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Is Privacy Obsolete?

by Admin last modified Jun 23, 2018 05:01 AM

Pranesh Prakash was a panelist at this event organized by TERI in Bangalore on June 22, 2018.

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Anushka finds support for her anti-litter tirade

by Admin last modified Jun 23, 2018 01:11 AM

She is well within her rights to shame the affluent man who threw plastic waste out of his swanky car, many say.

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Citizens’ Draft Privacy Bill Seeks To Revolutionise Data Collection, Storage In India

by Admin last modified Jun 11, 2018 02:47 AM

A draft privacy bill proposes sweeping reforms to the way personal data is collected, processed and stored in India.

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Patanjali's Kimbho swiftly retreats over security scare, ripped on Twitter

by Admin last modified Jun 01, 2018 02:15 PM

Swadeshi" messaging app targeted at WhatsApp taken off from app stores hours after launch.

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Don't blindly forward WhatsApp messages. You could be sued

by Admin last modified May 31, 2018 11:49 PM

Never before in Bengaluru has the Internet and social media taken such a vicious and violent turn as it did last week.

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India Proposes Law to Give Indians Complete Control of their Digital Health Data

by Admin last modified Jun 01, 2018 01:57 PM

India’s health ministry has proposed a law to govern data security in the healthcare sector that would give individuals complete ownership of their health data.

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Election Experiment Proves Facebook Just Doesn't Care About Fake News In India

by Admin last modified May 31, 2018 10:56 PM

Much-hyped fact-checking initiative identified only 30 bits of fake news in month-long Karnataka campaign. Yup — 30!

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Alexa’s recording leak in US ‘echoes’ privacy issues here

by Admin last modified May 30, 2018 12:49 AM

Market analyst Sanjay Mehta (name changed) has been keeping his Amazon Echo smart speaker mostly unplugged since reports surfaced last week of the device’s voice assistant, Alexa, inadvertently recording and sending out conversations of a family in the US.

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IETF Indian Community Meetup: RFCs We Love (IoT edition)

by Admin last modified May 26, 2018 12:46 AM

On May 19, 2018, Gurshabad Grover and Sandeep Kumar attended a 'RFCs We Love Meetup' of the Indian IETF Community held at Zoomcar's office in Bangalore. This meetup was dedicated to discussing IETF RFCs/Active Internet Drafts meant for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Emerging Technologies: Issues & Way Forward

by Admin last modified May 26, 2018 12:39 AM

Aayush Rathi and Gurshabad Grover attended a two day conference on 'Emerging Technologies: Issues & Way Forward' organised by the Technology Policy team at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), held on 23rd and 24th May in Bangalore.

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Inter Movements Open Forum: Trafficking Bill

by Admin last modified May 25, 2018 11:54 PM

On 18 May 2018 Gurshabad Grover on behalf of CIS presented comments on the Trafficking (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018 at a meeting of the Inter Movements Open Forum jointly organised by Sangram, Naz Foundation, NNSW, Tarshi and VAMP. The meeting was held at India International Centre in New Delhi.

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Privacy in the Digital Age: Addressing Common Challenges, Seizing Opportunities

by Admin last modified May 24, 2018 10:45 AM

DG Justice and Consumers and European Union is organizing a conference on privacy in the digital age on May 25, 2018 in New Delhi.

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Fairness, Transparency and Accountable AI

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:26 PM

Amber Sinha participated remotely in the inaugural meeting of Fairness, Transparency and Accountable AI working group of the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence on May 10, 2018. The meeting was held at DeepMind's office in London.

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More errors in Aadhaar data in Andhra Pradesh than in voter database

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:04 PM

As much as eight per cent of Aadhaar data collected in Andhra Pradesh has errors, mostly related to name, address and date of birth, which is more than the errors in the voter ID database. But still, 87% of rural residents approve mandatory linking of the unique ID with various schemes and services.

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Rootconf 2018

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 06:40 AM

Rootconf is an annual conference on DevOps and IT Infrastructure and is organised by HasGeek. On May 11 and 12, 2018, Gurshabad Grover, Natallia Khaniejo and Aayush Rathi attended Rootconf 2018.

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Indian Cricket Board Exposes Personal Data of Thousands of Players

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 05:01 AM

The IT security researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered a trove of personal and sensitive data belonging to around 15,000 to 20,000 Indian applicants participating in cricket seasons 2015-2018.

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Aadhaar Remains an Unending Security Nightmare for a Billion Indians

by Admin last modified May 13, 2018 04:28 PM

Yesterday was the 38th and last day of hearings in the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutional validity of India’s biometric authentication programme. After weeks of arguments from both sides, the Supreme Court has now reserved the matter for judgement.

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India's National ID Project Brings Pain to Those it Aims to Help

by Admin last modified May 12, 2018 12:53 AM

Poor management, corruption and fraud are threatening to derail the world’s largest national identity project.

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RightsCon Toronto 2018

by Admin last modified Jun 07, 2018 02:31 PM

RightsCon is organizing the 2018 edition of the event at Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto in Canada. A session on Pervasive Technologies project titled "Cheap and chipper: IP in India’s affordable smartphones" is scheduled on May 17, 5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. in the International Trade and the Commons track. (Room #203B, Beanfield Centre).

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