Centre for Internet & Society

Watch: Aadhaar has become a whipping boy: Nandan Nilekani

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:54 AM

India certainly needs a modern data privacy and protection law, Nilekani said in an interview.

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Third Multistakeholder Consultation on Encryption

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:42 AM

Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS at the Third and Final Multistakeholder Consultation on Encryption held at the Taj Palace, New Delhi on May 11, 2017. The event was organised by the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Saikat Dutta and Japreet Grewal were also present at the round-table discussion.

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UIDAI puts posers to CIS over Aadhaar data leak claim

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:28 AM

Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI has asked research firm Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to explain its sensational claim that 13 crore Aadhaar numbers were "leaked" and provide details of servers where they are stored.

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What’s Hard To Digest About The Zomato Hacking

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:22 AM

Yet another day, yet another major security breach. But, this time it’s not a presidential candidate in the U.S. or the U.K.’s National Health Service. Instead. it’s Zomato, the popular Indian online food delivery and restaurant search service.

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Hack exposes Zomato's weak protection of customer data, say Cyber experts

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:11 AM

Online restaurant aggregator says it will beef up security after 17 million user details were stolen.

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IT companies in Bengaluru on high alert over WannaCry ransomware

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 09:05 AM

In the wake of the ransomware attack triggered by WannaCry virus, IT firms in Bengaluru are racing against time to updating their security systems. At some firms, employees have been asked to stay away from work for a few hours, while many other companies have declared holiday for a day or two for their employees.

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Google, Facebook's AI group adds new members

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 08:56 AM

CIS is one of the organizations.

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22 nieuwe leden voor Partnership on AI

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:54 AM

Partnership on AI, een non-profit organisatie ter bevordering van het algemeen begrip van kunstmatige intelligentie en de ontwikkeling van best practices, heeft 22 nieuwe leden aangekondigd.

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Intel, eBay, SAP, Salesforce y Sony colaborarán en inteligencia artificial

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:50 AM

Junto a otras empresas como Zalando, McKinsey & Company o Cogitai han decidido unirse a la asociación Partnership on AI impulsada por Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM y Microsoft.

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Partnership on AI adds new organizations to its network

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:40 AM

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is strengthening its network of partners by welcoming new organizations to share their diverse, unique perspectives on AI.

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WannaCry: ATMs not to shut down, clarifies RBI, but how safe are our machines?

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:30 AM

SBI has denied there was any compromise in its ATMs.

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Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony and others join the grand AI partnership club

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:25 AM

Adding more ammunition to the grand AI alliance, Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI, a collection of companies and non-profits that have committed to share best practices and communicating openly about the prospects and challenges of artificial intelligence research.

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Partnership on AI Adds Corporate, NGO Members, Charts Initial Course

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 06:00 AM

Artificial intelligence is a booming business in 2017, but one that also comes with significant baggage in the form of public misunderstanding, potential job losses, and fear.

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22 companies join Partnership on AI, begin to study AI's impact on work and society

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 19, 2017 05:26 AM

The non-profit artificial intelligence organization added new groups into its fold, and announced initiatives on developing AI best practices and harnessing the technology for social good.

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UIDAI asks Centre for Internet & Society to provide hacker details

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:21 PM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the regulatory authority for Aadhaar, has written to a Bengaluru-based research organisation, Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), seeking details about a suspected hack attack on government websites that led to the leak of information about 13 crore users.

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Provide hacker details, outfit that claimed data leak told

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:14 PM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the regulatory authority for Aadhaar, has written to a Bengaluru-based research organisation, Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), seeking details about a suspected hack attack on government websites that led to the leak of information about 13 crore users.

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Plug data leak before imposing Aadhaar

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 17, 2017 02:10 AM

As the Central government continues to expand the scope and boundaries of the applicability of Aadhaar, the unique identification number, even before the Supreme Court’s verdict on its constitutional validity, reports suggesting that millions of Aadhaar numbers may have been leaked deliberately or inadvertently are a matter of grave concern.

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India is building a biometric database for 1.3 billion people — and enrollment is mandatory

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 12, 2017 04:22 PM

Inside the buzzing enrollment agency, young professionals wearing slim-fitting jeans and lanyards around their necks tapped away at keyboards and fiddled with fingerprint scanning devices as they helped build the biggest and most ambitious biometric database ever conceived.

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Aadhaar: Are a billion identities at risk on India's biometric database

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 06:38 AM

"My fingerprints and iris are mine and my own. The state cannot take away my body," a lawyer told India's Supreme Court last week.

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