Centre for Internet & Society

Roundtable on Intermediary Liability and Gender Based Violence at the Digital Citizen Summit, 2018

by Admin last modified Nov 07, 2018 02:55 AM

Akriti Bopanna and Ambika Tandon conducted a panel on 'Gender and Intermediary Liability' at the Digital Citizen Summit, hosted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation, on November 1, 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi.

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Surveillance Stories: Optimizing rights and governance

by Admin last modified Oct 31, 2018 01:39 AM

Sunil Abraham gave a talk at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore on October 16, 2018. Sunil used a series of stories to explain how surveillance works and fails in the context of theft, murder, insider trading, terrorism, demonetization and encounter killings.

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Participation in the meetings of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 'IT Security techniques'

by Admin last modified Oct 31, 2018 01:28 AM

From 30 September 2018 to 4 October 2018, Gurshabad Grover participated in the meetings of the working groups of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 'IT Security techniques' held in Gjøvik, Norway. The meetings were organized by Standards Norway with support from NTNU, Microsoft, Telenor, et.al.

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Technology Foresight Group Tandem Research's AI policy lab on the theme AI and Environment

by Admin last modified Oct 31, 2018 01:10 AM

Shweta Mohandas attended a roundtable discussion on artificial intelligence and environment held at Tandem Research's office in Goa on October 5, 2018. She also made the framing intervention for the first session by addressing the question - What are the likely ethical conundrums, and plausible unintended consequences of the use of AI for sustainability?

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Reliance-Jio Users Complain Of Porn Websites Being Blocked; Company Yet To Issue Official Statement

by Admin last modified Oct 29, 2018 02:35 AM

Going by a lot of Jio network users, it seems that Mukesh Ambani’s Jio has banned hundreds of porn sites, in compliance with the order of the Department of Telecommunications.

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Rural Indians don’t trust messages on WhatsApp blindly: Survey

by Admin last modified Oct 28, 2018 06:21 AM

Only 8% of the respondents marked 10 as their trust score on a scale of 1-10, where 1 stands for complete distrust and 10 for complete trust, in information received on WhatsApp, found a survey.

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Factcheck: No, phones of users who provided only Aadhaar as proof of identity won’t be disconnected

by Admin last modified Oct 28, 2018 06:13 AM

Ever since the Supreme Court’s judgment on Aadhaar, which prohibited the use of the 12-digit biometrics-linked unique identity number by private entities as well as its linking with phone numbers and bank accounts, telecom companies and their customers in particular are wondering what this means for them.

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Brazil’s experience a red flag for WhatsApp in Indian polls, say experts

by Admin last modified Oct 28, 2018 06:06 AM

Data shows that the share of active WhatsApp users in rural India has doubled since 2017, according to a survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

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Confidentiality of Communications and Privacy of Data in the Digital Age

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 28, 2018 06:02 AM

On September 25, 2018, Elonnai Hickok participated in a side event Confidentiality of Communications and Privacy of Data in the Digital Age organized by INCLO and Privacy International at the Human Rights Council 39th ordinary session. Elonnai spoke on artificial intelligence and privacy.

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Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life

by Admin last modified Nov 07, 2018 03:03 AM

Elonnai Hickok was a speaker in the panel "Move Slower and Fix Things" which was part of the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. The event was organized by International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) from October 22 - 26, 2018 in Brussels. Elonnai participated in the event on October 24 and 25, 2018.

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Not Surprised by Indian govt's data localisation directives: Michael Dell

by Admin last modified Oct 18, 2018 01:37 AM

The Indian government's attempts to ensure that companies adhere to data localisation norms will spawn similar requests from other countries, Michael Dell, the founder and chief executive of Dell Technologies, said.

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Spending too much time on social media? Tech abuse may lead to mental health issues

by Admin last modified Oct 18, 2018 12:55 AM

Technology is a boon, no doubt. But where can we, in ourdigital lives, draw the line between convenience and addiction? ET’s Divya J Shekhar finds out how the IT city is dealing with internet addiction and how collective social effort might help find the sweet spot.

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Are online shows obscene?

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 03:58 PM

Should content on online platforms such as Netflix be monitored and censored? How can they show nudity when films made for the cinema halls can’t, a petition wants to know.

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Internet services not to be affected as DNS servers undergo update

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 02:28 PM

Internet services across the country are unlikely to be impacted over the next 48 hours even as the Domain Name System (DNS) servers undergo a security update coordinated by global regulator, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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Sales of surveillance cameras are soaring, raising questions about privacy

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 02:22 PM

The Telangana government wants more eyes on the streets to upgrade Hyderabad’s safety. It has asked enterprises, public sectors, residential associations and individuals to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in and around their premises.

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Community Standards Roundtable Conversations

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 02:01 PM

Ambika Tandon was a participant in a roundtable organized by Facebook, School of Media & Cultural Studies, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bengaluru on October 7, 2018.

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Indian Feminist Judgment Project Workshop

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 01:34 PM

Swaraj Paul Barooah was a discussant at the Indian Feminist Judgment Project 'righting together' workshop organised in Delhi by Jindal from October 6 - 7, 2018.

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State of Work in India

by Admin last modified Oct 09, 2018 02:25 PM

Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon attended a panel discussion organized by Bangalore International Centre (TERI) and Azim Premji University, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Bengaluru. A report titled 'State of Working India' by the Centre for Sustainable Employment was released on the occasion.

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CyFy 2018

by Admin last modified Oct 08, 2018 03:36 PM

Swaraj Paul Barooah and Arindrajit Basu participated in CyFy 2018 organized by Observer Research Foundation at Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi from October 3 - 5, 2018.

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Gmail users beware while giving access

by Admin last modified Oct 08, 2018 03:25 PM

Recently, Google admitted to giving hundreds of firms access to users’ Gmail inboxes. It also revealed that many apps are able to scan and share data from email inboxes. However, Google explained that it vets third parties that are given access, and permission should be given by the user.

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