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Why having more CCTV cameras does not translate to crime prevention

by Manasa Rao last modified Sep 25, 2019 02:13 AM

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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Android 10 out, big on ‘privacy’

by Roshan H. Nair last modified Sep 25, 2019 02:05 AM

Companies aware of new concerns, says expert.

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Internet pour toutes

by Isabelle Grégoire last modified Sep 20, 2019 03:01 PM

Ambika Tandon was quoted in Canadian-French magazine L'Actualite, in an article on technology and women in India. In the quote, she explains the core research questions of the FIRN project, which is studying the digital intermediation of domestic work in India.

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Responsible AI Workshop

by Admin last modified Sep 20, 2019 02:50 PM

Sunil Abraham participated in this meeting organized by Facebook on September 17, 2019 in New Delhi.

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Talks at National University of Juridical Sciences Today

by Admin last modified Sep 20, 2019 02:45 PM

Arindrajit Basu delivered two lectures at the National University of Juridical Sciences on September 18, 2019.

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AI in Healthcare

by Admin last modified Sep 19, 2019 04:15 PM

The Center for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP) and the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB) invited Radhika Radhakrishnan for a talk at IIIT-Bangalore on September 13, 2019.

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Chennai residents rue fuzzy CCTV surveillance

by Vivek Narayanan and R. Srinivasan last modified Sep 19, 2019 02:35 PM

Poor quality of footage, lack of maintenance and inadequate back-up reduce the gadgets’ deterrent value.

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What Centre will tell Supreme Court on Aadhaar and social media account linkage

by Amrita Madhukalya last modified Sep 02, 2019 04:28 AM

The top court had held in the Aadhaar case that the government can make the linking of the 12-digit-number mandatory only in the case of availing subsidies and welfare benefits. Consequently, Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act was struck down.

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Packets, net neutrality and gaming public policy outcomes

by Admin last modified Aug 28, 2019 03:15 PM

Gurshabad Grover attended Prof. Vishal Misra's lecture on net neutrality at Has Geek in Bangalore on August 15, 2019.

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Government plans tighter rules for social media brands like Facebook, TikTok, ShareChat

by Sunny Sen last modified Aug 28, 2019 03:11 PM

The government is planning to impose higher levels of accountability on social media platforms as it grapples with the problem of bringing about order in a fast-growing industry where regulations are still nebulous.

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Linking Aadhaar to Facebook, Twitter: Possible witch-hunt or key to curb crime & fake news?

by Taran Deol and Revathi Krishanan last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:25 AM

The Supreme Court has cautioned against linking users’ social media accounts with Aadhaar, saying it will impinge on citizens’ privacy.

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Policies for the Platform Economy

by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:19 AM

Anubha Sinha and Amber Sinha will be panelists in this event being organized by IT for Change at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on August 30, 2019.

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Impact of Industrial Revolution 4.0 - IT and Automotive Sector in India by the Dialogue and FES

by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:13 AM

On August 21, 2019, Aayush Rathi, attended a report launch event and focus group discussion on the "Impact of Industrial Revolution 4.0 - IT and Automotive Sector in India". Research conducted by the Dialogue in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) were being presented.

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Pycon India 2019

by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:04 AM

K. Bhuvana Meenakshi gave a talk at BangPypers organized by Python Software Society in Bangalore on August 25, 2019. She spoke on Let the world experience WebXR!

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AI is biased, you’ll see if you Google ‘hands’

by Rajmohan Sudhakar last modified Aug 26, 2019 11:53 PM

As it is, the world is unfair. The question now is, do we want automated tech to be unfair too? As we build more and more AI-dependent smart digital infrastructure in our cities and beyond, we have pretty much overlooked the emerging character of artificial intelligence that would have a profound bearing on our nature and future.

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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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