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Are Cab Apps safe?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2014 last modified Dec 27, 2014 05:01 PM — filed under:
Cab services are increasingly relying on mobile apps to book, track and charge you for journeys. While tech watchers say there is a digital trail.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Are Chinese video apps violating the Indian law?
by Admin published Nov 30, 2018 last modified Dec 04, 2018 03:11 PM — filed under:
The apps have benefited mightily from the short-video craze that’s taken hold among preteens and adolescents but this is putting them in danger from predators, experts said.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Are connected tech toys too smart for their own good?
by Admin published Nov 28, 2018 last modified Dec 06, 2018 02:47 AM — filed under:
Despite their merits, connected toys raise a few concerns about data privacy and security.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Are online shows obscene?
by Admin published Oct 16, 2018 — filed under:
Should content on online platforms such as Netflix be monitored and censored? How can they show nudity when films made for the cinema halls can’t, a petition wants to know.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Are RSS's fears about Tik Tok true? Here's what you should know
by Admin published Feb 22, 2019 — filed under:
Swadeshi Jagran Manch has flagged security, business and social risks posed by Chinese apps such as TikTok. The RSS fears may not be totally unfounded.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Are we Losing the Right to Privacy and Freedom of Speech on Indian Internet?
by Amber Sinha published Mar 10, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:44 PM — filed under: , , ,
The article was published in DNA on March 10, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Are we Throwing our Data Protection Regimes under the Bus?
by Rohan George published Aug 29, 2015 last modified Sep 10, 2015 02:02 PM — filed under:
In this blog post Rohan examines why the principle of consent is providing us increasingly less of an aegis in protecting our data.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Around 13 crore Aadhaar numbers easily available on government portals, says report
by Prasad Krishna published May 03, 2017 — filed under: , ,
A report by The Centre for Internet and Society claimed that around 13 crore Aadhaar numbers and 10 crore bank account numbers were easily accessible on four government portals built to oversee welfare schemes. The document, released on Monday, pointed out that though it is illegal to reveal Aadhaar numbers, the government portals examined made it easy for anyone to access them, as well as other data about beneficiaries of welfare schemes including in many cases their bank account numbers.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Around 130-135M Aadhaar Numbers published on 4 sites alone
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 10:52 AM — filed under: , ,
“Therefore, there is no data leak, there is no systematic problem, but, if any one tries to be smart, the law ignites into action.” – Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Minister, in the Rajya Sabha, on 10th April 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Arrest of girl over Thackeray FB update a clear misuse of Sec 295A
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 20, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The arrest of 21-year-old Shaheen Dhada over her Facebook status update questioning the shutdown of Mumbai over Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray‘s death, is a clear misapplication of section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code (“outrage religious feelings of any class”), according to Pranesh Prakash of the Centre for Internet and Society.
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