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December 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below.
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Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 07, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Facebook Free Basics: Gatekeeping Powers Extend to Manipulating Public Discourse
by Vidushi Marda published Jan 09, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
15 million people have come online through Free Basics, Facebook's zero rated walled garden, in the past year. "If we accept that everyone deserves access to the internet, then we must surely support free basic internet services. Who could possibly be against this?" asks Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, in a recent op-ed defending Free Basics.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to Discuss the Evolution of Privacy and Surveillance
by Amber Sinha published Jan 11, 2016 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society organised a conference in roundtable format called ‘Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to discuss the evolution of Privacy and Surveillance. The conference was held at Indian Habitat Centre on October 30, 2015. The conference was designed to be a forum for discussion, knowledge exchange and agenda building to draw a shared road map for the coming months.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Reply to RTI Application under RTI Act of 2005 from Vanya Rakesh
by Vanya Rakesh published Jan 03, 2016 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:40 AM — filed under: , ,
Unique Identification Authority of India replied to the RTI application filed by Vanya Rakesh.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
A billion mobile users: new startup profiles and innovation insights from Mobile India 2016
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2016 — filed under: ,
The annual Mobile India conference, for which YourStory was the media partner, wrapped up recently in Bengaluru with a startup showcase and a wide range of insights on mobile innovation in India.
Located in Telecom / News & Media
Blog Entry Transparency in Surveillance
by Vipul Kharbanda published Jan 23, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Transparency is an essential need for any democracy to function effectively. It may not be the only requirement for the effective functioning of a democracy, but it is one of the most important principles which need to be adhered to in a democratic state.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
National IG Mechanisms – Looking at Some Key Design Issues
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 01, 2012 last modified Dec 09, 2012 12:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society is coorganizing this workshop along with Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Institute for System Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences,, at the seventh Internet Governance Forum 2012 in Azerbaijan. The workshop will be held in Conference Room 4, from 2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Pranesh Prakash is a panelist for this workshop.
Located in Internet Governance
Anti-harassment app wins hackathon for women
by Prasad Krishna published May 20, 2015 — filed under:
A team of four young women coders from Porta Allegra in Brazil has won the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon with an anti-harassment app called Não Me Calo, which means “I will not shut up”.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Digital India: PM Modi to launch BJP's flagship programme likely in July
by Pranesh Prakash published May 29, 2015 last modified Aug 22, 2015 04:45 PM — filed under:
The Modi government, which completed one year at the Centre, is preparing for a big-ticket launch of Digital India, taking technology to the villages and block levels, through merchandise, hackathons and games spread over a week-long initiative across the country.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media