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With digitisation at the forefront, government departments need to be cautious about digital security
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 last modified May 20, 2017 08:33 AM — filed under: , ,
The huge leak of Aadhar data from four websites belonging to a central ministry and the Andhra Pradesh government has been on the government radar for a while. The leak, caused by poor security protocols, had left around 130 million numbers and their allied information, like bank and post office account details, open to access for several months. As the last website finally plugged loophole, violation echoed in Supreme Court.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
With power, phone and internet services affected, Chennai is still recovering from Cyclone Vardah
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 20, 2016 — filed under:
Nearly a week after Cyclone Vardah rattled the city, bringing normal life to a halt for a few days, Chennai is still reeling from the aftershock of the powerful storm.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Without stringent law, threats to Mark Zuckerberg are hollow: Experts
by Admin published Mar 25, 2018 last modified Mar 25, 2018 02:24 AM — filed under:
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday warned Facebook and other social networks of tough action, if they attempted to influence the Indian elections.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Woman Alleges Harassment at Major International Conference
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 30, 2016 — filed under: , ,
A prospective lawyer's name tag was flipped, and she was asked rude questions by a CEO at a conference, where, ironically enough, she was invited to devise sexual harassment policies.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Women arrested for Facebook post: Did cops act under Sena pressure?
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Nov 21, 2012 11:17 AM — filed under: , , , ,
After Bal Thackeray's death, during the Mumbai Bandh, a 21-year-old criticised the shutdown on her Facebook page — her friend approved of it — next thing they know, they are facing a case, and this morning they were arrested.
Located in News & Media
Women Arrested in Mumbai for Complaining on Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
For over 30 hours following the death of the Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray on Saturday, stores throughout Mumbai closed their shutters and taxis and autorickshaws stayed off the streets.
Located in News & Media
Women in love with Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published May 27, 2011 — filed under:
There’s one thing these days that determines the passion of the modern Indian woman: their ever-growing love affair with the internet. The article by L Subramani was published in the Deccan Herald on May 27, 2011.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Women in the IT Industry: Request for Data
by Jadine Lannon published Feb 28, 2013 last modified Mar 06, 2013 10:52 AM — filed under:
For CIS's research on indicators of female economic empowerment in the IT industry in India, we have sent formal request for participation in a short survey to the six largest IT companies based in India. A copy of the letter of request and survey as well as some details of the request for data can be found in this post.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Women on Covid lists get lewd calls and messages
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2021 — filed under: ,
Perverts are eating into precious time in the middle of a pandemic and adding to the overall anxiety.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Women's Safety? There is an App for That
by Rohini Lakshané published May 19, 2016 last modified Jan 10, 2017 02:48 AM — filed under: ,
“After locking ourselves in a room for more than 6 days, this is what we came out [sic] with. Join us in helping make WOMEN feel SAFE,” read a gloating press release about a smartphone app for women to notify their near ones that they were in distress. It was one among many such PRs frequently landing in my mailbox after the rape and murder of a young student on board a private bus in Delhi in 2012.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog