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Haryana Cops Say Internet Shutdowns Hurt Police Operations

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 18, 2018 03:57 PM

India sees a very high number of Internet shutdowns, often to preserve law and order, but Haryana cops are arguing against the practice.

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Symposium on Data Privacy and Citizen's Rights

by Admin last modified Sep 18, 2018 03:18 PM

Shweta Mohandas was a panelist at the Symposium on Data Privacy and Citizen's Rights on September 9, 2018. The Symposium was organised by the Tech Law Forum of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

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#NAMAprivacy: Data Protection Authority's regulatory and enforcement challenges

by Admin last modified Sep 14, 2018 12:26 PM

This is the second post in our series covering our events in Delhi and Bangalore on India’s Data Protection Law.

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Can this curb your addiction?

by Admin last modified Sep 07, 2018 02:37 AM

Facebook and Instagram also set to roll out tools to tell you how hooked you are to social media browsing.

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India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

by Admin last modified Sep 04, 2018 02:40 PM

The Aadhaar program offers a glimpse of the tech world's latest quest to control our lives, where dystopias are created in the name of helping the impoverished.

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World Library and Information Congress 2018

by Admin last modified Aug 31, 2018 02:23 AM

Swaraj Paul Barooah was a speaker at two panels during the World Library and Information Congress 2018 (WLIC2018), organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Kuala Lumpur on August 26 and 27, 2018.

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Celebrating One Year of the Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India Judgment

by Admin last modified Aug 30, 2018 02:53 AM

Shweta Mohandas was a panelist at the event, "Celebrating One Year of the Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India Judgment", organised by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, and the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi. It took place on Friday, 24 August 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi.

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20 years of Google: Privacy, fake news and the future

by Admin last modified Aug 30, 2018 02:49 AM

Google once directed you to information. Today, it’s often the source of information, using data you and others have shared, often without you realising it. Public knowledge goes where Google takes it. And 20 years on, not everyone’s happy with the journey.

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India steps up vigilance against WhatsApp abuse

by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2018 03:22 PM

Delhi wants firm to open local office, appoint grievance officer as misinformation spreads.

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Centre draws red lines for Whatsapp over fake news, says must comply with Indian laws

by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2018 02:24 PM

In a meeting with WhatsApp’s CEO Chris Daniels, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India put forward several demands, including that the company must have a grievance officer in India and have proper compliance of Indian laws.

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Summer School on Disinformation

by Admin last modified Aug 23, 2018 01:27 PM

Sunil Abraham will participate as a speaker at the event organized by Digital Asia Hub, Hans-Bredow-Institut, University of Hamburg, Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro - ITS Rio and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University from August 22 - 24, 2018 at Azure Room, Pullman, Jakarta in Indonesia.

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UIDAI says asked nobody to add the helpline number to contacts

by Admin last modified Aug 13, 2018 03:47 PM

UIDAI says the toll free number 1800-300-1947 in the contact list of Android phones is an ‘outdated and invalid number’

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How Chinese apps are making inroads in Indian small towns

by Admin last modified Aug 13, 2018 03:44 PM

After selling a company he cofounded to Alibaba in 2013, Sichuan-born Forrest Chen wanted to look beyond China for his next venture. India was one of the countries on his list of potential markets, which included the US, the UK, Indonesia and Thailand.

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Feminist Information Infrastructure Workshop with Blank Noise and Sangama

by Ambika Tandon last modified Aug 13, 2018 03:21 PM

Akriti Bopanna, Swaraj Paul Barooah and Ambika Tandon as part of the project on Feminist Information Infrastructure, conducted a full-day workshop with Sangama and Blank Noise on August 8, 2018 at CIS, Bangalore.

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The Big Eye: The tech is all ready for mass surveillance in India

by Admin last modified Aug 13, 2018 02:54 PM

Chennai’s T. Nagar, arguably India’s biggest shopping district by revenues and crowded on any given day, gets even more packed in festival seasons as thousands throng its saree and jewellery stores.

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UNDP joins Tech Giants in Partnership on AI

by Admin last modified Aug 13, 2018 03:51 PM

UNDP joins the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (AI), a consortium of companies, academics, and NGOs working to ensure that AI is developed in a safe, ethical, and transparent manner. Founded in 2016 by the tech giants - Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft - It has since been joined by industry leaders such as Accenture, Intel, Oxford Internet Institute - University of Oxford, eBay, as well as non profit organizations such as UNICEF and Human Rights Watch and many more.

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India’s internet shutdowns are costing the economy billions of dollars

by Admin last modified Jul 31, 2018 04:54 PM

Frequent internet shutdowns have begun to hurt the Indian economy.

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Smartphone rumours spark series of mob killings in India

by Admin last modified Jul 31, 2018 02:30 PM

Nation reels from killings blamed on fake reports of kidnappers spread on WhatsApp

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Data localisation may pinch startups, payments firms

by Admin last modified Jul 29, 2018 07:22 AM

The draft Data Protection Bill is likely to have significant impact on how companies and startups use customer data, particularly as it would increase costs and make it difficult for them to take data outside the country.

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People Should Have Right To Their Data, Not Companies, Says TRAI

by Admin last modified Jul 29, 2018 05:44 AM

Rules for protection of personal data in the telecom space are not sufficient, regulator TRAI said today while suggesting that consumers be given the right to choice, consent and to be forgotten to safeguard their privacy.

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