Centre for Internet & Society

Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality”

by Admin last modified Sep 14, 2017 12:10 PM

The first season of Deep Dives - Sexing the Interwebs won the South Asian Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2017 in the “Best web series" /"Special edition” category. Rohini Lakshané was one of ten contributors to the series of long form essays on the intersection of gender, sexuality and the Internet.

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Russian social network VKontakte temporarily blocked in India for Blue Whale threat

by Admin last modified Sep 14, 2017 01:17 AM

Russian social network Vkontakte, where the suicidal online "game" Blue Whale+ is believed to have originated, was blocked on certain internet service provider networks on Tuesday.

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Privacy is now a right in India. Here's what that means for the tech industry

by Admin last modified Aug 31, 2017 02:35 PM

India's top court has put tech companies on notice.

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UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators consulted at the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:05 AM

“Internet Universality indicators should measure broad social implications of the Internet and serve as a powerful tool to foster sustainable development,” was a strong message delivered by Asia-Pacific stakeholders at UNESCO consultation to develop Internet Universality indicators during the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Bangkok (Thailand), 29 July 2017.

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Aadhaar may be made must for market investments: Good to curb laundering but what about data security?

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:17 AM

Aadhaar seems to be the master-key to get accesses into doors which once were never shut. Take for instance, your financial investments. Aadhaar may soon become mandatory for buying shares and mutual funds, according to a report in The Economic Times.

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Privacy laws: Alternatives to consent

Privacy laws: Alternatives to consent

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM

As changes in technology have made it near impossible to obtain informed consent, the solution may lie in an accountability-based standard for privacy protection.

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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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Cybersecurity Workshop: Spotlight On GCCS 2017

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:47 AM

Sunil Abraham, Udbhav Tiwari and Vidushi Marda attended this workshop which was held alongside the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) between the 25 - 27 July 2017 in Mahitaladhibesra Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. It was organised by Global Partners Digital (GPD) and the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi, in collaboration with Digital Empowerment Foundation, Digital Asia Hub and Open Net Korea

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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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