun Microsystems and the panellists were Sir Tim Berners-Lee of W3C, Renu Budhiraja of India's DIT, Sunil Abraham of CIS, Steve Mutkoski of Microsoft, and Rishab Ghosh of UNU-MERIT.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Civic Hacking Workshop
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 28, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:14 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS, with the UK Government's Foreign Office and the Cabinet Office Team for Digital Engagement, and Google India, is organizing a workshop on open data (or the lack thereof) and 'civic hacking'.
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Blog Entry Engaging on the Digital Commons
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:56 PM — filed under: , , ,
We at the Centre for Internet and Society are very glad to be able to participate in the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC). Our interest in the conference arises mainly from our work in the areas of intellectual property rights reform and promotion of different forms of ‘opennesses’ that have cropped up as a response to perceived problems with our present-day regime of intellectual property rights, including open content, open standards, free and open source software, open government data, open access to scholarly research and data, open access to law, etc., our emerging work on telecom policy with respect to open/shared spectrum, and the very important questions around Internet governance. The article by Sunil Abraham and Pranesh Prakash was published in the journal Common Voices, Issue 4.
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Blog Entry Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 21, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Transparency & Accountability Initiative has published a book called “Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector”. We at the Centre for Internet & Society contributed the section on Open Government Data.
Located in Openness / Blog