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Mothers discuss kids, music, fashions, on Net
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 26, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:25 AM — filed under:
Among the many conversations about behavioural problems seen among teenage children and the benefits of organic foods, there is one that raves about a baby-sitter who takes care of pets too, and one that reviews newly opened art classes in the city. These are not the usual face-to-face discussions among women at a gathering, but threads that run on parenting websites and ‘mommy' blogs that have captured the imagination of many mothers in Chennai.
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Blog Entry The Privacy Rights of Whistleblowers
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 20, 2010 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:47 AM — filed under: ,
The recent disclosures from Wikileaks have shown that the right to information, whistle-blowing, and privacy are interconnected. This note looks at the different ways in which the three are related, as well as looking at the benefits and drawbacks to Wikileaks in terms of privacy.
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'Pakistan' hackers target India's top police agency
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 16, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:26 AM — filed under:
Cyber-attackers who identified themselves as the "Pakistan Cyber Army" have hacked the website of India's top police agency, officials said on Saturday. The website of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was hacked by programmers who left a message saying that the attack was in revenge for similar Indian assaults on Pakistani sites, Press Trust of India said. The hackers signed their message on the Indian police website: "Long Live Pakistan."
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Self-regulation in media and society meet to gain legal perspectives
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 16, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:22 AM — filed under:
With electronic media generally expressing its opposition to government imposed regulations, a two-day workshop is being organised here from tomorrow on 'Comparative Perspectives on Media Self-Regulation and Society'.
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Blog Entry UID & Privacy - A Call for Papers
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 15, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:03 AM — filed under: ,
Privacy India is inviting individuals to author short papers focused on Unique Identity (UID) and Privacy. Selected candidates will have their papers published on the CIS website, and their transportation and accommodation provided for the “Privacy Matters” conference being held in Kolkata on 22 January 2010.
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Blog Entry DSCI Information Security Summit 2010 – A Report
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 07, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:04 AM — filed under:
On 2 and 3 December 2010, the DSCI Information Security Summit 2010 took place in the Trident Hotel, Chennai. The two day summit included a broad spectrum of speakers/panels and topics, ranging from Securing Data & Systems to how to leverage the Cloud. The key speakers were Mr. Gulshan Rai, Director General, CERT-In, DIT, Mr. Rajeev Kapoor, Joint Secretary, DoPT, Govt. of India, Mr. Vakul Sharma, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, DSCI. Elonnai Hickok attended the summit.
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Blog Entry Public Statement to Final Draft of UID Bill
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 07, 2010 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:48 AM — filed under: ,
The final draft of the UID Bill that will be submitted to the Lok Sabha was made public on 8 November 2010. If the Bill is approved by Parliament, it will become a legal legislation in India. The following note contains Civil Society's response to the final draft of the Bill.
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UID elicits mixed response
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 01, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 06:32 AM — filed under:
Which is the root cause for pilferage of welfare funds in India: fake identity or corruption?
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Information Security Summit 2010
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 06:33 AM — filed under:
The Information Security Summit 2010 will be held between 2-3 December 2010 in Chennai. The following is the agenda for the event.
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This Is All India Radia
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:28 AM — filed under:
Our news media blanked it out, but the Internet forced the issue, says Debarshi Dasgupta in an article published in the Outlook Magazine.
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