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Blog Entry Cambridge Analytica scandal: How India can save democracy from Facebook
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 28, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
Hegemonic incumbents like Google and Facebook need to be tackled with regulation; govt should use procurement power to fund open source alternatives.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File ICANN Analysis
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 15, 2018
Located in Internet Governance / Files
Blog Entry Data Protection: We can innovate, leapfrog
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 22, 2018 — filed under: , ,
About 27% of India's population is still illiterate or barely literate. Most privacy policies and terms of services for web and mobile applications are in English and therefore it is only 10% of us who can actually read them before we provide our consent.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Fixing Aadhaar: Security developers' task is to trim chances of data breach
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 10, 2018 last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:47 PM — filed under: , ,
The task before a security developer is not only to reduce the probability of identity breach but to eliminate certain occurrences.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry It’s the technology, stupid
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM — filed under: , , ,
Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass surveillance undermines security. And while biometrics is appropriate for targeted surveillance by the state – it is wholly inappropriate for everyday transactions between the state and law abiding citizens.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Services like TwitterSeva aren’t the silver bullets they are made out to be
by Sunil Abraham published Oct 06, 2016 last modified Oct 06, 2016 04:31 PM — filed under: ,
TwitterSeva is great, but it should not be considered a sufficient replacement for proper e-governance systems. This is because there are several serious shortcomings with the TwitterSeva approach, and it is no wonder that enthusiastic police officers and bureaucrats are somewhat upset with the slow deployment of e-governance applications. They are also right in being frustrated with the lack of usability and scalability of existing applications that hold out the promise of adopting private sector platforms to serve citizens better.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
April 2016 Newsletter
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 30, 2016 last modified May 10, 2016 06:26 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Welcome to the CIS newsletter for April 2016. The key issues we worked on this month included the Aadhaar Act 2016, Standard Essential Patents, cyber security of smart grids, and involvement of international agencies in the smart cities project in India.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Blog Entry Surveillance Project
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 05, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The Aadhaar project’s technological design and architecture is an unmitigated disaster and no amount of legal fixes in the Act will make it any better.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CIS - A2K Work Plan: July 2016 - June 2017
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 02, 2016 last modified Apr 29, 2016 09:36 AM — filed under: , , , ,
One of the key mandates of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) program at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is to work towards catalyzing the growth of the free and open knowledge movement in Indic languages. CIS has been a steward of the Wikimedia movement in India since December 2008. Since September 2012, we at CIS-A2K, have been actively involved in growing the movement in India through (i) a grant received from the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) for the period September 2012 - June 2014, (ii) the FDC Grant received for the period July 2014 - June 2015 and (iii) the FDC Grant received for the period July 2015 - June 2016. Based on the productive experience of working with various Indic Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has developed this work plan for July 2016 to June 2017.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs