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Not Surprised by Indian govt's data localisation directives: Michael Dell

by Admin last modified Oct 18, 2018 01:37 AM

The Indian government's attempts to ensure that companies adhere to data localisation norms will spawn similar requests from other countries, Michael Dell, the founder and chief executive of Dell Technologies, said.

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Spending too much time on social media? Tech abuse may lead to mental health issues

by Admin last modified Oct 18, 2018 12:55 AM

Technology is a boon, no doubt. But where can we, in ourdigital lives, draw the line between convenience and addiction? ET’s Divya J Shekhar finds out how the IT city is dealing with internet addiction and how collective social effort might help find the sweet spot.

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Are online shows obscene?

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 03:58 PM

Should content on online platforms such as Netflix be monitored and censored? How can they show nudity when films made for the cinema halls can’t, a petition wants to know.

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Internet services not to be affected as DNS servers undergo update

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 02:28 PM

Internet services across the country are unlikely to be impacted over the next 48 hours even as the Domain Name System (DNS) servers undergo a security update coordinated by global regulator, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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Sales of surveillance cameras are soaring, raising questions about privacy

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 02:22 PM

The Telangana government wants more eyes on the streets to upgrade Hyderabad’s safety. It has asked enterprises, public sectors, residential associations and individuals to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in and around their premises.

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Community Standards Roundtable Conversations

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 02:01 PM

Ambika Tandon was a participant in a roundtable organized by Facebook, School of Media & Cultural Studies, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bengaluru on October 7, 2018.

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Indian Feminist Judgment Project Workshop

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 01:34 PM

Swaraj Paul Barooah was a discussant at the Indian Feminist Judgment Project 'righting together' workshop organised in Delhi by Jindal from October 6 - 7, 2018.

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State of Work in India

by Admin last modified Oct 09, 2018 02:25 PM

Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon attended a panel discussion organized by Bangalore International Centre (TERI) and Azim Premji University, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Bengaluru. A report titled 'State of Working India' by the Centre for Sustainable Employment was released on the occasion.

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CyFy 2018

by Admin last modified Oct 08, 2018 03:36 PM

Swaraj Paul Barooah and Arindrajit Basu participated in CyFy 2018 organized by Observer Research Foundation at Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi from October 3 - 5, 2018.

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Gmail users beware while giving access

by Admin last modified Oct 08, 2018 03:25 PM

Recently, Google admitted to giving hundreds of firms access to users’ Gmail inboxes. It also revealed that many apps are able to scan and share data from email inboxes. However, Google explained that it vets third parties that are given access, and permission should be given by the user.

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Net nanny meets muscular law

by Admin last modified Oct 02, 2018 05:48 AM

India’s new human-trafficking bill could criminalise sex workers and curtail free speech.

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Networked Economies and Gender Action Learning

by Admin last modified Oct 02, 2018 03:10 AM

Elonnai Hickok, Sunil Abraham and Ambika Tandon participated in a meeting organized by IDRC for grantees under their networked economies programme to discuss gender-based outputs and development outcomes in their work. The event was held in Ottawa on September 20 - 21, 2018, facilitated by Gender at Work.

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Cyber-Security in the Age of Smart Manufacturing

by Admin last modified Oct 02, 2018 12:23 AM

Arindrajit Basu attended the event 'Cyber-security in the age of Smart Manufacturing.' The event 'BTS - CyberComm 2018' was organised by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & industry (FICCI) in association with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society, and Government of Karnataka at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru on September 26, 2018.

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After Supreme Court Setback, Fintech Firms Await Clarity On Aadhaar

by Admin last modified Oct 01, 2018 11:39 PM

The 12-digit Aadhaar number is now out of bounds for fintech companies in India.

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Takshashila's online Cogitatum on AI and Ethics in India

by Admin last modified Sep 26, 2018 01:46 AM

Elonnai Hickok participated in an event organized by Takhshashila on August 27, 2018 and made a presentation on Ethics and AI in India. The event was held in Takshashila Institution

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SFLC Round Table Discussion on Personal Data Protection Bill

by Admin last modified Oct 02, 2018 03:16 AM

Shweta Mohandas participated in a Round Table Discussion on Personal Data Protection Bill, orgnanised by SFLC on September 25, 2018 in Bangalore. She also moderated the first session - Data Protection Principles (Rights and Obligations).

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Find ways to trace origin of messages: Government to WhatsApp

by Admin last modified Sep 24, 2018 02:53 AM

Unhappy with the steps taken so far by WhatsApp, the government plans to trace the origins of incendiary messages spread on its platform.

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Forecasting the Implications of the CLOUD Act Around the World

by Admin last modified Sep 20, 2018 03:51 PM

Elonnai Hickok participated in the event organized by the Global Network Initiative at the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. on September 18, 2018 as a speaker.

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Conference on Data Protection

by Admin last modified Sep 20, 2018 02:47 PM

Sunil Abraham and Amber Sinha participated in a conference on data protection at NIPFP in New Delhi on September 4, 2018. The event was organized by National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.

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'What Security Breach?' The Unchanging Tone of UIDAI's Denials

by Admin last modified Sep 19, 2018 02:14 PM

This week brought with it another instance of Aadhaar déjà vu. The narrative is now eerily familiar to people with even a passing acquaintance with the matter.

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