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Power over privacy: New Personal Data Protection Bill fails to really protect the citizen’s right to privacy

by Nikhil Pahwa last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:57 AM

Nikhil Pahwa throws light on the new personal data protection bill.

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India’s record on internet shutdown gets bleaker; now blocked in 2 NE states

by Admin last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:51 AM

India reported over 100 internet shutdown in 2018, according to an annual study of Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization.

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Outrage As Privileged IITians Use Tech To Spy On Sweepers

by Rachna Khaira last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:33 AM

Some members of the housekeeping staff at IIT Ropar were put under round the clock surveillance during working hours for many days in February this year without their consent. IIT Ropar Director Prof S K Das has ordered a probe into the incident.

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WhatsApp spy attack and after

by Theres Sudeep last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:06 AM

Bengaluru experts analyse the Pegasus snooping scandal, and provide advice on what you can do about the gaping holes in your mobile phone security.

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Cyber security tips for small businesses

by Theres Sudeep last modified Dec 05, 2019 11:35 PM

It is important to have good cyber security practices, experts recommend.

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Why having more CCTV cameras does not translate to crime prevention

by Manasa Rao last modified Dec 05, 2019 11:26 PM

Can technology substitute addressing social, psychological, economic and other individual factors that largely lead to criminality? And what are the perils of over-reliance on technology to fight crime?

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Proposals to regulate social media run into multiple roadblocks

by Saumya Tewari and Abhijit Ahaskar last modified Nov 28, 2019 02:16 PM

The Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Pegasus spyware attack on WhatsApp and the growing misuse of social media platforms to spread misinformation have made governments world over, including in India, realise the limitations of existing laws in dealing with the misuse of these platforms.

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Activists demand judicial probe into WhatsApp snooping

by KV Kurmanath last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:53 AM

Calls for Parliamentary supervision over Government interception, legal hacking.

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Cyber law experts asks why CERT-In removed advisory warning about WhatsApp vulnerability

by Megha Mandavia last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:48 AM

On the missing web page note, CERT-In had provided a detailed explanation of the vulnerability, which could be exploited by an attacker by making a decoy voice call to a target.

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India facial recognition: How effective will it be?

by Admin last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:42 AM

India is trying to build what could be the world's largest facial recognition system.

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Should online political advertising be regulated?

by P.J. George last modified Nov 13, 2019 03:12 PM

Micro-targeting could have potentially damaging results in the context of political advertising.

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Startup Street: Google India's new top boss, the rise of Mastodon and keeping tabs on data compliance

by Admin last modified Nov 13, 2019 03:01 PM

Arindrajit Basu appeared on CNBC TV 18's Start Up Street discussing data compliance in the fall out of the Whatsapp-Pegasus incident.

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Cultivating India's Cyber Defense Strategy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 13, 2019 02:52 PM

Arindrajit Basu, Pranav M. Bidare and Karan Saini organized a roundtable discussion on 'Cultivating India’s Cyber Defense Strategy' at the Indian Islamic Cultural Centre in New Delhi, on November 5, 2019. The event saw a total of 27 participants including five speakers.

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Open Workshop on 'Digital Empire(s): Perspectives from Asia and Africa

by Admin last modified Nov 13, 2019 02:36 PM

Monish will be a part of a collaborative network which is organising an open workshop on 'Digital Empire(s): Perspectives from Asia and Africa', on December 4, 2019 at Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) Delhi.

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Advancing Cyberstability Final Report

by Admin last modified Nov 13, 2019 02:25 PM

Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) was acknowledged in the final report of the Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace

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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Consultation on 'Privacy and Gender'

by Admin last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:39 AM

Ambika Tandon was a speaker at the Consultation on Privacy and Gender organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy held at New York University, New York on October 30 - 31, 2019.

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Gurshabad Grover nominated to join advisory group on open source software for ISO/IEC JTC 1

by Admin last modified Nov 02, 2019 05:17 AM

Gurshabad Grover has been nominated through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to be a member of the Advisory Group AG) on Open Source Software for ISO/IEC JTC 1.

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Trending Hate Against Muslims: Is Twitter Complicit?

by Puja Bhattacharjee last modified Oct 23, 2019 12:54 AM

Twitter claimed that it had ‘prevented’ the Hashtag while it had not.

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NIPFP Seminar on Exploring Policy Issues in the Digital Technology Arena

by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:40 AM

Anubha Sinha participated in this seminar as a discussant on the "Regulating emerging technologies" panel. The event was held at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla on October 10 - 11, 2019.

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Discussion at CyFy on Technology, Policy and National Security: Building 21st Century Curricula in India’s Law Schools

by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 07:23 AM

Arindrajit Basu attended the session and gave comments on the course outline which included thoughts on:

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