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Cyber security tips for small businesses

by Theres Sudeep last modified Dec 05, 2019 11:35 PM

It is important to have good cyber security practices, experts recommend.

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Why having more CCTV cameras does not translate to crime prevention

by Manasa Rao last modified Dec 05, 2019 11:26 PM

Can technology substitute addressing social, psychological, economic and other individual factors that largely lead to criminality? And what are the perils of over-reliance on technology to fight crime?

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Proposals to regulate social media run into multiple roadblocks

by Saumya Tewari and Abhijit Ahaskar last modified Nov 28, 2019 02:16 PM

The Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Pegasus spyware attack on WhatsApp and the growing misuse of social media platforms to spread misinformation have made governments world over, including in India, realise the limitations of existing laws in dealing with the misuse of these platforms.

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Activists demand judicial probe into WhatsApp snooping

by KV Kurmanath last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:53 AM

Calls for Parliamentary supervision over Government interception, legal hacking.

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Cyber law experts asks why CERT-In removed advisory warning about WhatsApp vulnerability

by Megha Mandavia last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:48 AM

On the missing web page note, CERT-In had provided a detailed explanation of the vulnerability, which could be exploited by an attacker by making a decoy voice call to a target.

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India facial recognition: How effective will it be?

by Admin last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:42 AM

India is trying to build what could be the world's largest facial recognition system.

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Should online political advertising be regulated?

by P.J. George last modified Nov 13, 2019 03:12 PM

Micro-targeting could have potentially damaging results in the context of political advertising.

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Open Workshop on 'Digital Empire(s): Perspectives from Asia and Africa

by Admin last modified Nov 13, 2019 02:36 PM

Monish will be a part of a collaborative network which is organising an open workshop on 'Digital Empire(s): Perspectives from Asia and Africa', on December 4, 2019 at Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) Delhi.

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Advancing Cyberstability Final Report

by Admin last modified Nov 13, 2019 02:25 PM

Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) was acknowledged in the final report of the Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace

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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Consultation on 'Privacy and Gender'

by Admin last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:39 AM

Ambika Tandon was a speaker at the Consultation on Privacy and Gender organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy held at New York University, New York on October 30 - 31, 2019.

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Trending Hate Against Muslims: Is Twitter Complicit?

by Puja Bhattacharjee last modified Oct 23, 2019 12:54 AM

Twitter claimed that it had ‘prevented’ the Hashtag while it had not.

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NIPFP Seminar on Exploring Policy Issues in the Digital Technology Arena

by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:40 AM

Anubha Sinha participated in this seminar as a discussant on the "Regulating emerging technologies" panel. The event was held at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla on October 10 - 11, 2019.

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Discussion at CyFy on Technology, Policy and National Security: Building 21st Century Curricula in India’s Law Schools

by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:23 AM

Arindrajit Basu attended the session and gave comments on the course outline which included thoughts on:

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Due Diligence Project FGD by UN Women

by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:11 AM

On October 11, 2019, Radhika Radhakrishnan attended a focussed group discussion at the UN House, New Delhi, organized by UN Women for their multi-country research study on online violence (Due Diligence Project).

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Roundtable Discussion on Intermediary Liability

by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:08 AM

Tanaya Rajwade participated in a roundtable discussion on intermediary liability organised by SFLC and the Dialogue in New Delhi on October 17, 2019.

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BSides Delhi 2019 Security Conference

by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 06:47 AM

Karan Saini attended the BSides Delhi security conference on October 11, 2019. The event was organized by Bsides Delhi in New Delhi.

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Dystopia vs development: The Kashmir paradox

by Asmita Bakshi last modified Oct 20, 2019 06:31 AM

On 26 July, Azmat Ali Mir, 26, landed in her hometown, Srinagar. A day later, uncertainty and panic gripped the Kashmir valley—the Amarnath yatris (pilgrims) and other tourists were being evacuated, there was heavy military deployment and news reports claimed that there could be a threat to the border.

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Will FASTag raise privacy concerns?

by Shreya Nandi and Prathma Sharma last modified Oct 18, 2019 03:22 PM

FASTag, an electronic device that enables direct, cashless toll payment, has been touted as the Aadhaar for vehicles as it would help the government track movement of automobiles. But the move can also stoke fresh concerns on privacy.

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Participation in ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 meetings

by Admin last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:31 AM

From October 14 - 18, 2019, Gurshabad Grover, participated in the meetings of ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 held in Paris, the committee that develops international standards for IT Security techniques.

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India's HIV-positive trans people find 'new strength' in technology

by Annie Banerji last modified Oct 18, 2019 03:28 PM

Shoved, cursed and ridiculed, Nisha's hospital visits were always stressful as a transgender woman and got worse after she was diagnosed as HIV-positive.

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