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Start-up India turns the heat on Facebook Free Basics
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 29, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Facebook launched its "Save Free Basics" campaign last week, asking users to support "digital equality" in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Millions of Indians Slam Facebook's ‘Free Basics’ App
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Dec 30, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
It has been less than two months since the nationwide launch of the Free Basics app in India. The smart phone application (formerly known as Internet.org) offers free access to Facebook, Facebook-owned products like WhatsApp, and a select suite of other websites for users who do not pay for mobile data plans.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Eight Key Privacy Events in India in the Year 2015
by Amber Sinha published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:43 AM — filed under: ,
As the year draws to a close, we are enumerating some of the key privacy related events in India that transpired in 2015. Much like the last few years, this year, too, was an eventful one in the context of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Ground Zero Summit
by Amber Sinha published Dec 22, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 06:06 AM — filed under: ,
The Ground Zero Summit which claims to be the largest collaborative platform in Asia for cyber-security was held in New Delhi from 5th to 8th November. The conference was organised by the Indian Infosec Consortium (IIC), a not for profit organisation backed by the Government of India. Cyber security experts, hackers, senior officials from the government and defence establishments, senior professionals from the industry and policymakers attended the event.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook’s Free Basics Shuts Down In Egypt, Continuing Troubled Run
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The report was published by TV Newsroom on January 1, 2016. Pranesh Prakash gave inputs.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Foreign Media on Zuckerberg's India Backlash
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 30, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 09:20 AM — filed under: ,
When Facebook's co-founder proposed bringing free Web services to India, his stated aim was to help connect millions of impoverished people to unlimited opportunity. Instead, critics have accused him of making a poorly disguised land grab in India's burgeoning Internet sector. The growing backlash could threaten the very premise of Internet.org, his ambitious, two-year-old effort to connect the planet.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Consultation on "Understanding the Freedom of Expression Online and Offline"
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 12, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:27 AM — filed under: ,
The event organized by Digital Empowerment Foundation and Association for Progressive Communications was held at YMCA, New Delhi on December 10, 2015. Jyoti Panday attended the event as a speaker. She covered imposition of legitimate expression specifically in the context of intermediary liability practices in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Unbundling Issues of Privacy, Data Security, Identity Matrics, for Financial Inclusion
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 10, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:45 AM — filed under: ,
This event was organized by Indicus Foundation and MicroSave on December 10, 2015 at the Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi. Sunil Abraham was a speaker.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
December 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 07, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media