Centre for Internet & Society

Time to bury e-mail?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:30 AM

Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, had a simple message to the world: email is outdated since it can no longer handle the sort of digital communication that we’ve got used to. Facebook Messages, which integrates email, SMS, instant messaging and social networking, is the way forward, he claimed.

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The internet’s new billion

The internet’s new billion

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:31 AM

New web users — in countries like Brazil and China — are changing the culture of the internet.

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DOC 2.0: A Resources Sharing Mela by NGO Documentation Centres

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 08:13 AM

A Resource Sharing Mela and Meet of DCM (Document Centres Meet) at the Centre for Education & Documentation in Domlur, Bangalore.

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Crisis for identity or identity crisis?

Crisis for identity or identity crisis?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 08:16 AM

The hurry with which the government is pushing its most ambitious project to assign a number (UID) to every citizen without any feasibility study or public debate has raised many questions.

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Internet, szabadon

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 09:25 AM

A polgárjogi aktivisták konfrontálódtak és panaszkodtak, a Google és a Facebook hárított és panaszkodott az Internet at Liberty konferencián, amelyet kedden és szerdán rendezett a Google és a CEU Budapesten.

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How the UID project can be a cause for concern

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 09:18 AM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), headed by Nandan Nilekani, is the UPA government's most ambitious project, where one billion Indians are branded with a unique identity number.

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In new Facebook features, a comeback for community

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 09:58 AM

Nearly 750 tweets bombard the web every second. Internet traffic is growing by 40 per cent a year. People post 2.5 billion photos on Facebook every month. Every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded on YouTube. But who owns all that data? Until now, big business was in complete control and used the data to monetise operations. But all that is set to change. With Facebook launching two new features, ‘Groups' and a ‘Download your information,' the community is making a comeback.

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Stiff Resistance Dogs India's ID Plan

Stiff Resistance Dogs India's ID Plan

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 09:59 AM

An article about the UID project by Indrajit Basu in Asia Times Online.

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Conference: Internet at Liberty 2010

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:00 AM

This conference is being held in Budapest from 20 to 22 September 2010. It is co-sponsored by Google and Central European University. Sunil Abraham and Anja Kovacs are attending the conference.

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INDIA Fears of Privacy Loss Pursue Ambitious ID Project

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:00 AM

Fears about loss of privacy are being voiced as India gears up to launch an ambitious scheme to biometrically identify and number each of its 1.2 billion inhabitants.

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Transparency and MDGs: the Role of the Media and Technology

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:16 AM

Key quotes from sixth panel

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Information is Beautiful hacks in India with David Cameron

Information is Beautiful hacks in India with David Cameron

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:22 AM

The Prime Minister took some of the UK's top hackers and data experts with him to India this week. David McCandless was with them.

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Call, text, email complaint against rogue auto driver

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:45 AM

Harassed by an auto driver? Helplines give you no relief? Here's the people's way to help you out. Just report your issue online, call or even SMS sitting in a noisy restaurant, and be heard.

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More Debate on UID Project Needed

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:13 AM

A press conference on UID was held at the Press Club in Bangalore on 26 July, 2010. It was co-organised by Citizen's Action Forum, Alternate Law Forum and the Centre for Internet and Society. Mathew Thomas and Vinay Baindur spoke about the UID. Proceedings from the conference was covered in the Hindu on 27 July, 2010.

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UID coverage in Udayavani

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:13 AM

A press conference was held at the Press Club in Bangalore on 26 July, 2010. It was co-organised by Citizen's Action Forum, Alternate Law Forum and the Centre for Internet and Society. Mathew Thomas and Vinay Baindur were the speakers. Leading Kannada newspaper Udayavani covered this event.

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Networking? Not working

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:12 AM

Concerns about privacy, wastage of time and trivialized communication are some reasons ‘refuseniks’ are going off sites such as Facebook and MySpace, writes Shreya Ray in Livemint.

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UID Act may be released for debate, may be introduced in monsoon session

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:27 AM

An article by Karen Leigh & Surabhi Agarwal in livemint on June 30, 2010.

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Activists welcome privacy Bill, but point out concerns

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:42 AM

Experts have welcomed the government's move to bring in a law for protecting individual privacy, amid concerns about the potential misuse of personal data it is collecting to execute social welfare and security schemes.

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Peeping Toms In Your Inbox

Peeping Toms In Your Inbox

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:42 AM

Nothing’s safe any more—not your mobile number, nor your e-mail—as they’re put on offer for the benefit of telemarketers, writes Namrata Joshi and Neha Bhatt in an article published in the Outlook.

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I don't want my fingerprints taken

I don't want my fingerprints taken

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 11:41 AM

Through this article published in Down to Earth, Nishant Shah looks at the role of the state as arbiter of our privacy.

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