Centre for Internet & Society

AI in Healthcare

by Admin last modified Sep 19, 2019 04:15 PM

The Center for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) and the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB) invited Radhika Radhakrishnan for a talk at IIIT-Bangalore on September 13, 2019.

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Chennai residents rue fuzzy CCTV surveillance

by Vivek Narayanan and R. Srinivasan last modified Sep 19, 2019 02:35 PM

Poor quality of footage, lack of maintenance and inadequate back-up reduce the gadgets’ deterrent value.

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What Centre will tell Supreme Court on Aadhaar and social media account linkage

by Amrita Madhukalya last modified Sep 02, 2019 04:28 AM

The top court had held in the Aadhaar case that the government can make the linking of the 12-digit-number mandatory only in the case of availing subsidies and welfare benefits. Consequently, Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act was struck down.

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Packets, net neutrality and gaming public policy outcomes

by Admin last modified Aug 28, 2019 03:15 PM

Gurshabad Grover attended Prof. Vishal Misra's lecture on net neutrality at Has Geek in Bangalore on August 15, 2019.

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Government plans tighter rules for social media brands like Facebook, TikTok, ShareChat

by Sunny Sen last modified Aug 28, 2019 03:11 PM

The government is planning to impose higher levels of accountability on social media platforms as it grapples with the problem of bringing about order in a fast-growing industry where regulations are still nebulous.

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Linking Aadhaar to Facebook, Twitter: Possible witch-hunt or key to curb crime & fake news?

by Taran Deol and Revathi Krishanan last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:25 AM

The Supreme Court has cautioned against linking users’ social media accounts with Aadhaar, saying it will impinge on citizens’ privacy.

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Policies for the Platform Economy

by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:19 AM

Anubha Sinha and Amber Sinha will be panelists in this event being organized by IT for Change at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on August 30, 2019.

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Impact of Industrial Revolution 4.0 - IT and Automotive Sector in India by the Dialogue and FES

by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:13 AM

On August 21, 2019, Aayush Rathi, attended a report launch event and focus group discussion on the "Impact of Industrial Revolution 4.0 - IT and Automotive Sector in India". Research conducted by the Dialogue in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) were being presented.

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Pycon India 2019

by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:04 AM

K. Bhuvana Meenakshi gave a talk at BangPypers organized by Python Software Society in Bangalore on August 25, 2019. She spoke on Let the world experience WebXR!

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AI is biased, you’ll see if you Google ‘hands’

by Rajmohan Sudhakar last modified Aug 26, 2019 11:53 PM

As it is, the world is unfair. The question now is, do we want automated tech to be unfair too? As we build more and more AI-dependent smart digital infrastructure in our cities and beyond, we have pretty much overlooked the emerging character of artificial intelligence that would have a profound bearing on our nature and future.

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Linking Aadhaar to Facebook, WhatsApp won't curb fake news, but may undermine its legislation: Experts

by Swathi Moorthy last modified Aug 22, 2019 01:59 AM

The Supreme Court’s move to look into the petition regarding the linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar has opened a pandora’s box.

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US pressure threatens to weaken data - localisation mandate in India's landmark data-protection bill

by Sandhya Sharma last modified Aug 22, 2019 01:41 AM

Sources say the bill may have to concede vital ground to technology companies.

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Perché l'India ha tagliato internet al Kashmir

by Raffaele Angius last modified Aug 22, 2019 01:31 AM

Lo stato di isolamento imposto a più di 12,5 milioni di persone rischia di causare importanti disagi al Paese, nel quale è diventato praticamente impossibile comunicare con l’esterno. Problemi per ospedali e farmacie

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India Shut Down Kashmir’s Internet Access. Now, ‘We Cannot Do Anything.’

by Vindu Goel, Karan Deep Singh and Sameer Yasir last modified Aug 22, 2019 01:20 AM

Masroor Nazir, a pharmacist in Kashmir’s biggest city, Srinagar, has some advice for people in the region: Do not get sick, because he may not have any medicine left to help.

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Cyber Policy 2.0

by Admin last modified Aug 19, 2019 02:18 PM

National Law University organized an executive education program in Bangalore on August 17, 2019. Arindrajit Basu was a speaker. He spoke on Deconstructing the India regulatory approach to data governance and cyber security.

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Emergence of Chinese Technology:Rising stakes for innovation, competition and governance

by Admin last modified Aug 19, 2019 02:03 PM

Omidyar Network in partnership with the Esya Centre organized a private discussion on the theme “Emergence of Chinese technology - rising stakes for innovation, competition and governance” on Monday, 12 August 2019 in New Delhi. Arindrajit Basu attended the event.

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Abuse linked to Net fixation

by Nina C. George last modified Aug 15, 2019 04:26 PM

Addiction to surfing for explicit content and loss of privacy are big concerns when it comes to children, say counsellors.

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IETF 105

by Admin last modified Aug 13, 2019 01:38 AM

Gurshabad Grover attended a meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), IETF105, held in Montreal from July 20 - 26.

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Ministry of Health's public consultation on National Digital Health Blueprint: Legal issues around telemedicine, consent, and 'egosystems' in healthcare Trisha Jalan

by Trisha Jalan last modified Aug 09, 2019 02:05 PM

“The patient should be centric to every intervention,” declared Preeti Sudan, special secretary at the Ministry of Health, at the ministry’s public consultation on the National Digital Health Blueprint 2019, held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on August 6.

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Why the Madras HC case on WhatsApp traceability could have wider ramifications

by Haripirya Suresh last modified Aug 09, 2019 01:58 PM

While traceability will make law enforcement easier, it could also undermine voices of dissent, say experts.

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