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RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 31, 2016 last modified Apr 06, 2016 03:10 PM — filed under: ,
RightsCon is the world’s leading event convened around the issues of the internet and human rights. The annual conference convenes business leaders, visionaries, technologists, legal experts, civil society members, activists, and government representatives from across the globe on issues at the intersection of tech and human rights. The event was organized by RightsCon.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2016 — filed under: , ,
India's biometric database notched up one billion members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest such scheme.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda published Apr 13, 2016 last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 (henceforth, Bill). This is neither a comprehensive list of questions, nor does it contain fully developed answers. We will continue to add questions to this list, and edit/expand the answers, based on our ongoing research. We will be grateful to receive your comments, criticisms, evidences, edits, suggestions for new answers, and any other responses. These can either be shared as comments in the document hosted on Google Drive, or via tweets sent to the information policy team at @CIS_InfoPolicy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
'Attempts to censor the web ill-advised'
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 17, 2012 — filed under: ,
Amid concerted government attempts to censor the internet and the recent blocking of file-sharing websites due to a court order based on a petition by producers of a Tamil film, speakers at a discussion on Saturday felt that there was a fear of freedom of expression among those affected by it, primarily the powerful.
Located in News & Media
India's struggle for online freedom
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 18, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
"65 years since your independence," a new battle for freedom is under way in India — according to a YouTube video uploaded by an Indian member of Anonymous, the global "hacktivist" movement.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Response to the Pegasus Questionnaire issued by the SC Technical Committee
by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay, Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Apr 13, 2022 02:45 PM — filed under: , , ,
On March 25, 2022, the Supreme Court appointed Technical Committee constituted to examine the allegations of alleged unauthorised surveillance using the Pegasus software released a questionnaire seeking responses and comments from the general public.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The Phishing Society: Why 'Facebook' is more Dangerous than the Government Spying on You - A Talk by Maria Xynou
by Maria Xynou published Aug 01, 2013 last modified Sep 27, 2013 09:16 AM — filed under: , ,
Next Wednesday, you are all invited to listen to Maria Xynou's crazy - or not-so-crazy theory of the "Phishing Society", in which surveillance, control and oppression is not imposed in a traditional top-down manner, but rather a personal and collective "choice"...come and engage in a heated debate!
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Crypto Night
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
Challenging government snooping at an all-night cryptography party.
Located in News & Media
Data Usage by Political Parties
by Admin published May 03, 2018 — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham spoke to ANI regarding collection of data and its use by political parties for electoral gains.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Artificial Intelligence for Growth: Leveraging AI and Robotics for India's Economic Transformation
by Admin published May 05, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Amber Sinha took part in the second international conference organized by ASSOCHAM at Hotel Shangri-La in New Delhi on April 27, 2018.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media