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Blog Entry Women's Safety? There is an App for That
by Rohini Lakshané published May 19, 2016 last modified Jan 10, 2017 02:48 AM — filed under: ,
“After locking ourselves in a room for more than 6 days, this is what we came out [sic] with. Join us in helping make WOMEN feel SAFE,” read a gloating press release about a smartphone app for women to notify their near ones that they were in distress. It was one among many such PRs frequently landing in my mailbox after the rape and murder of a young student on board a private bus in Delhi in 2012.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Facebook: A Platform with Little Less Sharing of Personal Information
by Nishant Shah published May 08, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:38 AM — filed under: ,
As Facebook becomes less personal, what happens to digital friendship?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Online Censorship on the Rise: Why I Prefer to Save Things Offline
by Nishant Shah published Apr 17, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:26 AM — filed under: ,
As governments use their power to erase what they do not approve of from the web, cloud storage will not be enough.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry A Large Byte of Your Life
by Nishant Shah published Apr 03, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:35 AM — filed under:
With the digital, memory becomes equated with storage. We commit to storage to free ourselves from remembering.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Digital is Political
by Nishant Shah published Mar 20, 2016 last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:58 AM — filed under:
To speak of technology is to speak of human life and living.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Smart City Policies and Standards: Overview of Projects, Data Policies, and Standards across Five International Smart Cities
by Kiran A. B., Elonnai Hickok and Vanya Rakesh published Jun 08, 2016 last modified Jun 11, 2016 01:29 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
This blog post aims to review five Smart Cities across the globe, namely Singapore, Dubai, New York City, London and Seoul, the Data Policies and Standards adopted. Also, the research seeks to point the similarities, differences and best practices in the development of smart cities across jurisdictions.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry UN Special Rapporteur Report on Freedom of Expression and the Private Sector: A Significant Step Forward
by Vidushi Marda published Jun 08, 2016 last modified Jun 08, 2016 05:27 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
On 6 June 2016, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, released a report on the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) sector and freedom of expression in the digital age. Vidushi Marda and Pranesh Prakash highlight the most important aspects of the report.
Located in Internet Governance
Stand up for Digital Rights
by Elonnai Hickok published Jun 13, 2016 last modified Jun 13, 2016 03:30 PM — filed under: , ,
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 intermediaries which describes key areas where such actors have responsibilities. The event will be held at CIS office in Bangalore on June 15, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Under Modi government, foreign funding of NGOs has come down
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 14, 2016 — filed under:
Information obtained under RTI from the Home Ministry suggests NGOs have had to take a serious hit in the last 2 years.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Jurisdiction: The Taboo Topic at ICANN
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 27, 2016 last modified Jun 29, 2016 07:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
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 why the issue of jurisdiction is the most important question, and why it remains unaddressed.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog