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Blog Entry ISIS and Recruitment using Social Media – Roundtable Report
by Vidushi Marda, Aditya Tejus, Megha Nambiar and Japreet Grewal published Dec 15, 2016 last modified Dec 16, 2016 02:19 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society in collaboration with the Takshashila Institution held a roundtable discussion on “ISIS and Recruitment using Social Media” on 1 September 2016 from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at TERI in Bengaluru.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Caught in a filter bubble
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 24, 2016 — filed under: ,
The country seems to be polarised over demonetisation and its after-effects. And more likely than not, you’ve had plenty of news stories to read that corroborate what you believe, regardless of whether you think the scrapping of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was an ingenious plan or not, especially if you get most of your news on social media.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
How The U.K. Got A Better Deal From Facebook Than India Did
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 18, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and India’s Karmanya Sareen shared a similar concern – how messenger application WhatsApp’s decision to share user data with parent Facebook is a violation of the promise of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 15, 2016 — filed under: ,
Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Behind Modi’s Heartwarming Diwali Ad for Soldiers, An App That’s Primed for Political Messaging
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 30, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The campaign, which allows users to send Modi quotes on themes like Ayodhya and the perfidy of the Opposition, raises questions about the boundaries between government, party and personal promotion.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Here is why government twitter handles have been posting offensive and partisan messages
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
You have failed us big time Mr Kejriwal, for your petty political gains you can become headlines for Pakistani press,” read a tweet on October 5 from @IndiaPostOffice, the official twitter handle of the Indian postal service.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Tech companies like Gmail, WhatsApp may be asked to store user information
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 14, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The government is moving to formulate rules that will require technology ‘intermediaries’— including email services like Gmail, chat apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat or even ecommerce firms like Amazon — to retain user information, a development that is expected to be met with determined opposition.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Services like TwitterSeva aren’t the silver bullets they are made out to be
by Sunil Abraham published Oct 06, 2016 last modified Oct 06, 2016 04:31 PM — filed under: ,
TwitterSeva is great, but it should not be considered a sufficient replacement for proper e-governance systems. This is because there are several serious shortcomings with the TwitterSeva approach, and it is no wonder that enthusiastic police officers and bureaucrats are somewhat upset with the slow deployment of e-governance applications. They are also right in being frustrated with the lack of usability and scalability of existing applications that hold out the promise of adopting private sector platforms to serve citizens better.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
When the war’s on WhatsApp
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Slick, jingoistic videos are whipping up pro-war rhetoric on social media after the Uri terror attack.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media