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Advanced biometric technologies and new market entries tackle fraud, chase digital ID billions

by Chris Burt last modified Jun 28, 2021 01:13 AM

Amid forecasts of rapid growth and huge market potential, digital ID platforms launches by Techsign and Ping Identity, new services, features and even an investment fund have been launched.

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Facebook launches India tech scholars programme for law students

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 26, 2021 04:55 AM

Facebook India on Friday announced a new initiative - the Facebook India Tech Scholars (FITS) programme - for law students in the country.

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No such rule, but many vaccination centres are insisting on Aadhaar as proof

by Sreedevi Jayarajan last modified Jun 26, 2021 04:43 AM

Radhika Radhakrishnan saw three words swimming before her as she inched closer to the hospital lobby.

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New rules leave social media users vulnerable: Experts

by Krupa Joseph last modified Jun 14, 2021 11:27 AM

They analyse the implications of the government vs Twitter controversy on individual privacy

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Women on Covid lists get lewd calls and messages

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 24, 2021 06:35 AM

Perverts are eating into precious time in the middle of a pandemic and adding to the overall anxiety.

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Insult to Kannada shows Google AI in a poor light

by Krupa Joseph last modified Jun 26, 2021 05:25 AM

A Google search for ‘the ugliest language in India’ yielded ‘Kannada’ as the answer late last week, causing widespread outrage.

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Twitter's India troubles show tough path ahead for digital platforms

by Aditya Sharma last modified Jun 26, 2021 02:54 AM

Twitter is in a standoff with Indian authorities over the government's new digital rules. Critics see the rules as an attempt to curb free speech, while others say more action is needed to hold tech giants accountable.

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IETF106

by Admin last modified Dec 15, 2019 06:14 AM

Gurshabad Grover participated at IETF106, which was held in Singapore 16-22 November, 2019.

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Stakeholder Consultation on Digital Assets for Women’s Economic Empowerment | UN Women + SEWA

by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2020 01:14 PM

On December 06, 2019, Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi participated in a "Stakeholder Consultation on Digital Assets for Women’s Economic Empowerment: Addressing Barriers and Enhancing Opportunities for Women in Informal Economy and in Agriculture".

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Power over privacy: New Personal Data Protection Bill fails to really protect the citizen’s right to privacy

by Nikhil Pahwa last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:57 AM

Nikhil Pahwa throws light on the new personal data protection bill.

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India’s record on internet shutdown gets bleaker; now blocked in 2 NE states

by Admin last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:51 AM

India reported over 100 internet shutdown in 2018, according to an annual study of Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization.

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Outrage As Privileged IITians Use Tech To Spy On Sweepers

by Rachna Khaira last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:33 AM

Some members of the housekeeping staff at IIT Ropar were put under round the clock surveillance during working hours for many days in February this year without their consent. IIT Ropar Director Prof S K Das has ordered a probe into the incident.

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WhatsApp spy attack and after

by Theres Sudeep last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:06 AM

Bengaluru experts analyse the Pegasus snooping scandal, and provide advice on what you can do about the gaping holes in your mobile phone security.

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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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