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Surveillance Enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar
Biometric identity systems are being introduced around the world with a focus on promoting human development and social and economic inclusion, rather than ... by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari last modified Aug 09, 2022 08:17 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet opens doors to trillions more Net addresses with IPv6
The global Internet industry reached a key milestone on June 6 when a group of Web sites, Internet service providers (ISPs) and router manufacturers banded ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2012 05:12 AM — Filed under:
IPv6: The First Steps
The Centre for Internet & Society has entered into a small collaboration with Tata Telecommunications in India to celebrate the IPv6 day on June 6th. We will ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2012 07:18 AM — Filed under:
Towards a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on ‘Internet Rights, Accessibility, Regulation & Ethics’
This event was organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation, National Internet Exchange of India and Association for Progressive Communications at Mirza Ghalib ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2012 07:14 AM — Filed under: , ,
Prime Security: The Mathematics of RSA Encryption
Based on simple properties of prime numbers, RSA encryption protects our money and digital identity. But how does it actually work? The Centre for Internet and ... by elonnai hickok last modified Sep 22, 2011 07:13 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian net service providers too play censorship tricks
The study by a Canadian university has found that some major Indian ISPs have deployed web-censorship and filtering technology. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2013 04:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Hate speech: ban or ignore?
The Social Network discusses the hate speeches: whether they should be banned or ignored. Why does the state take action against some and not against some ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2013 09:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
Freedom of Expression Gagged
The use of law to bully people into silence, called ‘heckler’s veto’, is not unique to India, writes Chinmayi Arun in this op-ed published in Business Line on ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Feb 18, 2013 08:55 AM — Filed under: ,
Unique Identity Number (UID), National Population Register (NPR), and Governance
The Centre for Internet and Society and the Say No to UID campaign invite you to a workshop to discuss and learn about the present state of the UID and the NPR ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2013 04:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Foreign Funding of NGOs
Should FDI in India’s thinktank sector worry us? It is a debate long overdue. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 04, 2013 11:52 PM — Filed under: ,
Cyber security, surveillance and the right to privacy: country perspectives
This blog post is fourth in a series of eight blog posts to report on the “Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression” recently ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 23, 2013 12:10 PM — Filed under: ,
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: , , , , , , , , , , ,
India's Central Monitoring System (CMS): Something to Worry About?
In this article, Maria Xynou presents new information about India's controversial Central Monitoring System (CMS) based on official documents which were shared ... by Maria Xynou last modified Feb 22, 2014 01:50 PM — Filed under: , ,
Rise of the bot: all you need to know about the latest threat online
In the last week of December, 2013, former union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal lodged a police complaint in Chandigarh after witnessing “an unusual rise ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:16 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The Future of the Internet, Who Should Govern It and What is at Stake for You?
Internet and Mobile Association of India, Cellular Operators Association of India, Internet Democracy project, Media for Change, SFLC and the Centre for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2014 11:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Video Games: A Case Study of a Cross-cultural Video Collaboration
A new book focusing on Palestinian artists’ video, edited by Bashir Makhoul and published by Palestinian Art Court- al Hoash, 2013, includes a chapter ... by Larissa Hjorth and Nishant Shah last modified Jan 31, 2014 12:02 PM — Filed under:
What is net neutrality and why it is important
Internet is built around the idea of openness. It allows people to connect and exchange information freely, if the information or service is not illegal. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2014 08:24 AM — Filed under:
Internet Governance and India: The Way Forward
Snehashish Ghosh is participating in this event organized by the Observer Research Foundation on January 22 in New Delhi. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2014 10:33 AM — Filed under:
Social Notworking - 'Murder by Twitter'
Suketu Mehta (@suketumehta) - terrible news about sunanda tharoor. this is murder by twitter. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 04, 2014 07:02 AM — Filed under: ,
Netizen's Guide to the Internet Governance Forum
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Linking Aadhaar to Facebook, WhatsApp won't curb fake news, but may undermine its legislation: Experts
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. by Swathi Moorthy last modified Aug 22, 2019 01:59 AM — Filed under:
AI is biased, you’ll see if you Google ‘hands’
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 ... by Rajmohan Sudhakar last modified Aug 26, 2019 11:53 PM — Filed under:
Pycon India 2019
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 ... by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:04 AM — Filed under: ,
Policies for the Platform Economy
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. by Admin last modified Aug 27, 2019 12:19 AM — Filed under: ,
A judicial overreach into matters of regulation
A PIL on Aadhaar sheds light on some problematic trends by Gurshabad Grover last modified Aug 28, 2019 01:28 AM — Filed under: , ,
Packets, net neutrality and gaming public policy outcomes
Gurshabad Grover attended Prof. Vishal Misra's lecture on net neutrality at Has Geek in Bangalore on August 15, 2019. by Admin last modified Aug 28, 2019 03:15 PM — Filed under: ,
What Centre will tell Supreme Court on Aadhaar and social media account linkage
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 ... by Amrita Madhukalya last modified Sep 02, 2019 04:28 AM — Filed under: ,
Kashmir’s information vacuum
Legislative backing is being appropriated to normalise communication shutdowns. by Aayush Rathi and Akriti Bopanna last modified Sep 02, 2019 04:34 AM — Filed under: ,
Submission to Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace on the definition of Cyber Stability
"The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace released a public consultation process that sought to solicit comments and obtain feedback on the ... by Arindrajit Basu and Elonnai Hickok last modified Sep 11, 2019 02:52 PM — Filed under: ,
The Networked Public: How Social Media is Changing Democracy
The book looks at how networks exert unchecked power in subverting political discourse and polarizing the public in India. Towards that, it investigates the ... by Amber Sinha last modified Oct 03, 2019 06:51 AM — Filed under: , , , ,