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Blog Entry Was there an Unofficial Internet Shutdown in BHU & NTPC?
by Saurabh Sharma published Dec 19, 2017 last modified Dec 19, 2017 04:05 PM — filed under: ,
Strap: In Varanasi and Raebareli, residents allege internet bans, while govt denies it all.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Watch out for cyber bullies
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 05, 2012 last modified Jun 05, 2012 06:08 AM — filed under: ,
It's time to take a closer look at this form of cyber crime in India, writes KV Kurmanath in an article published in the Hindu Business Line on June 4, 2012.
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Watch out for fettered speech
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 02, 2012 last modified Sep 02, 2012 09:30 AM — filed under: , , ,
The constant attempts at censorship in the name of national security should give all right-thinking Indians pause.
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Watch: Aadhaar has become a whipping boy: Nandan Nilekani
by Prasad Krishna published May 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
India certainly needs a modern data privacy and protection law, Nilekani said in an interview.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Way to watch
by Chinmayi Arun published Jun 26, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 10:17 AM — filed under: ,
The domestic surveillance regime in India lacks adequate safeguards.
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Blog Entry We are anonymous, we are legion
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 19, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:38 AM — filed under:
Online anonymity is vital for creativity and entrepreneurship on the Web, writes Sunil Abraham. The article was published in the Hindu on April 18, 2011.
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Blog Entry We need a better AI vision
by Arindrajit Basu published Oct 14, 2019 — filed under: ,
Artificial intelligence conjures up a wondrous world of autonomous processes but dystopia is inevitable unless rights and privacy are protected.
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We the goondas
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 04, 2014 last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — filed under: , , , ,
You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.
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Blog Entry We Truly are the Product being Sold
by Vidushi Marda published Aug 31, 2016 last modified Sep 01, 2016 02:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
WhatsApp has announced it will begin sharing user data such as names, phone numbers, and other analytics with its parent company, Facebook, and with the Facebook family of companies. This change to its terms of service was effected in order to enable users to “communicate with businesses that matter” to them. How does this have anything to do with Facebook?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Web of Sameness
by Nishant Shah published Jan 18, 2013 — filed under: ,
The social Web has been an ominous space at the start of 2013. It has been awash with horror, pain and grief. The recent gang rape and death of a medical student in Delhi prevents one from being too optimistic about the year to come. My live feeds on various social networks are filled with rue and rage at the gruesome incident and the seeming depravity of our society.
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