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Stand up for Digital Rights
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a discussion on a set of recommendations for Ethical Tech, a report on human rights and private online ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jun 13, 2016 03:30 PM — Filed under: , ,
Under Modi government, foreign funding of NGOs has come down
Information obtained under RTI from the Home Ministry suggests NGOs have had to take a serious hit in the last 2 years. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2016 04:37 PM — Filed under:
Jurisdiction: The Taboo Topic at ICANN
The "IANA Transition" that is currently underway is a sham since it doesn't address the most important question: that of jurisdiction. This article explores ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 29, 2016 07:51 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Submission by the Centre for Internet and Society on Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior
Prepared by Vidushi Marda, with inputs from Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan and Sunil Abraham. by Vidushi Marda last modified Jun 30, 2016 06:07 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Indian experts doubt government ban on porn sites will be effective
The Indian government directed service providers to block 240 websites but doubts have surfaced over the legality of such an order. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:00 PM — Filed under: ,
Behind the scenes of Escort Economy 2.0
With the government banning over 200 escort sites last week, Sunday Times speaks to the owner of an agency to find out how tech is driving the world's oldest ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:43 PM — Filed under:
ISPs start blocking escort websites following govt order
DoT on Monday ordered blocking of 240 URLs; blocking of websites takes place under Section 69A of the IT Act, and Information Technology Rules. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
Here is the entire list of 'escorts service' websites that the government has banned
Another day and another opaque order asking Indian service providers to block websites that allegedly offer or advertise escort services in India. In total, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
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: ,