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Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
Last week, the Indian government rejected Google’s plans to map Indian cities, tourist spots and mountain ranges, using the 360-degree panoramic Google Street ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
Cyberstalkers, the new bullies in town
The advent of social media and an increase in accessibility has led to increasing concerns with regard to cyber safety. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 04, 2016 02:44 AM — Filed under:
Big Data Governance Frameworks for 'Data Revolution for Sustainable Development'
A key component of the process to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is the call for a global 'data revolution' to better understand, monitor, and ... by Meera Manoj last modified Jul 05, 2016 01:13 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
FB & Google have already monopolised Indian cyberspace
In an interview with Catch, Sunil Abraham, executive director of Center for Internet & Society, puts the recent US-India cyber relationship framework into ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 08, 2016 03:59 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Flashpoint #TrollControl: Maneka versus NCW
Amidst the debate over controlling online trolls - the proposal by Union Women and Child Development Minister to curb violence against women on the internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:11 AM — Filed under: ,
India No Haven For Net Freedom But It Did Not Oppose UN Move on Internet Rights
India hasn’t had the best record when it comes to Internet rights. The country regularly carries out Internet shutdowns under flimsy pretexts, is still ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:25 AM — Filed under: ,
India may not be guilty of opposing UN move to save internet rights
India is a democratic country, but the standards for freedom of expression promised to us—online and offline—are highly questionable, especially with online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:58 AM — Filed under: ,
Trans Pacific Partnership and Digital 2 Dozen: Implications for Data Protection and Digital Privacy
In this essay, Shubhangi Heda explores the concerns related to data protection and digital privacy under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed ... by Shubhangi Heda last modified Jul 12, 2016 07:56 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Place for a safety net
Vinupriya took her life last week, humiliated by the morphed images of her naked body posted on a social media site. Experts warn that the spike in Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 13, 2016 02:45 AM — Filed under: ,
Tamil Nadu likely to hold Facebook accountable for suicide case
The recent suicide of a 21-year-old woman from Salem district in Tamil Nadu over her morphed pictures being uploaded on Facebook could turn into a flash-point ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 13, 2016 01:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
No, India did NOT oppose the United Nations move to “make internet access a human right”
Last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution titled “The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the ... by Pranesh Prakash and Japreet Grewal last modified Jul 13, 2016 04:09 PM — Filed under: ,
The Idea of the Book
Its future lies in a trans-media format that is ever evolving, writes Nishant Shah in an article which was published in the Indian Express on April 8, 2012. by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 10, 2012 09:53 AM — Filed under: ,
Cartonama Workshop
HasGeek presents an intensive, hands-on training for managing and building location based services at the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), Bangalore on 2nd ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2012 10:21 AM — Filed under: , ,
Tweeple say it pithily with hash tags
Twitter best captures public irreverence to pomposity and the powers-that-be, writes Deepa Kurup in this article published in the Hindu on February 11, 2012. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2012 05:06 AM — Filed under:
Personal Data, Public Profile
Whether we like it or not, we live in a world that is rapidly being Googlised, writes Nishant Shah in an article published by the Financial Express on February ... by Nishant Shah last modified Feb 14, 2012 06:19 AM — Filed under:
Prometheus bound and gagged
Funny how a healthy person like me can collapse one day and end up in the hospital. The doctor who made me go through every lab test available, finally ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2012 04:47 AM — Filed under: , ,
Indecent Proposals
If Kapil Sibal’s attempts to police net content fructify, it may even lead to a reversal of some of the forward-looking provisions of the Information ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2012 06:13 AM — Filed under: ,