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WhatsApp races against time to fix fake news mess ahead of 2019 general elections
by Admin published Jul 25, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
On Friday, when WhatsApp announced that it would pilot a ‘five media-based forwards limit’ in India, the government came up with an unequivocal reminder.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
WhatsApp spy attack and after
by Theres Sudeep published Dec 15, 2019 — filed under: ,
Bengaluru experts analyse the Pegasus snooping scandal, and provide advice on what you can do about the gaping holes in your mobile phone security.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry WhatsApps with fireworks, apps with diyas: Why Diwali needs to go beyond digital
by Nishant Shah published Nov 23, 2015 — filed under: ,
The idea of a 'digital' Diwali reduces our social relationships to a ledger of give and take. The last fortnight, I have been bombarded with advertisements selling the idea of a “Digital Diwali”. We have become so used to the idea that everything that is digital is modern, better and more efficient.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
When #GOIBlocks, twitterati fly off their ‘handles’
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Ever since the news broke mid-week that some genuine Twitter accounts and six spoof accounts were blocked, the social networking platform has been in a tizzy.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry When Data Means Privacy, What Traces Are You Leaving Behind?
by Noopur Raval published Jul 18, 2011 last modified Nov 24, 2011 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
How do you know yourself to be different from others? What defines the daily life that you live and the knowledge you produce in the span of this life? Is all that information yours or are you a mere stakeholder on behalf of the State whose subject you are? What does privacy really mean? In a society that is increasingly relying on information to identify people, collecting and archiving ‘personal’ details of your lives, your name, age, passport details, ration card number, call records etc, how private is your tweet, status update, text message or simply, your restaurant bill?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
When laugh lines turn worry lines
by K.V. Aditya Bharadwaj published Mar 20, 2019 — filed under:
Trolls instil fear in cartoonists’ minds.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
When Netas Network
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2013 last modified Jun 19, 2013 06:19 AM — filed under:
In September 2009, a freshly re-elected Congress took exception to a light-hearted tweet by its newly inducted minister Shashi Tharoor, chastising him not only for causing offence but also for being too quick to air his views on social media.
Located in News & Media
When politics gets social
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 12, 2014 last modified Apr 04, 2014 07:52 AM — filed under: ,
In the run-up to the general election, social media companies explain how the political campaigns this time are very different from what they were five years ago.
Located in News & Media
When revolutions go viral
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 01, 2011 — filed under:
Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, the urban Indian youth, famously detached from the goings-on in the country, came out on the streets to support the anti-corruption movement - not only here but abroad as well. TOI-Crest looks at the anatomy of a modern protest movement.
Located in News & Media