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How Sai Baba Was Made To Spy On Your Phone For Credit Ratings

by Gopal Sathe last modified Jul 08, 2019 02:04 PM

Researchers revealed that Hyderabad-based CreditVidya—a highly successful fintech company that rated people’s creditworthiness—collected data from people using music apps and Sai Baba apps.

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PIB plans a fact-checking unit to counter fake news

by Smriti Kak Ramachandran last modified Jul 05, 2019 02:31 AM

Countering fake news has been high on the government’s agenda; in 2016; the MIB suggested expanding its analytics wing to monitor social media and set up an early warning system for possible flashpoints that the government may be unprepared for.

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Setting the Agenda: A Behavioural Science approach to Data Privacy

by Admin last modified Jul 04, 2019 04:47 PM

Amber Sinha attended a meeting organised by the Centre for Social Behaviour Change (CSBC) at Ashoka University and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics on 26 June 2019 at CSBC office, Vasant Vihar in New Delhi.

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Digital ID Forum 2019

by Admin last modified Aug 07, 2019 02:09 PM

Sunil Abraham was one of the panelists at this event at Chulalongkorn University on July 3, 2019.

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Facebook’s Libra: A bit too ambitious?

by Rajmohan Sudhakar last modified Jul 02, 2019 05:14 AM

Power desperately finds ways to propagate at the slightest hint of losing lustre, which the social network is beginning to experience at the moment.

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Workshop on Cyber-Ethics: Values-driven Innovative Solutions

by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2019 12:51 AM

Arindrajit Basu moderated a discussion on Cyber-Ethics at Swiss Nex (Consulate General of Switzerland, Bangalore on 28 June 2019. The event was organized by the Embassy of Switzerland.

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by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2019 01:08 AM

Akriti Bopanna attended ICANN 65 in Marrakech, Morocco from 24 - 27 June 2019.

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Pranesh Prakash as Resource Person for ITD seminar on Competition

by Admin last modified Jul 04, 2019 04:23 PM

Pranesh Prakash represented the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) as a resource person for a training seminar held by the International Institute for Trade and Development, which is an organization with a UN mandate and funding by the Thai government. The event was held from 24 - 26 June 2019 at Bangkok.

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Chasing fame and fun 15 seconds at a time: Why TikTok has India hooked

by Tora Agarwala, Surbhi Gupta, and Karishma Mehrotra last modified Jul 05, 2019 02:13 AM

How TikTok, an app owned by a Chinese firm, has become a playground for India’s young.

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The Global Nature of Cybersecurity in a Changing World

by Admin last modified Jul 05, 2019 02:26 AM

Arindrajit Basu represented CIS at the annual grantee convening of the Hewlett Foundation held at San Diego from 20 - 22 June 2019.

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Rootconf 2019

by Admin last modified Jul 05, 2019 12:52 AM

Karan Saini participated in the annual Rootconf conference held by HasGeek on June 21 and 22, 2019. This conference was held at the NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bangalore, India.

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Facebook to pay Indians to give up privacy: Experts raise questions

by Geetika Mantri last modified Jun 22, 2019 04:01 AM

Facebook has launched a voluntary, opt-in program, which monetarily compensates users in exchange for their data.

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ICANN Masterclass

by Admin last modified Jun 22, 2019 03:57 AM

ICANN organized a masterclass in Bangalore on June 19, 2019.

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Workshop on 'Urban Data, Inequality and Justice in the Global South'

by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2019 01:30 AM

Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon presented our research on video-based surveillance in New Delhi at a workshop on urban data, inequality, and justice in the global South at the University of Manchester on 14 June 2019.

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No Fintech company meets every single privacy requirement under IT Act: CIS report

by Shilpa S. Ranipeta last modified Jul 08, 2019 02:34 AM

The study shows that privacy policies companies such as Paytm, Jio Payments Bank, Airtel Payments Bank, Amazon Pay, Bhim are not accessible from the main website.

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Interpreting the Outer Space Treaty's Non-Appropriation Principle: Customary International Law from 1967 to Today

by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2019 03:17 AM

Arindrajit Basu's research was quoted in the journal article authored by Abigail D. Pershing and published by Yale Journal of International Law.

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Fragmenting Cybersecurity Norms through the Language(s) of Subalternity: India in the East and the Global Community

by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2019 03:01 AM

Arindrajit Basu's research was quoted in the article by Riccardo Vecellio Segate published in Columbia Journal of Asian Law.

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AI for Good Workshop

by Admin last modified Jun 05, 2019 02:47 PM

Pranav Manjesh Bidare attended a workshop on AI for Good, organised by Swissnex India, and Wadhwani AI in Bangalore on May 22, 2019.

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HillHacks 2019

by Admin last modified Jun 05, 2019 02:41 PM

Karan Saini was a speaker at HillHacks 2019 organized by HillHacks in Bir, Himachal Pradesh from May 24 to May 26, 2019.

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Plugging into India’s broadband  revolution

by Navadha Pandey last modified Jun 05, 2019 02:02 PM

After many false starts, the plan to wire India’s digital future may finally take off with Jio GigaFiber’s entry.

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