Centre for Internet & Society

The rise of India’s typography community

by Admin last modified Aug 07, 2017 03:17 PM

Meet India’s typography community, as they adapt regional language scripts for the digital age and take their passion mainstream.

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Workshop on Public Open Wi-Fi Pilot

by Admin last modified Aug 04, 2017 02:14 AM

Pranesh Prakash was a speaker at the Workshop on Public Open Wi-Fi Pilot organized by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on July 25, 2017.

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OHD on Consultation Paper on Net Neutrality

by Admin last modified Aug 04, 2017 02:14 AM

Pranesh Prakash was a speaker at the OHD on Consultation Paper on Net Neutrality organized by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on July 25, 2017 in Bengaluru.

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UNESCO Multistakeholder consultation at 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF)

by Admin last modified Aug 09, 2017 01:49 AM

Sunil Abraham was a speaker at the APrIGF 2017 organized by UNESCO in Bangkok from July 26 to 29, 2017. Vidushi Marda also participated in the event.

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Data in the open makes it easy for cyber criminals

by Admin last modified Jul 29, 2017 02:40 AM

With data of about 10 crore bank accounts available in the public domain, it has become easy for cyber criminals to steal money. What makes detection of such crimes tough is the lack of convergence between various departments and sectors.

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Calls for law change after Indians left in dark over data leaks

by Admin last modified Jul 20, 2017 02:38 PM

Fears Indian telecom upstart Reliance Jio suffered a major data breach, compromising the personal data of over 100 million customers, have prompted calls for India to adopt more robust laws to protect consumers.

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Social Activist Alleges Threat By Police Officer Over Possession of Aadhaar

by Admin last modified Jul 20, 2017 02:31 PM

Social activist Shabnam Hashmi recorded a policeman telling her those without address proof and Aadhaar could be “eliminated”.

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Aadhaar privacy: Key issues that all Aadhaar card holders should bear in mind

by Admin last modified Jul 20, 2017 02:18 PM

As the Supreme Court hears petitions whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right, there are some key aspects that Aadhar Card holders should bear in mind, especially, because the government has made Aadhaar mandatory for a number of schemes and official purposes, including the filing of income tax returns.

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Indians Call For More Stringent Data Protection Laws

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2017 01:36 PM

The government is India is facing calls to establish better cybersecurity laws to protect consumers’ data after fears have crept up that Reliance Jio, the telecom startup in India, suffered a major data leak.

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Centre to form panel to 'encrypt' MGNREGA-DBT database and prevent leaks

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 14, 2017 10:46 AM

Around 5 crore bank accounts of active MGNREGA workers yet to be seeded with Aadhaar.

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Supreme Court sets up constitution bench to hear Aadhaar privacy issues

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 14, 2017 10:55 AM

The Supreme Court ‘s five-judge constitution bench will also decide if the Aadhaar privacy issue should be heard by a larger bench.

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Reliance Jio data leaked on website : report

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 10, 2017 02:53 PM

Reliance Jio customer data was leaked on independent website magicapk.com, including details such as names, mobile numbers and email IDs , said a report.

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Act now to protect yourself against future ransomware attacks

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 10, 2017 02:46 PM

There was Wannacry, then Petya, and several other lesser-known ones: With ransomware attacks coming thick and fast, get proactive about protecting yourself.

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UIDAI declining multiple requests by police to share Indian citizens’ biometrics

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2017 03:25 PM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, has declined multiple requests from all law enforcement agencies, including the Delhi Police, for biometrics of citizens for criminal investigations, according to a report by The Indian Express.

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Freedom of Expression on the Internet : Possibilities and Challenges

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2017 02:30 AM

Sharat Chandra Ram was a speaker at an international seminar organized by Bolivar Technological University, Cartagena in Colombia on June 29, 2017. The theme of the seminar was ‘Freedom of Expression on the Internet : Possibilities and Challenges”.

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GoldenEye ransomware attack hit operations at Pipavav Port, JNPT

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2017 10:53 PM

Shipping ministry says the GoldenEye ransomware attack at JNPT and Pipavav port may result in bunching of inbound and outbound cargo.

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Second India China Think-Tank Forum

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 02:43 AM

The second India-China Think-Tank Forum was held in Beijing from June 22 to 27, 2017. The Forum was jointly organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies, the Indian Council of World Affairs, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Saikat Dutta represented an Indian think tank.

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DSCI Best Practices Meet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 01:39 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS on a Panel titled "Reposing Trust in Citizen Identity Systems" at the DSCI Best Practices Meet held at the ITC Gardenia on June 22 and 23, 2017 in Bangalore.

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BIS LITD 17 Privacy Panel meeting

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 01:31 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS at this meeting organized by National Law School of India University in Bangalore on June 21, 2017.

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2nd India Think Tank Forum

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 01:16 AM

Udbhav Tiwari participated in a panel titled "The New Cold War: Information and Cyber Wars" at the Second India Think Tank Forum organized by ORF, the Think Tank Programme at UPenn and the McKinsey Institute between 19 to 21 June 2017 at Claridges in New Delhi.

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