Centre for Internet & Society

TikTok craze a ticking time bomb for city

by Gulam Jeelani last modified Apr 17, 2019 08:46 AM

Unlike YouTube, where videos take a long time to upload, on TikTok it happens in a matter of seconds. Not just the youth, the trend has captured the imagination of criminals too.

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Reddit, Telegram among websites blocked in India, say internet groups

by Sai Sachin Ravikumar last modified Apr 15, 2019 10:32 AM

Discussion board Reddit, messaging service Telegram and comedy site College Humor have been blocked for intermittent periods, say internet groups.

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Data leaks could wreak havoc in India, so why aren’t they an issue this election?

by Aria Thaker last modified Apr 12, 2019 01:40 AM

India’s government leaks data like a sieve, and it’s putting people at risk.

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Policy Lab on Artificial Intelligence & Democracy

by Admin last modified Apr 12, 2019 01:32 AM

Shweta Mohandas participated in a policy lab on Artificial Intelligence & Democracy in India organised by Tandem Research, in partnership with Microsoft Research and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on 2 & 3 April, 2019, in Bangalore.

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Cookies, not the monster you may think

by Sweta Akundi last modified Apr 12, 2019 01:10 AM

Follow the crumbs to a better understanding of data protection and privacy.

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Now, police use apps to catch a criminal

by Ketaki Desai last modified Mar 31, 2019 03:47 PM

Recently, Punjab police detained three suspects on a tip-off. The cops clicked their photographs, uploaded them on an app called the Punjab Artificial Intelligence System or PAIS which uses facial recognition, and immediately got the lowdown on their criminal history, which involved a contract killing and looting. Four stolen vehicles and five weapons were recovered from them.

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IETF 104 Prague

by Admin last modified Apr 12, 2019 01:04 AM

Karan Saini and Gurshabad Grover participated in IETF 104 organized by IETF in Prague from 23rd March to 29th March 2019.

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Just Net Coalition Workshop on Equity and Social Justice in a Digital World

by Admin last modified Apr 05, 2019 02:22 PM

Anubha Sinha participated in a JNC workshop organized by Just Net Coalition Workshop on Equity and Social Justice in a Digital World and its partners in Bangkok from March 25 to 27, 2019.

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AI for India Summit

by Admin last modified Apr 04, 2019 04:31 PM

Shweta Mohandas attended this event held on March 26, 2019 at Leela Palace in Bengaluru. The event was organized by Facebook.

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Roundtable on Consumer Experiences with New Technologies in APAC (Singapore)

by Admin last modified Apr 15, 2019 10:25 AM

Arindrajit Basu was invited to a Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence:Consumer Experiences with New Technologies (APAC region).

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DSCI-Infosys Roundtable

by Admin last modified Apr 05, 2019 02:06 AM

Sunil Abraham participated in this meeting organized by Infosys in Bangalore on March 25, 2019 as a speaker.

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Data Privacy and Citizen's Rights' Symposium Report

by Admin last modified Apr 05, 2019 02:24 AM

The Technology Law Forum at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) has published the Report on Data Privacy and Citizen's Rights' Symposium.

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When laugh lines turn worry lines

by K.V. Aditya Bharadwaj last modified Mar 20, 2019 04:06 PM

Trolls instil fear in cartoonists’ minds.

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Unlike Facebook, Twitter is a ghost town for political ads in India so far

by Aria Thaker last modified Mar 20, 2019 04:02 PM

India’s politicians and political parties don’t seem to be buying ads on Twitter just yet, even as parties are pumping money into Facebook advertising.

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Proposed Intermediary Liability Rules threat to privacy and free speech, global coalition tells MeitY

by Zaheer Merchant last modified Mar 20, 2019 03:56 PM

“We respectfully call on you to withdraw the draft amendments proposed to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules in December. As published, the draft amendments would erode digital security and undermine the exercise of human rights globally.”

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International Conference on Justice Education:Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence

by Admin last modified Mar 20, 2019 03:52 PM

Arindrajit Basu attended the International Conference on Justice Education with the theme "Artificial Intelligence and its Legal Implications" at Institute of Law Nirma University. The event was organized by Nirma University in Ahmedabad on March 15 - 16, 2019. Arindrajit was a theme speaker for the panel on Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence and was a judge of the presentations in the same session.

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Consultation on Draft E-commerce Policy

by Admin last modified Mar 20, 2019 03:47 PM

Alternative Law Forum and IT for Change organized a public consultation on draft e-commerce policy on March 14, 2019 at Tony Hall, Ashirwad , Off St.Marks Road in Bangalore. Arindrajit Basu attended the event.

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Wie die chinesische Mega-App TikTok Indiens Wahlkampf beeinflussen könnte

by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 20, 2019 03:20 PM

Die chinesische Kurzvideo-App Tiktok gehört zu den wertvollsten Start-ups der Welt – und sie wird zunehmend politisch. In Indien weckt das Ängste.

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Artificial Intelligence for India's Transformation

by Admin last modified Mar 20, 2019 01:38 AM

ASSOCHAM's 3rd International Conference was organized at Hotel Imperial in New Delhi. Amber Sinha a session on use, impact and ethics in AI.

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More urban Indian women are acting against offensive calls and text messages

by Aria Thaker last modified Mar 10, 2019 02:24 AM

More Indian women are fighting back against sexual harassment they face over phone calls and text messages, a survey shows.

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