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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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Workshop on Archival Standards and Digitisation Workflow

by Admin last modified Aug 22, 2019 02:04 AM

P.P. Sneha attended a workshop on Archival Standards and Digitization Workflow organised by the British Library at NCBS, Bangalore, on August 19 - 20, 2019.

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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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# NAMA Community Meet | Global Payments Ecosystem

by Admin last modified Aug 19, 2019 02:29 PM

Anubha Sinha attended the event organized by Medianama in Delhi on July 31, 2019.

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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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India’s top science institution is trying hard to fix its “manel” problem

by Admin last modified Aug 19, 2019 01:58 PM

B Chagun Basha is a science, technology and innovation policy fellow at Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) Centre for Policy Research established by the department of science & technology (DST-CPR).

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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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National Stakeholders Consultation on the National Digital Health Blueprint

by Admin last modified Aug 07, 2019 02:21 PM

Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi attended the National Stakeholders Consultation on the National Digital Health Blueprint organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 6 August 2019 at Constitution Club of India in New Delhi.

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‘I’m just helpless’: Concern about Kashmir mounts as communication blackout continues

by Niha Masih last modified Aug 07, 2019 02:03 PM

For the last 36 hours, Arusha Farooq has been hooked to her phone — making frantic calls, messaging repeatedly and then checking news sites in despair.

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Will Modi govt move on Kashmir’s Article 370 stand the scrutiny of Supreme Court?

by Admin last modified Aug 07, 2019 01:44 PM

Many scholars have questioned the constitutional validity of Narendra Modi government's decision to scrap Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu & Kashmir.

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Facebook Data for Good in Bangalore

by Admin last modified Jul 31, 2019 02:14 AM

When data is shared responsibly with the communities that need it, it can improve well being and save lives. Shweta Mohandas participated in a session organized by Facebook on 25 July 2019 at Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.

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Facebook Data for Good in New Delhi

by Admin last modified Jul 31, 2019 02:10 AM

When data is shared responsibly with the communities that need it, it can improve well being and save lives. Anubha Sinha participated in a session organized by Facebook on 29 July 2019 at University of Chicago Center in New Delhi.

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Easing the US-India divergence on data localisation

by Shashidhar KJ and Kashish Parpiani last modified Jul 30, 2019 01:40 AM

Addition of data localisation to the basket of persisting trade issues warrants greater compartmentalisation and consultative approaches to US-India ties.

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For sex workers, mobile phone becomes a double-edged sword

by Tushar Kaushik last modified Jul 30, 2019 01:01 AM

Our research on the use of mobile phones by sex workers, as part of the project on Feminist Information Infrastructure in collaboration with Sangama, was cited in an article in the Economic Times.

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