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Blog Entry Exploring the Digital Landscape: An Overview
by Sneha PP published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2014 03:48 PM — filed under: ,
One component of the Digital Humanities mapping exercise was a series of six research projects commissioned by HEIRA-CSCS, Bangalore over November 2013-March 2014. These studies attempted to chart various aspects of the digital landscape in India today, with a focus on emerging forms of humanistic enquiry engendered by the Internet and new digital technologies. This blog post presents a broad overview of some of the key learnings from these projects.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 25, 2015 last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top 10 Facts about Free Basics". Sunil argued against the validity of all the 'top 10 facts'.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Fallacies, Lies, and Video Pirates
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 24, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:43 AM — filed under: ,
At a recent conference on counterfeiting and piracy, industry representatives variously pushed for stiffer laws for IP violation, more stringent enforcement of existing IP laws, and championed IP as the most important thing for businesses today. This blog post tries to show how their arguments are flawed.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda published Apr 13, 2016 last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 (henceforth, Bill). This is neither a comprehensive list of questions, nor does it contain fully developed answers. We will continue to add questions to this list, and edit/expand the answers, based on our ongoing research. We will be grateful to receive your comments, criticisms, evidences, edits, suggestions for new answers, and any other responses. These can either be shared as comments in the document hosted on Google Drive, or via tweets sent to the information policy team at @CIS_InfoPolicy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Fill The Gap: Global Discussion on Digital Natives
by Nishant Shah published Jan 15, 2010 last modified Jan 22, 2010 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
More often than not people don't understand the new practices inspired by Internet and digital technologies. As such a series of accusations have been leveled against the Digital Natives. Educators, policy makers, scholars, and parents have all raised their worries without hearing out from the people they are concerned about. Hivos has initiated an online global discussion about Digital Natives. So, to voice your opinion, start tweeting with us now #DigitalNatives.
Located in Research / Collaborative Projects Programme / Digital Natives With a Cause?
Blog Entry FinFisher in India and the Myth of Harmless Metadata
by Maria Xynou published Aug 13, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2013 11:30 AM — filed under: , ,
In this article, Maria Xynou argues that metadata is anything but harmless, especially since FinFisher — one of the world's most controversial types of spyware — uses metadata to target individuals.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry FinTech in India: A Study of Privacy and Security Commitments
by Aayush Rathi and Shweta Mohandas published Apr 30, 2019 last modified May 02, 2019 11:20 AM — filed under: , , ,
The unprecedented growth of the fintech space in India has concomitantly come with regulatory challenges around inter alia privacy and security concerns. This report studies the privacy policies of 48 fintech companies operating in India to better understand some of these concerns.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
by Chinmayi Arun published Jan 28, 2013 last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). The politics surrounding the WCIT are not discussed here but it must be kept in mind that they have played a significant role in the outcome of the conference and in some of the debates about it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Flaws in the UIDAI Process
by Hans Varghese Mathews published Mar 06, 2016 last modified Mar 06, 2016 10:40 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The accuracy of biometric identification depends on the chance of a false positive: the probability that the identifiers of two persons will match. Individuals whose identifiers match might be termed duplicands. When very many people are to be identified success can be measured by the (low) proportion of duplicands. The Government of India is engaged upon biometrically identifying the entire population of India. An experiment performed at an early stage of the programme has allowed us to estimate the chance of a false positive: and from that to estimate the proportion of duplicands. For the current population of 1.2 billion the expected proportion of duplicands is 1/121, a ratio which is far too high.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Framing the Digital AlterNatives
by Nilofar Ansher published Apr 04, 2012 last modified May 08, 2015 12:28 PM — filed under: , , ,
They effect social change through social media, place their communities on the global map, and share spiritual connections with the digital world - meet the everyday digital native.
Located in Digital Natives