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Electoral Databases – Privacy and Security Concerns
In this blogpost, Snehashish Ghosh analyzes privacy and security concerns which have surfaced with the digitization, centralization and standardization of the ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Jan 16, 2014 11:07 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Who Owns Your Phone?
The capacity of companies to defy standards that work tells an alarming story of what we lose when we lose control of our devices. by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 18, 2016 04:18 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 12, 2016 10:14 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
WikiWars - A report
The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, hosted WikiWars – an international event that brought ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 06, 2010 11:21 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CPOV : Wikipedia Research Initiative
The Second event, towards building the Critical Point of View Reader on Wikipedia, brings a range of scholars, practitioners, theorists and activists to ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Future of Journalism: EJC @ Picnic 2010
Nishant Shah was a speaker at the PICNIC 2010, in Amsterdam, where he made a presentation titled "Citizens in the time of Database Democracies : Information ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 13, 2010 07:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
Locating Internets: Histories of the Internet(s) in India — Research Training and Curriculum Workshop: Call for Participation
Deadline for submission: 26th July 2011-06-08; When: 19th - 22nd August, 2011; Where: Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 21, 2011 06:00 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Workshop on Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age (Delhi, November 14-15)
IT for Change, along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:27 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Millions of Indians move from cash to digital payments. But some ask whether it’s safe
Minutes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began an ambitious new mobile-phone-payment application in December, several clones of the app popped up at ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 16, 2017 02:52 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Fake Narendra Modi apps aplenty, but it’s up to users to protect themselves
The app, hosted on Google Play store, automatically gets excessive permission including full network access and ability to take pictures and videos once ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2016 04:24 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 16, 2017 03:14 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
An Evidence based Intermediary Liability Policy Framework: Workshop at IGF
CIS is organising a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum 2014. The workshop will be an opportunity to present and discuss ongoing research on the changing ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:41 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Summary Report Internet Governance Forum 2015
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held at Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, Joao ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Open Standards Workshop at IGF '09
The Centre for Internet and Society co-organized a workshop on 'Open Standards: A Rights-Based Framework' at the fourth Internet Governance Forum, at Sharm ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Civic Hacking Workshop
CIS, with the UK Government's Foreign Office and the Cabinet Office Team for Digital Engagement, and Google India, is organizing a workshop on open data (or ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:14 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Engaging on the Digital Commons
We at the Centre for Internet and Society are very glad to be able to participate in the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:56 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector
The Transparency & Accountability Initiative has published a book called “Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Wikipedia Introductory Session organized for Data and India portal consultants
On May 13, 2013, the Access to Knowledge team led by Subhashish Panigrahi conducted a Wikipedia Introductory Session at the National Informatics Centre in New ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Jul 17, 2013 06:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Last Cultural Mile
Ashish’s monograph follows the career of a priori contradiction, one that only mandates a state mechanism to perform an act of delivery, and then disqualifies ... by kaeru last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:59 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Fill The Gap: Global Discussion on Digital Natives
More often than not people don't understand the new practices inspired by Internet and digital technologies. As such a series of accusations have been leveled ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 22, 2010 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures (Bangalore, August 27)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a one day workshop, on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise awareness of, and devise ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Aug 22, 2016 01:25 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Beyond Scale: How to make your digital development program sustainable
A dissemination workshop was organized by BBC Media Action, with support from the Digital Impact Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on February ... by Admin last modified Feb 26, 2018 02:23 PM — Filed under: ,
Rethinking the last mile Problem: A cultural argument
This research project, by Ashish Rajadhyaksha from the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, is mainly a conceptual-archival investigation into India’s ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A provisional definition for the Cultural Last Mile
In the first of his entries, Ashish Rajadhyaksha gives his own spin on the 'Last Mile' problem that has been at the crux of all public technologies. Shifting ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:57 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Letter to ICANN on NCSG
The Centre for Internet and Society sent the following mail to ICANN regarding their attempt to impose their own charter for a Noncommercial Stakeholder Group ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
IT Act and Commerce
This is a guest post by Rahul Matthan, partner in the law firm Trilegal, and widely regarded as one of the leading experts on information technology law in ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Primer on the New IT Act
With this draft information bulletin, we briefly discuss some of the problems with the Information Technology Act, and invite your comments. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — Filed under: , , , ,