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New Contexts and Sites of Humanities Practice in the Digital (Paper)
The ubiquitous presence of the ‘digital’ over the couple of decades has brought with it several important changes in interdisciplinary forms of research and ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Dec 06, 2019 05:03 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
ICANN Diversity Analysis
The by-laws of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) state that it is a non-profit public-benefit corporation which is responsible at ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Aug 29, 2018 11:19 AM — Filed under: , , ,
DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Inclusive Financial Services - Global Trends in Accessibility Requirements
Inclusive Financial Services is a G3ict White Paper researched in cooperation with the Centre for Internet and Society. The research paper comprises a Foreword ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified May 03, 2015 06:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
Data bleeding everywhere: a story of period trackers
This is an excerpt from an essay by Sadaf Khan, written for and published as part of the Bodies of Evidence collection of Deep Dives. The Bodies of Evidence ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 06, 2019 05:03 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Unpacking video-based surveillance in New Delhi
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon presented at an international workshop on 'Urban Data, Inequality and Justice in the Global South', on 14 June 2019, at the ... by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified Jun 20, 2019 05:13 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Making Humanities in the Digital: Embodiment and Framing in Bichitra and Indiancine.ma
The growth of the internet and digital technologies in the last couple of decades, and the emergence of new ‘digital objects’ of enquiry has led to a ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jun 25, 2018 12:50 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Government gives free publicity worth 40k to Twitter and Facebook
We conducted a 2 week survey of newspapers for links between government advertisement to social media giants. As citizens, we should be worried about the close ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Apr 27, 2018 09:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Response to TRAI Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top (OTT) Services
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) sent a joint response to the TRAI Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) Services with ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified May 09, 2015 11:27 AM — Filed under: ,
DesiSec: Cybersecurity and Civil Society in India
As part of its project on mapping cyber security actors in South Asia and South East Asia, the Centre for Internet & Society conducted a series of interviews ... by Laird Brown last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:25 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Digital Activism in Asia Reader
The digital turn might as well be marked as an Asian turn. From flash-mobs in Taiwan to feminist mobilisations in India, from hybrid media strategies of Syrian ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:36 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
(Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare ... by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:29 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017
The Centre for Internet & Society along with Prakat Solutions and Mitra Jyothi is co-hosting the Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Bengaluru on May 18, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 16, 2017 05:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Universal Service for Persons with Disabilities: A Global Survey of Policy Interventions and Good Practices
The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies and the Centre for Internet and Societies in cooperation with the Hans ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified Oct 08, 2012 05:43 AM — Filed under: , ,
Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions: Mapping the Stakeholders' Response
The procedure and tests surrounding software patenting in India have remained ambiguous since the Parliament introduced the term “per se” through the Patent ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jan 05, 2015 05:01 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Availability and Accessibility of Government Information in Public Domain
The information provided on most Government websites such as Acts, notifications, rules, orders, minutes of meetings and consultations, etc. is usually in the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 30, 2014 01:25 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Mapping Digital Humanities in India - Concluding Thoughts
This final blog post on the mapping exercise undertaken by CIS-RAW summarises some of the key concepts and terms that have emerged as significant in the ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:36 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS Comments on TRAI Consultation Paper on Promoting Local Telecom Equipment Manufacturing
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) sent comments to the TRAI Consultation Paper on promoting telecom equipment manufacturing. CIS submission drew ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Nov 26, 2017 02:56 AM — Filed under: , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16)
The first Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC16) will be organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, on February 26-28, 2016. The focus of the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Feb 27, 2016 06:19 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
The new Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions are a big win for FOSS in India!
India is one of the few countries which permits patenting of software – a monopolization that has only benefited established corporations and largely ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Feb 24, 2016 06:30 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Comments by the Centre for Internet and Society on the Report of the Committee on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion
Apart from item-specific suggestions, CIS would like to make one broad comment with regard to the suggestions dealing with linking of Aadhaar numbers with bank ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 01, 2016 01:53 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Announcement of a Three-Region Research Alliance on the Appropriate Use of Digital Identity
Omidyar Network has recently announced its decision to invest in establishment of a three-region research alliance — to be co-led by the Institute for ... by Amber Sinha last modified May 13, 2019 09:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17)
With great pleasure we announce the second edition of the Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC), an annual conference series initiated by the Researchers at ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jul 02, 2018 06:29 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Survey on Data Protection Regime
We request you to take part in this survey aimed at understanding how various organisations view the changes in the Data Protection Regime in the European ... by Aditi Chaturvedi and Elonnai Hickok last modified Feb 10, 2017 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?
Hivos and the Centre for Internet and Society have consolidated their three year knowledge inquiry into the field of youth, technology and change in a four ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 10, 2015 09:22 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Locating Constructs of Privacy within Classical Hindu Law
This white paper seeks to locate privacy in Classical Hindu Law, and by doing so, displace the notion that privacy is an inherently ‘Western’ concept that is ... by Ashna Ashesh and Bhairav Acharya last modified Jan 01, 2015 01:56 PM — Filed under: , , ,
National IPR Policy Series : CIS Comments to the First Draft of the National IP Policy
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India invited comments on the First Draft of India's National IPR Policy. The Centre for ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Feb 09, 2015 12:59 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Preliminary Submission on "Internet Governance Issues" to the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India
On January 30, 2015, Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) held a consultation on Internet governance. A committee was set up to draft ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Feb 12, 2015 02:52 PM — Filed under: ,
Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi
After the government introduced the "Make in India" and "Digital India" programmes, the air is thick with the promise of reduced imports, new jobs, and goods ... by Rohini Lakshané last modified Feb 14, 2016 04:39 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Call for Essays: Studying Internet in India
As Internet makes itself comfortable amidst everyday lives in India, it becomes everywhere and everyware, it comes in 40 MBPS Unlimited and in chhota recharges ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Aug 28, 2015 07:09 AM — Filed under: , , , ,