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Privacy issues exist even without Aadhaar

by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 04:12 PM

There is a critical need for a data privacy regulator to penalize unauthorized disclosure of personal information.

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Financial CERT to combat cyber threats, says MoS home affairs

by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 04:07 PM

To tackle cyber threats to India’s financial institutions, the central government is mulling to establish a financial Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

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Training

by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 03:44 PM

The Rotary Club of Salem in association with the Centre for Internet and Society – Access to Knowledge, India and Salem Tamil Sangam is organising series of “Wikimedia training and orientation” programme for the youth on December 9 and 10 and also from 16 –17 at Rotary Hall in the city.

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Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)

by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 02:38 PM

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace organized a meeting on November 21, 2017 in New Delhi. The meeting took place at Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel on the sidelines of the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace. Pranesh Prakash participated in the event.

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India’s internet missionaries: The women Google is relying on to spread its Next Billion message

by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 02:33 AM

Google’s internet saathis have brought 11.5 million women in 105,000 villages online. But there’s a catch: the women are taught to use only Google products.

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Helping Institutions Embrace Open Access

by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 02:24 AM

World over, a large number of universities and institutions are making way for open access repositories. Why have Indian researchers shied away from it?

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Aadhaar seeding: benefits and concerns

by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 02:02 AM

Products and services such as bank accounts, life insurance policies and phone connections have to be linked with Aadhaar. But is this of any real help?

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UIDAI admits 210 government websites made Aadhaar details public

by Admin last modified Nov 21, 2017 04:03 PM

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has admitted that Aadhaar details were leaked on over 200 central and state government websites.

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#NAMAprivacy: Data standards for IoT and home automation systems

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 02:15 AM

On 5th October, MediaNama held a #NAMAprivacy conference in Bangalore focused on Privacy in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and the issue of consent, supported by Google, Amazon, Mozilla, ISOC, E2E Networks and Info Edge, with community partners HasGeek and Takshashila Institution. Part 1 of the notes from the discussion on IoT:

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#NAMAprivacy: The economics and business models of IoT and other issues

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 02:09 AM

On 5th October, MediaNama held a #NAMAprivacy conference in Bangalore focused on Privacy in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and the issue of consent, supported by Google, Amazon, Mozilla, ISOC, E2E Networks and Info Edge, with community partners HasGeek and Takshashila Institution.

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Indian Women Bureaucrats: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 02:03 AM

We are all aware of the large reach and popularity of Wikipedia. However, what most people don’t know is that, according to a study conducted in 2011, globally only 9% of the editors on Wikipedia were women. And the percentage for India is even lower, just 3%.

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How tech is making life easier for differently-abled

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 01:49 AM

Scattered on technology specialist Amit Bagwe's desk beside his laptop are a Sam sung tablet and an iPhone7.

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Big Data for governance

by Admin last modified Nov 08, 2017 01:42 AM

Recent times have witnessed an explosion of data as users started leaving a huge data footprint everywhere they go. Interestingly, this period has seen a phenomenal increase in computing power couple by a drop in costs of storage.

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Nirmita Narasimhan wins the 18th NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Award 2017!

by Admin last modified Oct 31, 2017 02:02 AM

Nirmita Narasimhan been selected for the 18th NCPEDP - Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2017. The Award will be given away on Saturday, 2 December 2017 at the India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi.

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Online bid for Science in Marathi

by Admin last modified Oct 18, 2017 01:32 PM

Pune scientists hold a workshop with Marathi Vishwakosh to thrash out how to provide more vocabulary for scientific discourse in the language, to cater to a vast majority that is not comfortable looking up info in English.

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Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality”

by Admin last modified Sep 14, 2017 12:10 PM

The first season of Deep Dives - Sexing the Interwebs won the South Asian Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2017 in the “Best web series" /"Special edition” category. Rohini Lakshané was one of ten contributors to the series of long form essays on the intersection of gender, sexuality and the Internet.

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Russian social network VKontakte temporarily blocked in India for Blue Whale threat

by Admin last modified Sep 14, 2017 01:17 AM

Russian social network Vkontakte, where the suicidal online "game" Blue Whale+ is believed to have originated, was blocked on certain internet service provider networks on Tuesday.

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Privacy is now a right in India. Here's what that means for the tech industry

by Admin last modified Aug 31, 2017 02:35 PM

India's top court has put tech companies on notice.

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Constitution of Committee for revision of Guidelines for Indian Government Websites

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:02 PM

The ‘Guidelines for Indian Government Websites’ (GIGW) was formulated by National Informatics Centre to make Indian Government Websites usable, user centric and universally accessible.

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UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators consulted at the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2017 02:05 AM

“Internet Universality indicators should measure broad social implications of the Internet and serve as a powerful tool to foster sustainable development,” was a strong message delivered by Asia-Pacific stakeholders at UNESCO consultation to develop Internet Universality indicators during the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Bangkok (Thailand), 29 July 2017.

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