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Silicon Plateau: Volume Two
Silicon Plateau is an art project and publishing series that explores the intersection of technology, culture and society in the Indian city of Bangalore. Each ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Mar 13, 2019 01:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Welcome to [email protected] blog!
We from the [email protected] programme at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are delighted to announce the launch of our new blog, hosted on Medium. It ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jan 02, 2019 11:48 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Seminar on Open Access in Research Area: A Strategic Approach
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Delhi, is organising a seminar on open access in research on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The seminar will focus on: ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 22, 2015 05:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Free Basics debate: Trai has a point in imposing temporary ban on net neutrality
The argument against net neutrality in India is simple. Regulation cannot be based on dogma – evidence of harm must be provided before you can advocate for ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:58 PM — Filed under: , ,
Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 - Submission to the IT Group of the Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance has recently held pre-budget consultations with different stakeholder groups in connection with the Union Budget 2016-17. We were ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:34 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16) - Selected Sessions
We are proud to announce that the first Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC16), organised around the theme of 'studying internet in India,' will be held on ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 18, 2016 09:23 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Overview and Concerns Regarding the Indian Draft DNA Profiling Act
The Indian Code of Criminal Procedure was amended in 2005 to enable the collection of a host of medical details from accused persons upon their arrest. ... by GeneWatch UK & the Council for Responsible Genetics, US last modified Jul 11, 2012 11:30 AM — Filed under: ,
International Open Data Charter: Comments by CIS
The second meeting of Stewards of the International Open Data Charter is in progress in Santiago, Chile, where the revisions made to the Charter based on the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Sep 08, 2015 11:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Analysing Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism & Rioting Edition)
Pranesh Prakash does preliminary analysis on a leaked list of the websites blocked from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 by the Indian government. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 06, 2012 11:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Big Data and Reproductive Health in India: A Case Study of the Mother and Child Tracking System
In this case study undertaken as part of the Big Data for Development (BD4D) network, Ambika Tandon evaluates the Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) as ... by Ambika Tandon last modified Dec 06, 2019 04:57 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Call for Contributions and Reflections: Your experiences in Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages!
Whose Knowledge?, the Oxford Internet Institute, and the Centre for Internet and Society are creating a State of the Internet’s Languages report, as baseline ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Aug 07, 2019 12:29 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
State of the Internet's Languages 2020: Announcing selected contributions!
In response to our call for contributions and reflections on ‘Decolonising the Internet’s Languages’ in August, we are delighted to announce that we received ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Nov 01, 2019 06:12 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Internet Speech: Perspectives on Regulation and Policy
The Centre for Internet & Society and the University of Munich (LMU), Germany are jointly organizing an international symposium at India Habitat Centre in New ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Apr 01, 2019 04:38 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Marathi Language Fortnight Workshops 2019
Maharashtra is a state which is rich in diversity in terms of language and culture seen in its various regions such as Konkan, Marathwada, Western Maharashtra, ... by Subodh Kulkarni last modified Mar 01, 2019 12:39 AM — Filed under: , , ,
CIS Response to Draft E-Commerce Policy
CIS is grateful for the opportunity to submit comments to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on the draft national e-commerce policy. This ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 26, 2019 06:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
SVG Translation Workshop at KBC North Maharashtra University
The Centre for Internet & Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) wing organized an SVG translation workshop in collaboration with KBC North Maharashtra University, ... by Subodh Kulkarni last modified Apr 26, 2019 06:47 AM — Filed under: , , ,
What’s up with WhatsApp?
In 2016, WhatsApp Inc announced it was rolling out end-to-end encryption, but is the company doing what it claims to be doing? by Aayush Rathi and Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 23, 2018 04:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
National Resource Kit: The Lakshadweep Chapter (Call for Comments)
The National Resource Kit team is pleased to bring you its research on the state of laws, policies and programmes for persons with disabilities in the state of ... by Anandhi Viswanathan last modified Feb 20, 2014 10:00 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, ... by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Bots That Got Some Votes Home
Nilofar Ansher gives us some startling updates on the "Digital Natives Video Contest" voting results declared in May 2012, in this blog post. by Nilofar Ansher last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:56 AM — Filed under: , ,
Institute on Internet & Society: Event Report
The Institute on Internet and Society organized by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) with grant supported by the Ford Foundation took place from June 8 ... by Srividya Vaidyanathan last modified Oct 15, 2013 06:48 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Banking and Accessibility in India: A Report by CIS
The report gives an analysis of banking accessibility for persons with disabilities in India. Besides a detailed look at the legal provisions and guidelines on ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified Aug 13, 2013 04:00 AM — Filed under: , ,
Infrastructure as Digital Politics: Media Practices and the Assam NRC Citizen Identification Project (Draft Paper)
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam focuses on updating the list of Indian citizens in the state. A highly sensitive, controversial and ... by Khetrimayum Monish Singh last modified May 15, 2018 03:35 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Not a Goodbye; More a ‘Come Again’: Thoughts on being Research Director at a moment of transition
As I slowly make the news of my transition from being the Research Director at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, to taking up a professorship at ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 15, 2014 02:17 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet
The Centre for Internet & Society in partnership with Google India conducted the Google Policy Fellowship 2011. This was offered for the first time in Asia ... by Rishabh Dara last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:22 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Digital Design: Human Behavior vs. Technology - Vita Beans
What comes first? Understanding human behavior and communication patterns to design digital technologies? Or should our technologies have the innate capacity ... by Denisse Albornoz last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:29 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked URLs by Department of Telecommunications (IIPM Edition)
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in its order dated February 14, 2013 has issued directions to the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block seventy ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Feb 17, 2013 07:35 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities (Russian Version)
The e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities is based upon the online ITU-G3ict e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 26, 2012 10:04 AM — Filed under: , , ,