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Online gag:Existing rules give little freedom
Even as the controversy over Kapil Sibal's attempt to get internet giants such as Google and Facebook to prescreen user-generated content to weed out ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:42 AM — Filed under: ,
GoldenEye ransomware attack hit operations at Pipavav Port, JNPT
Shipping ministry says the GoldenEye ransomware attack at JNPT and Pipavav port may result in bunching of inbound and outbound cargo. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2017 10:53 PM — Filed under:
Second India China Think-Tank Forum
The second India-China Think-Tank Forum was held in Beijing from June 22 to 27, 2017. The Forum was jointly organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies, the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2017 02:43 AM — Filed under:
Freedom of Expression on the Internet : Possibilities and Challenges
Sharat Chandra Ram was a speaker at an international seminar organized by Bolivar Technological University, Cartagena in Colombia on June 29, 2017. The theme ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2017 02:30 AM — Filed under: ,
Act now to protect yourself against future ransomware attacks
There was Wannacry, then Petya, and several other lesser-known ones: With ransomware attacks coming thick and fast, get proactive about protecting yourself. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 10, 2017 02:46 PM — Filed under:
Reliance Jio data leaked on website : report
Reliance Jio customer data was leaked on independent website magicapk.com, including details such as names, mobile numbers and email IDs , said a report. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 10, 2017 02:53 PM — Filed under: , ,
Social Activist Alleges Threat By Police Officer Over Possession of Aadhaar
Social activist Shabnam Hashmi recorded a policeman telling her those without address proof and Aadhaar could be “eliminated”. by Admin last modified Jul 20, 2017 02:31 PM — Filed under: , ,
Should an Inability to Precisely Define Privacy Render It Untenable as a Right?
The judges may still be able to articulate the manner in which limits for a right to privacy may be arrived at, without explicitly specifying them. by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 04, 2017 01:49 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right ... by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 07, 2017 08:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The rise of India’s typography community
Meet India’s typography community, as they adapt regional language scripts for the digital age and take their passion mainstream. by Admin last modified Aug 07, 2017 03:17 PM — Filed under:
Who is Following Me: Tracking the Trackers (IGF2012)
The Internet Society and the Council of Europe are co-organising a workshop at the IGF (Baku - 8 November 2012 - 09:00 - 10:30) regarding online tracking. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 07, 2012 05:17 PM — Filed under: ,
Debate on Section 66A rages on
Last week, a reputed BPO in Chennai took down its Facebook page and introduced stricter moderation for posts on its bulletin board. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2012 09:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
New rules leave social media users vulnerable: Experts
They analyse the implications of the government vs Twitter controversy on individual privacy by Krupa Joseph last modified Jun 14, 2021 11:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
The All India Privacy Symposium: Conference Report
Privacy India, the Centre for Internet and Society and Society in Action Group, with support from the International Development Research Centre, Privacy ... by Natasha Vaz last modified Apr 30, 2012 05:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Will Only Legal Backing For Aadhaar Suffice?
Aadhaar is set to become mandatory, but the opponents of the scheme are not amused. Concerns about privacy of the Aadhaar number and the authenticity of the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
Press Release, March 11, 2016: The Law cannot Fix what Technology has Broken!
We published and circulated the following press release on March 11, 2016, as the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other ... by Japreet Grewal and Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was ... by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
A scheme in India to help the poor raises privacy concerns
India’s legislators are on Wednesday debating a law that would allow the government to collect biometric and demographic information from people in return for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2016 03:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
Vulnerabilities in the UIDAI Implementation Not Addressed by the Aadhaar Bill, 2016
In this infographic, we document the various issues in the Aadhaar enrolment process implemented by the UIDAI, and highlight the vulnerabilities that the ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Aadhaar: Govt will not compromise on national security
The government is confident that the Aadhaar Bill will be passed. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 22, 2016 03:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
India Still Trying To Turn Optional Aadhaar Identification Number Into A Mandatory National Identity System
from the sliding-down-the-slippery-slope-to-disaster dept by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 24, 2016 06:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
Encryption policy would have affected emails, operating systems, WiFi
Our email data would have to be stored. If we connect to a WiFi, that data would have to be stored, and that's plain ridiculous. There is a problem when the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2015 01:23 AM — Filed under: ,
Open sesame
The government’s email is shockingly vulnerable. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2015 01:31 AM — Filed under:
Govt presses 'undo' button on draft encryption policy
The decision came a day before PM embarked on a visit to the US, where he is expected to meet leaders of firms such as Apple, Facebook, Google and Tesla. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2015 01:55 AM — Filed under:
Hits and Misses With the Draft Encryption Policy
Most encryption standards are open standards. They are developed by open participation in a publicly scrutable process by industry, academia and governments in ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 26, 2015 04:46 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Facebook’s Free Internet Access Program in Developing Countries Provokes Backlash
In India and Indonesia, users criticize Internet.org initiative, saying it violates the principles of net neutrality. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 29, 2015 04:35 PM — Filed under: ,
Understanding and Mitigating Online Hate Speech and Youth Radicalisation
The tenth annual IGF meeting will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil, on November 10 - 13, 2015. IGF's MAG has decided to retain the title “Evolution of Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 01, 2015 01:59 AM — Filed under: ,
Online outcry forces government to withdraw draft encryption policy
The article by Naina Khedekar discussing encryption policy was published in First Post on September 23, 2015. Pranesh Prakash has been quoted. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 01, 2015 02:05 AM — Filed under: , ,
‘By weakening our security, govt is putting us at risk of espionage’
After the BlackBerry encryption and IT Act fiascos of recent years, the government last week sent yet another cyber policy howler, the Draft National ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 02, 2015 03:09 AM — Filed under: , ,
September 2015 Bulletin
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