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After data leak row, Facebook imposes restrictions on user data access
by Admin published Apr 07, 2018 — filed under: , ,
MEIT issues notice to Facebook even as experts debate absolute impact on the second largest developer community.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Ahead of hosting Modi, Facebook rebrands internet.org as Free Basics
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 26, 2015 last modified Oct 18, 2015 02:21 PM — filed under: , ,
Hinting at what could be vital points of discussion when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, the social media giant has rebranded its internet access enabling platform Internet.org as Free Basics.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Arbitrary Arrests for Comment on Bal Thackeray's Death
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Jan 02, 2013 03:42 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Two girls have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested for making comments about the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. Pranesh Prakash explores the legal angles to the arrests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Cambridge Analytica scandal: How India can save democracy from Facebook
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 28, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
Hegemonic incumbents like Google and Facebook need to be tackled with regulation; govt should use procurement power to fund open source alternatives.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Change has come to all of us
by Nishant Shah published Oct 24, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The general focus on a digital generational divide makes us believe that generations are separated by the digital axis, and that the gap is widening. There is a growing anxiety voiced by an older generation that the digital natives they encounter — in their homes, schools and universities and at workplaces — are a new breed with an entirely different set of vocabularies and lifestyles which are unintelligible and inaccessible. It is time we started pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a digital native.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Content Removal on Facebook — A Case of Privatised Censorship?
by Jessamine Mathew published Jun 16, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Any activity on Facebook, be it creating an account, posting a picture or status update or creating a group or page, is bound by Facebook’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. These contain a list of content that is prohibited from being published on Facebook which ranges from hate speech to pornography to violation of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?
by Nishant Shah published Sep 15, 2011 last modified Apr 10, 2015 09:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Hivos and the Centre for Internet and Society have consolidated their three year knowledge inquiry into the field of youth, technology and change in a four book collective “Digital AlterNatives with a cause?”. This collaboratively produced collective, edited by Nishant Shah and Fieke Jansen, asks critical and pertinent questions about theory and practice around 'digital revolutions' in a post MENA (Middle East - North Africa) world. It works with multiple vocabularies and frameworks and produces dialogues and conversations between digital natives, academic and research scholars, practitioners, development agencies and corporate structures to examine the nature and practice of digital natives in emerging contexts from the Global South.
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Digital India: Did Modi get it wrong in Silicon Valley?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 18, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
A bear hug, a photo filter and a new debate on net neutrality - Ayeshea Perera examines the domestic fallout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook townhall in US.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Digital Native: Delete Facebook?
by Nishant Shah published Apr 08, 2018 last modified May 06, 2018 03:08 AM — filed under: , , , ,
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
Located in RAW
Does the Safe-Harbor Program Adequately Address Third Parties Online?
by Rebecca Schild published Apr 16, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:19 AM — filed under: , , , ,
While many citizens outside of the US and EU benefit from the data privacy provisions the Safe Harbor Program, it remains unclear how successfully the program can govern privacy practices when third-parties continue to gain more rights over personal data. Using Facebook as a site of analysis, I will attempt to shed light on the deficiencies of the framework for addressing the complexity of data flows in the online ecosystem.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog