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ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 27 Meetings
Udbhav Tiwari represented the Centre for Internet & Society in a series of meetings held at University of Waikato and Novotel in Hamilton, New Zealand between ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:38 PM — Filed under:
Now, Aadhaar details displayed in Mizoram too
Contrary to the Centre’s assurances, government websites are revealing digital details of the poor, leaving them vulnerable to financial frauds and identity ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
‘The IT Act is fine, but its interpretation is not’
Several organisations such as the Alternate Law Forum and Centre for Internet and Society are campaigning to amend the IT Act 2000. However, SV Raghavan, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 21, 2012 10:08 AM — Filed under: ,
Internet-driven Developments — Structural Changes and Tipping Points
A symposium on Internet Driven Developments: Structural Changes and Tipping Points was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University from December 6 ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 28, 2012 03:34 PM — Filed under: ,
The Worldwide Web of Concerns
The Intern­ati­onal Telec­om­munication Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) is currently under way in Dubai, after a gap of ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 27, 2012 04:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
The year social media came of age in India
Sambhavi Saxena, 19, was at Jantar Mantar on December 25 protesting against Nirbhaya's brutal rape when Delhi Police swooped down, rounded her up along with ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2012 03:33 AM — Filed under: ,
Tomorrow, Today
Our present is the future that our past had imagined. Around the same time last year, I remember taking stock of the technologies that we live with and ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 02, 2013 05:00 AM — Filed under:
Bangalore CryptoParty!
Care about your privacy and online security? Want to fight against pervasive governmental surveillance and corporate invasions of privacy? The Centre for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 06, 2013 01:47 PM — Filed under: ,
National Consultation on Media Law
The Law Commission of India and the National University, Delhi have joined hands to organize the National Consultation on Media Law at the India Habitat Centre ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 06:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 01, 2014 03:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Implications of post-Snowden Internet Localization Proposals
Sunil Abraham was a speaker in this workshop organized by Center for Democracy and Technology on September 2, 2014. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2014 08:59 AM — Filed under: ,
When revolutions go viral
Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, the urban Indian youth, famously detached from the goings-on in the country, came out on the streets to support the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 01, 2011 04:46 AM — Filed under:
Digital divide: Why Irom Sharmila can’t do an Anna
Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike for 10 years to protest against military abuses, force-fed by tubes through her nose. But the tragedy for the world’s ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 01, 2011 05:55 AM — Filed under:
Moving Towards a Surveillance State
The cyberspace is a modern construct of communication and today, a large part of human activity takes place in cyberspace. It has become the universal platform ... by Srinivas Atreya last modified Jul 15, 2013 05:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
dna exclusive: Geeks have a solution to digital surveillance in India: Cryptography
While you were thinking of what next to post on Twitter, the government has stealthily put an ambitious surveillance programme in place that tracks your every ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:24 AM — Filed under: ,
How the world’s largest democracy is preparing to snoop on its citizens
Monitoring system will allow govt to snoop on voice calls, SMSes, and access Internet data. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 09:41 AM — Filed under: ,
How Surveillance Works in India
When the Indian government announced it would start a Centralized Monitoring System in 2009 to monitor telecommunications in the country, the public seemed ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 15, 2013 10:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Can India Trust Its Government on Privacy?
In response to criticisms of the Centralized Monitoring System, India’s new surveillance program, the government could contend that merely having the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 15, 2013 10:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Guilty until Proven Innocent: Pirates, Pornographers, Terrorists and the IT Act in India
The Research Center of Media and Communication at the University of Hamburg organized the Summer School 2013 at Hamburg, Germany from July 29 to August 2, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2013 10:19 AM — Filed under: ,
International Summer School: "Digitization and its Impact on Society"
Dr. Nishant Shah will be the key note speaker in the session "Social Networks and the Revolution of Political Communication". The event is being hosted by the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 20, 2013 10:00 AM — Filed under:
Syllabus: “Policy and regulation conducive to rapid ICT sector growth in Myanmar: An introductory course”
A five-day course is being offered by LIRNEasia in collaboration with Myanmar ICT Development Organization, with support from the Open Society Foundation and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 24, 2013 03:56 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian government to bar politicians from using Gmail for official business
US-based email services seen as too risky. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2013 09:52 AM — Filed under: ,
Chinese hackers baiting Indian govt, corporate employees: report
Hackers using fake subject headings to get users to open virus-laden email attachments. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:31 AM — Filed under: ,
August 2013 Bulletin
Our newsletter for the month of August 2013 can be accessed below. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 13, 2013 06:26 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Gmail ban looms for Indian gov't workers
Government workers in India will soon be banned from using Google’s Gmail service for official communication in a move said to be in response to revelations of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 19, 2013 07:19 AM — Filed under:
The National Privacy Roundtable Meetings
The Centre for Internet & Society ("CIS"), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("FICCI"), the Data Security Council of India ("DSCI") ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Mar 21, 2014 10:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
Public Law and Jurisprudential Issues of Privacy: A Talk at CIS
On Friday, September 27, 2013, Abhayraj Naik will give a talk on public law and jurisprudential issues related to privacy. CIS will host the talk at its office ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 30, 2013 12:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Three Years Later, IPaidABribe.com Pays Off
After reporting a bribe on IPaidABribe.com, one Bangalore student has had the satisfaction of seeing action taken against a corrupt public official. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2013 06:05 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS and International Coalition Calls upon Governments to Protect Privacy
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) along with the International Coalition has called upon governments across the globe to protect privacy. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Sep 25, 2013 07:21 AM — Filed under: ,
Bangalore + Social Good
In conjunction with The Social Good Summit held in New York City on September 22 - 24, Ashoka India, IDEX + Green Lungi are partnering to host the Bangalore + ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2013 07:43 AM — Filed under: ,