Centre for Internet & Society

Privacy in the Digital Age: Addressing Common Challenges, Seizing Opportunities

by Admin last modified May 22, 2018 03:22 PM

DG Justice and Consumers and European Union is organizing a conference on privacy in the digital age on May 25, 2018 in New Delhi.

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Fairness, Transparency and Accountable AI

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:26 PM

Amber Sinha participated remotely in the inaugural meeting of Fairness, Transparency and Accountable AI working group of the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence on May 10, 2018. The meeting was held at DeepMind's office in London.

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More errors in Aadhaar data in Andhra Pradesh than in voter database

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:04 PM

As much as eight per cent of Aadhaar data collected in Andhra Pradesh has errors, mostly related to name, address and date of birth, which is more than the errors in the voter ID database. But still, 87% of rural residents approve mandatory linking of the unique ID with various schemes and services.

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Rootconf 2018

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 06:40 AM

Rootconf is an annual conference on DevOps and IT Infrastructure and is organised by HasGeek. On May 11 and 12, 2018, Gurshabad Grover, Natallia Khaniejo and Aayush Rathi attended Rootconf 2018.

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Indian Cricket Board Exposes Personal Data of Thousands of Players

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 05:01 AM

The IT security researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered a trove of personal and sensitive data belonging to around 15,000 to 20,000 Indian applicants participating in cricket seasons 2015-2018.

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Aadhaar Remains an Unending Security Nightmare for a Billion Indians

by Admin last modified May 13, 2018 04:28 PM

Yesterday was the 38th and last day of hearings in the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutional validity of India’s biometric authentication programme. After weeks of arguments from both sides, the Supreme Court has now reserved the matter for judgement.

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India's National ID Project Brings Pain to Those it Aims to Help

by Admin last modified May 12, 2018 12:53 AM

Poor management, corruption and fraud are threatening to derail the world’s largest national identity project.

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RightsCon Toronto 2018

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:54 PM

RightsCon is organizing the 2018 edition of the event at Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto in Canada. A session on Pervasive Technologies project titled "Cheap and chipper: IP in India’s affordable smartphones" is scheduled on May 17, 5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. in the International Trade and the Commons track. (Room #203B, Beanfield Centre).

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Meeting of Coalition for an Inclusive Approach on the Trafficking Bill

by Admin last modified May 06, 2018 12:05 PM

Gurshabad Grover attended a meeting of the Coalition for an Inclusive Approach on the Trafficking Bill at the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore on May 3, 2018.

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Digital India' in Dire Need of Safety Policy Reboot - Cybersecurity Experts

by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 12:00 PM

Some experts say the need of the hour is for India to update its cybersecurity policy to respond to growing threats in cyberspace. Information warfare specialists hint at the local storage of digital information as the key to the cybersecurity of the country.

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Artificial Intelligence for Growth: Leveraging AI and Robotics for India's Economic Transformation

by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 09:08 AM

Amber Sinha took part in the second international conference organized by ASSOCHAM at Hotel Shangri-La in New Delhi on April 27, 2018.

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#NAMApolicy on Online Content Regulation

by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 01:52 AM

Swaraj Barooah attended the #NAMApolicy on Online Content Regulation organized by Media Nama at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on May 3, 2018.

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Cyber experts say 'playground open' for influencing elections

by Admin last modified May 03, 2018 03:17 AM

Cyber experts said that under the provisions provided by 43 (A) of Indian IT Act, two types of data collection are completely legal: first, the data shared by the user in the public domain and secondly, the data published by the social platforms, like Facebook.

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Data Usage by Political Parties

by Admin last modified May 03, 2018 03:14 AM

Sunil Abraham spoke to ANI regarding collection of data and its use by political parties for electoral gains.

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Now, Twitter too caught up in Cambridge Analytica controversy

by Admin last modified May 02, 2018 02:49 AM

Twitter does not share a break-up of users by region, the platform has less than 100 million users in India.

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You Are Not the Only One: India stares at a loneliness epidemic

by Admin last modified Apr 29, 2018 04:15 PM

“To anyone looking at me from the outside, I seem like a fairly successful woman. I have a good job with great pay. I am in a relationship and have a bunch of close friends. I couldn’t figure out why I felt so angry or so lonely all the time.

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Aadhaar data of over 89 lakh MNREGA workers in Andhra Pradesh leaked online

by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 08:43 AM

Independent security researcher Kodali Srinivas tweeted screenshots of Aadhaar data of 89,38,138 MNREGA workers available on the Andhra Pradesh Benefit Disbursement Portal.

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PAI WG Labor and Economy Meeting

by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 09:35 AM

Elonnai Hickok co-chaired the first PAI Labor and Economy WG in NYC on April 25, 2018.

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Metrolife: Brutality porn has sadly many takers in India

by Admin last modified Apr 19, 2018 01:15 PM

The name of the eight-year old Kathua rape victim is trending not just on social media but also on a porn site.

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ICANN 61 Readout

by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 09:18 AM

Akriti Bopanna attended an ICANN61 Readout session on the 19th of April at the International Institute of Information Technology at Electronic City in Bengaluru.

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