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‘Willing to participate, but need more time’: Twitter on parliamentary panel hearing

by Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Vidhi Choudhary last modified Feb 15, 2019 02:29 AM

Executives from social media firm Twitter’s US headquarters will not appear before a parliamentary panel that has summoned them on Monday over perceived bias towards right-wing handles on the micro-blogging platform.

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What the government's draft IT intermediary guidelines say

by Admin last modified Feb 13, 2019 12:31 AM

Intermediaries will have to hand over to government agencies any information within 72 hours. Intermediaries will have to use automated tools to trace the person posting unlawful content.

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MediaNama roundtables on intermediary liability rules

by Admin last modified Feb 17, 2019 03:59 PM

MediaNama hosted one policy round-table on Intermediary Liability protections in Bangalore and another round-table in New Delhi, to discuss inputs sought by MEITY on the amendments to Safe Harbor for platforms (payments services, content services, ISPs, etc.) in India. Centre for Internet & Society is a community partner for the event.

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DSCI's Bangalore chapter meet

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 01:47 AM

On January 29, 2019, Karan Saini and Gurshabad Grover participated in the Bangalore chapter meet organized by Data Security Council of India in Bangalore.

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Conmen seed fake phone numbers in Google to trap people looking for customer care details

by Admin last modified Feb 01, 2019 03:22 PM

Googling for anything might seem like a good idea, but searching for contacts of businesses and customer care numbers is landing people in the hands of conmen.

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India’s largest bank SBI leaked account data on millions of customers

by Admin last modified Feb 01, 2019 03:13 PM

India’s largest bank has secured an unprotected server that allowed anyone to access financial information on millions of its customers, like bank balances and recent transactions.

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Amazon and Walmart are about to take a big hit in India

by Admin last modified Feb 01, 2019 03:03 PM

India is the world’s biggest emerging digital economy, and Silicon Valley’s top companies have invested huge sums to cash in on it. Now new regulations are threatening their business.

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Open standards can disrupt Facebook’s messaging monopoly

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 01:59 AM

Facebook made the news last week when The New York Times’ Mike Isaac reported that CEO Mark Zuckerberg intended to integrate the company’s three messaging platforms: WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.

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Submitted Your Biometrics for Aadhaar? Here’s How You Can Lock/Unlock That Data

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 02:09 AM

Did you know that UIDAI provides a facility that allows users to lock/unlock their Aadhaar biometric data online?

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New movies lose out due to piracy

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 02:24 AM

Piracy continues to be a huge concern among filmmakers but it can also be a marketing strategy for small-budget films.

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Cyber Policy Centres Meeting in Sri Lanka

by Admin last modified Jan 21, 2019 11:50 PM

Elonnai Hickok, Sunil Abraham and Ambika Tandon participated in this event organized by IDRC in Sri Lanka on January 11 - 14, 2019.

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RFCs We Love meetup

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 01:43 PM

In collaboration with India Internet Engineering Society (IIESoc), CIS hosted the a 'RFCs We Love' meetup, where we discussed some IETF specifications and standards. The event was held on January 19 at the CIS office, Bangalore.

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Is the viral #10YearChallenge just another sneaky way for tech firms to gather users’ personal data?

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 01:57 PM

Is it merely an exercise in nostalgia? Or is it providing fodder for facial recognition algorithms on ageing?

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Oyo Hotels’ Real-Time Digital Record Database Sparks Privacy Fears

by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:26 AM

Oyo Hotels’ pilot to maintain a real-time digital database of guests and plan to share it with law-enforcement agencies has triggered privacy concerns.

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Webinar on the draft Intermediary Guidelines Amendment Rules

by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:13 AM

CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on January 10 to discuss the draft "The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018". Gurshabad Grover was a discussant in the panel.

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They know where you are

by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:14 AM

With hotel-booking app routinely sharing real-time guest data with police and government, lives of those fleeing persecution is in danger, privacy advocates fear.

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Creeped out by Netflix's 'You'? Here's how you can avoid online stalkers, data thieves

by Admin last modified Jan 12, 2019 02:13 AM

Several social media users have no idea of how much of their information is stored on the Internet and what kind of information they are allowing the applications to access.

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The constitutionality of MHA surveillance order

by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Dec 31, 2018 02:06 PM

The rules require review committees to examine all surveillance orders issued under this section every couple of months.

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MHA snoop order & bid to amend IT rules: China-like clampdown or tracking unlawful content?

by Admin last modified Dec 30, 2018 10:08 AM

An MHA order last week authorised 10 government agencies to scan data on computers. This was followed by the Modi government’s proposal to amend the Information Technology rules for social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter to “proactively identify, remove or disable access to unlawful information or content” in order to curb fake news online.

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